US 2022 Holiday Elves ; Booklet 60c.x20 Scott. 5724b

US 2022 Holiday Elves ; Booklet 60c.x20 Scott. 5724b

Series: Holiday Elves (2022)

Stamp details: Holiday Elves

Issued date: 15-09-2022 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 60c.x20
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Booklet

Emission: Commemorative

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5724b ?

Designers: Don Clark (artist & designer)

Dimensions (height x width):
60.5mm x 146mm

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset

Designers: Don Clark

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Christmas, Toys, Trees

Total print: 30,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamps are imperforate on one or two sides.

Face value US$0.60 each stamp on day of issue.

Description:- In English-speaking cultures, a Christmas elf is a diminutive elf that lives with Santa Claus at the North Pole and acts as his helper. Christmas elves are usually depicted as green- or red-clad, with large, pointy ears and wearing pointy hats. They are most often depicted as humanoids, but sometimes as furry mammals with tails. Santa's elves are often said to make the toys in Santa's workshop and take care of his reindeer, among other tasks. They were first introduced in literature by Louisa May Alcott in 1856. Santa is much older, emerging in U.S. folklore in the early 17th century from St. Nicholas with attributes of various European Christmas traditions, especially from English Father Christmas and Dutch Sinterklaas. The association of Christmas presents with elves has precedents in the first half of the 19th century with the Scandinavian nisse or tomte, and St Nicholas himself is called an elf in A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823).