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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
First day of issue: April 9, 2021
Sheet composition: 20 ( 5 × 4 )
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: Jheng Yi-lang
Printer: Southern Colour Print Ltd. (New Zealand)
Stamp size: 40 × 30 ( mm )
Perforation: 13½ × 13⅓
(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.