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Mandarin Phonetic Symbols Postage Stamps (III)

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First day of issue: January 26, 2024
Sheet composition: 20 ( 5 × 4 )
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: UP Creative Design and Advertising Corporation
Printer: China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Stamp size: 30 × 30 (mm)
Color: Colorful
Process: Offset
Perforation: 13½

To increase children's interest in learning and their appreciation of the beauty of Taiwan, Chunghwa Post released two sets of stamps on the Mandarin Phonetic Symbols in 2023. Now it has followed up with a new set combining the symbols for “ㄙ, 一, ㄨ, ㄩ, ㄚ, ㄛ, ㄜ, ㄝ, ㄞ, ㄟ” with specialities of local administrative areas. The ten stamps, each valued at NT$6, are in a se-tenant block. The designs are as follows:

ㄙ(s): Sanxia (sān xiá), Golden Croissant
一(i): Yilan (yí lán), Kumquat
ㄨ(u): Wenshan (wén shān), Taipei Zoo, Maokong Gondola
ㄩ(ü): Yuchi (yú chí), Sun Moon Lake Lalu Island
ㄚ(a): Alishan (ā lǐ shān), Cherry Blossom
ㄛ(o): Zhuolan (zhuó lán), Grape
ㄜ(e): Emei (é méi), Ximaopu Suspension Bridge
ㄝ(ê): Qieding (qié dìng), Qieding Wetland, Black-faced Spoonbill
ㄞ(ai): Baisha (bái shā), Jibei Island
ㄟ(ei): Beinan (bēi nán), Sugar Apple

By-issues:
(1) First Day Cover (220 mm × 158 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 a full set of stamps: NT$63 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.