Chinese Year of the Ox First Day Cover

Chinese Year of the Ox First Day Cover
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 Chinese Year of the Ox First Day CoverChinese Year of the Ox First Day Cover 
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Product Code:  ZA91
Brand:  I.O.M. Post Office

Shipping Weight:  18 g

Key Features

  • Celebrating one of the most widely celebrated annual festivals of the planet
  • The first set of triangular stamps issued by Isle of Man Post Office
  • Designed by Manx artist Jay Cover
  • The Ox is the second animal represented in the twelve year Lunar cycle
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In a philatelic first for a British Isles postal administration, Isle of Man Post Office is honoured to present this very special first day cover, featuring four stamps, triangular in shape and cancelled with a first day of issue postmark. 

Manxman, illustrator and artist Jay Cover designed the stamps and used the triangular shape to emphasise the features of the Ox, with two other animals also featured in the set that are strongly associated withe Ox, the Rooster and the Rat. 

Inside the cover you will find fascinating issue text written by Richard West MBE, a leading figure in the philatelic world and who was honoured with the MBE for Services to Philately in 2012.

Country of Issue Isle of Man
Issue Date 7th January 2021
Design Jay Cover
Text

Richard West MBE

Gummed Stamp Size 63.5 x 44.9 x 44.9 mm
Colours

4 Spot Colours

Process Offset Lithography
Perforations 12.598 x 12.47 x 12.47 per 2 cms
Paper 110gms PVA Gummed
Number of Stamp 4
Format Sheet of 20

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