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Chinese New Year of the Monkey 2016

Collection Issue Date: 20th January 2016

2016 will be the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac.

The Isle of Man Post Office is happy to celebrate this significant Chinese occasion with the latest in our series of colourful miniature sheets, produced, once again, in a spirit of international friendship.

Issue Information

This latest in a series of initiatives by the IOM Post Office to link the Isle of Man to China in the beautifully presented 'Year of the Monkey' stamps, is yet another great way of helping put the Isle of Man on the map while helping build awareness of our two rich cultures'.

People born in a year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality. Personality traits, like mischievousness, curiosity and cleverness make them very naughty.
Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Though they don't have any bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others.

Those born in a year of the Monkey are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, some don't trust their sly, restless and inquisitive nature.

The Year of the Monkey miniature sheet is available in mint condition or Cancelled to Order, a First Day Cover and a Presentation Pack.

Worldwide delivery is free, making it an ideal gift for people around the globe.

Technical Information

Design

£2 Stamp- Yin Huili
10p Stamp- Guo Zhenshan

Text

Steven Beevers,
Grace Tu- Cook

Format Miniature Sheet of 2 stamps
Process Offset Lithography
Colours 4
Paper 108 gms PVA gummed
Perforations 14 per 2cms
Stamp Size 30 x 30mm
Date of Issue 20th January 2016

Collection Products

Year of the Monkey Miniature Sheet
Year of the Monkey Miniature Sheet

Product Code: UB25

This family-friendly cheeky chimp brings a sense of fun to the first Miniature Sheet of 2016 to mark the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. The Monkey ranks ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac with those born in years of the monkey recognised as smart, optimistic, ambitious and adventurous – traits we strive to exemplify when we make our New Year’s resolutions on the other side of the world. Vibrant colours and a busy pattern typify Chinese design and symbolise luck and good fortune in China.

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Year of the Monkey First Day Cover
Year of the Monkey First Day Cover

Product Code: UB92

This highly collectable Isle of Man Post Office First Day Cover, embellished with gold foil, provides the backdrop for our colourful Miniature Sheet marking the arrival of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey and contains an illustrated information card about this horoscope, the Monkey’s traits, trends and predictions for 2016. The stamps are cancelled with a gold foil monkey playfully swinging.

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Price: £2.80

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Year of the Monkey Presentation Pack
Year of the Monkey Presentation Pack

Product Code: UB42

A four-sided mini-folder pictures the red monkey perched upon the branch of a Chinese blossom tree amongst Chinese lanterns signifying the celebrations thrown across the globe to welcome in the Chinese New Year, this year being the Year of the Monkey. Inside the mini-folder the bold, vibrant coloured Miniature Sheet is held within a black card carrier and the story of the issue supplied by Josephine Poon of Paradigm, Beijing, provides an enriching narrative.

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Year Of The Monkey Sheetlet Mint
Year Of The Monkey Sheetlet Mint

Product Code: UB64
Product Issue Date: 20th January 2016

This very special souvenir sheetlet features one design with 20 stamps each to the value of 10p in one highly-sought after collectable, available in mint condition or Cancelled to Order.

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