Saturday, January 5, 2008

China Minisheet: 2008-1

China Minisheet
Name: Year of the Rat (Wu Zi Year)
Number: 2008-1
Issue date: 2008 January 5th
Value: 6 stamps/sheet

Rat corresponds to "Zi" in the Chinese Earthly Branch.Its legendary contribution to the creation of heaven and earth ranked the rat first on the Chinese zodiac. In folk culture, rat is the symbol of bumper harvest, auspiciousness and prosperity.There are many folklores related to it, such as the creation of heaven by a bite of the rat and the rat's marrying its daughter to a cat.These stories reflect the humor of Chinese culture.Besides Chinese cultrue, the clever animal aslo has presence in many other languages and literatures worldwide.

2008 China Year of the Rat Stamp Minisheet Booklet
2008 Hong Kong Year of the Rat FDC Minisheet FDC Imperf. S/S FDC
2008 Indonesia Year of the Rat FDC S/S FDC
2008 Japan Year of the Rat Lottery S/S FDC
2008 Singapore Year of the Rat FDC Minisheet FDC
2008 Taiwan Year of the Rat FDCs Pre-stamped Postcards
2008 Thailand Year of the Rat FDC Minisheet FDC
2008 USA Year of the Rat FDC
2008 Vietnam Year of the Rat FDC

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