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Catalogue: Stamp Issues & Related Items 2020

Christmas

Wikipedia: Christmas
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season organized around it.  Read more..

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Many ancestral traditions relating to winter festivals are still alive among people from Moldova. Having very varied forms, they all involve a collective participation, especially of children, which gives the festival its joyful character. Traditionally, Christmas was associated in Moldova with the church, its celebration therefore being marked with a religious tint. Christmas was preceded by a Lent that many still respect today. As in winter the peasants were not too busy with traditional agricultural work, during the long evenings they devoted themselves to handicrafts, the women weaving, knitting, while the men braiding.. Read more..
Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: November 25, 2020 Theme Theme: Christmas and New Year
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: 1153 Designer Designer: Eugeniu Verebceanu
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: 1153 Printer Printer: Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: 1180 Category Category: Stamps & Related Materials
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Tradition of the «Steaua» (Star)
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1.75 Lei
Tradition of the «Steaua» (Star)
№ 1153

Set Price (1v): MINT: €0.45 | USED: €0.45

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№ 1153 Kb - Christmas 2020

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Michel Catalogue No. 1153 Kb Euro Value (Mint) 4.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 1153 Kb Euro Value (Used) 4.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. CM 1180    
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Of the 300 official FDC envelopes printed, an unknown quantity were distributed to local stamps dealers, without postmarks and without postage stamps. This is in contravention of long-established rules. The offical FDC bears the stamp No. 1153 only. Although 300 FDC envelopes were printed, it is not known how many were distributed with correct postmark and stamp. Private FDCs made using any material other than No. 1153 must be considered false.
№ 1153 FDC1 - Christmas 2020

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First Day Cover Cachet: Decorative Text VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Michel Catalogue No. 1153 FDC Euro Value (Unaddressed) 4.50
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 1153 FDC1 Euro Value (Addressed) 4.50
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. PPZ 450    
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First Day Cancellations (Postmarks) for this Issue

№ CF436 - Christmas 2020

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Michel Catalogue No. ?    
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CF436    
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPZ 436    
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