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Year of The Rabbit 2562

25 January 2011

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(1 Mini sheet stamps, 2 FDC ) exclude shipping charges

According to Chinese traditional legend, the Creator gathered the twelve animals to determine the leader of the lunar cycle. Contest to cross a river was made. Anyone who was crosssing the river fastest would get the first turn, and the rest would follow according to their arrival order.

During the competition, the cunning rat was riding on a strong and handsome buffalo to cross a river. Whenthe buffalo was about to jump into the river bank, without his notice, the rat jumped from the buffalo's back, and made him the winner of the contest. The last animal was the lazy pig. Therefore, the Rat became the first year of the zodiac, cycle, and the pig was the last.

Chinese zodiac is a symbol that represents 12 years cycle in the Chinese calendar based on the circulation of the Moon. In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the year falls on late January and early February. Since 1911, China adopted the western calendar based on the circulation of the Sun. however, the Chinese calendar is still used so that in general, the calendar is made in two versions, based on the Sun and Chinese calendar by the Moon.

Chinese New year (Lunar) in the year 2562 coincides with the date of February 3, 2011, as the year of the rabbit with gold element. According to Chinese belief, people who have the zodiac of rabbit are quiet, shy, retrospective, and tolerant people.

Rabbit in Chinese mythology is a symbol of longevity and said as the Moon descendant, Rabbits also symbolizes elegance, politeness, good advice, kindness and sensitivity to all forms of beauty.

Gentle words, elegant but deftly movements establish the type of character as a succesful diplomat or skillful politician. It was said that people born under the Rabbit zodiac will enjoy a peaceful, quiet and very pleasant lives. The character is quiet, artistic and have positive judgement.

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

STAMPS

 

Classification of Issuance

:

Special stamp

Product Code

:

111101

Issue date

:

25 January 2011

Designs and Denominations

:

1/3 Golden Rabbit, Rp 1.500,-

2/3 Rabbit Running, Rp 3.000,-

3/3 Rabbit in group, Rp 4.000,-

 

Size

:

41.06 mm x 25.31mm

Perforations

:

12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition

:

20 pcs (6 x 4) with  gutter pair

Price per Sheet

:

Rp 8.500,-

Colours

:

4 separation + invisible ink

Paper

:

Tullis Russel

Gum

:

PVA

Printing Process

:

Offset

Printing Quantity

:

300.000 sets

Illustrator

Designer

:

:

 Teguh Wiyatno

de-er

Printer

:

AMG Security Printing

MINI SHEET

Product Code

:

111301

Price

:

Rp 17.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

30.000 sets

Illustrator

Designer

:

Teguh Wiyatno

de-er

 

SOUVENIR SHEET

Product Code

:

111401-1

Price

:

Rp 5.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

30.000 sets

Illustrator

Designer

:

Teguh Wiyatno

de-er

 

 

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

 

 

Product Code

:

112101-1

Price

:

Rp 11.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

4.000 sets

Designer

:

Dadan Rusdiana

 

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) WITH SOUVENIR SHEET

Product Code

:

112101-2

Price

:

Rp 7.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

4.000 sets

Designer

:

Dadan Rusdiana

 

 

PRESENTATION PACK

Product Code

:

113001

Price

:

Rp 30.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

4.000 sets

 

   

Stamp Sales Period                    : 25  January 2011 31 December 2014

Period of Validity For Postage      : 25  January 2011 31 December 2016

 

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