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Sp.676 Calligraphy Postage Stamps-“Poetry of Hanshan and Recluse Pang” by Huang Ting-chien, Sung Dynasty

Stamp sn D676
Stamp Name Sp.676 Calligraphy Postage Stamps-“Poetry of Hanshan and Recluse Pang” by Huang Ting-chien, Sung Dynasty
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
First day of issue 2019-05-29
Suspension Date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30 or 53 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 16(4 × 4)
Color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper used Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 12½ × 13½


In order to illuminate the beauty of traditional Chinese calligraphy, Chunghwa Post is specially releasing a se-tenant strip of four NT$8 stamps on the Sung dynasty handscroll of calligraphy “Poetry of Hanshan and Recluse Pang” by Huang Ting-chien, from the National Palace Museum.

Huang Ting-chien (1045-1105) had a style name of Luzhi and was also known as the Fuweng and the Shangu daoren. He was from Fenning, Jiangsi Province and was skilled at poetry and calligraphy. Along with Su Shih, Mi Fu and Tsai Hsiang, he is regarded as one of the four great calligraphers of the Northern Sung dynasty. This work is full of flowing brushstrokes that demonstrate a controlled exuberance, reflecting the deep influence of Zen Buddhism on his life and creativity. It is one of the most important large-character running-script calligraphies of his later years.

As an added incentive for collectors, a postage stamp folio will be released along with the stamps. It contains a set of four stamps, a set of four pre-cancelled maximum cards, and a complete image of the calligraphic work. Classical and elegant, it’s worth collecting.



(1) First Day Cover in large size (195 mm × 120 mm): NT$3 apiece

(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece

(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece

(4) Maximum cards: NT$40 a set

(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$35 apiece

(6) Pre-cancelled maximum cards: NT$72 a set

(7) Stamp folio: NT$300 a copy


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

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