New stamps celebrate Christmas

| 25/11/2018
CNS Local Life

New stamps for Christmas

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Postal Service has released a four-stamp collection depicting the titles of popular Christmas hymns, featured on island-themed graphics. The stamps went on sale Friday, 23 November, and are valued at 25¢, 80¢, $1.50 and $2. The issue also includes a first day cover at $5.35, which will be available for sale starting this week, and a self-adhesive booklet of the 25¢ stamps.

“We at the Postal Service are delighted to be joining in the people’s celebration of beloved and popular Christmas songs this year,” said Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow. “We hope the stamp issue will add to the seasonal joy and cheer that abounds at this time of the year.”

The 25¢ stamp highlights the song “We Three Kings of Orient Are” and the 80¢ is of “O Holy Night”, stated a postal service press release. In addition, “Away in a Manger” is honoured in the $1.50 stamp and the $2 stamp heralds “Joy to the World”.

The official first day cover depicts all four stamps the Postal Service has released for the 2018 Christmas season, plus two national symbols – the Cayman Islands parrot and the banana orchid – as well as a queen conch shell. It will be available at the Postal Service’s Philatelic Bureau at the West Shore Centre Post Office, as well as the General Post Office in downtown George Town and the Hell Post Office in West Bay. On Cayman Brac, it will be on sale at the West End Post Office.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Leave it to our beloved CIG to have the most expensive one be “Joy To The World”. Still laughing!