Overview

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated traditional Chinese festivals, and it is celebrated by many communities in countries around the world. Family feasts are conducted, gifts are exchanged, lanterns are hung and public firework displays are held.

The year 2019 is the Year of the Pig, the 12th and final sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The Pig’s patient, kind and empathetic nature makes those born under this sign well suited to a career as a teacher, doctor, vet or social worker. Previous Pig years include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007.

This stamp issue concludes the 12-year series of Lunar New Year stamp issues designed by talented graphic artist Dani Poon.

Technical specifications

Issue date
8-January-2019
Issue withdrawal date
31-December-2019
Denominations
1 x $1, 1 x $3
Stamp & minisheet design
Dani Poon
Product design
John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer
RA Printing
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
26 x 37.5
Minisheet size (mm)
136 x 70
Zodiac sheetlet size (mm)
170 x 210
Lotus sheetlet size (mm)
170 diameter
Perforations
14.6 x 13.8
Sheet layout
Module of 50
FDI postmark
Christmas Island, WA 3798
FDI withdrawal date
6-February-2019

Stamp in this issue

$1 - Pig

The Pig’s pictorial representation, with floral inlay, is presented with the Chinese calligraphic character in the $1 stamp design.

The $1 stamp design is also be available as a Personalised Stamp™.

$3 - Pig

The $3 stamp features the Chinese calligraphic character for the Pig. The Pig’s curly tail has been cleverly incorporated into the Chinese character.

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Set of Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 stamps:

Set of Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 stamps

This set of stamps contains the two stamps from the Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 stamp issue.

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Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 zodiac sheetlet:

Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 Zodiac sheetlet

This beautiful foiled Zodiac sheetlet from the Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 stamp issue features the two stamps from the issue as well as 12 stamps unique to the this product.

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Minisheet:

Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 minisheet

The Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

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Gutter strip with design:

Gutter strip 10 x $1 Year of the Pig 2019 stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $1 stamps from the Christmas Island Year of the Pig 2019 stamp issue.

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