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Notes

Some of the covers listed here are local post covers, these are covers that have a cachet which consists of a local post "stamp" (label) that has been affixed to the left side of the envelope and cancelled with a "local post cancel" (which is a private cancel used by the local post).

Some of the covers listed here are local post covers and these have a printed cachet designed and "imprinted" on the envelope by the local post.

Other covers on this list are regular first day covers and commemorative covers for the christmas topical or associated with the Christmas topic.

In the text below, the wording: "traditional stamp" refers to the religious Christmas designed stamp issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS), and the "contemporary stamp" wording refers to other Christmas design(s) that are not religious, such as Christmas trees, plants, wreaths, Santa etc, that are on stamp(s) issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Scott catalog numbers are given in parenthesis.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
XMAS1111A$2.0010/27/1976 
1976 TRADITIONAL 13 CENT STAMP (#1701) FIRST DAY COVER. With Boston Mass. first day of issue machine cancel. Cover has FMF Local Post Christmas "stamp" featuring the 3 wise men and the Christmas star plus additional red Seasons Greetings rubber stamp cachet.

XMAS1113A$2.0005/31/1980 
EMILY BISSELL (#1823) FIRST DAY COVER, (She introduced Christmas Seals to USA to fight TB). With Wilmington Delaware first day of issue machine cancel. Cover has a green Emily Bissell FMF printed cachet that shows various Christmas SEALS arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree. IMAGE

XMAS1113B$2.0005/31/1980 
SPECIAL COMBINATION EMILY BISSELL (#1823) FIRST DAY COVER, (She introduced Christmas Seals to USA to fight TB). This cover has a pair of the 1964 Christmas seals affixed that are tied to the cover with the Wilmington Delaware first day of issue machine cancel. (These seals are shown in the cachet!). Cover has a green Emily Bissell FMF printed cachet that shows various Christmas SEALS arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree. IMAGE

XMAS1113C$2.0005/31/1980 
SPECIAL COMBINATION EMILY BISSELL (#1823) FIRST DAY COVER, (She introduced Christmas Seals to USA to fight TB). This cover has a pair of the 1968 Christmas seals affixed that are tied to the cover with the Wilmington Delaware first day of issue machine cancel. (These seals are the partridge in a pear tree). Cover has a green Emily Bissell FMF printed cachet that shows various Christmas SEALS arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree. IMAGE

XMAS1113GQ$2.0009/30/1995 
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS 1995 STAMP FIRST DAY COVER, (Cachet shows Santa on a Motorcycle!) This cover has a single 32 cent stamp showing Santa going down a chimney. tied with the first day of issue hand cancel from North Pole NY. Cover has a FMF Local Post "stamp" affixed showing Santa with his bag of toys on a motorcycle and rubber stamp cachet reading "Santa has hot wheels this year!"

XMAS1113JQ$2.5009/30/1995 
CONTEMPORARY PAIR OF CHRISTMAS 1995 STAMPS FIRST DAY COVER, (Cachet shows Santa on a Motorcycle!) This cover has two single stamps both tied with the first day of issue hand cancel from North Pole NY. One 32 cent stamp shows Santa making a toy, the other 32 cent stamp shows a child holding a small Christmas tree and other toys. Cover has a FMF Local Post "stamp" affixed showing Santa with his bag of toys on a motorcycle and rubber stamp cachet reading "Santa has hot wheels this year!" IMAGE

XMAS1113KQ$2.5009/30/1995 
CONTEMPORARY PAIR OF CHRISTMAS 1995 STAMPS FIRST DAY COVER, (Cachet shows Santa on a Motorcycle!) This cover has two single stamps both tied with the first day of issue hand cancel from North Pole NY. One 32 cent stamp shows Santa goin down the chimney, the other 32 cent stamp shows a child holding Christmas toys. Cover has a FMF Local Post "stamp" affixed showing Santa with his bag of toys on a motorcycle and rubber stamp cachet reading "Santa has hot wheels this year!"

XMAS1113LQ$3.0009/30/1995 
1995 USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC WITH BLOCK OF 4 OF THE CONTEMPARY STAMPS. (Cachet shows Santa on a Motorcycle!) cover has block of the four of the Contemporary stamps issued that year showing a two different Santa stamps and two different children with their Christmas toys, cancelled North Pole NY. with a USPS first day of issue hand cancel.Cover has a FMF Local Post "stamp" affixed showing Santa with his bag of toys on a motorcycle and rubber stamp cachet reading "Santa has hot wheels this year!"

XMAS1113MQ$3.0009/30/1995 
UNOFFICIAL CANCEL ON CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS 1995 STAMP FIRST DAY COVER, (Cachet shows Santa on a Motorcycle!) This cover has a single 32 cent stamp showing Santa making a toy and tied with pictorial hand cancel from Santa's Work Shop Station, North Pole NY and shows a "North Pole" sign post and a small building with a hanging sign saying "U.S. Post Office North Pole NY. Cover has a FMF Local Post "stamp" affixed showing Santa with his bag of toys on a motorcycle and rubber stamp cachet reading "Santa has hot wheels this year!"

