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New Issues
*Sp.606 Herb Plants Postage Stamps (Issue of 2014)(2014-06-11)
*Sp.605 The Swan Goose Carries a Message Postage Stamp(2014-05-09)
*Sp.604 Ancient Chinese Paintings from the National Palace Museum Postage Stamps – Children at Play(2014-04-30)
*Sp.603 Children at Play Postage Stamps (Issue of 2014)(2014-04-02)
*Def.136 Berries Postage Stamps (Continued III)(2014-03-27)
*Sp.602 Lighthouses Postage Stamps (Issue of 2014)(2014-03-06)

Sp.606 Herb Plants Postage Stamps (Issue of 2014)

Stamp sn: D606 Stamp Name : Sp.606 Herb Plants Postage Stamps (Issue of 2014)
Stamp Cat Standard: Special Stamps Stamp Cat : Flowers
First day of issue: 2014-06-11 Suspension Date:
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 24 × 48(mm) Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer: China Color Printing Co., Ltd. Drawer:
Designer: Photographer:
Engraver: Creative Director
Sheet composition : 20 Color: Colorful
Process: Offset Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back: Perforation: 121/2


Following the release of "Herb Plants Postage Stamps" on June 11, 2013, Chunghwa Post is issuing another set of four stamps, featuring Foeniculum vulgare, Perilla frutescens, Lavandula angustifolia, and Ocimum basilicum. These four fragrant herbs are extensively used for flavoring and medicinal purposes. The designs follow:

1.Foeniculum vulgare (NT$3.5): A perennial herbaceous plant of the family Apiaceae, it is known for its yellowish green, pinnate and finely dissected leaves. Its flowers are a delightful yellow.
2. Perilla frutescens (NT$5): A perennial herbaceous plant of the family Lamiaceae, it has heart-shaped leaves, with serrate edges. Its flowers are dark pink in color. The plant is reddish purple throughout.
3. Lavandula angustifolia (NT$12): A woody plant of the family Lamiaceae, the edge of the leaf is smooth. Younger, newer leaves are covered in dense white tomentose hairs, which would fall off as the leaves age, and their green tint become visible. The flowers are blue, pinkish or white.
4. Ocimum basilicum (NT$25): A perennial herbaceous plant of the family Lamiaceae, the surface of its leaves is either smooth or slightly puckered. The flowers are white or pinkish.


(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$3.5-denominated stamp: NT$5.5 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$47.5 apiece

To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.

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