China's most coveted stamp gets star treatment in latest Exploring Stamps video

China's most coveted stamp gets star treatment in latest Exploring Stamps video

Incredible Chinese Zodiac Stamps

In what year were you born? It may tell you more about your own personality than you'd think - at least, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

The Chinese Zodiac is based off of a twelve-year lunar cycle with roots in Chinese folklore - and unsurprisingly, it is a great source of material for stamps and stamp collectors across the world. In fact, one of China's most famous stamps, the Golden Monkey stamp, was issued in 1980, the Year of the Monkey. Although five million stamps were issued, the not-so-rare Golden Monkey has been highly sought after by collectors and non-collectors alike - and therefore is a common target for forgeries!

Dive into the Golden Monkey stamp and Chinese Zodiac stamp issues with Exploring Stamps on Youtube. I can guarantee you'll learn something new . . . you may even find out that you were born in the Year of the Rat, (like me), which makes you (me) quick-witted and resourceful. Thanks, Exploring Stamps - I knew that already, but it's nice to be affirmed.



About Exploring Stamps

Graham Beck has been the host and producer of the Exploring Stamps YouTube channel since 2016. The online video channel is dedicated to the promotion of philately through short entertaining videos. Since the channel’s launch, Graham has attracted over half a million views and gained a global following of almost 7000 subscribers. Graham’s interest in philately started as a child growing up in South Africa where he enjoyed collecting new issues with friends. After rediscovering the hobby as an adult, he began producing videos to share his passion with others while demonstrating what stamp collecting has to offer. From Apollo missions to Icelandic Volcanos, the channel has covered a number of fascinating topics related to philately, often involving travel and special video effects. Graham is based in New Jersey with his wife Laura who eagerly takes part behind the scenes with her nifty camera work.

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