The Year of the Monkey

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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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Set of 6 Stamps 42p stamp - The Three Plenties Monkey56p stamp - The Fire Monkey57p stamp - Aristocratic Monkey62p stamp - Noble and Successful Monkey68p stamp - Mother and Baby Monkey77p stamp - Three Wealthy Monkey..

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

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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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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..

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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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Year of the Monkey Limited Edition Uncut Press Sheets 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

Year of the Monkey 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

Description

With origins that can be traced back over 4,000 years, Chinese Spring Festival, also known as the Lunar Chinese New Year, is the oldest and most significant celebration in the Chinese calendar.

Thought to have originated during the time of the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1122 BC), traditionally Spring Festival was a time to honour deities and ancestors.  Today, in countries with significant Chinese populations including mainland China, Hong Kong and Indonesia, the festival is marked by many rich and lively activities.  Within China, regional customs and traditions to celebrate Chinese New Year vary widely, although many Chinese families come together for an annual reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year’s Day.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, which ranks ninth out of twelve positions on the zodiac.  It begins on 8 February 2016 at the start of the Spring Festival and lasts until 27 January 2017.   

Specification

Date of Issue 20 January 2016
Designer Chrissy Lau
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values 42p, 56p, 57p, 62p, 68p, 77p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.5mm deep x 40mm wide
Sheet Size 100mm deep X 140mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.3
Cylinder A

The Year of the Monkey