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  • 2020 Issues
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    Year of the Rat (this page)
    Gwen Ifill (page 2)
    Colored Hockey Championship (page 2)
    Maine Statehood (page 2)
    Arnold Palmer (page 2)
    Earth Day (page 3)
    History of Radio (Canada) (page 3)
    Fruits & Vegetables (page 3)
    Bugs Bunny (page 4)
    Innovation (page 4)
    Thank You (page 4)
    19th Amendment: Women Vote (page 5)


    Year Of the Rat

    Dgn 704

    Dgn 704: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 704a

    Dgn 704a: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 704b

    Dgn 704b: Sc. 3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Canada’s Permanent sheet stamp (embossed and with gold foil printing) and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 704bc

    Dgn 704bc: Sc. 3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Lower right corner of Canada’s Permanent sheet stamp and its first-day cancel. The slogan in Chinese is “This year will be filled with one good thing after another.” — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 704bc4

    Dgn 704bc4: Sc. 3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) All 4 corner stamps of Canada’s Permanent sheet stamp and its first-day cancel. Only one was produced — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 704c

    Dgn 704c: Sc. 3231 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Canada’s Permanent booklet stamp (flat printing, red “P”) and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 704d

    Dgn 704d: Sc. 3229/3231 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Both versions of Canada’s Permanent stamp and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 704e

    Dgn 704e: Sc. 3232 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Canada’s International-rate stamp and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Dgn 704f

    Dgn 704f: Sc. 3231-2 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) Canada’s Permanent (booklet version) and International stamps and Canada’s first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$7.50

    Dgn 704g

    Dgn 704g: Sc. 5428/3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) The U.S. and Canadian “P” stamps are tied by their respective first-day cancels. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 704h

    Dgn 704h: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) The U.S. and Christmas Islands Australia stamps are tied by the U.S. pictorial first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

    Dgn 704i

    Dgn 704i: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing artwork of a metal-studded rat. (This is a “metal” year.) The U.S. and China’s 2020 Greetings stamps are tied by the U.S. pictorial first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 705

    Dgn 705: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 705a

    Dgn 705a: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 705b

    Dgn 705b: Sc. 3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Canada’s Permanent sheet stamp (embossed and with gold foil printing) and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 705bc

    Dgn 705bc: Sc. 3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Upper right corner of Canada’s Permanent sheet stamp and its first-day cancel. The slogan in Chinese is “The air is filled with the sound of bursting firecrackers”. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 705c

    Dgn 705c: Sc. 3231 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Canada’s Permanent booklet stamp (flat printing, red “P”) and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 705d

    Dgn 705d: Sc. 3229/3231 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Both versions of Canada’s Permanent stamp and the first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 705e

    Dgn 705e: Sc. 3232 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Canada’s International-rate stamp and its first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Dgn 705f

    Dgn 705f: Sc. 3231-2 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. Canada’s Permanent (booklet version) and International stamps and Canada’s first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$7.50

    Dgn 705g

    Dgn 705g: Sc. 5428/3229 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography. The U.S. and Canadian “P” stamps are tied by their respective first-day cancels. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 706

    Dgn 706: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography in a narrower format. The U.S. and Hong Kong’s 4 stamps are tied by the U.S. pictorial first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$8.00

    Dgn 706a

    Dgn 706a: Sc. 5428 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography in a narrower format. The U.S. and Hong Kong’s souvenir sheet are tied by the U.S. pictorial first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 707

    Dgn 707: Sc. 3230 Year of the Rat — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring Asian-style iconography in a vertical format to accommodate the Canadian souvenir sheet. Canada’s first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Max20rat

    Max20rat: Sc. 3229 Year of the Rat — the stamp on the face of Canada Post’s matching picture postcard. It and the card’s indicia with the same Permanent-rate design are both tied by Canada’s first-day postmark: That is, it’s a dual-cancel FDC. As far as we know, a Dragon Cards exclusive! — larger illustration (new window)...$9.00

    Max20ratI

    Max20ratI: Sc. 3232 Year of the Rat — the stamp on the face of Canada Post’s matching picture postcard. It and the card’s indicia with the same international-rate design are both tied by Canada’s first-day postmark: That is, it’s a dual-cancel FDC. As far as we know, a Dragon Cards exclusive! — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

    Still Available: from The Year Of The Rat 2008:
    Quantities limited

    Dgn 283

    Dgn 283: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 283a

    Dgn 283a: Sc. 2257 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 283c

    Dgn 283c: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Irish stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 283d

    Dgn 283d: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Christmas Island Australia stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 283f

    Dgn 283f: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties new and earlier (Sc. 3895a) U.S. stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 283g

    Dgn 283g: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and China's Year of the Rat stamp. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 284b

    Dgn 284b: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel for Hong Kong singles, US FDOI for US single. — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

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