Christmas 2019 – Biblical Figures


  • Date of Issue: December 1st, 2019
  • Designer: Papi Adriana
  • Face Value of Stamps: 68c, Cat. 1, Cat 2, 315c, 319, 711c
  • Size of Stamps: 2.70 x 3.5 cm
  • Perforation: 14 x 131/4
  • Stamp paper: Synthetic
  • Printing: Offset
  • Color: CMYK
  • Printer: Johan Enschede Security Print, Haarlem, The Netherlands


68c – Samson
Samson was an Israelite of tremendous strength, his power was sapped after Delilah cut his hair.

Cat. 1 – Mozes
After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land on Mount Nebo.

Cat. 2 – Jesus with the fishermen
As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers who were fishermen, Simon and his brother Andrew, catching fish in the lake with a net. Jesus said to them, “Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.

315c – Daniel in the Lions den
In the sixth century, the prophet Daniel continued to pray to his God against the express command of the king. As a result, Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den to be devoured.

319c – Jonah
Jonah is miraculously saved by being swallowed by a large fish, in whose belly he spends three days and three nights. While in the great fish, Jonah prays to God in his affliction and commits to thanksgiving and to paying what he has vowed. God then commands the fish to vomit Jonah out.

711c – David
A young Israelite teenager, defeated the giant Philistine warrior with a sling shot and a smooth stone. After David aimed true at Goliath’s forehead, he beheaded the enemy of Israel when the rest of the Israelite army cowered in fear.