To celebrate the Year of the Dog in style, Jersey Post's first stamp issue of the New Year will be dog-themed and feature a pug, the typical Beijing pet, wearing a collar with a bell.
The stamps, which have been designed by Wang Huming, will be released on 5 January.
They form the third part in Jersey Post’s series celebrating the Lunar New Year, preceded by Year of the Rooster in 2017 and Year of the Monkey in 2016.
Pictured: The £1 stamps feature three dogs playing together.
In Chinese culture, dogs represent dedication to hard work, loyalty and faithfulness. People love them and they are considered to be good friends to humans. People born in the year of the Wuxu dog are serious and have a responsible attitude towards work. They are born with a good nature and are always ready to help others.
The issue comprises a single stamp and a Miniature Sheet which shows two puppies playing with their mother, designed to resemble a typical house dog in China.
Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post, said: “The Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. In 2018, it begins on 16 February and is when families come together. We are honoured to be able to work with Wang Huming once again. He is the Deputy Chief Designer of the Postage Stamp Printing Bureau of China Post and has been continuously elected as the most loved stamp designer by Chinese collectors.”
Pictured: A 49p stamp, featuring a golden pug drawn in a traditional style.
Jersey Post’s Year of the Dog stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 5 January 2018. Philatelic stamp products such as Miniature Sheets, First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey Post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered online or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on 516320.
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