The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is celebrating the Lunar Calendar – Year of the Dragon with the issuance of a special event stamp sheet of 10 stamps.
The New Lunar Calendar Year starts on Feb. 10 and runs until Jan. 28 2025. The dragon is fifth in the series of the 12 zodiac signs. The dragon is said to represent good luck, strength, health, and the male element Yang. The dragon is unique because it is the only mythical creature of all the animals featured in the Chinese zodiac.
For 2024, UNPA is continuing its new personalized sheet design and format, which started in 2022. The 10 US$1.50 denominated stamps feature a beautiful illustration of a dragon, and the tabs to the left of the stamps bear a white United Nations emblem with a golden background. Both the stamps and background design were illustrated by Pan Hu (Tiger Pan) of China. A special Year of the Dragon postcard, featuring the same illustration as the stamps, is also being issued.
The stamp sheets may be personalized with a photograph in the place of the UN emblem. Customers can visit the stamp shops in New York, Geneva or Vienna or upload their photos to the UNPA website – unstamps.org
Stamp size: 40.6 mm x 29.8 mm
Tab size: 26.6 mm x 29.8 mm
Sheet size: 279.4 mm x 215.9 mm
Quantity: 24,000 sheets (including blank sheets)
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)