Tuesday , June 27 2017
Home / Special Stamps / Year of the Rooster Stamps
chinese year of the rooster stamps

Year of the Rooster Stamps

Year of the Rooster Stamps, the latest in the Chinese new year stamps series.

Every year many countries issue Chinese new year stamps featuring one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac sign.

The year 2017 is the Chinese Year of the rooster and begins on January 28th.

The rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac.

Those born in the Year of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy, observant and keen to offer their opinions to those around them.

Philately News will bring you all the latest stamps issued to celebrate Year of the Rooster.

Check also the Chinese year of the Monkey stamps.

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Estonia

year of the rooster stamp Estonia

Estonia post issued the seventh stamp in the series, dedicated to the Year of the Rooster which begins on January 28.

Chinese astrology has twelve animal figures and the rooster is the tenth in the series.

According to a legend, the animal names go back to the age of the Buddha who named the years according to all the twelve animals who all came to come to give farewell to him, and the rooster was the only bird among them.

Date of Issue: 28 January 2017
Denominations: € 1.50

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Philippines

year of the rooster stamps philippines

year of the rooster stamps philippines

Philippines post released its “Year of the Rooster stamps” for 2017’s Chinese New Year.

The souvenir sheets are red and gold with special embellishments of gold foil and 3D embossing.

The rooster is the tenth of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, followed by the Year of the Dog for 2018.

Date of Issue: 4 January 2017
Denominations: P18, P45, P200

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Malaysia

year of the rooster stamps Malaysia

year of the rooster stamps Malaysia

year of the rooster stamps Malaysia

Date of Issue: 10 January 2017
Denominations: 85sen, 95sen, RM1.05, RM3.0, RM8.0

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Gibraltar

year of the rooster stamps Gibraltar

The year of Rooster begins on the 28th January 2017 and finishes on the 15th February 2018.

The Rooster (or Chicken) occupies the 10th position among the Chinese zodiac animals.

In Chinese culture, the Rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, for it wakes people up on time.

People born in the year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, humorous and honest.

Date of Issue: 30 January 2017
Denominations: £2, £2

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Guernsey

year of the rooster stamps Guernsey

With origins that can be traced back over 4,000 years, Chinese Spring Festival, also known as the Lunar Chinese New Year, is the oldest and most significant celebration in the Chinese calendar.

Thought to have originated during the time of the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC – 1122 BC), traditionally Spring Festival was a time to honour deities and ancestors.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, ranks tenth out of twelve positions on the zodiac. It begins on 28 January 2017 at the start of the Spring Festival and lasts until 15 February 2018.

year of the rooster stamps Guernsey

43p stamp – Rooster crowing as the sun comes up
57p stamp – Standing Rooster with a cockscomb
58p stamp – Sitting Rooster with egg
64p stamp – Two Roosters pecking a Chinese cabbage
70p stamp – Two Roosters standing amongst gold ingots and coins
78p stamp – Family with bats and pumpkins

Date of Issue: 18 January 2017
Denominations: 43p, 57p, 58p, 64p, 70p, 78p

Year of the Rooster Stamp – Slovenia

year of the rooster stamps Slovenia

The character for the rooster is found even in the earliest forms of Chinese writing – in inscriptions on turtle
shells dating from between the fourteenth and eleventh centuries BC.

Because the rooster has been present in Chinese culture for millennia, numerous meanings are associated with it.

Date of Issue: 27 January 2017
Denominations: € 1.12

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Canada

year of the rooster stamps Canada
© 2017 Canada Post Corporation

Canada post issued ninth stamp in the series celebrating the Chinese New Year.

The domestic and international rate stamps showcase striking designs by Montreal-based Paprika.

The gold-line work on the international stamp captures the Rooster’s stately profile, while the undulating pattern on the domestic stamp features the fowl in full form – its chest puffed out with pride.

The Year of the Rooster begins on 28th January 2017 and lasts until February 15, 2018.

Those born in Rooster year are said to be honest, hardworking and punctual. Although their tendency to boast might rub some the wrong way, Roosters also have a knack for winning friends with their wit and charm.

year of the rooster stamps Canada
© 2017 Canada Post Corporation

Date of Issue: 9 January 2017
Denominations: Permanent, $2.50

Year of the Rooster – Hong Kong

year of the rooster stamps Hong Kong

To usher in the Year of the Rooster in 2017, Hongkong Post presents the sixth issue in its fourth Lunar New Year special stamp series.

The set of four stamps portrays roosters in different art forms to highlight the central theme of the Year of the Rooster.

$1.70 – Using fabric as the basic material, the long-established Chinese cloth art is a craft combining paper-cutting, embroidery and painting. The brightly-hued cloth rooster shown in this stamp is a vivacious and lovely bird. The daffodils in the background, commonly used as Lunar New Year flowers in Hong Kong, represent wealth and auspiciousness.

$2.90 – Tin toys, mainly made of tin-plated iron sheets, were once very fashionable. This stamp depicts a finely crafted and lifelike tin toy rooster on a background of peonies. The peony is a symbol of prosperity and affluence.

