#4623 – 2012 First-Class Forever Stamp - Chinese Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon

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U.S. #4623

2012 45¢ Year of the Dragon

Celebrating Lunar New Year


Issue Date: January 23, 2012

City: San Francisco, CA

Quantity: 72,000,000

Printed By: Avery Dennison

Printing Method: Photogravure

Color: Multicolored

Passion, dignity, and power – these are the hallmarks of the Oriental Dragon, the most potent symbol in Eastern mythology.  It is the symbol of emperors and conquerors, the most dynamic sign in the Lunar calendar.  January 23, 2012, marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.  

The Oriental dragon is a sign of great spiritual importance.  Legendary dragons rode upon the storm winds, with power over thunder and rain.  Farmers appealed to them in that role of lords of wind and weather, seeking their aid for a bountiful harvest.  Thus dragons were also symbols of prosperity.  

The dragon remains a star attraction during Lunar New Year celebrations.  An ornate dragon figure is carried on poles by as many as 50 people who perform a highly choreographed dance.  The head is typically made of wood and painted in brilliant colors, while the body is made of similarly colored cloth.  The body is separated into sections, so it moves like the rippling rivers often associated with Oriental dragons.

People of the dragon are said to be courageous, charismatic, and full of energy – but their intensity can sometimes make them temperamental and demanding.  One thing is certain: life is never dull around someone born under the sign of the dragon.

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U.S. #4623

2012 45¢ Year of the Dragon

Celebrating Lunar New Year


Issue Date: January 23, 2012

City: San Francisco, CA

Quantity: 72,000,000

Printed By: Avery Dennison

Printing Method: Photogravure

Color: Multicolored

Passion, dignity, and power – these are the hallmarks of the Oriental Dragon, the most potent symbol in Eastern mythology.  It is the symbol of emperors and conquerors, the most dynamic sign in the Lunar calendar.  January 23, 2012, marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.  

The Oriental dragon is a sign of great spiritual importance.  Legendary dragons rode upon the storm winds, with power over thunder and rain.  Farmers appealed to them in that role of lords of wind and weather, seeking their aid for a bountiful harvest.  Thus dragons were also symbols of prosperity.  

The dragon remains a star attraction during Lunar New Year celebrations.  An ornate dragon figure is carried on poles by as many as 50 people who perform a highly choreographed dance.  The head is typically made of wood and painted in brilliant colors, while the body is made of similarly colored cloth.  The body is separated into sections, so it moves like the rippling rivers often associated with Oriental dragons.

People of the dragon are said to be courageous, charismatic, and full of energy – but their intensity can sometimes make them temperamental and demanding.  One thing is certain: life is never dull around someone born under the sign of the dragon.