The Year of the Rat

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 stamps 48p stamp: Fortune Hands65p stamp: Zest for Life66p stamp: Fortune Favours the Bold80p stamp: New Year Decoration90p stamp: Moneybag Brimming with Chinese Coins98p stamp: The Balance of Dark and Light..

Price £4.47

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 £5.67

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..

Price £5.37

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..

Price £44.70

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

Price £4.47

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 £5.67

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..

Price £4.67

Limited Edition Gold Replica 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

Limited Edition Uncut Press Sheets Containing six Souvenir Sheets this Uncut Press Sheet, also known as a master sheet or printers sheet, are how most stamps are printed. They are on large sheets that are run through a printing process..

Price £28.00

Description

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

Specification

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