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RP Issues of 2023











2023, December 20.  Year of the Wooden Dragon 2024  (Chinese New Year/Lunar Calendar)

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Pairs, Miniature Sheets of 8, Souvenir Sheets of One



Se-tenant Pairs -  10,000


16p - Dragon, Full-Body

45p - Dragon, Close-Up


Miniature Sheets of 8 -  1,250


200p Souvenir Sheets of One - 2,500


First Day Covers:  Manila





Year of the Wooden Dragon 2024

The Year of the Wooden Dragon begins on Saturday, February 10, 2024, and ends on January 29, 2025.  Associated with fire, it is the fifth of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals.

According to the Chinese Horoscope 2024, the dragon represents authority, prosperity, and good fortune. Those who were born in the year of the dragon are known for their captivating demeanor, distinct personality, and strong leadership abilities.  2024 is forecasted to bring about opportunities, changes, and challenges. Those seeking a shift in their current lives, this year might offer a favorable chance.

People born in the year of the Dragon are powerful, kind-hearted, successful, innovative, brave, healthy courageous and enterprising. However, they tend to be conceited, scrutinizing, tactless, quick-tempered and over-confident. 



  • Chinese New Year

  • Year of the Dragon

  • Animals 




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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