Year of the Tiger Souvenir Sheet 2010

Year of the Tiger Souvenir Sheet 2010
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : It’s that time of year again—a time to explore the enchanting world of Chinese astrology; a time to celebrate the fascinating myths, legends and traditions behind this ancient calendar system. And at Canada Post, we like to celebrate in style. This January, we’ll kick off the Year of the Tiger with a commemorative issue that’s as bold and fierce as its namesake animal suggests.
The stamps, which mark the second release in a twelve-year Lunar New Year series, were designed by Wilco Design in Toronto. “The Year of the Tiger issue is a cross-cultural celebration of the tiger figure in the Chinese tradition,” says the firm’s principal, Wilson Lam. “This project has been guided by a desire to tell the story of the tiger through traditional Chinese icons and imagery.”
Material Gold
Face value $1.70 Canadian dollar
Catalog code Canada post Product #: 403753145
Series Chinese lunar New Year
Print run 750,000
Issue date 08/01/2010
Designer Wilson Chi Ian Lam (Wilco Design)
Paper type Tullis Russell
Print technique Lithography in 5 colours plus two foil stampings, embossing/debossing plus varnish
Printed by Lowe-Martin, Gravure Choquet
Perforation 13+
Height 140.00 mm
Width 40.00 mm
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