Lunar New Year 2022 - Year of the Tiger
This issue is the seventh instalment in our Lunar New Year series. Designed by Chinese artist Wang Huming, this year’s set consists of an 88p tariff stamp and a £3 miniature sheet.
2022 brings us the lunar Renyin year, which is the Year of the Tiger. In Chinese culture, tigers rule the mountains as a king of all animals, and the embodiment of courage and strength. Tigers have prestige, are honourable and respected. Huming illustrates this strength and courage in two traditional style illustrations.
The 88p stamp depicts the Renyin tiger in gold metallic ink, with the Chinese hanzi (written character) for Tiger featured in the background, this is written in a calligraphy style called Xiaozhuan, which dates back to around 222 BC. Also seen next to the tiger is a Chinese seal denoting Renyin.
The vibrant Miniature Sheet illustrates two tiger cubs playing with their mother, the same Chinese seal is seen at the bottom right, and the Miniature Sheet features a narrative in Chinese characters explaining the rich history around the Chinese zodiac and the Year of the Tiger.
The stamps are available displayed on FDCs and within attractive Presentation packs, providing further information and historical context.
This issue is the seventh instalment in our Lunar New Year series. Designed by Chinese artist Wang Huming, this year’s set consists of an 88p...