Monday, July 29, 2013

Year of the Boar 2007 (Australia)

Miniature Sheet
Zodiac Stamps

Occupying the last position in the Chinese zodiac, the twelfth sign, the Pig is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. It also symbolises character traits such as diligence, compassion and generosity.

Those born in the Year of the Pig are usually chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do it whole-heartedly. They enjoy life and being entertaining in nature, others enjoy their company. Honesty is what they give, and it's what they expect in return. While they are hardworking and driven for success, they however have a great value for comfort and leisure.

Above stamp designs feature a pig carrying a treasure bowl. Using a paper-cut motif, it illustrates a story which symbolises the bringing of wealth and prosperity to the family.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 9 Jan 2007
Postmark : Christmas Island 6798 WA
Denomination : 50c and AU$1.45
Zodiac Stamps Denomination : 4 x 10c, 4 x 15c and 4 x 25c
Stamp Size : 37.5mm x 26mm
Paper : Tullis Russell
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Famous people born in the Year of the Pig include Maria Callas, Dalai Lama, Kublai Khan, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Adams, Woody Allen, Ernest Hemingway, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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