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  • Lunar New Year Issues
    Click on the issue name to go to that section. Most recent years are listed first (e.g., 2015 Ram, then 2003 Ram).

    Year of the Dog (2006)
    Year of the Dragon (2000, 2012) (page 1)
    Year of the Horse (2002, 2014) (page 1)
    Year of the Monkey (2004, 2016) (page 1)
    Year of the Ox (2009) (this page)
    Year of the Pig (2007) (this page)
    Year of the Rabbit (2011) (this page)
    Year of the Ram (2003, 2015) (this page)
    Year of the Rat (2008) (page 3)
    Year of the Rooster (2005, 2017) (page 3)
    Year of the Snake (2001, 2013) (page 3)
    Year of the Tiger (1998, 2010) (page 3)
    2005 Souvenir Sheet (page 3)
    2006 Souvenir Sheet (page 1)

    No, we didn't produce Dragon Cards for every year in the Clarence Lee series. In hindsight, we should have. With the new U.S. series that started in 2008, we will produce every Lunar New Year issue, with a series of unifying designs, and sometimes something a little different.


    The Year of the Ox (2009)

    Dgn 315

    Dgn 315: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 315a

    Dgn 315a: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. New York City JAF Station black plug hand cancel, only available on the first day of issue — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 315b

    Dgn 315b: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties new and earlier (Sc. 3895b) U.S. stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 315c

    Dgn 315c: Sc. 2296 Canada's Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. Red First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 315d

    Dgn 315d: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. With Taiwan's Year of the Ox stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 315e

    Dgn 315e: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. With Singapore's Year of the Ox stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 315f

    Dgn 315f: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel plus the Pomona CA Asian-American Expo Station pictorial — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 315g

    Dgn 315g: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. With China's Year of the Ox stamp. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 315h

    Dgn 315h: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. U.S. and Canadian stamps, each tied by its own First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 316

    Dgn 316: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. Reduced-size design for souvenir sheets. With Taiwan's Year of the Ox souvenir sheet. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 316a

    Dgn 316a: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. With Japan's Year of the Ox stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$6.50

    Dgn 316b

    Dgn 316b: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. With Hong Kong's Year of the Ox stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 316c

    Dgn 316c: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks, but a more narrow design than Dgn 315. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 316d

    Dgn 316d: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks, but a more narrow design than Dgn 315. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 317

    Dgn 317: Sc. 2297 Canada's Year of the Ox souvenir sheet — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ox icon and fireworks. Red First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 318

    Dgn 318: Sc. 4375 Year of the Ox — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photo of a lion dancer during Lunar New Year celebrations in Klang, Malaysia. Color pictorial postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    MaxCanOx

    MaxCanOx: Sc. 2296 Year of the Ox — Canada Post picture postcard reproducing the stamp image on the picture side. Stamp affixed to picture side, and both it and the card's indicia have the red First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    MaxCanOxSouv

    MaxCanOxSouv: Sc. 2297 Year of the Ox — Canada Post postcard with a picture similar to the souvenir sheet design. Stamp from the souvenir sheet affixed to the front, and both it and the indica are canceled with the red First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Year of the Pig (Canada and Hong Kong) (2007)
    The U.S. did not issue a Lunar New Year stamp in 2007.

    Dgn 245

    Dgn 245: Sc. 2201 Year of the Pig — Canada's single stamp on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a pig (okay, a boar) and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 245a

    Dgn 245a: Sc. Year of the Pig - HK — Hong Kong's 4 stamps on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a pig (okay, a boar) and fireworks. Postmarked on the first day of the Year of the Pig (not the first day of issue) — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 245b

    Dgn 245b: Sc. Year of the Pig - HK flocked — Hong Kong's flocked $10 stamp on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a pig (okay, a boar) and fireworks. Postmarked on the first day of the Year of the Pig (not the first day of issue) — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 246

    Dgn 246: Sc. 2202 Year of the Pig souvenir sheet — Canada's souvenir sheet on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a pig (okay, a boar) and fireworks and an orange background that matches one of the colors in the sheet. First Day of Issue hand cancels — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50


    Year of the Rabbit (2011)

    Dgn 388

    Dgn 388: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. This design matches the three earlier Lunar New Year designs in this set. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 388a

    Dgn 388a: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties new and earlier (Sc. 3895d) U.S. stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 388b

    Dgn 388b: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 388c

    Dgn 388c: Sc. 2416 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. with Canada’s stamp and First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 388d

    Dgn 388d:Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The U.S. and Canadian stamps are each tied by their respective first-day postmarks — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 388e

    Dgn 388e: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from Canada and the U.S. are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark. Only one serviced like this — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 388f

    Dgn 388f: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from the U.S. and China are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 388g

    Dgn 388g: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from the U.S. and Taiwan are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 388h

    Dgn 388h: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from the U.S. and Singapore are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 388h-

    Dgn 388h-: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from the U.S. and Singapore are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark. However, one of the Singapore stamps is upside down. (Memo to self: Do not service stamps with abstract designs.) — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 388i

    Dgn 388i: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The U.S. and Singapore local stamps are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 388j

    Dgn 388j: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from the U.S. and Japan are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$7.50

    Dgn 388k

    Dgn 388k: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The stamps from the U.S. and France are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 389

