In 1980, the Royal Mail designed this series of holiday stamps. They were sold in sets featuring all designs, as well as individually. This one depicts a stylized Christmas tree with pinecones, candles and partridges. The illustrations are by Jeffrey Matthews.
An arched bough of holly, crowned with a festive bow and adorned with ornaments.A beautiful candle vignette.Quinces, ribbon and mistletoe combine to make a striking design.
This stamp was designed by Fritz Wegner in 1981 and depicts a group of medieval Mummers in full dress. (Mummers are Celtic revelers or merrymakers who performed acts, door to door or in public squres, during the dreary winter months to entertain and enliven the community.)It's a bit early, but Wegner designed this charming Saint Valentine's Day stamp as well. Both of these last two postcards contain an example of the actual stamp, shown bottom right.