To celebrate the Year of the Goat, Australia Post is releasing a Lunar New Year stamp issue featuring the Chinese character for the goat, shown in the $2.10 stamp, and its pictorial representation, shown in the 70c stamp.
The Goat (or Sheep) is the eighth sign in the Chinese Zodiac and symbolises independence. The Year of the Goat begins on 19 February 2015.
Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt says, “This yea’s Lunar New Year stamp products have been designed in keeping with Chinese traditional design and customs. The products, including a postcard, give everyone an opportunity to send wishes of good fortune and health to family and friends, both here and overseas.”
Hong Kong-born designer, Dani Poon has been commissioned to illustrate 12 stamp issues in the Lunar New Year series, representing each of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac. Dani has used paper cut motifs, a popular form of Chinese art, to pictorially represent the goat in the 70c stamp. The stamps are overprinted with a striking turquoise foil.
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