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Year of the Rooster 2017 first day zodiac sheetlet cover

SKU #1920252

Year of the Rooster 2017 first day zodiac sheetlet cover

$4.30
The first day zodiac sheetlet cover is a pictorial envelope with the 12 gummed stamps from the Christmas Island Year of the Rooster 2017 zodiac sheetlet affixed and postmarked.
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The Zodiac first day cover is a pictorial envelope with the 12 gummed stamps from the Christmas Island Year of the Rooster 2017 Zodiac sheetlet affixed and postmarked - First day of issue | 10 January 2017 | Christmas Island, WA 6798

The first day cover is valid for postage only on day of issue, from the post office named on the postmark.

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Year of the Rooster runs between 28 January 2017 and 15 February 2018. For Chinese people around the world, Lunar New Year is not only a time of renewal, but also a time for family dinners, exchanging gifts and enjoying public festivals and celebrations.

The flamboyant Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The Rooster is considered persistent and reliable, especially as they are the announcers of the new dawn. Plus, according to Chinese legend, it was the Rooster that coaxed a hiding sun back into the sky and returned warmth to the world.

Those born under the Rooster sign are often confident, observant, resourceful and courageous. The honest and hard-working Rooster likes to be surrounded by others. Britney Spears, Cate Blanchett and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd were all born in the Year of the Rooster.

Technical details

  • Issue date: 10 January 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date: 8 February 2017
  • Denominations: 1 x $1, 1 $3
  • Stamp illustrations: Dani Poon
  • Product design: Jo Mure
  • Printer: RA Printing
  • Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Printing process: Offset lithography
  • Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size: 136mm x 70mm
  • Sheetlet size: 170mm x 210mm
  • Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout: Module of 50
  • FDI postmark: Christmas Island WA 6798
  • Issue withdrawal date: 31 December 2017

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