Name: Year of the Ox
Date of Issue: 08 January 2009
Launching a period of prosperity through fortitude and hard work, the Year of the Ox runs from January 26, 2009, to February 13, 2010. People born under the sign of the Ox are strongly influenced by the earth element, which is associated with qualities of stability, industry and practicality.
Comment: Canada Post used many special innovative printing techniques for this stamp - Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours plus two foil stampings and embossing plus varnish. Canada Post has increased its post rate since 12th January, 2009. The "P" stamps increased from 52c to 54c, and international destinations rate increased from $1.60 to $1.65. But this FDC was sent on 8th January, 2009. The 3 "P" stamps plus 3c stamp is $1.59, it didn't reach the international destinations rate ($1.60).
2009 Year of the Ox
China Stamp, Sheetlet II, Booklet.
Hong Kong Stamps FDC, Minisheet FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC, Pre-stamped Postcard.
Indonesia Stamps FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC.
Singapore Stamps FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC.
Taiwan Stamps FDCs, Souvenir Sheet FDCs, Pre-stamped Postcards.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009