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Definitive 081 Reforestation Movement Issue (1954)

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Stamp SN A081
Stamp Name Definitive 081 Reforestation Movement Issue (1954)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Forest
Issue date 1954-03-12
Suspersion date 1961-12-16
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27x32
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Hsi Te-ching etc.
Photographer
Engraver Pao Liang-yu
Creative Director
Sheet composition D81.1-81.2 10×10
D81.3-81.4 (5×5)×4
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper 60-lb woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 11 1/2 - 12 1/2


  In commemoration of Dr. Sun Yat-sen as founder of the Republic of China and for his teaching concerning the importance of reforestation, the government designated March 12, 1930, anniversary of his death, as Arbor Day. In recent years the reforestation movement in Taiwan has been promoted with unusual vigor. The Postal Administration held a special competition for designs of postage stamps with reforestation as the theme. The four best ones were selected for this set of stamps.

The four denominations of stamps were issued in two lots. The first lot comprising the 40¢and $10 denominations was issued on March 12, 1954 (Perf.12 1/2) and the second lot comprising the $20 and $50 denominations was issued on April 1, 1955.