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Vatican post office issues annual commemorative Christmas envelope

December 11, 2012

The Vatican post office has announced the release of an annual Christmas envelope, postmarked on Christmas Day and featuring a reproduction of a work from the Vatican Museums.

Each year the Vatican issues a collectible envelope for Christmas. This year’s release shows a reproduction of “Nativity and Journey of the Three Kings,” a product of the 15th-century Marchigian school. The envelope bears a 60-cent stamp from the Vatican’s “Christmas 2012” series, and the postmark bears the message: Christus Natus Est Alleluia.


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