Another lovely release by Australia Post. Mint condition.
Going hand in hand with the rest of the series including the Coin and Stamp envelope released by Perth Mint.
The Chinese zodiac uses animal signs to date the years over a 12-year cycle and 2014 is the Year of the Horse. For festive seasons, such as New Year, the Chinese lunar calendar is always the determining factor.
The seventh sign in the zodiac cycle is the Horse which symbolises perception and power and the Chinese idiom – lăomăshítú – literally means “an old horse knows the way” or in other words, “experience is valuable”.
This sheetlet has never been taken out from its original Post Office packaging.
Issue date: 7 January 2014
Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2014
FDI withdrawal date: 4 February 2013
Denominations: 1 x 60c, 1 x $1.80 as well 15, 20 and 25 cents
Illustration: Dani Poon
Product design: Sonia Young
Paper – gummed: Tullis Russell
Paper – self-adhesive: B100
Printing process: Litography
Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mmm
Sheetlet size: 170mm x 210mmm
Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout: Module of 50
National postmark: Christmas Island, WA 6798
Those born in the Year of the Horse are said to be intuitive, practical and quick-witted.
Horses make excellent teachers, politicians and performers. Some famous Horses include
Rembrandt, Chopin, Sir Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand.
Horse Years were celebrated over the last century in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002.