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2022 Year of the Tiger $2.80 Stamp Sheet

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Sheet of 25 x $2.80 'The Lantern' gummed stamps.

Chinese New Year celebrations are said to have started when a demon called Nian terrorised the countryside on New Year’s Eve. Alongside the infant and the Tiger, this stamp celebrates the role of the lantern as a way to scare Nian away and usher in a prosperous new year.

Date of issue: 1 December 2021
Number of stamps: Four gummed
Denominations: $1.50, $2.80, $3.60 & $4.10
Designed and illustrated by: YMC Design, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by 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 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14
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 30 November 2022. First day covers will remain on sale until 31 January 2022.