Canada Post issued its second in the new Lunar New Year series on 8 Jan 2009. This year is the year of the Tiger. As with the previous series and this one, a domestic “Permanent” rate stamp was issued in sheets of 25 and an international rate stamp was issued in souvenir sheet format. These stamps reflect the 2010 postal rate increase in Canada with domestic rates changing from $0.54 to $0.57 and international rates from $1.65 to $1.70. As with last years “Ox” souvenir sheet, the image on the stamp is heavily embossed. On the Tiger sheet the lettering and some other accents have been printed in gold foil. I think it’s an improvement over last years “Ox” stamp issues and the design is certainly much more complex than the previous series “Tiger” issue.