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29c Year of the Boar stamp

United States Postal Service1994-12-30

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The Postal Service celebrated the Lunar New Year, Year of the Boar, with issuance of a 29-cent commemorative stamp on December 30, 1994, in Sacramento, California. The stamp features a boar, the last animal in the series of twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Chinese characters on the bottom left of the stamp read in English, "Year of the Boar," and the "Happy New Year!" greeting appears in the upper right corner.

Designed by Clarence Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii, the stamps were printed in the photogravure process by Stamp Venturers, Inc., and issued in sheets of twenty.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (December 8, 1994).

Scott Catalogue USA: 2876
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Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 1995.2075.155

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  • Title: 29c Year of the Boar stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1994-12-30
  • Subject Keywords: Year of the Boar, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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