On 21 January 2022, the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) will commemorate the Chinese Lunar Calendar with the issuance of a special event sheet celebrating the “Year of the Tiger”.
This is the start of a new zodiac cycle, as UNPA completed the entire zodiac cycle of twelve animals in 2021. For this new cycle, UNPA is using a new sheet design/format which consists of ten US$ 1.30 denominated stamps and tabs to the left of each stamp with the UN logo. The specifications are as follows:
Stamp size: 40.6mm horizontally by 29.8 mm vertically
Tab size: 26.6 mm horizontally by 29.8 mm vertically
Sheet size: 279.4mm horizontally by 215.9mm vertically
A quantity of 25,000 sheets were printed by Cartor Security Printing (France) in offset with PMS gold.
The stamps and background design of the sheet were illustrated by Tiger Pan (China). Mr. Pan also illustrated the Lunar Calendar series in 2018 for the year of the Dog.