My first, my last, my everything ...
The Rat is the first animal in the zodiac cycle.
But since the special sheets started in 1997, we started this set of articles with the second animal.
The first animal on the last sheet, and maybe the most spectacular one of them all...
|2008 sheet - Year of the Rat|
|corner of the sheet|
|one decoration and one stamp|
twice an embossed rat
stamp in the shape of a barrel
The decoration (corner and outline) are also embossed.
|nearly complete embossed sheet|
|embossed animals, barrel shaped stamp|
|tab with bar code|
Some Famous Rats: Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey, Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Clark Gable, Hugh Grant, Charlton Heston, Gene Kelly, Glenda Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Lineker, Sean Penn, Burt Reynolds, Olivia Newton-John, Tommy Steele, Donna Summer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kim Wilde.
Years of the Rat : 1912 - 1924 - 1936 - 1948 - 1960 - 1972 - 1984 - 1996 - 2008 - 2020 - 2032
After this sign, we go back to the Ox