02 January 2011

2011 – The Year of Rabbit


To be issued on January 7, 2011

Hi ! The new year celebrations are going on , Here are some beautiful stamps being issued for Chinese Lunar New Year 2011 which begins with the Year of Rabbit.The year 2010 in the Chinese calendar was the Year of the Tiger. It lasts from February 14, 2010, to February 2, 2011.  For the new Year 2011 Cute rabbits will appear on this year’s Chinese Lunar Year stamps !! This is all for today….Till Next Post…..Have a wonderful Time  !!

Year of Rabbit stamps from New Zealand


To be issued on 12 January 2011

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60c – Year of the Rabbit
Through one of the oldest styles of calligraphy, the 60c stamp features a Chinese character that reflects the awareness and alertness of the rabbit. Lunar celebrations have become more and more popular in recent years.

$1.20 – Paper-cut Rabbit
The distinctive art of Chinese paper cutting dates back to the 6th century when women pasted gold and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at temples. Today, paper cutting is a pastime enjoyed by many children. A paper-cut rabbit appears on the $1.20 stamp conveying liveliness and peace.

$1.90 – Painted Rabbit
The Chinese meticulous painting technique is characterised by highly detailed brushstrokes. It is often vibrant in colour and depicts narrative subjects. The $1.90 stamp uses this technique to portray the well known Chinese story in which the rabbit jumps down from the moon (where the essence of the rabbit is said to have originated).

$2.40 – New Zealand Icon
Kites are an important part of the Chinese culture and appear at Chinese festivals around the world. The first Chinese kites were made using silk and bamboo more than 2000 years ago. The $2.40 stamp shows a traditional Chinese kite being flown above the Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand.


To welcome the year of the Rabbit, Chunghwa Post (Taiwan) has issued a set of two New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps and a souvenir sheet.

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Club News

Permanent Pictorial Postal Cancellation

Indian Postal Authorities have decided to release Permanent Pictorial Postal Cancellation of Sloth Bear Sanctuary - Daroji at Hampi Kannada University post office in Karnataka State of India on 5th January 2011

Lions International Stamp Club - LISC - India Chapter along with Lions International Amateur (Ham) Radio Club - VU2LCI and Bangalore Amateur Radio Club VU2ARC has brought out Special Postal Cover with International Year of Forests 2011 logo so that we popularise this IYF 2011 also.

- Lion Ajoy VU2JHM

Ajoy, # 9/1, Kshitija, Opp Big Bazaar, 5-Cross, Malleswaram, BANGALORE-560003, INDIA email : lionajoy@yahoo.com

Private cover

Mr John Emanuel Boben of Trivandrum has prepared a private cover for India Mexico Joint issue. email : annakutty.03@gmail.com

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