The Rabbit completes a series of a total of twelve Chinese zodiac signs
which we have issued every year as special stamps in the form of a
filigree silhouette. This year, too, the souvenir sheet includes four
identical stamps in red, the Chinese symbol for happiness.
On 22 January 2023, the Chinese New Year ushers in the “Year of the Rabbit” (face value: CHF 8.40).
The Year of the Rabbit runs until 9 February 2024. In the horoscope of the Far East, this creature is a symbol of speed, agility and fertility. People born under the sign of the Rabbit are said to be especially peace-loving; according to astrologers, they tend to avoid conflicts and difficult situations. Thanks to their friendly nature, however, they are good company and know how to make the best of themselves. Yet a certain pessimism is attributed to Rabbits: they are conservative and insecure and averse to change, explain the astrologers.
Our collectors know that the souvenir sheet itself is also die-cut in the shape of the respective animal. It was enhanced with foil stamping in gold. The four special stamps are individually detachable and self-adhesive.