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Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 18, 2019
Year 2019
Quantity 540,000
Denomination
$2.65
Series Chinese New Year
Series Time Span 1997 - 2020
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Price Values

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M-NH-VF
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
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Layouts

Booklet of 6 International Stamps

Quantity Produced - 50,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $15.90
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 120,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $2.65
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours, embossing, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Transitional Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 60,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $5.15
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours, embossing, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Transitional Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 60,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $5.36
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 118 mm x 90 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours, embossing, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Uncut Press Sheet

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Original Purchase Price: $31.80
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 40 mm x 140 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours, embossing, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 22,000
Original Purchase Price: $3.65
Cancellation Location: Markham ON
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.”

Creators

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

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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine: January 2019, Volume XXVIII NO 1.

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