As is customary with Australia Post Christmas stamp issues, the Christmas stamps issue in 2006 engages with aspects of the traditional Christmas story, depicting scenes from the story surrounding Christ's birth.
The 45c stamp depicts the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus in her arms.
The 50c stamp depicts one of the three Magi bearing a gift of frankincense for the Christ child.
The AU$1.05 stamp depicts a young shepherd boy bathed in the light of the Angel of Annunciation.
Each stamp conveys a sense of reverence and the spirit of this foundational Christian story.
Date of Issue : 1 Nov 2006
Postmark : St Marys NSW 2760
Denomination : 45c, 50c and AU$1.05
Stamp Size : 26mm x 37.5mm
Paper : Tullis Russell / B100
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
Melbourne-based artist Anne Spudvilas has skilfully worked her canvas to represent above three aspects of the traditional Christmas story. Anne is a portrait painter and works predominantly in oils, a medium that gives richness to the colour of the canvas and texture to its surface.