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Year of the Ox [2009] Marked by Many Nations

Stamps celebrating the year of the ox

December 24, 2008

All over the world, government postal systems recognize the importance of the lunar new year to many of their citizens and to those in East Asia by issuing stamps. These stamps tend to be lucrative for the systems that issue them as many of the stamps purchased are held by collectors and aren't ever used to mail letters. Many private organizations also issue stamps which cannot be used to mail anything, but celebrate the new year. The year of the ox begins on January 26, 2009 and ends on February 13, 2010.

China (these are the ox stamps from 1985 and 1997, the 2009 stamp will be announced on January 5, 2009)


Hong Kong


United States