09 January 2011

Year of Rabbit…



To be issued on 22 January 2011

On Jan. 22, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the fourth of twelve stamps in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series, which began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Rabbit begins on Feb. 3, 2011, and ends on Jan. 22, 2012.

The Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, and Mongolian heritage in many parts of the world.



Date of Issue – 7 January 2011

Singapore Post (Sing Post) issued a set of  Rabbit Zodiac stamps on 7th January 2011  – the fourth of 12 stamps in its Zodiac stamp series.  There are three stamp designs for this stamp issue comprise 1st local, S$0.65 and S$1.10 stamps.

Adding to the philatelic collection is the special Collector’s Sheet (S$16.80) – the first-of-its-kind offset printing on hot foiled golden metallic film with matt UV varnish. Under this special effect,one can simultaneously view the Rabbit with the Tiger on the S$5 stamp. The S$10 stamp features the same interesting effect with the Rabbit and the next year’s zodiac animal, Dragon.

First day cover has been  be cancelled with a special Rabbit postmark.




Zodiac Series - Rabbit Presentation Pack

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