One (1) Official First Day Cover in the title from Canada Post
2020 Year of the RAT Issue
Honour the arrival of the Year of the Rat with this Official First Day Cover featuring the PermanentTMdomestic rate stamp.
This colourful collectible is the perfect gift for a friend or relative born in the Year of the Rat or for parents expecting a child this year. The cover includes a traditional Chinese blessing 鼠兆豐年 (“The rat foretells a fruitful year.”)
The stamp depicts the Chinese folk tale of the marriage of a rat’s daughter, in the style of folk art known as Chinese farmer painting. The rat’s daughter, adorned in extravagant headdress, is escorted to the ceremony by a band of merry rat servants.
The stamp is cancelled in Toronto, Ontario.
The Year of the Rat begins on January 25, 2020, and ends on February 11, 2021. Although Rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac, this is Canada Post’s final issue in the most recent 12-stamp Lunar New Year series.