Single $2.70 'Fortune' gummed stamps.
We see the Ox and infants in a New Year procession. Festival parades like this typically centre on a dragon dance, which is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. As the Ox and infants march together, they represent new beginnings and a celebration of the year ahead. Clasped in one baby’s hand is a lotus flower. The flower appears in all the stamps. It’s a popular Chinese icon used to signify purity and a fresh start for the coming year.
|Date of issue:||2 December 2020|
|Number of stamps:||Four gummed|
|Denominations:||$1.40, $2.70, $3.50, $4.00|
|Stamps, miniature sheet and first day covers designed by:||YMC Design, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||30mm x 40mm (vertical)|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||135mm x 90mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||25|
|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 1 December 2021. First day covers will remain on sale until 27 January 2021.|