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01 November 2001
19/2001
Commemorative Issue

Christmas 2001

Australia
Our Christmas 2001 issue features a modern interpretation of the late medieval illuminated manuscript, the Wharncliffe Hours.

The designs by Beth McKinlay and Symone Lambert of Australia Post

Adoration of the Magi  

Adoration of the Magi

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The miniature of the Adoration of the Magi, showing the three wise men offering the Christ child precious gifts, relates to Matthew 2, 1-11.

Flight into Egypt  

Flight into Egypt

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This miniature relates to Matthew 2, 13-15. It shows Joseph leading an ass bearing the Virgin Mary and Christ child as they escape from Judaea into Egypt.

Technical Information

Issue date ..........................1 November 2001
Denominations....................One x 40c, one x 45c
Designer ............................Beth McKinlay (stamps) and
Symone Lambert (aerogramme) Australia Post Design Studio
Printing process ..................Lithography
Printer (gummed) ................Tullis Russell
Paper (gummed) ................McPhersons
Printer (self-adhesive)..........SNP Ausprint
Paper (self-adhesive) ..........JAC B100
Printer (aerogramme) ..........PMP Print
Stamp size..........................26 x 37.5
Perforations ........................14.60 x 13.86
Special features ..................20
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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