Canada Post has released two new stamps in honour of the Year of the Pig. The Year of the Pig begins on February 5, 2019, and ends on January 24, 2020. Those born under the sign are said to be frank, trusting, compassionate, diligent and determined.
The two-stamp issue released on January 18, the 11th in its current 12-year series., feature Zhu Bajie, or Pigsy, a character from the celebrated 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.
Designed by Albert Ng and Seung Jai Paek of Albert Ng and Associates, the Year of the Pig issue offers Permanent™ domestic- and international-rate stamp booklets plus:
- a traditional gummed pane of 25 domestic-rate stamps, featuring four Chinese blessings
- philatelic collectibles including an unsealed international-rate Official First Day Cover (OFDC), suitable for use as a “money envelope” in traditional gift-giving.