Year of the Pig: Uncut Press Sheet


Product # 404102149

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with this uncut press sheet. This eye-catching collectible includes 12 scroll-shaped souvenir sheets, each bearing the international-rate stamp from this issue. The stamps are accented with gold foil.

The design is inspired by Zhu Bajie, a colourful character from the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West. Banished from a powerful position in Heaven, he is reborn into the mortal world as Pigsy, a half-human, half-pig creature. On the stamp, a modestly dressed and seated Pigsy clutched an enormous muck rake. The souvenir sheet features a detail from the domestic stamp, showing a proud Pigsy clad in heavenly armour. At the bottom of the sheet is a traditional blessing in calligraphy by Albert Ng, O.Ont. The message reads “Treasures fill the home.”

The Year of the Pig begins February 5, 2019, and ends on January 24, 2020. While the pig is the twelfth and final animal in the Chinese Lunar calendar, this is Canada Post’s eleventh Lunar New Year issue. Our series concludes in January 2020, with the arrival of the Year of the Rat.

  • ISSUE DATE: January 18, 2019
  • STAMP DESIGNER: Albert Ng O.Ont and Jai Paek
  • STAMP VALUE: $2.65
  • DIMENSIONS: 359 mm (w) x 608 mm (h)

Product # 404102149