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Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 18, 2019
Year 2019
Quantity 3,700,000
Series Chinese New Year
Series Time Span 1997 - 2020
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 270,000
Original Price: $9.00
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Full Pane of 25 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 40,000
Original Price: $22.50
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours, embossing, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 21,000
Cancellation Location: Markham ON
Original Price: $1.90
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

After one last bark from the Year of the Dog, the Year of the Pig trots into the limelight on February 5, 2019, and squeals to a stop on January 24, 2020. Two stamps – the 11th issue in our 12-year series – celebrate this porcine sign, which also ruled the Chinese zodiac in 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971 and 1959. Those born under it are said to be frank, forthright and trusting.

Albert Ng and Seung Jai Paek, of Albert Ng and Associates, based their designs for the stamps on the story of Zhu Bajie, a colourful character from the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West. A once powerful figure in Heaven, Pigsy – as he became known – was banished for misbehaviour to life on Earth as a human-pig hybrid. The PermanentTM domestic-rate stamp features a proud Pigsy clad in heavenly armour, clutching an enormous nine-toothed muck rake. The international stamp shows him lounging in more modest attire.

As with past years, the pane of 25 stamps and the uncut press sheet are adorned with auspicious messages offering blessings for the New Year. When asked about their significance, Ng said he followed one principal in choosing them: to be meaningful. “Another challenge,” he added, “was to select sayings that were acceptable to both Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking audiences.”


Design: Albert Ng, O.Ont., and Seung Jai Paek Illustration: Seung Jai Paek Calligraphy: Albert Ng, O.Ont.

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