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 & 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

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

Description

We are delighted to release the eighth set of stamps in our series to mark the Chinese New Year, which is China’s oldest festival and the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.

Our latest stamps celebrate 2021 being the Year of the Ox, according to the Chinese Zodiac. In China, the ox is a highly respected animal due to its significant role in agriculture. 

The stamps have been designed by artist Chrissy Lau, who has worked on our entire Chinese New Year series. Crissy’s designs are inspired by patterns found on Feng Shui ornaments; in China, it is common practice to display Feng Shui animal ornaments depicting coins and gold to attract good fortune. Decorations associated with Chinese New Year, including oranges, lanterns and Chinese red packets, also feature on the stamp designs, whilst the Chinese symbol for ox appears on the top left of each stamp.

Ox Tails: the stamps 

On Amongst the Clouds, the cloud pattern represents good luck and fortune, as well as being a symbol of peace.

The Fortune Beckons stamp features an ox holding a lucky Chinese red packet in its mouth, which are given to children during Chinese New Year celebrations.

The Fierce Fire ox wears his cloak of fortune, which he protects with his bucking stance. The cloak features Chinese gold coins to reflect wealth and fortune.   

On the Fortune Charm stamp, the ox carries a popular Chinese New Year decoration of Chinese coins around its body, which are displayed to attract wealth and good fortune.  

The Golden Dreams ox is seen nurturing her young calf. Their bodies are adorned with kumquats, tangerines and oranges, which are auspicious symbols during Chinese New Year celebrations.

On Treasure Celebrations, an ox wears a Chinese New Year charm necklace, gold ingots and coins, in celebration of the festival. He holds a lantern on his tail with the Chinese word ‘fu’, meaning fortune. 

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