2018 Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog Forever Stamp

The 2018 Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog Forever Stamp First Day of Issue is today, January 11, 2018. If you are new to my blog, last year we had the Year of the Rooster Forever stamp and in 2016 we saw the Year of the Monkey Forever stamp.  

The new 2018 Year of the Dog Forever stamp is the 11th in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series of 12 stamps. The series of stamps began in 2008 and goes through 2019; next year will be the Year of the Boar finalizing the series.

2018 Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog Forever Stamp

The stamp is being issued in souvenir sheets of 12 stamps, they are not sold separately. To read more about the stamp and to order online click here; the stamps will also be available for sale at Post Offices.

Year of the Dog Forever Stamp
Image USPS.com – Year of theand  Dog Forever Stamp

“The stamp features a bamboo arrangement and the Chinese character “fu,” which means good fortune, written on red paper.  In the upper left corner sits a design of a dog to symbolize the new year…”

Year of the Dog

“The Year of the Dog begins February 16, 2018, and ends on February 4, 2019.”

Being born during the Year of the Dog finds me extra interested in this stamp!  I’m recalling looking at the paper placemats at Chinese restaurants as a child that would feature Chinese Animal Zodiac Signs. In looking at those paper placemats I remember the first time I figured out I was born during the Year of the Dog.  

“Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030…”

With the arrival of the Year of the Dog Forever Stamp, it is another great reason for 2018 to be a wonderful year ahead!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Image from Instagram of Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Chinese New Year, posted January 11, 2018, by deannalynnarzola. You can click on image to link to posting.

P.S. Over at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden they are celebrating the Chinese New Year: January 8 – March 3. I’m including this beautiful photo I saw on Twitter of an Instagram posting by Deannalynn Arzola.

Year of the Dog Forever Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

USPS.com Image Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog

China Highlights excerpt, The Year of the Dog 2018 — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects

Hawaii News Now – USPS debuts Year of the Dog stamp, excerpt. Published By HNN Staff

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden link to Chinese New Year 2018

Instagram image as noted

AnchoredScraps Year of the Rooster Forever stamp 1-10-2017; Year of the Monkey Forever stamp 2-05-2016



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