First Christmas Stamp Was Released Right Here in Canada

World's 1st Christmas Stamp
Yes folks, that's right. We released the first Christmas postage stamp back in 1898. Personally, I'm pretty proud that we can boast that fact.

According to Wikipedia, it was a mistake. It was originally intended to be released November 9th to honour the Prince of Wales. Apparently, Queen Victoria's reaction to the idea was not favourable. The release date (and subsequent title) was changed, thereby making it the first issued Christmas stamp. I'm not sure if you can read the "XMAS 1898" on the bottom or not.

Regardless of how it came to be, Canadians did it. I can live with that.

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