On 20 January 2023, UNPA celebrates the Chinese Lunar Calendar – Year of the Rabbit with the issuance of a special event sheet of ten stamps.
The Chinese New Year officially begins on 22 January 2023 and ends 9 February 2024. The Rabbit is the fourth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle.
For this year, UNPA is continuing its new sheet design and format, which started in 2022. The ten US$1.40 denominated stamps feature the illustration of a Rabbit, and the tabs to the left of the stamps bear a white United Nations logo with a background in gold.
The stamps and the sheet’s background were illustrated by Tiger Pan (China), who also illustrated the Chinese Lunar Calendar – Year of the Tiger stamps in 2022 as well as the Chinese Lunar Calendar – Year of the Dog stamps in 2018.
A special Year of the Rabbit postcard, featuring the same illustration as the stamps, is also being issued.
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: 22,500 sheets
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)