Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Christmas Island Year of the Tiger 2010 Zodiac sheetlet FDC from AUSTRALIA

FDC Name:Christmas Island Year of the Tiger 2010 Zodiac sheetlet.
Issue Date:12th JAN'2010
Details:Third in the Chinese zodiac,The Tiger is the sign of courage.Tiger people are fearless leader although somewhat unpredictable and emotional.In the last century Tiger years have included 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.Famous tigers include Miles Davis,Marilyn Monroe,Bert Newton etc.
The first stamp issue for 2010 commemorates the start of the 2010 Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger.
This is the third Lunar New Year stamp designed Dani Poon for Australia Post. Dani designed the first of a 12-year zodiac cycle with her Year of the Rat stamps in 2008. The Year of the Ox stamps followed in 2009.
Technical Details:

Issue date: 12 January 2010
Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2010
FDI withdrawal date: 26 February 2010
Denominations: 1 x 55c, 1 x $1.65
Stamp and stationery design: Dani Poon
Product design: Jo McAlpine
Printer: McKellar
Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
Minisheet size: 136mm x 70mm
Zodiac sheetlet size: 170mm x 210mm
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Modules of 50
National postmark: Christmas Island, WA 6798
Remark:Nice Sheetlet FDC sent by Osija Anolak from Australia,many thanks to her for the lovely Tiger sheetlet FDC this will add to my collection.

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