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2020 Year of the Rat $1.30 Stamp

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$1.30 Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is the art of writing Chinese characters with a brush. It’s a key part of Chinese culture, traditions and everyday life. Couplet writing and calligraphy continue to have an essential role in Chinese New Year celebrations today, and feature in the design of this year’s $1.30 Year of the Rat stamp.

Date of issue: 4 December 2019
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: $1.30, $2.60, $3.30, $4.00
Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by: Asiaworks, Auckland, New Zealand
Printer and process: Australia Post by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type:  Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor, OBA free, PVA gummed paper
Number of stamps per sheet:  25
Perforation gauge: 13.33 x 13
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 3 December 2020. First day covers will remain on sale until 29 January 2020.