The theme of this year's Christmas stamps designed by the graphic artist Stéphanie Keiser is "Archangels": "Raphael" (face value CHF 0.85) is called the Angel of Healing and is considered the patron saint of the sick and of apothecaries. "Michael"http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_(Erzengel)#cite_note-2#cite_note-2(face value CHF 1.00) takes his place as leader of the heavenly host and conqueror of the devil. "Gabriel" (face value CHF 1.40) is considered the interpreter of visions and God's messenger. Since the number of archangels was reduced to three at the Council of Rome in 745, "Uriel" (face value CHF 1.90) has been venerated only in Eastern churches. In representations he is generally shown with sword and flame. The gold print used in combination with gold foil in the production of these self-adhesive stamps gives the new Christmas issue a festive and noble effect.
CORDIALES SALUDOS / GOOD LUCK /
JUAN FRANCO CRESPO * STAMP JOURNALIST (AIPET)
SÀLVIA 8 (MAS CLARIANA)
E-43800 VALLS-TARRAGONA (ESPAÑA-SPAIN-ESPAGNE-SPANIEN)
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