Isle of Man Post Office proudly continues its tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year by introducing a vibrant set of four new stamps. This collection, designed by acclaimed artist and illustrator Jo Davies based in the north of the Island and in collaboration with EJC Design, beautifully honours the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dragon, set to launch on 22nd January 2024.
Representing the awe-inspiring power and majesty of the Dragon, the Chinese Year of the Dragon, celebrated on 10th February 2024, brings forth these stamps showcasing Jo Davies' enchanting artwork capturing the essence of this revered lunar symbol.
In the Chinese zodiac cycle, the Dragon holds a significant place symbolizing strength, power, and good luck. Each stamp resonates with the Dragon's auspicious symbolism and reflects the ancient cultural heritage associated with this majestic creature. This collection tells the legend of the four dragons and their importance in Chinese culture.
These stamps for the Chinese Year of the Dragon combine drawing and painting with digital media, demonstrating Jo’s interest in using colour and symbols within decorative images to tell stories. The stamps are each embellished with metallic gold ink, highlighting each unique design.
Designer Jo Davies, expresses her pride in this project, stating, "Illustrating a set of stamps has been on my bucket list, especially one celebrating such a revered symbol. It's an honour to represent the Year of the Dragon through art."
Maxine Cannon, General Manager of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, commends Jo Davies' unique style, perfectly capturing the Dragon's symbolic significance and majesty, stating: "We are delighted to present this exquisite stamp collection celebrating the Year of the Dragon. Each stamp is a masterpiece, capturing the majestic essence and cultural significance of this revered lunar symbol."
This collection features four stamps valued at £1.00, £2.50, £3.25, and £3.50, available in various formats, including the Set, Sheet Set, Presentation Pack (limited to 1100), First Day Cover (limited to 1500). Explore the full collection at iompost.com/Dragon
Jo Davies photographed with the collection