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05. Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat - First Day Cover Miniature Sheet
05. Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat - First Day Cover Miniature Sheet

Date of issue

3 January 2020

Withdrawal date

3 January 2022

Size

95mm x 125mm, 60mm x 60mm

Process

Four colour offset + gold metallic

Denominations

£1.00

Price ex tax

£2.25

Available for sale

Quantity

The Miniature Sheet depicts part of a Chinese folk story, which fables a rat marrying off his daughter to the most powerful suitor, also known as Mouse of Marriage. The illustration portrays the daughter rat sitting inside the palanquin (Jiao) as she is carried to her wedding ceremony. The whole scene is joyful and lively.

This First Day Cover is an exclusively produced item; the Miniature Sheet is affixed to a specially commissioned full colour envelope and cancelled with a Jersey Post First Day of Issue special date stamp. Information and technical details of the issue are printed on the reverse.

All our mint/cto products are carefully prepared by our own team and supplied in glassine bags to ensure you receive them in pristine condition.

The Miniature Sheet depicts part of a Chinese folk story, which fables a rat marrying off his daughter to the most powerful suitor, also known as Mouse of Marriage. The illustration portrays the daughter rat sitting inside the palanquin (Jiao) as she is carried to her wedding ceremony. The whole scene is joyful and lively.

This First Day Cover is an exclusively produced item; the Miniature Sheet is affixed to a specially commissioned full colour envelope and cancelled with a Jersey Post First Day of Issue special date stamp. Information and technical details of the issue are printed on the reverse.

All our mint/cto products are carefully prepared by our own team and supplied in glassine bags to ensure you receive them in pristine condition.
  

The fifth issue in our Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Zishu year (2020) which is the Year of the Rat. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated by Chinese and ethnic communities around the world and is a time when families come together. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of fertility, wealth and surplus. They are clever, quick thinkers and often successful. People born in the year of the Zishu rat are multi-talented. They are strong-willed and always finish what they begin.

Date of issue
03 January 2020
Withdrawal date
03 January 2022
Designer
Wang Huming
Sheet
10
Size
36mm x 36mm
Process
Offset litho with metallic gold and varnish
Denominations
52p
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