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Old Christmas stamps reattract attention

2008-11-05 06:58:42 GMT2008-11-05 14:58:42 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A Christmas stamp issued by the Royal Mail is seen in this undated handout picture, received in London on November 4, 2008. This year's Christmas stamps will break with tradition and offer both religious and secular images, the Royal Mail said on Tuesday. The public will be able to choose between stamps featuring two classic religious paintings and those with images of performers in pantomime costumes.[Agencies]

A Christmas stamp issued by the Royal Mail is seen in this undated handout picture, received in London on November 4, 2008.[Agencies]

A Christmas stamp issued by the Royal Mail is seen in this undated handout picture, received in London on November 4, 2008.[Agencies]

Some of the Christmas stamps issued by the Royal Mail are seen in a combination photograph containing undated handout pictures of the stamps, received in London on November 4, 2008.[Agencies]

This year's Christmas stamps will break with tradition and offer both religious and secular images, the Royal Mail said on Tuesday. The public will be able to choose between stamps featuring two classic religious paintings and those with images of performers in pantomime costumes.

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