To welcome in 2014, the year of the horse, Taiwan Post issued a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the upcoming year’s animal sign. The vividly depicted striding and galloping horses convey a sense of New Year’s festiveness and auspiciousness.
The pastel yellow background and magical clouds provide the perfect backdrop for the vigorous horses. The images symbolize the youthful vitality of the year of the horse, and a coming year of steady good fortune.
2014 is Year of the Horse and it will arrive on January 31, 2014.
Horse people are active and energetic. They got plenty of sex-appeal and know how to dress. Horses love to be in the crowd, maybe that is why they can usually be seen in such occasions like concerts, theatres, meetings, sporting occasions, and of course, parties.
They plan their lives on a long-term basis, are clever and have a lot of artistic talent. Since the horse also represents financial security, a relatively peaceful year is to be expected.
The horse is very quick-witted and is right in there with you before you have had the chance to finish what you are saying: he’s on to the thought in your mind even before you’ve expressed it.
1) NT$3.5 stamp: A high-spirited strapping steed strides forward, representing a good beginning.
2) NT$13 stamp: A jumping horse turns its head up for a backward look, symbolizing “success.”
3) NT$12 souvenir sheet: Two horses, galloping amid auspicious clouds, symbolize that “all is going smoothly.”
Title: Year of the Horse – Taiwan
Date of Issue: 2 December 2013
Denominations: NT$3.5, NT$13, NT$12