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TAIPEI 2023 – 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Postage Stamps: Myriad Butterflies

  • Updated on:112/07/31
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First day of issue: August 12, 2023
Sheet composition:10 (2 × 5)
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: Delta Design Corporation
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Stamp size: 80 × 30 (mm)
Color: Colorful
Process: Offset
Perforation: 13 × 13⅓

TAIPEI 2023 – 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is held on August 11-15, 2023, at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1. In conjunction with the theme of the fifth day of the exhibition “Stamp Day,” Chunghwa Post has released a set of two stamps on the scroll painting Myriad Butterflies by the Qing dynasty painter Yu Sheng, a work held in the National Palace Museum. With denominations of NT$13 and NT$35, the stamps are in a se-tenant block. They are described below:
Yu Sheng, the painter of Myriad Butterflies, was skilled at painting birds-and-flowers, insects-and-grasses and landscapes, and he used Western techniques for coloration and shading. In the painting numerous butterflies are flitting among wildflowers and grasses. The coloring is gorgeously rich and meticulously rendered, with dry-brush techniques masterfully employed to capture the detail on the butterflies' wings. The painting is a tour de force.

(1) First Day Cover (235 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$20 a set
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$51 apiece
(6) Pre-cancelled maximum cards: NT$68 a set

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.