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2021 U.S. Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox Forever Stamps

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In 2021, the Post Service issues the second of 12 stamps in the newest series ofLunar New Yearstamps. The Year of the Ox begins February 12, 2021, and ends on January 31, 2022.

The ox mask in the stamp design incorporates elements with symbolic meaning. Several of the patterns were created with the style of Asian textiles in mind as well as purple flowers that represent the arrival of spring, which Lunar New Year also signals in Chinese culture. The star in the center of the oxs head references the celestial themes of the Chinese zodiac. Orange foil was used to add emphasis to the crown atop the ox’s head.

The ox is the second of the 12 zodiac animal signs associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. Many ancient fables and legends explain the origin of the zodiac signs. The most common story tells of the animals racing across a river to determine their order in the cycle. The rat crossed by riding on the back of the ox, jumping ahead at the last minute to win the race, with the ox coming in second place.

As with other zodiac signs, personality traits and other attributes are often associated with people born in the year of a particular animal. Those born duringthe Year of the Ox may be seen as honest, diligent, and highly dependable. In Chinese tradition, five elementswood, fire, earth, metal (or gold), and wateralso cycle in accordance with the lunar calendar and are associated with the years animal sign. In 2021, the Lunar New Year will mark the beginning of the Year of the Gold Ox.

Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays of the year for many Asian communities around the world and is primarily celebrated by people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Malaysian, and Filipino heritage. Across these varied cultures, many traditions exist for ringing in a new year of good luck and prosperity. Art director Antonio Alcal designed the stamp with original art by Camille Chew.

TheYear of the Oxstamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

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SKUs featured on this page: 480104


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A: We legally acquire our postage stamps from businesses and the general public; from leftover business mailings and company liquidations, to wedding invitations and stamp collections. Our process, product acquisition, and transactions are legally backed by our all-star legal team. All transactions are in compliance with the laws of the United States of America.

A: Yes. They are authentic USPS issued postage. All of our postage undergoes a series of tests for authenticity, and is money-back guaranteed to our customers. All fraudulent and counterfeit items we receive are reported to the United States Postal Inspectors Office. We have aided law enforcement in several fraudulent and counterfeit postage cases over the past years, and have direct access to an inspector agent representative specializing in such cases.

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A: All of our postage is in complete sheets, books, or rolls. Unless otherwise stated, they are unfolded and in post-office-fresh new condition, ready for resale.

A: No. We can sell our postage to anyone as long as their purpose is to use the postage to mail items.

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A: Yes, these are Forever Stamps so they will always be equal to the value of one ounce, first-class letter in the U.S. The stamps can be used to mail a letter, or towards the total postage cost of any US-PS shipment, or can be saved as a collectible.

A: Yes. We accept returned items within 14 days from when they were confirmed delivered. We will provide a refund in full for all items that are returned in the original condition in which they were received. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information about returns.

A: No. The sales tax law states “Gross receipts from the sale of U.S. Postal Service stamps sold for the purpose of postage are not subject to tax.”

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