- The USPS stamp art collection will launch as Blind boxes on the VeVe platform.
- The launch is scheduled on Monday, January 31 at 8 a.m. PT.
- The collection features stamp art for year of the Tiger, year of the Ox and year of the Rat.
The USPS Lunar New Year Stamp art will be launching exclusively on the digital collectible platform VeVe app for iOS and Android on Monday, January 31 at 8 a.m. PT!
With VeVe’s blind box offering, buyers can also add to the excitement of drop day. USPS licensed digital collectibles will be sold in blind boxes, which means buyers won’t know which rarity is obtained until after the purchase is made.
Blind Box is the first gamified NFT(non-fungible tokens) curating platform in the world. Blind Boxes help creators increase their portfolio’s sales, circulation, and global exposure. Collectors may unbox and discover unusual and even ultra-rare digital assets thanks to the entertaining mystery box method.
Buyers can further continue to add in their collection by purchasing more blind boxes or interacting with other market users to complete their set. In addition to the existing VeVe 2.5 percent secondary market tax, all USPS secondary market sales will be charged a 2% licensor fee.
For many Asian groups around the world, Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays of the year, and it is largely observed by individuals of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Malaysian, and Filipino ancestry.
These three-dimensional masks are a modern spin on the lengthy heritage of paper-cut folk art products developed during this auspicious time of year, evoking the highly painted masks used in the dragon dance commonly performed in Lunar New Year parades.
These stamps are designed by creative director Antonio Alcalá and feature original artwork by Camille Chew. Each collectible is listed at the price of $6 and is available globally for sale. The Lunar New Year stamp collection comprises of –
1. Stamp Art — Year of the Tiger
- Editions: 11,888
- Rarity: Common
The Tiger Year commences on February 1, 2022, and concludes on January 21, 2023. Using orange as the primary hue, which is reminiscent of Bengal tigers’ markings and is thought to be one of the fortunate colours for anyone born in the Year of the Tiger. The purple design on the tiger’s head alludes to the Chinese zodiac’s celestial motifs. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are likely to be courageous, self-assured, and well-liked.
2. Stamp Art — Year of the Ox
- Editions: 8,888
- Rarity: Uncommon
The Ox Year commenced on February 12, 2021, and concluded on January 31, 2022. The stamp design includes components of significant importance in the ox mask. The Chinese zodiac’s celestial themes are represented by the star in the ox’s head. Those born in the Year of the Ox are likely to be trustworthy, industrious, and honest.
3. Stamp Art — Year of the Rat
- Editions: 6,888
- Rarity: Rare
The Rat Year commences on January 25, 2020, and concludes on February 11, 2021. The rat is the first of the Chinese lunar calendar’s twelve zodiac animal signs. Those born in the Year of the Rat are likely to be intelligent, self-aware, and outgoing.
In recent months, the digital collectibles platform VeVe has seen a flurry of NFT releases, with Marvel selling Fantastic Four NFTs, DC releasing Artist Alley S1 NFTs, and Disney releasing its Iconic Mickey and Friends NFT Collection last week.