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Serial number: 2012-1
Values in set: 1
Date of issue: January 5, 2011
Denomination: 120 fen
Designer: Chen Shaohua
Size of stamps: 36 * 36 mm
20 for Sheet I;
6 for Sheet II
Size of sheet:
170 * 210 mm for Sheet I;
128 * 180 mm for Sheet II
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works
Stamps, miniature sheet and first day cover designed by: Asiaworks, Auckland, New Zealand.
Printer and process: Cartor Security Printing, France by offset lithography.
Number of colours: Four process colours.
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm (vertical).
Paper type: Tullis Russell 102gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper.
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: Stamp sheets: 14; Miniature sheets: 13.25 x 13.
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in both A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until close of business 11 January 2012.
60c – Year of the Rabbit
Through one of the oldest styles of calligraphy, the 60c stamp features a Chinese character that reflects the awareness and alertness of the rabbit. Lunar celebrations have become more and more popular in recent years with festivities occurring all over New Zealand.
The distinctive art of Chinese papercutting dates back to the 6th century when women pasted gold and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at temples. Today, paper cutting is a pastime enjoyed by many young Kiwi children. A paper-cut rabbit appears on the $1.20 stamp conveying liveliness and peace.
The Chinese meticulous painting technique is characterised by highly detailed brushstrokes. It is often vibrant in colour and depicts narrative subjects. The $1.90 stamp uses this technique to portray the well known Chinese story in which the rabbit jumps down from the moon (where the essence of the rabbit is said to have originated).
Kites are an important part of the Chinese culture and appear at Chinese festivals around the world. The first Chinese kites were made using silk and bamboo more than 2000 years ago. The $2.40 stamp shows a traditional Chinese kite being flown above the Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand.
US Postal Service will issue the 4th of twelve stamps in the Celebrating of Lunar New Year series. The series began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Rabbit begins on 03-Feb-2011 and ends on 22-Jan-2012.
Issue Name :Zodiac 2010 (Year of the Tiger) Postage Stamp
Issue Date :2010-01-01
Denomination :3 Baht
Details :The 2010 Astrological Sign postage stamp observes the traditional Thai calendar and this year is the Year of Tiger, Tigers have been used sinced olden days as a symbol of power and awe. They are powerful hunters that are endowed with grandeur. Those who see them are impressed by their dignified appearance but, at the same time, they may be threatened by the power and strength of the beast. Tigers have been considered to be the King of Beasts and they are true hunters.
Design: Illustrating a native Thai design of the tiger with golden stars constellation. The tiger zodiac uses an tiger as a symbol. According to the royal calendar, the zodiac changes on the 1st of each calendar year.
Quantity of stamps : 1,000,000 pieces
Composition : 20 stamps per sheet
Printing Process: Lithography Multi-colour
Designer: Attasart Tularak
FDC Price : 10 Baht
Quantity of FDC : 15,000 covers
FDC Designer: Udorn Niyomthum (Thailand Post Company Limited)
Size :28 x 28 m.m.
Printer :Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand