Taiwan post welcomes the upcoming 2016, the year of the monkey with the issue of a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the animal sign.
According to Chinese zodiac 2016 is the Year of the Monkey which will start from February 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year) and last to January 27, 2017.
People born in a the Monkey Year are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality.
Those born in a Monkey year are fast learners and crafty opportunists.
Year of the Monkey Stamps – Taiwan
The set of stamps, shares the same design concept as of the previous two year’s issues, using gold and orange to illustrate the animals’ energy and vigor.
The bodies of these agile and playful monkeys are decorated with floral patterns that provide a sense of auspiciousness and festiveness befitting the year of the monkey.
The peony blossoms over an orange and pink background suggest warmth and liveliness, conveying the wealth and abundance that will come in the year of the monkey.
The designs follow:
1) NT$3.5 stamp: The image of a golden monkey holding a rosy peach symbolizes “ushering in wealth.”
2) NT$13 stamp: The image of a vivacious monkey striding with its head held high conveys the idea of a promotion or attainment of high office.
3) NT$12 souvenir sheet: The two monkeys and the blossoming peonies symbolize “wealth and longevity.”
Title: Lunar Year of the Monkey
Date of Issue: 1 December 2015
Denominations: NT$3.5, NT$13, NT$12
Source: Taiwan Stamps
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