A few years ago I decide to start a new thematic stamps collection dedicated to the topic of the Chinese New Lunar Year.

This blog have now the objective to share with all of you this new thematic stamps collection initiated in 2007 with the Year of the Rat.

Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 Year of the Snake - China

2013 Year of Snake (Gui Si Year)

Technical details
Serial number: 2013-1
Values in set: 1
Date of issue: January 5, 2013
Denomination: 120 fen
Designer: Wu Guanying
Size of stamps: 36 x 36 mm
Perforation: 13 x 13
Sheet composition:
20 for Sheet I;
6 for Sheet II
Security: Anti-counterfeiting ink, fluorescent spay code
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chinese New Year - THE SNAKE

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2011, 2013
Sitting at the other end of the spectrum in the zodiac, the snake is the symbol of yin (female/ cool) energy. A wise sign that is enigmatic, the snake is full of unspoken mysteries. This sign is considered the most irresistible sign that can bewitch anyone in its presence. Snakes, although cool and collected on the surface, are intense and passionate in what they believe.
They rely on their own judgement and will not accept failure.
Snakes are said to be lucky with their finances and learn well from past mistakes. And although sympathetic to others, snakes are known to be miserly. They can be calculative and refuse to be coloured by the ideas and perceptions of others. They may be passionate but are also possessive and demand exclusivity. Snakes find power, wealth and fame irresistible and will plo to achieve their targets.

Happy Chinese New Year