1963 Christmas

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1963 Christmas
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
2½d 'The Holy Family' by Titian 124a $0.50
First Day Cover - 14 October 1963 124b $4.50
... 2½d (124a)

The 1963 Christmas stamp featured the 'The Holy Family with a Shepherd' by Titian. Although only one shepherd is shown in adoration, the subject of this painting is probably a variation on the Adoration of the Shepherds.

The stamp was larger than previous years to capture more detail. The complete painting was reproduced.

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VI
    Edited by D. E. G. Naish FRPSNZ and K. J. McNaught FRPSNZ FRPSL
    Publsihed 1975 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Pages 205 - 206
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