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Canada Post announces limited edition Year of the Dragon stamp collection

January 10, 2012

Canada Post recently unveiled the fourth design in the Lunar New Year stamp series, and this design honors the Year of the Dragon. The series was started in 2007 to commemorate the Chinese calendar and culture.

"Lunar Year is celebrated around the world, in countries and territories with significant Chinese communities," said Jim Philips, director of Stamp Services at Canada Post. "Canada Post is proud to celebrate the occasion by issuing these popular stamps. The stamps in the Lunar New Year series are always well-received by both members of the Chinese community and collectors. As in past years, these images are complex and striking, and the foil and embossing techniques are outstanding."

Canadians who are living outside the country for work or school can use phone cards to make calls to Canada and ask their friends and relatives to mail them letters with the Lunar Stamps. This way, they can see the limited edition stamps and get a letter from a loved one at the same time. The international stamps are different than the domestic ones, as well. Instead of an embossed, gold-foil dragon, the international version features a bold black dragon with gold foil highlights.

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