Sheet of 25 x $4.10 'Protection' gummed stamps.
In Chinese culture the Tiger is seen as a symbol of royal protection. Tiger slippers and hats, for example, are said to guard and protect little ones from harm. Firecrackers also offer protection at New Year by fending off evil spirits.
|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|
|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.|