Liechtenstein 2019 Chinese Year of the Rat

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  • Label : "Liechtensteinische Post AG"; commemorative stamp of the issue "Chinese signs of zodiak : Year of the Rat"; issue of 1 stamp and 1 block à 4 stamps

The Chinese "Year of the Rat" means the time from 25 January 2020 to 11 February 2021. This period is reigned by the rat. The rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac and people, which are born during this time are seen with a quick mind, they are sometime curious and search for highs and lows in order to find lucrative opportunities. The mysterious and clever animal rat is seen as to be able to solve all of real problems in the life.
The color Red is the old-Chinese symbol color for "luck".

Stamp datas:

  • Issue Date : 11 November 2019
  • Catalogue number : Michel: No. 1966
  • Colors: red and gold
  • Nominal value : 8 (Franken, Francs) = 4 x 2.00 (Franken, Francs)
  • Designed by : Stefan Erne (* 1975), Triesen (Liechtenstein)
  • Produced by : "Gutenberg AG", Schaan (Liechtenstein)
  • Print process : Offset printing (1 color) with hot foil pressure gold and laser punching
  • Perforation : comb perforation, K 12⅓ : 12½ :
  • Block size (width x high) : 208 x 146 mm
  • Print Run : 135,600 blocks

Commemorative stamp of the issue "Chinese signs of zodiak : Year of the Rat";
(issue of 1 stamp and 1 block à 4 stamps)

Block with 4 x Michel No. 1966, Year of the Rat, mint
Michel No. 1966

The block has the shape of a stylized rat.