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Sparkling Holiday Coca-Cola Santas 2018 US Postage Stamps
It’s beginning to look like a classic Christmas! This October, the Postal Service will ring in the 2018 holiday season with four Sparkling Holidays stamps featuring character-rich close-ups of Santa Claus.

The Santa images are from Haddon Sundblom paintings created for The Coca-Cola Company holiday advertisements that ran from the1940s through the early 1960s. Sundblom, a famed commercial artist, depicted a rosy-cheeked, smiling, grandfatherly man in a red suit that came to embody the very essence of “Santa.”
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Upgrade with a protective SHOWGARD Mount. Designed for
mounting and keeping your stamps in pristine color and condition. The items below include STAMP AND MOUNTS.
Set of 4 Singles ...........$3.00
These include Showgard Mount:
Booklet of 20 .............$12.00
Block of 4 ...................$3.00
Set of 4 Single ............$4.00
Booklet of 20 .............$15.00
Block of 4 ...................$4.00
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Sparkling Holidays Coca-Cola Santa
Souvenir Sheet
Upgrade with a protective SHOWGARD Mount. Designed for
mounting and keeping your stamps in pristine color and condition. The items below include STAMP AND MOUNTS.
These include Showgard Mount:
Souvenir Sheet ..........$1.00
Souvenir Sheet
with Mount ..................$1.75
The souvenir sheet includes a semi-jumbo stamp as part of a wider scene of one of Sundblom’s paintings chosen for the Sparkling Holidays stamp booklet. In it, Santa is depicted standing by a fireplace holding a book that lists good boys and girls. Three Christmas stockings hang along a mantel decorated with greens and ornaments. Peering over his glasses, Santa reads a note among the stockings.

A quatrefoil design element surrounded by a metallic gold background encloses the scene. The use of gold metallic ink, the flow of the type, and the organic shape of the border are intended to harken back to the graphic style of the first half of the 20th century. Art director Greg Breeding designed the souvenir sheet and the stamps.
Souvenir Sheet