CULTURE UN Postal Administration issues stamp sheet for Chinese Lunar New Year

CULTURE

UN Postal Administration issues stamp sheet for Chinese Lunar New Year

Xinhua

09:52, January 14, 2020

rat stamp 1.jpg

Photo taken on Jan. 13, 2020 shows a poster of the Year of the Rat stamp sheet at the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), at the UN headquarters in New York. (Photo: Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued a special-event stamp sheet to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The sheet, which was officially issued on Friday, consists of 10 stamps of a denomination of 1.20 U.S. dollars each, with the UN logo on the left and a paper-cut image of the rat on the right, as the Chinese lunar year for 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

rat stamp 3.jpg

Photo taken on Jan. 13, 2020 shows the Year of the Rat stamp sheet at the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), at the UN headquarters in New York. (Photo: Xinhua/Li Muzi)

The rat sits in gold-colored flowers against a red background -- the two traditional colors for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, the most important holiday for Chinese around the world. This year's Spring Festival falls on Jan. 25.

The tab of the stamp and background design feature artwork designed by Yin Huili of China, said the UNPA.

This is UNPA's 11th sheet issued for its Lunar New Year stamp series.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue