Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013 Canada - Year of the Snake

The stamp was designed by Joe Gault and Avi Dunkelman of MIX Design Group and features the calligraphy of Tan Chao Chang.
Issue date: January 8, 2013.
The Souvenir Sheet

2013 New Zealand - Year of the Snake


Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 China - Year of the Dragon




















Technical details:
Scott No: -
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
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition:
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

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 China - Year of the Rabbit


Title: Xin Mao Year ( Year of Rabbit)



Technical details:
Scott No: -
Serial number: 2011-1
Values in set: 1
Date of issue: January 5, 2011
Denomination: 120 fen
Designer: Wu Guanying
Size of stamps: 36 * 36 mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition:
20 for Sheet I;
6 for Sheet II
Size of sheet:
180 * 210 mm for Sheet I;
128 * 180 mm for Sheet II
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 Taiwan - Year of the Rabbit

2011 Canada - Year of the Rabbit

2011 New Zealand - Year of the Rabbit

Technical info:
Date of Issue: 12 January 2011.
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps.
Denominations: 60c, $1.20, $1.90, $2.40.
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.




Stamp details:
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.

60c 分值—兔年
60分值的邮票使用了“兔”字最古老的一些书写方式-隶书,用此向人们告知兔年来临的这一信息。近年来,新西兰各地也开始越来越重视对中国农历佳节的庆祝。

$1.20 – Paper-cut Rabbit
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.

$1. 20分值-剪纸兔
中国的剪纸文化拥有悠久的历史。始于公元6世纪,当时女子们在庙里剪切涂有金银的纸片,并将此作为发饰。现在,剪纸依然作为休闲活动而为新西兰的青少年们津津乐道。120分值的剪纸兔以其生动的形象象征和平与安详。

$1.90 – Painted Rabbit
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).

$1. 90分值-彩绘兔
中国神奇的印刷术以对细节高度的刻画而闻名。对于色彩的灵活运用以及对于细节的把握使得画中之兔栩栩如生地展现在我们面前。190分值的邮票运用此彩印技术描绘了那只广为人知的月中之兔(相传其为最古老的兔子起源)。

$2.40 – New Zealand Icon
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.

$2. 40分值-新西兰的标志
风筝是中国文化的一个重要组成部分,并在农历佳节时广泛出现于世界各地。最早的风筝出现于离现2000多年之前,由丝绸和竹子制成。240分值的邮票展现了一只中国风筝飘翔于新西兰基督城大教堂上空的这一祥和的景象。

2011 USA - Year of the Rabbit

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.

Friday, August 13, 2010

2010 China - Year of the Tiger



Technical details:
Scott No: -
Serial number: 2010-1
Values in set: 1
Date of issue: January 5, 2010
Denomination: 120 fen
Designer: Ma Gang
Size of stamps: 36 * 36 mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition:
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

Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Ireland - Year of the Tiger


Technical Details
Date of Issue: 11 February, 2010
Value & Quantity: 82c (.26m)
Stamp Design: Paul Raftery
Stamp Size: 36mm x 36mm
Colour: Multicolour with phosphor tagging
Perforations: 13 x 13
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd.

2010 Serbia - Year of the Tiger


Title: Year of The Tiger
Date of Issue: 27 January 2010
Country: Serbia
Denominations: 50, 22

2010 Canada - Year of the Tiger

Stamp Specifications
Product #: 403753107
Layout: Pane of 25 stamps
Date of Issue: Jan. 8, 2010
Price: $14.25
Denomination: 1 x PERMANENT™ domestic rate
Design: Sculpture: Bill Lao
Design/Illustration: Wilson Chi Ian Lam (Wilco Design)
Dimensions: 32 mm x 32 mm (square)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Paper Type: Tullis Russell
Perforations: 13+
Photography: Joseph Chan
Printer: Lowe-Martin, Gravure Choquet
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours plus two foil stampings, embossing/debossing plus varnish
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Quantity: 6,500,000

2010 Thailand - Year of the Tiger

Issue Name : Zodiac 2010 (Year of the Tiger) Postage Stamp
Issue Date : 2010-01-01
Perforation : n/a
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

2010 Christmas Island - Year of the Tiger


Technical Details
Issue date: 12 January 2010
Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2010
FDI withdrawal date: 26 February 2010
Denominations: 1 x 55c, 1 x $1.65
Stamp and stationery design: Dani Poon
Product design: Jo McAlpine
Printer: McKellar
Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
Minisheet size: 136mm x 70mm
Zodiac sheetlet size: 170mm x 210mm
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Modules of 50
National postmark: Christmas Island, WA 6798

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2010 Taiwan - Year of the Tiger

Date of Issue: 1-Dec-2009
Denominations: TWD 3.50 & 13.00, the miniature sheet at TWD 12.00



2010 Vietnam - Year of the Tiger

Country of issue: Vietnam
Date of Issue: 1-Dec-2009
Denominations: VND 2000 & 8500


2010 Korea - Year of the Tiger

Country of issue: Korea
Date of Issue: 1-Dec-2009
Denominations: KRW 250



The miniature sheet:

2010 US - Year of the Tiger

Country of issue: USA
Date of Issue: 14-Jan-2010
Denominations: USD 0.44

2010 Japan - Year of the Tiger

Country of issue: Japan
Date of Issue: 11-Nov-2009
Denominations: 50 Yen, 80 Yen



At the same time, also issued the following two semi-postal lottery stamps in the same denomination (JPY 50 & 80), each with a JPY 3 surcharge.



And some interesting postmarks:

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2010 NZ - Year of the Tiger

This is the 1st issue I know of for the coming lunar new year, which is the Year of the Tiger. The year will last from 14-Feb-2010 to 2-Feb-2011.

Country of issue: New Zealand
Date of Issue: 6 January 2010.
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps.
Denominations: 50c, $1.00, $1.80, $2.30.

More details: NZ Post