C344 Year of the Dragon

Issue Date: January 23, 2012

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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.A.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 Seemel
  • Printing 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
    (4-2)Pink Dragon
    (4-3)Yellow 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 to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    Express
    Shopping
    US$ Price
    Mint Souvenir Sheet None 4669851
    $6.51
    First Day Cover None 4669916
    $8.06

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