Hong Kong to mark ‘Year of the Rat’

The "Year of the Rat" stamp set is issued by Hongkong Post in celebration of this auspicious year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The ninth issue of the third Lunar New Year series, this set of four stamps vividly captures the nimbleness of the rat against a background embellished with silver foliage.

Say farewell to the "Year of the Pig" and welcome the "Year of the Rat" with this fabulous Chinese New Year commemorative sheetlet. "Embossed and hot-foiled with genuine 22K and 24K gold as well as 99.9% silver, this special edition will make an exciting addition to your collection," Hongkong Post reports.

Issue date: 26 January 2008

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