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Year of Tiger stamp collection launched

With the coming Lunar New Year marking the start of the Year of the Tiger, a collection of tiger images, which symbolise power, have been chosen to be featured in a new stamp collection.

The stamp set was issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with Vietnam Post, and is called Tet Nham Dan (Year of the Tiger) and includes two stamps, one block and attached products.

The stamps were designed by artist Nguyen Quang Vinh and measure 37x37 mm, while the block is 150x100 mm. They cost 4,000 VND, 15,000 VND and 38,000 VND respectively.

The block background shows a Tiger family happily gathering together to welcome spring in a forest of plum, peach, and apricot flowers.

The stamp shows powerful tigers depicted in the style of Hang Trong folk paintings, bringing a message of health, luck and peace to every home.

For many Asian countries, the tiger is a symbol of strength and authority, coming third among the 12 zodiac animals.

The tiger is also known as the ‘Lord of the Forest’ as well as a sacred animal closely associated with the history and culture of the Vietnamese people.

The stamp is available on the public postal network until June 30, 2023./.