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Framed Antique Stamp Xmas 1898 2 cents Canada Postage Stamp

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Canada Postage Stamp Xmas 1898

2 cents postage stamp (black, blue & carmine). cancelled. 1" x 1/2" (2.5 x 2.5 cm)

Framed in a gold molding. 13" x 13" (33 x 33 cm)

The World's First Christmas Stamp

"The World's First Christmas Stamp" (Unitrade), the 2 cents Imperial Penny Stamp was first issued on December 7, 1898. This was also the first Canadian stamp issued in three colours. Designed to showcase the power of the British Empire, "We Hold A Vaster Empire Than Has Been", the stamp features a map of the world with British interests (possessions) coloured in red. - Unitrade catalogue of Canadian Stamps, 86.