Year of the Ox 2021

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 stamps 50p Stamp: Amongst the Clouds68p Stamp: Bat Pattern70p Stamp: Fierce Fire85p Stamp: Chinese Coins95p Stamp: Kumquats, Tangerines & Oranges£1.02 Stamp: Charm NecklaceOur sets are supplied in a robu..

Price £4.70

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 £5.90

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 £5.60

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

Price £4.70

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 £5.90

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 £4.90

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 £47.00

Year of the Ox 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

Year of the Ox 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 £30.00

Description

We are delighted to release the latest stamps in our Chinese New Year series, celebrating the Year of the Ox 2021, which begins on 12 February 2021 and ends on 30 January 2022.

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

Now in its eighth year, our latest stamp set celebrates the Year of the Ox, which, in China, is a highly respected animal due to its significant role in agriculture. 

It is common practice in China to display Feng Shui animal ornaments depicting coins and gold to attract good fortune. This is reflected on the ox stamp designs, created by Chrissy Lau, which take their inspiration from the patterns found on Feng Shui ornaments. 

Specification

Date of Issue 26 January 2021
Designer Chrissy Lau
Printer Southern Colour Print
Values 50p, 68p, 70p, 85p, 95p, £1.02
Process Offset lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 140mm wide
Sheet Size 100mm deep x 140mm wide
Paper NovaStamp Non-Phosphor Gummed 105gsm
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.33 x 13.60
Cylinder A

Year of the OX 2021