Stamp issue information

Chinese Signs of the Zodiac: Monkey

The Philately is also continuing its elaborately designed series of Chinese signs of the zodiac with a monkey adorning the new self-adhesive special stamp (value: CHF 1.90). The Chinese culture is one of the oldest in the world’s history and fascinates with its diversity. One part of this is astrology and the twelve signs of the zodiac. The year 2016 (8 February 2016 to 27 January 2017) will be ruled by this humanlike mammal. People born in the Year of the Monkey are considered intelligent, clever and flexible. They are very inventive and are therefore able to solve most problems easily. Astrologers from the Far East say those born in the Year of the Monkey have common sense and have a thirst for knowledge.
The motif of the special stamp was designed as a delicate paper cut and produced using ultramodern laser technology. The designer Stefan Erne chose the colour red, the symbol for luck in China, for the special commemorative sheetlet comprising four identical stamps. All the prints are affixed in high-grade gold foil embossing. The 4-stamp sheetlet is also cut in the shape of a monkey.

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Date Of Issue
16. November 2015
Stefan Erne, Triesen
Stamp format
46 x 48 mm
12 1/3 x 12 1/2
Sheet format
144 x 205 mm
1-colour offset,
gold hot-foil stamping,
laser cutting
Gutenberg AG, Schaan
Special stamp paper
UPM Raflatac, 110 g/m2, white
Unik OBA free/perm/K80W,
self-adhesive (water-soluble)
Consultation and Contact

Liechtensteinischen Post AG
Philatelie Liechtenstein
Alte Zollstrasse 11
9494 Schaan

Telefon +423 399 44 66
E-Mail: philatelie@post.li



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