$3.70 – The seashell, a hard substance with a lustrous layer of nacre, is used to create various objects of art. This stamp features a remarkably true-to-life rooster made of seashells. The peach blossoms in the background denote perfect love and marriage, a peaceful life and longevity.

$5 – Silversmithing is a traditional Chinese craft. A silversmith skilful at carving and casting can turn a piece of silverware into an elegant work of art. This stamp depicts a glittering, eye-catching gold-plated silver rooster on a backdrop of dahlias, which denote opulence and beauty.

year of the rooster stamps Hong Kong MS

An accompanying stamp sheetlet features an embroidered rooster complemented by vividly-coloured embroidered peonies. These motifs represent wishes for a joyful year ahead.

Date of Issue: 7 January 2017
Denominations: $1.70, $2.90, $3.70, $5

Year of the Rooster – Indonesia

year of the rooster stamps Indonesia

Date of Issue: 6 January 2017
Denominations: 10000

Year of the Rooster – Singapore

year of the rooster stamps Singapore

The charming, resilient and high confidence Rooster, tenth in the Zodiac Cycle starts off yet another New Year on the Chinese zodiac calendar in 2017.

The stamps feature three graphical illustrations of the pompous Rooster ushering in the new Lunar Year 2017.

Date of Issue: 6 January 2017
Denominations: 1st Local, 70c and $1.30

Lunar Year of the Rooster – Macao

year of the rooster stamps macau

Macao Post released the tenth issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac, Lunar Year of the Rooster stamps.

The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the rooster and the distinguishing characteristics of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth”.

The year of rooster, the rooster’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Fire Rooster”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps.

The “Fire Rooster” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to highlight its colourful feathers, together with the hot foil stamping with symphony holographic on the stamp border.

year of the rooster stamps macau MS

The conceptual design of the souvenir sheet is integrated with the Macao culture and a well-known Portuguese icon, the Barcelos Rooster.

The blue sky and the colourful fireworks symbolise the Lunar Year of the Rooster will bring prosperity to Macao.

Date of Issue: 5 January 2017
Denominations: 2.0 x 2, 3.0 x 2, 5.0 patacas, SS 12.00 patacas

Lunar New Year Stamp 2017 – USA

year of the rooster stamp USA
Copyright© 2016 USPS

The USPS issued the Year of the Rooster Forever stamp, the 10th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series.

Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian heritage.

In the United States and elsewhere, the occasion is marked in various ways, including parades featuring enormous and vibrantly painted papier-mache dragons, parties and other special events.

Date of Issue: 5 January 2017
Denominations: Forever

Year of the Rooster – Vietnam

year of the rooster stamps Vietnam

year of the rooster stamps Vietnam FDC

Date of Issue: 20 December 2016
Denominations: 3000 VND, 10500 VND

Year of the Rooster – Jersey

year of the rooster stamps Jersey

The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New year or the Spring Festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated by Chinese and ethnic communities around the world.

The Chinese animal zodiac is a repeating cycle of twelve years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes.

Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years together with ten heavenly stems and are in a fixed order; the rooster occupies the 10th position on the Chinese zodiac.

year of the rooster stamps Jersey

New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest.

The lantern festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month and marks the end of the Chinese New Year.

Date of Issue: 5 January 2017
Denominations: 48p, £1

Year of the Rooster 2017 – Christmas Island

year of the rooster stamps Christmas Island

For Chinese people around the world, Lunar New Year is a time for family dinners, exchanging gifts and enjoying public festivals and celebrations.

The flamboyant Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac.

The Rooster is considered persistent and reliable, especially as they are the announcers of the new dawn.

Plus, according to Chinese legend, it was the Rooster that coaxed a hiding sun back into the sky and returned warmth to the world.

year of the rooster stamps Christmas Island

Those born under the Rooster sign are often confident, observant, resourceful and courageous.

The honest and hard-working Rooster likes to be surrounded by others. Britney Spears, Cate Blanchett and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd were all born in the Year of the Rooster.

year of the rooster stamps Christmas Island

year of the rooster stamps Christmas Island

Date of Issue: 10 January 2017
Denominations: $1, $3

New Year of the Rooster – Ukraine

year of the rooster stamps Ukraine

Ukrainian post issued bright colourful stamp celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Rooster.

Date of Issue: 11 November 2016
Denominations: 4.40 UAH

Lunar New Year of the Rooster – Royal Mail

year of the rooster stamps britain
© Stamp Design Royal Mail Group Ltd (2016)

Royal Mail issued Year of the rooster Collector Sheet, fifth in a series of Souvenir Sheets celebrating the Lunar New Year.

The labels are designed by hat-trick design and feature paper cut-outs both on the bright red background of the sheet and the labels representing the five elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth.

The pictorial labels depict Lunar New Year festivities taking place in five UK locations and the remainder show five generic images related to the Lunar New Year featuring paper cut-outs created by artist Rebecca Sutherland.

All the labels are complemented by the Fireworks definitive stamp.

