Joining Dyhrkopp were David Solomon, Vice President, New York Metro Area, USPS; artist Clarence Lee, who designed the Lunar New Year series; George Ong, President of the Organization of Chinese Americans and Betty Wu, Commissioner of New York City Department of Employment.
To commemorate the Year of the Horse, Lee
created an intricate paper-cut design of a horse.The Chinese characters drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun translate into English as "Year of the Horse."The greeting "Happy New Year!"is in English.
The Year of the Horse stamp and the previous nine Lunar New Year stamps (Rooster, Dog, Boar, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon and Snake) have all been designed by Lee
has been commissioned to design the remaining two stamps in this series, including the Year of the Sheep in 2003, and will complete the twelve-stamp series in 2004 with the Year of the Monkey.The Asia Society
is America's leading institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.For more information, contact the Asia Society
To see a color image of the Lunar New Year stamp, as well as other stamps, visit the Collector's Corner at the Postal Store at www.usps.com.
Additionally, current U.S. stamps, as well as a free comprehensive catalog, are available toll free by calling 1 800 STAMP-24.
...Designer: Clarence Lee, Honolulu, HIEngraver: N/AArtist: Clarence Lee, Honolulu, HI
...Typographer: Clarence Lee, Honolulu, HIModeler: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA)Manufacturing Process: Offset/Microprint "USPS"