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2023 Year of the Rabbit $3.80 Stamp

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Single $3.80 'The Kitchen God' gummed stamps.

A popular ritual practised at New Year is paying respect to the kitchen god. This is done by burning incense and providing food as a form of tribute. Incense is also used to pay respect to ancestors and to pray for good luck in the year ahead. In Shandong province, villagers make steam buns to symbolise reunion, happiness, and prosperity for the coming year.

The rabbit was chosen to represent the fourth year in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The design of our stamps and collectables commemorating the Year of the Rabbit in 2023 has been inspired by the style of the Chinese nianhua poster. Click here for more information about this stamp issue.

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Date of issue: 7 December 2022
Number of stamps: Four gummed stamps
Denominations: $1.70, $3.00, $3.80 & $6.70
Designed and illustrated by: Ying-Min Chu, YMC Design, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, Napier, New Zealand
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: Arconvert securpost MC 90/Cprint100 P11p
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
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 6 December 2023. First day covers will remain on sale until 31 January 2023.
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