Date of Issue: 15 November 2016
Denominations: 1st local x 20

Chinese Signs of the Zodiac – Liechtenstein

year of the rooster stamps liechtenstein

Liechtenstein post as a part of Chinese zodiac series issued a new self-adhesive special stamp depicting a filigree silhouette.

The stamps are created using the most up to date laser technology.

The sheet of four stamps which is in red – the Chinese symbol for good luck – is moreover cut in the shape of a rooster.

year of the rooster stamps liechtenstein

All of the imprints were applied in high-quality gold foil.

The fascination of Chinese culture lies in its diversity, one aspect of which is astrology with its twelve zodiac signs.

The Chinese year 2017 lasts from 28 January 2017 to 15 February 2018 and stands under the rule of the rooster.

Date of Issue: 14 November 2016
Denominations: CHF 2.00

Year of the Rooster – Aland

year of the rooster stamps Aland

Aland post issued Year of the Rooster miniature sheet featuring two roosters.

The issue features roosters of the Swedish native poultry stock Hedemora, the most common breed in Aland.

Originating from Swedish province of Dalarna, it is a stout and hardy breed. Adapting well to Nordic climate, it has a dense and downy plumage.

The breed appears in a variety of colour patterns of black, white, blue and wild/wheat.

Date of Issue: 11 November 2016
Denominations: €2.00 x 2

Source: Aland Post

Lunar New Year Stamps – Korea

year of the rooster stamps korea

The year 2017 is the jeongyu year of the rooster.

The tenth animal in the zodiac, the rooster is not just close to humans; it is, in fact, one of the most popular domestic animals in the world.

In Korea, the rooster appeared as an animal announcing the birth of the ruler of a new country in the myth of Kim Alji, the progenitor of the Gyeongju Kim clan and the Kim dynasty of Silla.

To predict a good harvest, farmers used to count the crows of the first rooster at dawn on New Year’s Day or January 15th by the lunar calendar.

It was believed that a good harvest was on the way if the rooster crowed more than ten times.

Date of Issue: 1 December 2016
Denominations: KRW 300 x 2

Source: Korea

Year of the Rooster Stamps – New Zealand

year of the rooster stamps new zealand
© 2016 New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post issues four gummed stamps inspired by the Chinese folk arts of calligraphy, paper-cutting, and line-art illustration.

The stamps celebrate the multicultural nature of New Zealand with both Chinese and New Zealand elements.

The rooster symbolizes character traits of confidence, courageousness, and resourcefulness, and is the focus of these festive stamps.

$1.00 Calligraphy
The red colour of this stamp represents the traditional colour of Chinese New Year, which mirrors the positive holiday atmosphere.

The calligraphic character of ‘rooster’ has been designed in a ‘paint-brush’ style and can be seen as a decorative element throughout Chinese New Year celebrations.

year of the rooster stamps new zealand
© 2016 New Zealand Post

$1.80 Paper-cut Rooster
One of the commonly used decorations for Chinese New Year is paper-cutting, which can be found everywhere from shop windows to private homes.

The intricate art of paper-cutting dates back thousands of years in China, and the rooster depicted in this paper-cut symbolizes a vibrant and positive start to the day.

The Maori motifs incorporated into the paper-cut bring the diverse Maori and Chinese cultures together.

$2.20 The Rooster
This illustrated rooster is rich with colour and incorporates various Maori and Pacific patterns, including koru, that are symbolic of new life.

The black colour in the design reflects New Zealand’s national identity and blends harmoniously with the red tones that are popular in Chinese culture.

$2.70 Lantern Festival
The Auckland War Memorial Museum located in Auckland Domain is the venue for the Lantern Festival.

More than 100,000 people attend this festival where hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns are displayed in front of the Domain.

year of the rooster stamps new zealand
© 2016 New Zealand Post

Date of Issue: 11 January 2017
Denominations: $1.00, $1.80, $2.20, $2.70

Source: New Zealand Stamps

Year of the Rooster Stamps – Taiwan

year of the rooster stamps taiwan

To welcome the arrival of the New Year, Taiwan Post issued a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet entitled “New Year’s Greetings“.

The stamps use a silhouette to express the courage and clarion-call of the cock.

Gold and orange-red transmit an atmosphere of joy, good fortune and celebration for the year of the rooster.

NT$3.5 stamp: “The Golden Cock Proclaiming Joy” is the theme of this stamp. The cock call at dawn heralds the new day; spring marks the beginning of the New Year.

NT$13 stamp: An Exuberance of Joyous Celebrations. Being a homonym of the word for “auspiciousness” (ji), the word for “rooster” (ji) expresses the wish that the New Year will bring an abundance of the riches of life.

year of the rooster stamps taiwan

NT$12 souvenir sheet: A pair of roosters and an auspicious Chinese ruyi knot depict the rooster as auspicious and express a wish for peace in all things, complete satisfaction and lasting happiness.

Date of Issue: 1 December 2016
Denominations: NT$3.5, NT$13, NT$12

Source: Taiwan Stamps

One comment

  1. may countries issue cock stamps and mint sheet, very beautiful and design is good. i want collect some. any suggestions??

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *