C344 Year of the Dragon
Issue Date: January 23, 2012
On January 23, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued four new stamps celebrating the Year of the Dragon. During the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.ÊA.D. 220),
the Chinese calendar was organized into repeating 12-year cycles, each year designated by one of twelve animals. The Chinese commonly refer to the year by its animal name: 2012 is the Year of
the Dragon. Those born in a given year are said to share that animal's charactertraits. Legend has it that when Lord Buddha departed from Earth, all the animals were summoned to bid him
farewell. Twelve animals showed up, and the dragon was fifth in line. Thus, people born during the Year of the Dragon--1904, 1916, 1928,1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012--are not only
intelligent, they're also gifted, popular, enthusiastic, perfectionist and full of vitality.
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: Year of the Dragon Face Value: 4 x $1.05
Issue Date: January 23, 2012 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: D. Zoe SeemelPrinting Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
Printer: Pioneer Printin g, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horizontal Stamps Per Sheet: 4 Designs per Sheet: 4 Overall Sheet Size: 126mm x 108mm Size of Sta mps:
43mm x 34mm Issue Number: C344 Stamp Numbers:
(4-1) Blue Dragon
(4-4) Green Dragon Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2012 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 4.20 ||
Year of the Dragon || US$ || 1.05 || Blue Dragon || US$ || 1.05 || Pink Dragon || US$ || 1.05 || Yellow
Dragon || US$ || 1.05 || Green Dragon |
What is Available for you
Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Souvenir Sheet ||None
|| $6.51 |
|First Day Cover ||None ||4669916 ||
|| $8.06 |
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