Thursday, January 23, 2020

Canada's Chinese New Year Stamp Series

With this year's "Year of the Rat" issue comes the end of the current 12 year Chinese New Year series from Canada Post. I appreciate these souvenir sheets more now that I see them all together like this.

Both of this year's domestic and international rate stamps are embossed and feature foil stamping, although I don't think the domestic rate booklet stamps use foil. I haven't seen them yet. It is a wedding theme with the domestic rate stamp showing the bride being transported to the wedding. The international rate stamps shows the married couple together. The images are done in a folk art style knows as Chinese farmer or peasant painting. 

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