Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Magi - Christmas 13.11.1969

The stamp on the FDC is of  Berlin, West Germany and depicts one of a  Pewter Model set of figures. Some of the proceeds of these stamps went for Humanitarian Relief Funds.  The stamp is one of a set of five stamps.  

This stamp shows The Magi, also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings were, in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition, a group of distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of Christian tradition.

Thank you Merja.

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