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Jade Articles from the National Palace Museum Postage Stamps

Jade Articles from the National Palace Museum Postage Stamps
In order to promote the beauty of Chinese culture, Chunghwa Post has selected four Han dynasty carved jades from the National Palace Museum's collection for a set of four stamps. So as to facilitate customers' use, two self-adhesive stamps with the denominations of NT$8 and NT$28 in a sheetlet of 50 pieces respectively will be issued additionally. Their designs follow:
1. Jade Beast, Han dynasty (NT$6): In this work of jade in the round, the beast, which kneels on its hind legs, has wings and a tiger's head. It is baring its teeth and has beard under its chin. It has a curly mane on the back side of its head and a long tail.
2. Jade Seal, Han dynasty (NT$8): This seal was originally part of a Han dynasty jade sword. It was only later that this piece of the sword was embedded in a copper square to serve as a seal stamp. A jade in-the-round carving of a bear serves as the handle of the stamp. Originally milky white, the jade has turned brown with age.  
3. Jade Camel, Han dynasty (NT$13): The camel sitting on the ground in this Han dynasty in-the-round work of carved jade features soft lines. After entering the imperial palace collection during the Qing dynasty, it came to be used as a rest for calligraphy brushes. The camel's belly bears an inscription of a poem by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty.
4. Jade Bixie auspicious beast, Han dynasty (NT$28): This jade was originally white and green in coloration, but it has blackened with age. This awe-inspiring supernatural beast has two wings, and it is baring its fangs. Crouching and ready to pounce, it seems full of earth-shaking power.

These stamps were designed by Delta Design Corporation and printed by La Poste (France) in color offset. A first-day cover, folders with and without crystal mounts, a loose-leaf album page and maximum cards will be released along with the stamps and will go on sale on July 3, 2019. A pre-cancelled FDC with a NT$6-denominated stamp or the full set of stamps and pre-cancelled maximum cards will go on sale on July 5, 2019, 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.
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