XMAS1113P$2.0010/19/1995 
COMBINATION CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS ANGEL 1995 SELF ADHESIVE STAMP AND "ABS" SEALS FIRST DAY COVER, This cover has a single 32 cent stamp showing a Christmas Angel plus two American Bible Society Christmas seals. The stamps and seals are tied with the first day of issue hand cancel from Christmas Florida. Cover has a FMF Local Post "stamp" affixed showing three angels and rubber stamp cachet reading "Angels from Grandma's Bible". The local post "stamp" is also tied to cover by the USPS first day of issue cancel. A descriptive filler card comes with each cover that tells the story of this special cover honoring Joe Frasketi, Jr.'s special Grandma. IMAGE

XMAS111AK$3.5010/23/1987 
SET OF TWO 1987 (#2367-68) USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC'S. One cover for the Traditional stamp cancelled Washington DC and one for the Contemporary stamp cancelled Holiday CA, each cover has a pictorial USPS first day of issue machine cancel. Each cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of an open bible and appropriate text for the occasion. Cachets are hand tinted in 3 colors.

XMAS111AL$2.5010/23/1987 
USPS 1987 (#2367-68) CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC BOTH CONTEMPARY AND TRADITIONAL STAMPS ON ONE COVER, with pictorial USPS first day of issue machine cancel from Washington DC. Cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of an open bible and appropriate text for the occasion. Cachet is hand tinted in 3 colors.

XMAS111AM$2.0012/25/1987 
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATIVE COVER, , with pictorial hand cancel from Star, North Carolina which shows the Christmas star over a city. Cover has the Traditional USPS 1987 (#2367) Christmas stamp but pictorial cancel does not tie it to cover. Cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of an open bible and appropriate text for the occasion. Cachet is hand tinted in 3 colors.

XMAS111AN$2.5010/20/1988 
SET OF TWO 1988 (#2399-2400) USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC'S. One cover for the Traditional stamp cancelled Washington DC and one for the Contemporary stamp cancelled Berlin NH, each cover has a USPS first day of issue machine cancel. Each cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of shepards watching over the Christ child and appropriate bible text for the occasion.

XMAS111AO$2.0012/24/1988 
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMEMORATIVE COVER, , with pictorial hand cancel from Bethlehem Indiana which shows the three wise men under the Christmas star. Cover has the Traditional USPS 1988 (#2399) Christmas stamp. Cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of shepards watching over the Christ child and appropriate bible text for the occasion.

XMAS111AP$2.5010/19/1989 
SET OF TWO 1989 (#2427-28) USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC'S. One cover for the Traditional stamp cancelled Washington DC and one for the Contemporary stamp cancelled Westport Conn., each cover has a USPS first day of issue machine cancel. Each cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of three wise men following the Christmas star and appropriate bible text for the occasion.

XMAS111AQ$2.5010/18/1990 
SET OF TWO 1990 (#2514-15) USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC'S. One cover for the Traditional stamp cancelled Washington DC and one for the Contemporary stamp cancelled Evergreen Colorado, each cover has a USPS first day of issue machine cancel. Each cover has a Local Post Collectors Society imprinted cachet design in black of Joseph and Mary with Child, on their way to Bethlehem and appropriate bible text for the occasion.

XMAS111AR$2.5010/22/1992 
SET OF TWO 1992 USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC'S. One cover for the Traditional stamp (#2710) cancelled Washington DC and the other cover has one of the four Contemporary stamps issued that year( horse (#2711), train (#2712), fire truck (#2713) or ship (#2714), cancelled Kansas City Missouri. Each cover has a USPS first day of issue hand cancel and each has a different Local Post Collectors Society local post stamp affixed. The local post stamp on the Traditional FDC shows Jesus in the manger and the local post stamp on the Contemporary FDC shows Santa reading his list before going down the chimney. Each cover has appropriate text rubber stamp cachet.

XMAS111AS$2.5010/21/1993 
SET OF TWO 1993 USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC'S. One cover for the Traditional stamp (#2790) cancelled Raleigh North Carolina and the other cover has one of the four Contemporary stamps issued that year( jack in the box (#2791), reindeer (#2792), snowman (#2793) or toy soldier (#2794), cancelled New York NY. Each cover has a USPS first day of issue hand cancel and each has a different Local Post Collectors Society local post stamp affixed. The local post stamp on the Traditional FDC shows a Christmas bulb with a picture of Mary holding baby Jesus and the local post stamp on the Contemporary FDC shows Santa with his bag of toys going down the chimney. Each cover has appropriate text rubber stamp cachet.

XMAS111AT$2.5010/21/1993 
1993 USPS CHRISTMAS STAMP FDC WITH BLOCK OF 4 OF THE CONTEMPORARY STAMPS (#2791-94). cover has block of the four of the Contemporary stamps issued that year showing a snowman, toy soldier, jack in the box and a reindeer, cancelled New York NY. with a USPS first day of issue hand cancel. Cover has a Local Post Collectors Society local post stamp affixed showing Santa with his bag of toys going down the chimney. The cover has appropriate text rubber stamp cachet.

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