This year the Bahamas Post Office has released a set of four bright and vibrant stamps portraying intimate portraits of the main characters from the Nativity story.
Each design includes the Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star. In Christian tradition the star revealed the birth of Jesus to the Biblical Magi or Wise Men from the East who were inspired to travel to Jerusalem.
Meeting King Herod of Judea they asked where the King of the Jews had been born. Herod directs them towards Bethlehem and as they depart, the star which they had seen in the East, went before them leading them to Jesus’ house, where they worship him and give him gifts.
The FDC illustration completes this representation of the traditional Nativity with a depiction of the Angel appearing to the Shepherds in the fields as they kept watch over their flocks.
15c stamp: Mary and Joseph with the infant Jesus.
50c stamp: The Shepherds tending their flocks.
65c stamp: The Three Kings present their gifts.
70c stamp: Jesus in a Manger.
Designer: Robin Carter
Printer: Cartor Security Printing
Process: Stochastic Lithography
Perforation: 13 ¼ x 13 ½ per 2cms
Stamp size: 42 x 28mm
Sheet Layout: 20 (2 x 10)
Release Date: 19 November 2015