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Year of the Rabbit
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: Thailand (January 2023)
https://web.facebook.com/Thaistampmuseum/videos/879589379750386/ Jan. 4, 2023 Year of the Rabbit In Chinese, the 12 zodiac animals are called 12 生肖 (shēngxiào). These animals, in their order of appearance, are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat (also translated as Ram and Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. There is little consensus regarding the origins of … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Thailand (January 2023)
Stamps of 2023: Isle of Man (January 2023)
Jan. 6, 2023 The Treskelion A triskelion or triskeles is an ancient motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals, or represent three bent human legs. It is found in artefacts of the European Neolithic and Bronze Age with continuation into the Iron Age … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: Isle of Man (January 2023)