This is a special 24-1/2 x 20 inch commemorative giclee print of 2005's commemorative pane of 37–cent Lunar New Year stamps.
The Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet of 37–cent, Lunar New Year commemorative stamps in 12 designs on January 6, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Stamp designer Clarence Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii, created intricate papercut designs for all of the 12 animals associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. The calligraphic characters used for this souvenir sheet were drawn by Lau Bun, also of Honolulu.
The characters in the individual stamps identify the Year of the Dog, Rat, Tiger, and so on. The characters on the selvage to the left of the souvenir sheet may be translated as “Happy New Year!” The same greeting appears in English at the top of the sheet.
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