This Christmas issue released December 17, 1987 honours the 175th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.
Each pair forms a composite design showing an open book.
The first design in each pair shows Charles Dickens and the second a scene from A Christmas Carol.
6c Mr. Fezziwig's ball
25c Scrooge's Third Visitor
50c The Cratchit's Christmas
75c A Christmas Carol (a group of carolers)
A 5$ miniature sheet was also issued and it depicts a teacher reading to students.