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Last updated:2021/04/30 Print

Aquatic Life Postage Stamps – Goldfish (III)

To spotlight the beauty of goldfish and to follow up on 2019 and 2020 releases on these fish, Chunghwa Post has issued a set of four stamps featuring the following four gold fish: the Pearl Scale goldfish, the Celestial Eye goldfish, the Water Bubble Eye goldfish, and the Oranda goldfish. Their designs are described below:
1. Pearl Scale (NT$8): It has a round body and semispherical scales, as if its skin featured inlaid pearls. These give it a very pleasing appearance.
2. Celestial Eye (NT$8): Lacking a dorsal fin, it has large protruding eyes that have rotated 90 degrees to face upwards. Because of the upward-directed vision, it often must rely on its sense of smell and taste to find food.
3. Water Bubble Eye (NT$15): On the side of its eyes, this goldfish has two fluid-filled sacs, which sway right and left as it glides through the water. It offers quite an interesting sight.
4. Oranda (NT$28): With its hood atop its head (which is shaped like a slightly inverted trapezoid) and its wide tailfin, it has the appearance of a mighty lion.

The further information about this issue is as follows:
1. First day of issue: April 9, 2021
2. Sheet composition: 20 ( 5 × 4 )
3. Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
4. Designer: Jheng Yi-lang
5. Printer: Southern Colour Print Ltd. (New Zealand)
6. Stamp size: 40 × 30 ( mm )
7. Color: Colorful
8. Process: Offset
9. Perforation: 13½ × 13⅓

By-issues:
(1) First Day Cover (162 mm × 114 mm): 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$8-denominated stamp: NT$10 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$61 apiece

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.