Monday, June 17, 2013

Year of the Rabbit 2011 (Hong Kong)


The Rabbit is the fourth sign in the 12-year Chinese zodiac. In traditional Chinese culture, the Rabbit is a symbol of agility, kind and quick-witted.

Four different breeds of cuddly rabbits are being featured in this quadruple set of stamp issue. Five-colour printing is used to capture the gradation of light and shade, thus highlighting the rabbits against a background of silver foliage.

The above issue is the 3rd zodiac series released by Hongkong Post, with the 1st and 2nd series issued in 1975 and 1987 respectively.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 22 Jan 2011
Denomination : HK$1.40, HK$2.40, HK$3.00 and HK$5.00
Stamp Size : 28mm x 45mm
Paper : Paper with Security Fibres
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Famous people born in the Year of the Rabbit includes Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Maria Sharapova and Jet Li.

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