2010 Australia Post FDC – Year Of The Tiger – Zodiac Sheet

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Zodiac Sheetlet on FDC from Christmas Islands

Year of the Tiger – Australia Post FDC 2010

Mint condition first day cover.

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Standard First Day Cover from Australia Post

The Tiger is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. 
The Year of the Tiger is associated with the earthly branch symbol.
People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the “Year of the Tiger”, while also bearing the following elemental sign:
8 February 1902 – 28 January 1903: Water Tiger
26 January 1914 – 13 February 1915: Wood Tiger
13 February 1926 – 1 February 1927: Fire Tiger
31 January 1938-– 18 February 1939: Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 – 5 February 1951: Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 – 24 January 1963: Water Tiger
23 January 1974 – 10 February 1975: Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 – 28 January 1987: Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 – 15 February 1999: Earth Tiger
14 February 2010 – 2 February 2011: Metal Tiger
1 February 2022 – 21 January 2023: Water Tiger
19 February 2034 – 7 February 2035: Wood Tiger

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

History

The first day of issue is the day on which a postage stamp, postal card or stamped envelope is put on sale, within the country or territory of the stamp issuing authority. Sometimes the issue is made from a temporary or permanent foreign or overseas office. There will usually be a first day of issue postmark, frequently a pictorial cancellation, indicating the city and date where the item was first issued, and “first day of issue” is often used to refer to this postmark.A first day cover(FDC) is an envelope whereupon postage stamps have been cancelled on their first day of issue. Depending on the policy of the nation issuing the stamp, official first day postmarks may sometimes be applied to covers weeks or months after the date indicated.Unofficial first day of issue postmarks can also occur when a stamp collector purchases the stamps in question from a post office in the first day of issue city and then takes them (on that same day) to a post office in another city to have them cancelled, or when stamps are affixed to envelopes that are simply dropped into the mailstream on the first day and receive that day’s normal postmark.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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