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Definitive 109 Non-denominated Postage Stamps (1991)

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Stamp SN A109
Stamp Name Definitive 109 Non-denominated Postage Stamps (1991)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Antiques
Issue date 1991-07-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Perforation 12 1/2
    To cope with the needs caused by changes in domestic postage rates, this Directorate issued two postage stamps which bear no face values, in their place, Chinese words meaning 〝the basic postage rate for domestic ordinary letters〞and 〝the basic postage rate for domestic prompt delivery letters〞 were printed. The date of issue was the date of the implementation of the new postage rates.    The motifs of the stamps as recommended by the National Palace Museum are a pair of Cloisonne Enamel Lions made in the Ching Dynasty (1644-1911). The Cloisonne Enamel Lions are 41 cm. high 52 cm. long and 24 cm. wide, one male and one female. These two magnificent pieces are meant to be household decoration and to ward off evil spirits.