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Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox - 54p Stamp

Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox - 54p Stamp


The 54p stamp, designed by Wang Huming in Beijing, China, shows an ox in gold against a red background.

In Chinese culture, the Ox is seen as a symbol of prosperity. The golden bull, with its head raised upwards, represents a longing for a prosperous future, while its hoof, tightly buckled downwards, indicates a down to earth attitude. The pattern on the body of the bull is traditional Chinese imagery of a butterfly playing with a peony and symbolises wealth and fertility.

Date of issue 05/01/2021
Withdrawal date 05/01/2023
Designer Wang Huming
Size 36mm x 36mm
Process Four colour offset lithography plus gold metallic ink with varnish
Denominations 54p

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