TH-1062: Chinese New Year 2015




Issue Number:  TH-1062
Issue Name:  Chinese New Year 2015 Postage Stamps
Issue Date:  2015-02-09
Denomination:  5 baht (2 designs)
Designer: Mr. Udorn Niyornthum (Thailand Post Company Ltd.)
Printer:  Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
Printing Process:  Lithography, multi-color
Quantity of Stamps:  700,000 pieces per design
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet (different design)
Perforation:  unk.
Size:  30 x 40.5mm (Vertical – measured from perforation to perforation)
Details:  “Golden Orange, Red Envelope”: The Fortune of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Stamp symbolizes the orange and ‘Angpao’ red envelope. “Orange” is the most popular fortune fruit for Chinese people as symbol of Chinese New Year. Giving orange represents best wishes to share fortune. Orange represents gold that Chinese often give to each other.

“Angpao” is another symbol of Chinese New Year as red envelope with banknotes. Seniors or people who have jobs will give Angpao to children or relatives who are still young to work. Red envelope also represents fortune and it implies that lives will be full of luck, no longer encounter bad things.

                                                                 ©2015 Thailand Post

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