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Christmas stamps 2013 from Iceland

Christmas stamps 2013 from Iceland
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The motif of the Christmas stamps 2013 issued by Iceland Post is a stained-glass window above the door of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik. The artist Leifur Breid fjord, made use of various religious symbols while creating this beautiful glass structure, which was consecrated by the bishop of Iceland on November 28, 1999.

The window is nine meters tall and two meters wide. In three units of the window Leifur interprets the battle between good and evil. Other units show Christ's Passion and the mythological bird Phoenix, symbolizing resurrection. The top six units depict the circle, a symbol of eternity, a triangle inside the circle, the symbol of the holy trinity and a dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit.

The Christmas stamps symbols show three units of the church window but they can be viewed in much greater detail if stamp scanned with the appropriate application. The so-called AR-code is built into all the stamps. By downloading a Sepac stamps app into a smartphone or tablet computer the church window can be viewed in its entirety and from various angles.

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