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2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition Commemorative Issue

The 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition will be held in Taichung from November 3, 2018 to April 24, 2019. This is the second time our country has officially be granted the right to hold an international horticultural exposition by the International Association of Horticultural Producers. The Expo will use three sites: Houli, Waipu and Fengyuan areas. To mark this occasion Chunghwa Post is releasing a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet to be issued on October 31, 2018. The designs follow:

1. Stamps (NT$6, 8, 9 and 28): These depict flowers flourishing in the Taichung region, respectively, lilies, oncidium orchids, gladioli, and flamingo flowers. Each stamp bears the logo of the Flora Expo, and one of the flowers, depicted vividly above, whilst below on the tab a sea of the same flowers provides a different outlook to enjoy.

2. Souvenir Sheet: The stamps are creatively designed in the shape of barrel and the souvenir sheet is centered on the Leopard cat family who are the mascots for the Flora Expo. The three stamps are as follows: NT$13 depicts Leo, the father, holding lilies; NT$15 shows a vase with Life, the younger brother, playing around while admiring Da-Ann Hygrophila and the NT$17 bears Leona, the mother, holding a butterfly orchid. On the right of the souvenir sheet flowers compose a map of Taiwan while Love, the older sister, and Horsiver, a horse who is their neighbour, weave in and out of the flowers full of life and atmosphere.

This set of stamps was designed by Delta Design Corporation and printed in color offset by Joh. Enschede Security Print (Holland). By-issues including first-day covers, folders with and without crystal mounts, and a loose-leaf album page will be released along with the stamps and will go on sale on October 29, 2018. A pre-cancelled FDC with one NT$6-denominated stamp, with the full set of stamps or with a souvenir sheet, as well as stamp folios, will go on sale on October 31, 2018, the stamps’ date of issuance.

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.

Cachet:
A commemorative cachet will be available at Postal Museum and post office branches throughout the country on the issuing date of the stamps.
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