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MilCo wrote:That, people buy this issue, for simple "luck", is most non-logic explanation,
youpiao wrote:MilCo wrote:That, people buy this issue, for simple "luck", is most non-logic explanation,
I do not say this to denigrate the Chinese, as my wife is Chinese, so I am a little bit familiar with their culture. (And I mean only a little bit; my lack of full understanding still gets me in trouble, many times )
A thread of superstition does wind pervasively through Chinese culture. The US Postal Service even played into this when they issued the 44c Lunar New Year stamp. 4 is an unlucky number, because, in Chinese, the number 4 sounds like the word "die" (or "death," I'm not sure which). So, instead of issuing a 10-stamp self-adhesive pane for $4.40, the US changed it to a double sided 20-stamp pane, so the total value would equal $8.80. The number 8 symbolizes prosperity.
More recently, China's Year of the Dragon stamp sold out quickly (in China and in my BidStart store) simply because of the dragon.
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