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Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat - Pair

Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat - Pair

£1.04

A pair is two stamps taken from the same sheet of ten from the Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat stamp issue; selvedges are also retained and will include the traffic lights.

Date of issue 03/01/2020
Withdrawal date 03/01/2022
Designer Wang Huming
Size 36mm x 36mm
Process Four colour offset lithography plus gold metallic ink with varnish
Denominations 52p

Additional Information

The fifth issue in our Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Zishu year (2020) which is the Year of the Rat. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated by Chinese and ethnic communities around the world and is a time when families come together.

In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of fertility, wealth and surplus. They are clever, quick thinkers and often successful. People born in the year of the Zishu rat are multi-talented. They are strong-willed and always finish what they begin.

Additional Information

The fifth issue in our Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Zishu year (2020) which is the Year of the Rat. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated by Chinese and ethnic communities around the world and is a time when families come together.

In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of fertility, wealth and surplus. They are clever, quick thinkers and often successful. People born in the year of the Zishu rat are multi-talented. They are strong-willed and always finish what they begin.