Friday, 7 November 2014

Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs - Update

Category - Touch
Sub-Category - Stamps with Holes/Design Perforations/Cut Outs / Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

Liechtenstein 2014 Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Sheep Miniature Sheet

Issue date 10 November 2014

To commemorate the next Chinese year (19 February 2015 to 7 February 2016), following the issue of Special Stamps on the Chinese zodiac signs, Liechtenstein has issued the special stamp on the chinese zodiac sign of the “sheep” (value: CHF 1.90).

The year 2015 will be ruled by the gentle wood sheep. In China, it is said that the sheep is a bearer of peace or creator of harmony but it can also nag until justice is done.

People born in the Year of the Sheep are usually good-natured and friendly as well as artistically talented and elegant. But they are also often thoughtful, shy and pessimistic. Although they are not very eloquent, they empathically and passionately stand up for whatever they believe in. As a result, particularly the fine arts, such as painting, writing or acting, benefit from the wood sheep. All manner of domestic arts such as cooking or interior decoration are also popular this year.In contrast, sports or other physical activities are not the favourites of the sheep.

The motif was designed in the shape of a delicate silhouette and produced using ultramodern laser technology with the colour red, the symbol for luck in China. All the prints are affixed in high-grade gold foil embossing. The 4-stamp sheetlet is also cut in the shape of a sheep.

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Stamps with Holes
Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

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