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Christmas stamps from Order of Malta

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Order of Malta issued two Christmas stamp booklets.

The first one illustrates the Iconography of the Magi by Niccolo Carlone called “Procession of the Magi to Bethlehem”. The original painting is exposed in Cappella dei Mercanti, Turin, Italy.

The booklet reproduces the painting in its entirety, in the original frame. The €2.00 stamps illustrates the figures of bystanders and the €2,20 stamp shows the Magi.

The second booklet is called Christmas 2012 and has as subject the painting by El Greco “Adoration of the Shepherds”, exposed in the Museum del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The €1.40 value stamp illustrates angels and the €2.50 stamp features the figures of Madonna and Child.

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