We are looking at the upcoming Lunar New Year 2020 Year of the Rat Stamp arriving on January 11th. The sheet of 20 stamps is $11.00 for the First Class Year of the Rat Forever stamps. Happy Friday on this last weekend of 2019!
It is interesting to see in the last issue of the US Postal Bulletin for 2019 that came out last week, it includes Stamp Announcement 20-01: Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat Stamp. I’m loving it is the 2020 announcement in 2019!
“In 2020, the United States Postal Service will issue the first of 12 stamps in its third Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Rat begins January 25, 2020, and ends on February 11, 2021. Calling to mind the elaborately decorated masks used in the dragon dance often performed in Lunar New Year parades, this three-dimensional mask depicting a rat is a contemporary take on the long tradition of paper-cut folk art crafts created during this auspicious time of year. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp with original artwork by Camille Chew.”
If you are wanting to go ahead now and pre-order them, I’m including this link over at the USPS.com Postal Store Year of the Rat Forever stamp.
Lunar New Year 2020 Year of the Rat Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today
You may also enjoy AnchoredScraps Celebrating Lunar New Year Commemorative Boxed Set – with all 12 years souvenir sheets in the Lunar New Years Series 3-13-2019