Stamps set to mark Year of the Dog

Year of Dog stamps - Hong Kong

Every year many countries issue Chinese new year stamps featuring one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac sign.  Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042…

Dog is man’s good friend who can understand the human’s spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.

Asia Trend brings you all the latest stamps issued to celebrate Year of the Dog.

USPS Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog
(Celebrating Lunar New Year series)

The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the Year of the Dog Forever stamp, the 11th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza.

Considered the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated primarily by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian heritage.

Year of the Dog Stamps in the World

Year of the Dog Stamps – China Year of Dog stamps - China

China Post issued a set of two stamps to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Dog.

The stamps have been designed by Zhou Lingzhao, a retired professor from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Mr. Zhou also designed the Year of the Dog stamps that were issued in 1982 and helped to create the second, third and fourth edition of the renminbi, the Chinese currency.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Hong Kong Year of Dog stamps - Hong Kong

Hongkong Post released the seventh issue in its fourth Lunar New Year special stamp series, featuring a set of four stamps portraying dogs in different art forms.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Korea Year of Dog stamps - Korea

Year of the Dog Stamps – Vietnam Year of Dog stamps - Vietnam

Vietnam Post issued two stamps with face values of VND 3,000 and VND 10,500 celebrating “The year of the Dog”.

The Stamp set’s design is inspired by Vietnamese’s folklore paintings. The bright colors, the simplicity, the emotions are displayed on a kind of papers made from scallop shells consisting of materials carrying the depth of space.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Philippine Year of Dog stamps - Philippine

The Philippine Postal Corporation released Year of the Dog special stamps to welcome the year 2018 in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

The 2018 New Year Stamp also comes with a souvenir sheet to highlight the colors red and gold in special round perforation which symbolizes prosperity and good luck.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Malaysia Year of Dog stamps - MALAYSIA stamps

Malaysia issued a set of stamps “Working Dogs” to mark the coming Year of the Dog.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Taiwan Year of Dog stamps - Taiwan

Chunghwa Post issued a set of stamps and souvenir sheet to welcome the arrival of the Chinese new year 2018, Year of the Dog.

The stamp designs feature paper cuttings in gold, green, and purple that capture dogs in different stances.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Japan

Year of Dog stamps - Japan

Year of the Dog Stamps – Canada 

Year of Dog stamps - Canada
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Canada post celebrates the Year of the Dog with a stamp and Souvenir sheet.

The stamps feature an illustration of a red dog on a glowing lantern. In the lower left is the Chinese character for a dog.

Year of the Dog Stamps – Thailand Year of Dog stamps - Thailand

Year of the Dog Stamps – SingaporeYear of Dog stamps - Singapore

The stamps feature three graphical illustrations of the affectionate Dog ushering in the new Lunar Year 2018.