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Chinese New Year

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 15, 2021
Year 2021
Quantity 300,000
Denomination
PERMANENTâ„¢ (P).
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Series Chinese New Year
Series Time Span 1997 - 2021
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 12 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 250,000
Original Purchase Price: $11.04
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 160 mm x 180 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Pane of 12 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 50,000
Original Purchase Price: $11.04
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 160 mm x 180 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours, embossing, 1 foil stamping
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Uncut Press Sheet - 12 International Rate Souvenir Sheets

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Original Purchase Price: $32.52
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 360 mm x 610 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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About Stamp Series

Canada Post started issuing Chinese New Year stamps in 1997. Since then, Canada Post has been issuing a stamp for the Chinese New Year each year.

2009-2021

From 2009 to 2020, Canada Post issued an exquisite Chinese New Year stamp that was part of one of Canada Post’s most popular and longest-running series, which featured such elaborate techniques as gold and silver foiling and multi-level embossing.

In 2021, Canada Post issued a special tribute to the culmination of more than a decade of award-winning stamps. This retrospective brought together in a single issue all the stamps from their 2009-2020 Lunar New Year series.

The Lunar New Year cycle showcased all of the animals in the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Conceived well before the series was launched, this collection features 24 stamps based on the designs of all the previous domestic and international rate stamps in the last 12 years.

“Even before we began this series of Lunar New Year stamps, we envisioned bringing them all together for a grand finale,” explains Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services. “That required a plan from the very beginning. We developed standardized specifications that made the stamps consistent across issues in terms of dimension, format and palette, but still allowed sufficient creative freedom for each to be spectacular in its own right.”

Brought together by Paprika from Montréal, these eye-catching stamps feature the work of the many design firms and designers who contributed to the series over the years. The result is a unique collectible that is a fitting tribute to Lunar New Year celebrations everywhere.

Creators

Design: Wilson Chi Ian Lam (Wilco Design) Illustration: Wilson Chi Ian Lam (Wilco Design) Scuplture: Bill Lao Photography: Joseph Chan

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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - January 2021, Volume XXX NO 1

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