The Year of the Rat

Products in this Issue

Sheets of 10



We are delighted to release our seventh set of stamps celebrating the Chinese New Year and, specifically, the Year of the Metal Rat 2020, created once again by Sydney based artist, Chrissy Lau.

According to the Chinese zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals, being based on a 12-year cycle in line with the Chinese lunar calendar.  The first animal in the cycle is the rat.

48p Stamp: Fortune Heands

65p Stamp: Zest for Life

66p Stamp: Fortune Favours the Bold

80p Stamp: New Year Decoration

90p Stamp: Moneybag Brimming with Chinese Coins

98p Stamp: The Balance of Dark and Light, or Negative and Positive


Date of Issue 8 January 2020
Designer Chrissy Lau
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values 48p, 65p, 66p, 80p, 90p, 98p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.5mm deep x 40mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.3
Cylinder A

The Year of the Rat