Christmas Stamps


In the late nineteenth century, modern postal systems were still coming into their own. Around the turn of the century, many countries, including England, began issuing Christmas themed postage stamps. You might think that America would have been among them, but boy would you be wrong. 

In fact, America was one of the last countries to get on board. American Christmas stamps are only a few decades old. And the story there has to do with simple economics and America’s system of government.

Mentioned in this Episode

Christmas Philatelic Club

Music in this Episode

  • Christmas Jazz” — Denys Kyshchuk, via Pixabay
  • “Running Waters” — Audionautix, via Youtube Audio Library
  • “Noel” — Audionautix, via Youtube Audio Library
  • “Acoustic Guitar 1” — Audionautix, via Youtube Audio Library
  • Dreamland” — Aakash Gandhi, via Youtube Audio Library
  • Wish Background” — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech