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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas 2010 – Austria

Austria post issued a Christmas stamp showing a part of an antiphonal of the Cistercian monastery at Rein in Styria.

The choral manuscript with precious initials dates from the second half of the 15th century and once served as a liturgical book for the hourly prayers of the local monks.

The stamp shows the “classical scene” of the birth of Christ in the artistic interpretation of the early Renaissance.

Title: Christmas 2010 – Austria
Date of Issue: 19 November 2010
Country: Austria
Denominations: 0.55 EUR