One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2018 Canada Post YEAR OF THE DOG Issue
2018 YEAR OF THE DOG International Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover
Pay tribute to the Year of the Dog with this Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover. This colourful collectible is an ideal gift for a friend or relative born in the Year of the Dog, or for parents expecting a child this year. The envelope is sold unsealed to facilitate the Lunar New Year custom of giving money inside a red pouch.
The international-rate stamp on this handsome collectible features an illustration of a golden dog on a glowing red lantern. In the lower left is the Chinese character for dog, gǒu, in calligraphy by Order of Ontario recipient Albert Ng. The stamp is postmarked in Vancouver, British Columbia. The collectible envelope features a detail of the dog image.
The Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018, and lasts until February 4, 2019. Those born under this sign are said to be loyal, happy, and playful but sometimes stubborn. Driven by a sense of duty and justice, and disinterested in wealth or power, these sympathetic people put the well-being of others above all else.
Red, green, and purple are the lucky colours for those born in the Year of the Dog. Their lucky numbers are 3, 4, and 9.
This collectible is part of the tenth issue in Canada Post’s Lunar New Year series, which began with the Year of the Ox in 2009.