    Dgn 389: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and souvenir sheet from Taiwan are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 389a

    Dgn 389a: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and souvenir sheet from Hong Kong are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 389b

    Dgn 389b: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and mini-sheet from Hong Kong are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 389c

    Dgn 389c: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and Christmas Island (Australia) souvenir sheets are tied by the U.S. first day of issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 389d

    Dgn 389d: Sc. 4492 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" Dragon Card for souvenir sheets showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. Only two of this design were serviced with only a U.S. single — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 390

    Dgn 390: Sc. 2417 Year of the Rabbit — 5"x7" vertical-format Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rabbit icon and fireworks. Canada’s souvenir sheet is affixed vertically, as designed — one of the few FDCs you’ll see like that! — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    MaxCanRabbit

    MaxCanRabbit: Sc. 2416 Year of the Rabbit — the stamp is affixed on the face of Canada’s picture postcard for this issue. Both the card’s indicia and the stamp are canceled with the first day postmark, making it a dual-canceled maximum card — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

    MaxCanRabbitsouv

    MaxCanRabbitsouv: Sc. 2416 Year of the Rabbit — The single stamp affixed on the face of Canada’s picture postcard for the souvenir sheet design. Both the card’s indicia and the stamp are canceled with the first day postmark, making it a dual-canceled maximum card — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00


    Year of the Ram (2015)

    Dgn 528

    Dgn 528: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 528a

    Dgn 528a: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The 2015 and the earlier U.S. Year of the Ram stamp are tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 528b

    Dgn 528b: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 528c

    Dgn 528c: Sc. 2801 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Canada’s domestic-rate stamp and first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 528cc

    Dgn 528cc: Sc. 2801 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Canada’s domestic-rate stamp with corner selvage and first-day postmark Only four produced, one of each corner. The illustration shown is an example — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 528ccc

    Dgn 528ccc: Sc. 2801 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Canada’s domestic-rate stamp with selvage and first-day postmark. Only two produced, one of each tab — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 528d

    Dgn 528d: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp is tied by its first-day circular date stamp, the Canadian stamp by its first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 528e

    Dgn 528e: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. and Canadian stamps are affixed and tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 528f

    Dgn 528f: Sc. 2803 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Canada’s international-rate stamp and first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 528g

    Dgn 528g: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. China’s Lunar New Year and Year of the Ram stamps (different designs!) plus the U.S. stamp are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 528h

    Dgn 528h: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. and two Taiwanese stamps are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 528i

    Dgn 528i: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. and two Christmas Island (Australia) stamps are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 528j

    Dgn 528j: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. and four Japanese stamps are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.25

    Dgn 529

    Dgn 529: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a smaller design showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and Taiwanese souvenir sheet are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 529a

    Dgn 529a: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. and four Hong Kong stamps are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 529b

    Dgn 529b: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a smaller design showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and Hong Kong souvenir sheet are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 529c

    Dgn 529c: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a smaller design showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. and four Singapore stamps are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 529d

    Dgn 529d: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a smaller design showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp and Christmas Island souvenir sheet are tied by the U.S. First Day of Issue postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 529e

    Dgn 529e: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a smaller design showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. The U.S. stamp is tied by the Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 530

    Dgn 530: Sc. 2802a Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card, vertical format, showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Canada’s international-rate souvenir sheet and first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 530a

    Dgn 530a: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card, vertical format, showing a Year of the Ram (Goat) icon and fireworks. Created for Canada’s international-rate souvenir sheet, but serviced with the U.S. stamp and Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 531

    Dgn 531: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing an Asian-style print as if on rice paper. First-day circular date stamp cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 531c

    Dgn 531c: Sc. 2801 Year of the Ram — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing an Asian-style print as if on rice paper. Canada’s domestic-rate stamp and first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 534

    Dgn 534: Sc. 4957 Year of the Ram — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing an Chinese woman holding Lunar New Year Cards. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    MaxCanRam

    MaxCanRam: Sc. 2801 Year of the Ram — on Canada Post’s picture postcard for the domestic rate. The matching stamp is applied on the face. Both the stamp and the card’s indicia on the reverse are canceled by the first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    MaxCanRamSouv

    MaxCanRamSouv: Sc. 2803 Year of the Ram — Canada Post’s picture postcard for the international rate. The matching stamp is applied on the face. Both the stamp and the card’s indicia on the reverse are canceled by the first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00


    Year of the Ram (2003)

    Dgn 146

    Dgn 146: Sc. 3747 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card depicting a ram's head in blue, black and dark red, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 146a

    Dgn 146a: Sc. 3747 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card depicting a ram's head in blue, black and dark red, with Sc. 1949 Bighorn Sheep booklet single, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 146b

    Dgn 146b: Sc. 3747 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card depicting a ram's head in blue, black and dark red, with Canada's Year of the Ram stamp. Only two made. — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 146c

    Dgn 146c: Sc. 3747 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card depicting a ram's head in blue, black and dark red, circular date stamp cancel. With Canada's Year of the Ram stamp and its first day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 146d

    Dgn 146d: Sc. 3747 Year of the Ram — 5"x7" Dragon Card depicting a ram's head in blue, black and dark red, circular date stamp cancel. With pair of Australia's Christmas Island Year of the Goat stamps and their first day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00