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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tokelau 2015
Kilihimahi 2015





ISSUE DATE: 25 November 2015
DENOMINATIONS: 45c, $1.40, $2.00 and $3.00
STAMP DESIGN: Jonathan Gray
PRINTER: Collectables and Solutions Centre,
New Zealand Post, Whanganui, New Zealand
PRINTING PROCESS: Four Process Colours
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40 mm
PERFORATION GAUGE: 13.33
SHEET LAYOUT: 16 stamps

The word "Christmas" tends to conjure images of snow, pine trees and jolly old Santa Claus dressed in his red suit. However, this white Christmas aesthetic is only applicable to some of the Northern Hemisphere; Christmas in Tokelau brings warm weather, time at the beach and celebrations under pandanus trees.


45c - Tropical Snowman
With an average temperature of 30°C throughout December, snow in Tokelau at Christmas time is essentially impossible. In place of a traditional snowman, this stamp depicts a snowman made out of sand, all decked up and ready for a festive and summery Tokelau Christmas.

$1.40 - Christmas Tree
The pandanus tree thrives in Tokelau’s warmer climate and its leaves and bark are central to Tokelauan crafts. This stamp shows a festive pandanus tree, decked with all the trimmings and with presents sitting underneath.

$2.00 - Sand Angels
Making snow angels is a classic winter activity in countries that experience snow during the festive season. But with no snow in Tokelau, the reindeer on this stamp is merrily making do with sand right by the ocean.

$3.00 - Santa
When visiting the warmer climates of the world, Santa’s traditional red suit would be far too warm to wear in Tokelau. Here, Santa has swapped his suit for a far more summery ensemble and is enjoying the beautiful weather that Tokelau has to offer.





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MINIATURE SHEET
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FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)
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MINIATURE SHEET FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)
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