Arago: Chinese New Year 1992-2004 Issue

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Chinese New Year 1992-2004 Issue

The Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet of 37-cent Lunar New Year stamps in twelve designs on January 6, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clarence Lee of Honolulu designed the stamps. Sennett Security Products printed 108 million stamps in the gravure process.

Stamp designer Clarence Lee, created intricate paper-cut designs for all of the twelve animals associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. Lau Bun, also of Honolulu, drew the calligraphic characters used for this souvenir sheet. The characters in the individual stamps identify the Year of the Dog, Rat, Tiger, and so on. The characters on the selvage to the left of the souvenir sheet may be translated as "Happy New Year!" The same greeting appears in English at the top of the sheet.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (December 9, 2004).


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