2016 marks the 50th year of special Christmas stamps. They feature secular images of some of the key traditions of a UK Christmas - decorating the Christmas tree, making a snowman, hanging up a stocking, eating a Christmas pudding and lighting a Christmas lantern. Also included is a robin redbreast, strongly associated with sending and receiving Christmas cards and messages since Victorian times. As in past years, the 1st and 2nd class stamps are issued in two versions for standard and large letters, the other values being £1.05, £1.33, £1.52 and £2.25.
The 2016 Christmas Generic Sheet contains eight First Class stamps and eight Second Class stamps together with one each of the other values. These are set alongside labels, featuring a specially commissioned paper cut-out design depicting a snowy rural scene.
This cover features a lighted candle, a 'Merry Christmas' cachet and a pictorial Candle Street, London handstamp.
Please allow up to 14 days (from the date of postmark for new issues) for delivery of your order. Signed covers may take longer. Benham can deliver to anywhere in the World, including PO Box no's. Overseas Postal Rates will be charged at cost.