2019 Canada ๐Ÿ“ญ CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE PIG ๐Ÿ– First Day Cover ๐Ÿท FDC ๐Ÿ“ฌ

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Stamp: One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from theย 2019 Canada Postย YEAR OF THE PIG Issue

2019 YEAR OF THE PIG First Day Cover

Honour the arrival of the Year of the Pig with this Official First Day Cover featuring the PermanentTMย domestic stamp from this issue. This colourful collectible is the perfect gift for a friend or relative born in the Year of the Pig, or for parents expecting a child this year.

The stamp design is inspired by Zhu Bajie, a colourful character from the 16th-century Chinese novelย Journey to the West. Banished from a powerful position in Heaven, he is reborn into the mortal world as Pigsy, a half-human, half-pig creature. On the stamp, a proud Pigsy is clad in heavenly armour as he carries an enormous muck rake. On the Official First Day Cover, a seated Pigsy is shown dressed in more modest attire.

The stamp is cancelled in Markham, Ontario. The pictorial cancellation is the Chinese word โ€˜pigโ€™ in calligraphy by Albert Ng,ย O.Ont.

The Year of the Pig begins February 5, 2019, and ends on January 24, 2020. While the pig is the twelfth and final animal in the Chinese Lunar calendar, this is Canada Postโ€™s eleventh Lunar New Year issue. Our series concludes in January 2020, with the arrival of the Year of the Rat.

  • ISSUE DATE: January 18, 2019
  • STAMP DESIGNER: Albert Ngย O.Ontย and Jai Paek
  • STAMP VALUE: PermanentTMย (domestic rate
  • DIMENSIONS: 190 mm x 112 mm

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