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.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 - Jia Wu Year (Year of Horse)

Technical details:
Title: Jia Wu Year (Year of Horse )
Values: 120 fen
Size: 36 * 36 mm
Type: T(Mint)
Scott No: -
Serial number: 2014-1
Values in set: 1
Date of issue: January 5, 2014
Denomination: 120 fen
Designer: Chen Shaohua
Size of stamps: 36 * 36 mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition:
20 for Sheet I;
6 for Sheet II
Size of sheet:
170 * 210 mm for Sheet I;
128 * 180 mm for Sheet II
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

Chinese New Year - THE HORSE

1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The noblest of the signs, horses are popular, quick-witted, charming, cheerful, and talented. Horses are doers and cannot bear inactivity. Industrious and enthusiastic, horses love to be in the centre of things due to their high-spirited nature. Nimble, yet graceful, the horse is a sign of elegance that will charm almost anyone with its wit and ardour.
This intelligence and fluidity will enable horses to fit into all kind of situations, especially with high flyers. Horses work hard and need to put their ideas to test at once. On the flip side, horses get bored easily, detest routine and find it hard to chill. They are hot-tempered and hot-blooded. Quick to warm to an idea, they are also quick to lose interest and trot away. They are impulsive and need to exercise control on their words and actions, as they come across sounding arrogant and condescending when riled up.