Year of the Monkey – Souvenir Sheet


  • 08.02.2016
  • Marcel van Duijneveldt
  • Stamp: 30mm x 40 1/2 mm, Minisheet: 165 mm x 60 mm
  • 300c, 400c, 500c, 600c


About Year of the Monkey
The Monkey is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appears in the Chinese zodiac related tothe Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol. 2016 isthe year of the Red Fire Monkey. Fire brings passion, creativity, and joy. Fire types are strong, dynamic,and can overcome illness and obstacles.
According to the Chinese zodiac, your birth year tells you more than just your age.
Not only is one’s personality affected by the animal associated with their birth year, the compatibilityof their relationships also depends on their zodiac.

Cpost international want to share with the Chinese Community of Curacao, a special wish, The FiveMonkey Wish,- ”The Ingenuity of the Macaque, The Health and Happiness of the Monkey, the Leisureand Wealth of the Monkey-kind, the Lightheartedness of Apes and Monkeys, and intelligence and witsurpassing the Monkey King”.
Happy New Year!

The souveniersheet depicts the following images:

300c stamp — Spider Monkey
400c stamp – Baby Orangutan
500c stamp — Emperor Tamarin Monkey (a.k.a. Emperor Wilhelm Monkey)
600c stamp – Red-faced spider Monkey