Canada Post no longer issuing new Lunar New Year stamps?

@Eosynthia In Austria the prices for those stamps are prohibitive too! But sometimes Austrian Post appear at special events and then you can have those stamps made at a (more) reasonable cost. So I have some stamps with my picture and only ever send them to my mother or really good friends! :crazy_face:

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So I got a reply from Canada Post on Twitter & they say the series concluded last year sadly. So now we know finally.

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We gotta accept that :cry:

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I was very surprised to learn this as well. It does seem to be a small issuing year and Canada Post seems to have run out of design ideas for Chinese New Year stamps. The fact that last year was essentially a ‘re-issue’ of previous designs made me wonder if they were planning to opt out for 2022. It does seem odd as I always felt they were popular and most times, quite pretty as well. It’s weird to ‘conclude’ something like this when the new year celebration happens annually. Most postal administrations seem to issue these as well. Very strange decision by Canada Post.

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Yeah that’ true, and I always feel like they barely have any stamp featuring what’s happening in the world like 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game or 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Game or frontline healthcare workers theme, as I’ve seen a lot of those stamps from other countries. And now Canada Post just announced they are done with a two-decade-lasting series?? That’s nothing but bizarre and confusing to me…

Oh this is too bad, and explains why I haven’t seen any lunar New Years stamps. I’m really surprised that Canada Post isn’t issuing one this year, especially since we have a large Chinese population in Canada (my spouse is Chinese). I share your disappointment for sure.

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Oh what a shame!
Funny that they ended with the ‘Year of the Rat’ which happens to be the first Animal in the Zodiac.