These self-adhesive stamps are being issued in sheets of 12.
The twelve Chinese zodiac signs are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar.
The Celebrating Lunar New Year series was introduced by the U.S. Postal Service® in 2008. The Year of the Rabbit (Forever®) stamp is the fourth stamp in that series, which will continue through 2019.
On January 22, 2011, in Morrow, Georgia, the Postal Service™ issued a "Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit (Forever)" commemorative stamp, in one design in a self-adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 12 stamps. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland.
Art Director Ethel Kessler, and Artist Kam Mak, who grew up in New York City's Chinatown and now lives in Brooklyn, worked on the new series. The artwork focuses on some of the common ways the Lunar New Year Holiday is celebrated. For the "Year of the Rabbit", which begins February 3, 2011, the art depicts kumquats, which are eaten for luck and given as special gifts. The illustration was originally created using oil paints on panel. Kessler's design also incorporates elements from the previous series of "Lunar New Year" stamps, using Clarence Lee's intricate paper-cut design of a rabbit and the Chinese character — drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun — for "Rabbit."
Made in the USA.
Issue Date: January 22, 2011
Issue City: Morrow, GA 30260
Issue Series: Celebrating Lunar New Year
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