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YEAR OF THE TIGER

6 February 2010

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

 

According to Chinese history, Chinese astrology was introduced on year 2637 BC on the period of Huang Ti Emperor, The first cycle of Chinese calendar starts on his 61st administration. Different to West astrology that determines the astrology based on planets rotation to wards the Sun, Chinese astrology determines the astrology based on moon rotation. One year  period statrs on the end of January until the middle of February and the assignation of the initial year depends on the date of the new moon fall, The cycle of Chinese calendar in one period is 60 years which is combination between Heavenly Branches (          ) and Earthly Branches (      ). There are 10 kinds of Heavenly Branches that are clarified by five elements: woods, fire, earth, metal, and water. Each element rotates in 2 years and bring positive characters (Yang) and negative character (Ying) by turns. Earthly Branches represent 12-animal cycles Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

TheYear of 2010, according to Chinese calendar, is the positive metal of Year of The Tiger and the upcoming new years will be fallen on February 14, 2010 or Year of 2561 based on Chinese calendar.

Based on Chinese traditional believe, The positive metal of The Tiger zodiac signs of power, bravery, courage, and freedom. People that are affected by the zodiac are classified as active, competitive, hard worker, no hesitation in achieving their goals. The thing is, they have too strong desire in things in the same time, so that, they frequentlymiss their targets, Even so, the Tiger people are optimistics, efficient, wide perspective people and they are always ready for the new challenges.

The issuance of Year of The Tiger zodiac stamp series is to commemor are the Chinese New Year 0f 2561 which will be issued on February 6, 2010 and it is the third series of the issuances planning of 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs Special Stamp.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

STAMPS

Classification of Issuance

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Special stamp

Product Code

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Issue date

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6 February 2010

Designs and Denominations

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Size

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41.06 mm x 25.31mm

Perforations

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12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition

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20 pcs (6 x 4) with  gutter pair

Price per Sheet

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Colours

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4 separation + invisible ink

Paper

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Tullis Russel

Gum

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PVA

Printing Process

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Offset

Printing Quantity

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300.000 sets

Illustrator

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MINI SHEET

Product Code

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111301

Price

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Rp

Printing Quantity

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30.000 sets

Illustrator

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SOUVENIR SHEET

Product Code

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111401-1

Price

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Rp

Printing Quantity

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30.000 sets

Illustrator

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FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

Product Code

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112101-1

Price

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Rp 11.000,-

Printing Quantity

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4.000 sets

Designer

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FIRST DAY COVER (FDC) WITH SOUVENIR SHEET

Product Code

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112101-2

Price

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Rp

Printing Quantity

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4.000 sets

Designer

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Stamp Sales Period                    : 6 February 2010 31 December 2013

Period of Validity For Postage      : 6 February 2010 31 December 2015

 

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