Festive season stamps introduced by An Post

Festive season stamps introduced by An Post
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StampNews.com is glad on the 6th November 2014, An Post issued three stamps to celebrate Christmas. This year Irish Post commissioned Vermillion Design to create three new stamps for Christmas 2014.

Two of the three new stamps feature details from stunning stained glass windows by Harry Clarke who was born in Dublin in 1889. His father ran a decorating business which specialized in a variety of mediums, including stained glass. As a result, Clarke developed an early interest in church art. Clarke showed an early talent for stained glass window design, devoting to both this discipline and to book illustration. Clarke continued to work on stained glass schemes, some of the most famous being eleven stunning windows in the Honan Chapel in Cork, installed there between the years 1915 and 1917.

The third stamp in this series appeared in the Christmas Promotional Booklet, featuring a young girl, playing the part of an angel in a children's Nativity play.

All three Christmas stamps from An Post are distinctly Irish in composition and were designed by Vermillion Design in Dublin.

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