The Year of the Goat

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps 41p stamp - Peony Pattern54p stamp - Ceramic Pattern55p stamp - Traditional Pattern66p stamp - Chrysanthemum Pattern74p stamp - Lotus Pattern83p stamp - Spring Blossom Pattern  Our sets are supplied ..

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First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

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Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

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Souvenir Sheet A small sheet containing one of each stamp from the issue, set against an illistrated background...

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Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £4.93

Souvenir Sheet & Pack Insert A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in order to insert it into our presentation pack binder. If you like to collect p..

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Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer’s information and ‘traf..

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Year of the Goat Limited Edition Gold Souvenir Sheet The Gold Foil Souvenir sheet is produced in 24 carat gold (99.9% pure), mounted inside an acrylic display stand and presented in a branded black presentation case. The gold sheet is number and a certi..

Price £95.00

Year of the Goat Limited Edition Uncut Press Sheet Uncut press sheets, also known as master sheets or printers sheets, are what most stamps originate from. They are large sheets run through a printing process much the same way as newspapers, magazines..

Price £23.00

Description

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Goat. It begins on 19 February 2015 and ends on February 7, 2016, and is the eighth of twelve animal signs.

The Zodiac stems from the similar concept in western astrology and means "circle of animals". The Chinese zodiac is a systematic plan of future action that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It remains popular in several East Asian countries including China and Japan.

As the eighth animal in the lunar cycle, the goat is considered lucky, since the number eight symbolises peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. Famous Goat people include Michelangelo, the English novelist Jane Austen and the American author Mark Twain.

Specification

Date of Issue 28 January 2015
Designer Chrissy Lau
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values 41p, 54p, 55p, 66p, 74p, 83p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.5mm deep x 40mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.3
Cylinder A