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1976 Christmas
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
7c 'Nativity' Carved Ivory Plaque 212a $0.45
$0.45
11c Stained Glass 'The Resurrected Christ', St Joseph's, Grey Lynn 212b $0.70
$0.70
18c 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' 212c $1.15
$1.15
Set of 3 individual stamps 212d $2.20
$2.20
First Day Cover - 6 October 1976 212e $4.50
… 7c (212a), 11c (212b), 18c (212c)
The 7 cent stamp features 'Nativity' - a Spanish 16th Century Gothic Ivory carving by an unknown sculptor.

The 11 cent stamp continues the church window theme with a modern (circa 1960) window 'the Resurrected Christ' from Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Lynn, Auckland. The window was designed by abstract artist, Milan Mrkusich.

The 18 cent stamp continues the Christmas Carol theme with a graphic design inspired by 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'.


Bibliography
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VIII
Edited by B. G. Vincent FRPSNZ
Published 1998 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated (ISSN 0-9597883-1-X)
Pages 318 - 319, 342
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