Why China is 'going postal' for monkey stamps

Buyers hope that the stamps will grow in value, just as Chinese families grow in size.

Story highlights

  • China issues special monkey stamps marking the end of the one-child policy
  • One new stamp features a monkey being kissed by two baby monkeys
  • Zodiac stamps are released every year to commemorate the Chinese New Year

Beijing (CNN)China's stamp lovers got a double treat this week.

The newest release from the country's post office includes a nod to the historic end of the country's one-child policy while celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year.
One of the new stamps features a smiling, cartoon monkey being kissed by not one, but two baby monkeys. The Year of the Monkey is set to begin on February 8.