Arago: Chinese New Year 1992-2004 Issue

Chinese New Year 1992-2004 Issue

The Postal Service issued 39-cent Lunar New Year commemorative stamps in twelve designs on January 29, 2006, in Washington, DC. Clarence Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii, created intricate paper-cut designs for 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. The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. printed sixty million stamps in the offset process.


Postal Bulletin (January 5, 2006).

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 37c Boar single
  • 39c Chinese New Year pane of twelve
  • 37c Rat single
  • 37c Ox single
  • 37c Tiger single
  • 37c Rabbit single
  • 37c Dragon single
  • 37c Snake single
  • 37c Horse single
  • 37c Ram single
  • 37c Monkey single

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