Monday, June 3, 2019

Year of the Pig on registered cover from China

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. This year is Year of the Pig, and Chinese Post issued pair of lovely stamps on 5.1.2019.

Other stamps on cover:
Xing Hua Duo Tian (from set Beautiful China), issued on 19.5.2013.
Yunnan Nuthatch (Sitta yunnanensis), issued on 1.1.2004.
Greeting Card Stamp, issued on 8.8.2013.
Protection of biodiversity, issued on 1.1.2004.
Protection of Forests, issued on 1.2.2002.

Thank you, Li Ming!

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