This wonderful four stamp collection continues our Lunar New Year issue programme and forms the first triangular stamps to be issued by any of the British postal administrations.
|ZA31||Chinese Year of the Ox Set (Mint)||£7.86|
|ZA81||Chinese Year of the Ox Set (CTO)||£7.86|
|ZA67||Chinese Year of the Ox Sheet Set (CTO)||£39.30|
|ZA66||Chinese Year of the Ox Sheet Set (Mint)||£39.30|
The Chinese New Year, 12th February 2021, will see the beginning of one of the most prominently celebrated festivals on the planet with the Lunar animal represented, the Ox, perceived as diligent, persistent and honest. This wonderful four stamp collection continues our Lunar New Year issue programme, including the previous three years, the Year of the Pig, the Year of the Dog and the Year of the Rat.
The stamps are the first triangular stamps to be issued by any of the British postal administrations, with the shape used to beautifully emphasise the features of the Ox. When designing the issue, our Manx designer Jay Cover gave careful consideration to the colour scheme, and the result is a vibrant red which has positive and auspicious symbolic resonance in Chinese mythology along with the use of gold metallic ink as usual for Chinese celebration.
62p – The Ox is most compatible with the Rooster in Chinese cosmology.
£1:58 – In the legendary race to the Emperor’s party the Rat rode on the back of the Ox.
£2:44 – The Ox pictured in calm repose, characteristically strong and tranquil.
£3:22 – Pictured face on in auspicious red, bright and positive.
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