Golden Replica of the Happy New Year, Year of the Dog First Day of Issue Stamp

The Chinese New Year, which is celebrated on this golden U. S. stamp, is determined by an ancient calendar. In 1994, the festivities began on February 11, the official start of New Year 4692
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The Chinese New Year, which is celebrated on this golden U. S. stamp, is determined by an ancient calendar. In 1994, the festivities began on February 11, the official start of New Year 4692. Tradition assigns each Chinese year to one of 12 animal signs of Chinese Zodiac. This is the “year of the dog”, corresponding with the eleventh year of the of the 12 year cycle. Other years honor the rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, serpent, horse, ram, monkey, fowl, and the boar. Along with being one of the world’s oldest festivals, Chinese New Year is also one of the most colorful.

This stamp was first issued by The Postal Commemorative Society on February 5, 1994. The stamp was designed by Clarence Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii.

You will receive an envelope that includes the gold stamp along with a canceled postage stamp. It addition, you will receive an information card with facts as to why this Commencement stamp was created.