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Fruits Postage Stamps (Continued III)

Fruits Postage Stamps (Continued III)

Following the release of Fruits Postage Stamps (Continued), and Fruits Postage Stamps (Continued II) on January 28 and August 17, 2016, respectively, the Post is issuing another follow-up set of four stamps, featuring Mango, Orange, Watermelon and Grape, to be released on July 20, 2017. The designs follow:

1. Mango (NT$3.5): The fruit comes in many varieties, and Irwin is the most widely cultivated kind in Taiwan. The fruit is oblong in shape, with reddish skin. The flesh is velvety and delicate, juicy and aromatic. Its sweetness is tinged with mild acidity. The fruit is a treat for all senses.
2. Orange (NT$5): The fruit is either spherical or oblong in shape. The skin is yellow, with flat and slightly rough oil pockets. The flesh is bright yellow, and its taste a pleasant mix of acidity and sweetness. The fruit is intensely fragrant and juicy.  
3. Watermelon (NT$12): The fruit is either spherical or oblong in shape. Its skin is predominantly green and smooth, covered in mottles or stripes. The flesh is either red or yellow; its water content exceeds 90%. As a popular summer fruit, it can be eaten fresh or juiced.
4. Grape (NT$32): The staple variety in Taiwan is Kyohō grape, a fruit
traditionally eaten fresh. The skin is blackish-purple, covered in thick hoar. The fruit is large with high sugar content and low acidity. The flesh is mushy, juicy and delightfully refreshing.
The stamps are designed by Mr. Tseng Kai-chih, and printed by Central Engraving and Printing Plant in color offset. By-issues including a first-day cover, folders with and without crystal mounts and a loose-leaf album page will be released along with the stamps. These items will go on sale on July 18, 2017. A pre-cancelled FDC with a T$3.5-denominated stamp, and a full set of stamps will go on sale on July 20, 2017, the stamps’ date of issuance.
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