2020 Canada Post ๐Ÿ“ญ๐Ÿ€ YEAR OF THE RAT ๐Ÿ€ INTERNATIONAL FIRST DAY COVER (OFDC) ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ“ฌ SOUVENIR SHEET

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2020 Year of the RAT Issue

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with this souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover.

This international rate souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover comes unsealed to facilitate the Lunar New Year tradition of giving money in a red pouch.

Featuring gold foil, the festive stamp celebrates the Year of the Rat with images inspired by the Chinese folk tale of the wedding of the ratโ€™s daughter. Set in a snowy scene reminiscent of Canada and northern China, the souvenir sheet depicts a merry wedding procession carrying the happy bride. The stamp depicts the couple sharing their first moments as a married couple. The stamps are cancelled in Toronto, Ontario.

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The cover also includes another traditional Chinese blessing ้ผ ๅ…†่ฑๅนด (โ€œThe rat foretells a fruitful yearโ€).

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 Postโ€™s final issue in the most recent 12-stamp Lunar New Year series.

Specifications

Issue Date January 17, 2020
Stamp Designer Albert Ng,ย O. Ont.ย and Seung Jai Paek
Stamp Value $2.71 (international rate)
Quantity Produced 22,000
Dimensions 190 mm x 112 mm
Cancellation site Toronto ON




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