Tonga:Year of Monkey Stamps

tonga year of monkey stampsTonga’s Year of the Monkey pane is shown nearby unfolded, both the front and back, and tonga stampsfolded into the shape of a sedan chair.

The pane contains two $11.30 and $16.90 diamond-shaped stamps. The $11.30 stamp, designed by Sophia Zhang, shows a symbolic monkey in shades of green and decorated with a floral motif. The $16.90 stamp features a Chinese calligraphy painting by. Zeng Fan. Born in 1938, he paints in the traditional style, often using a monkey as his model.

Chinese calligraphy that translates to “Monkey’s congratulations” are shown on the four corners of these two stamps.

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