This is a special 26-3/4 x 18-inch commemorative giclee print of 2011's 44-cent Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit Forever® stamp.
On January 22, 2011, in Morrow, Georgia, the Postal Service™ issued a Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit Forever® commemorative stamp (44-cent), in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 12 stamps. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland.
The U.S. Postal Service® introduced its Celebrating Lunar New Year series in 2008. This is the fourth stamp in that series, which will continue through 2019 with stamps for the Year of the Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar.
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.
SKUs featured on this page: 842213
26-3/4 in x 18 in Giclée
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