Friday 18 November 2016

Lunar New Year of the Rooster - last generic sheet for 2016

This continues the series of Lunar New Year Generic Sheets Royal Mail has issued since 2012. 2017 is the ‘Year of the Rooster’ which runs from the 28th January 2017 to 15th February 2018.   The sheet was issued on 15 November 2016, Royal Mail stock code AT095.

"The sheet designed by hat-trick features 20 x First Class Smilers ‘Fireworks’ stamps alongside labels showing images of Chinese New Year festivities in named cities around the UK set against an ornate background featuring paper cut-outs created by artist Rebecca Sutherland. The Rooster is the tenth of
the 12 animals featured in the Lunar New Year. Individuals born under this sign are likely to be observant, hardworking, confident, courageous, frank and honest."

We will not be stocking this sheet.


  1. Not many people can be interested as there are no special pmks for this issue. The only new issue this year with no special pmks? Hope you had a good holiday ian

    John Embrey

  2. Royal Mail need to produce/sponsor at least one First Day of Issue handstamp for Generic Smilers Sheets, they would almost certainly improve sales in return for the small cost of a special handstamp. As a First Day Cover producer I can sell at least twice as many cover sets if there is a decent relevant handstamp.

  3. Usually there is a coin cover associated with these sheets but I have seen no mention of one for the Rooster? Does this exist?


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