First day of issue: September 23, 2023
Sheet composition: 20 (4 × 5)
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: KN Creative Design Co., Ltd.
Printer: China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Stamp size: 40 × 30 (mm)
Originally, during Kangxi's reign in the Qing dynasty (1684-1722), Changhua fell under the jurisdiction of Jhuluo County. Thanks to its abundant resources and cultural development, it became a county of its own and was granted the name Changhua by emperor Yongzheng in the first year of his reign (1723). That marked the beginning of Changhua's glorious three-century history. This year, 2023, coincides with the 300th anniversary of the county's establishment. Consequently, Chunghwa Post has specially released a set of two stamps to commemorate the occasion. Descriptions of the stamps follow:
1.NT$8 stamp: The stamp features a map of Changhua dating from Qianlong's reign in the Qing dynasty combined with a historical photograph of Changhua's East Gate (Gate of Farming). The design aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia and reflect Changhua's historical charms.
2.NT$15 stamp: The stamp features prominent Changhua landmarks, including the Confucius Temple, the Big Buddha of Bagua Mountain, and the modern high-speed rail station. This design showcases the journey of Changhua's transformation through time and its pursuit of sustainable development, as it looks forward to the next three centuries.
(1) First Day Cover (195 mm × 120 mm): NT$3 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$8-denominated stamp: NT$11 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$26 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.
A commemorative cachet will be available at Postal Museum and post office branches throughout the country on the issuing date of the stamps.