US 1963 National Christmas Tree and White House 5c. Scott. 1240

US 1963 National Christmas Tree and White House 5c. Scott. 1240

Series: Christmas 1963 Issue

Stamp details: National Christmas Tree and White House

Issued date: 01-11-1963 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1240
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1222
Michel (Germany): 853x
Yvert et Tellier (France): 755

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 22mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Dark blue, bluish black and red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Christmas, Festival, Tree, Monument

Total print: 1,291,250,000 (estimate)

Description: Christmas is an annual festival, on which Christians commemorate 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.