Date of Issue: 8 January 2010, Description: 1st Local Zodiac Tiger
Singpost issued a set of three postage stamps to welcome the upcoming Lunar year “Year of The Tiger”.
There are total of 12 animals signs in the Chinese calendar based on five cycles of 12 years each, with each cycle tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.
According to Chinese astrology and belief, the traits of these zodiac animals not only shape the personalities of people born under the respective sign but also their lives and the events of the year.
However, the above se-tenant sheet of 10 of the Singapore 2010 Year of Tiger 1st Local NVI stamp containing extra perforation on the right column just appeared on an on-line auction site. This error looks like an outcome of a shifted perforation process.