Friday, February 20, 2009

Hong Kong Year of the Ox S/S FDC

Hong Kong Souvenir Sheet FDC
Name: Year of the Ox
Date of Issue: 17 January 2009

This is the tenth Lunar New Year special stamp issue in the third series released by Hong Kong Post. The first and second sets of special stamps for the Year of the Ox were issued in 1973 and 1997 respectively.

Each lunar year in China is named after an animal, running in twelve-year cycles. In traditional Chinese culture, the ox is a symbol of diligence and reliability. It is believed that people born in the Year of the Ox are conscientious, calm and systematic, and they often assume positions of authority and responsibility.

The First Day Cover design presents an interesting combination of paper-cutting and computer aided drawing. The paper-cut pattern gives a note of festivity, and the expectant ox in the front heralds the Year of the Ox.

2009 Year of the Ox
Canada FDC
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.
USA FDC

1 comment:

Smail said...

Hi Fan
you've a nice material
but i've a question: Why you don't remember your friend Smail to send him like this covers or stamps?
i'm so sade :(
i'm crying all night alone
good job

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