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Stamps of 2023: Fiji (January 2023)
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Stamps of 2023: Mongolia (January 2023)
Jan. 13, 2023 Year of the Rabbit Mongolia released its annual Lunar New Year stamp issue on January 13 marking the Year of the Rabbit, the latest in a series begun in 2017. The two designs are printed using offset lithography in panes containing five horizontal strips of two stamps and a central decorative label. … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Mongolia (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Jersey (January 2023)
Jan. 5, 2023 Year of the Rabbit Jersey Post released its Year of the Rabbit set on January 5, consisting of a 98p stamp in sheets of 10 and a miniature sheet with a face value of £3. These were designed by Wang Huming and printed by Cartor Security Printers using four color offset lithography … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Jersey (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Christmas Island (Jan. 2023)
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Stamps of 2023: French Polynesia
Jan. 20, 2023 Year of the Water Rabbit French Polynesia will release its Year of the Rat stamp on January 20, designed by Claude Sengues and printed using offset lithography by Phil@Poste in France. The 140-franc stamp comes in sheets of ten and measures 36 x 36 mm. In Chinese culture, the rabbit has the … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: French Polynesia
Stamps of 2023: China (Year of the Rabbit)
Jan. 5, 2023 Year of the Rabbit On January 5, 2023, China Post released two stamps in a variety of formats, some of which include additional designs, to mark the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. The main stamps were designed by 99-year old artist Huang Yongyu. Huang Yongyu is a contemporary Chinese artist known … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: China (Year of the Rabbit)
Stamps of 2023: Guernsey (January 2023)
Jan. 5, 2023 Year of the Rabbit The animals of the Chinese zodiac are more than lucky numbers and personalities, they symbolize a deep connection with China’s ancient cultural heritage. Like all the Chinese zodiac animals, rabbits have a unique place in Chinese history, mythology, and customs. When Westerners gaze at the 月亮 (yuèliang; moon), … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Guernsey (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: France (January 2023)
La Poste has announced its first several issues for 2023, four in January and three so far in February. The four issues scheduled for January include a total of twenty-two stamps as detailed below. Jan. 6, 2023 Between Heaven and Earth France's first issue of 2023 is a set of 12 stamps titled "Between Heaven … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: France (January 2023)
USPS Announces New Stamps for 2023
The following press release was published by the United States Postal Service on October 24: National news Oct. 24, 2022 U.S. Postal Service Reveals Stamps for 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Women’s Soccer and Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Are Featured WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced today many of the stamps it will issue in 2023. … Continue reading USPS Announces New Stamps for 2023