The Chinese Culture Center hosts the 2010 Year of the Tiger Commemorative Stamp First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony 2010虎年紀念郵票首日發行儀式

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled its Official 2010 Year of the Tiger Stamp at the Chinese Culture Center. There was a grand ceremony to commemorate the event with City Officials and S.F. Postmaster Noemi Luna to celebrate this event. Many community members attended this event as they were able to witness the official unveiling of these stamps and took part of history in the making!

Click here to see photos from the event. These photos were provided courtesy of professional photographer Frank Jang.

This was the second time the Postal Service has commissioned a Lunar New Year stamp series. Art director Ethel Kessler worked with illustrator Kam Mak to design the stamp. Kam Mark is an artist who grew up in New York City’s Chinatown and now lives in Brooklyn. To commemorate the Year of the Tiger, narcissus flowers were chosen, considered auspicious and fitting for this time of renewed hope for the future. It was originally created using oil paints on a fiberboard panel.