Day of issue of the "Jumper" commemorative stamp

Following the mitten and the woolly hat, the jumper now features as a stamp: it conjures up a wintry mood and encourages walks even in the colder season.

Thick, colourful jumpers are perfect for outings in autumn and winter and, of course, for visits to advent markets. At Christmas parties, there is also an increasing trend for conspicuous and humorous jumpers. Traditional zigzag and snowflake patterns are just as common as funny animal motifs – with reindeer, polar bears, or penguins being particularly popular, as well as amusing sayings or cartoons. During the festive season, snowmen, Santa Clauses, and elves also populate jumpers, often embellished with pom-poms, lights, bells, or glittery elements. The more unusual, the better, and as is well known, there’s plenty of room for debate over good or bad taste. Since 2011, there has even been an "Ugly Christmas Sweater Day" celebrated annually on the third Friday in December. In the country of its origin, the USA, the day is used to raise funds for a children's charity campaign.

A cute penguin amid snowflakes and fir trees is the theme of this creative miniature sheet, making every piece of post something special. The stamp material is flocked paper made from cellulose, with the printed motif resembling a knit pattern. The outline of the jumper has been die-cut, showing the typical perforation of a stamp, and the self-adhesive backing makes stamping a breeze.

Day of issue of the commemorative stamp "Jumper"

21 October 2023, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., presentation at 10:00 a.m.

Post Museum Eisenerz, Schulstraße 1, 8790 Eisenerz

Group picture, left to right:
Thomas Rauninger (Mayor of Eisenerz), Martina Prinz (Head of Philately POS at Österreichische Post AG) Reinhold Bachler (legendary ski jumper) Friedrich Schwaiger (Director of the Austrian Post and Telegraph Museum)

Pictures: © Österreichische Post AG

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