Lucky Bamboo Stamp of the USPS

2019-07-16 Tue

The “Lucky Bamboo” stamp of the USPS is issued on 17th January 2018 to celebrate the Year of the Dog which started on 16th July 2018.

Designed by Asian-American artist Kam Mak, this is the 11th special stamp in the 12-year series. The stamp does not only celebrate the new Dog year but also features a unique Asian Tradition i.e. Lucky Bamboo plant. Keeping lucky bamboo inside houses and business places is believed to bring happiness and prosperity.

It features an arrangement of lucky bamboo and a square of red paper with the Chinese character fu, meaning good fortune, rendered in calligraphy. The image of a dog – originally created as the cut-paper design is printed in the upper left corner of the stamp.

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