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Definitive 118 Fruits Postage Stamps (I)

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Stamp SN A118
Stamp Name Definitive 118 Fruits Postage Stamps (I)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Fruits
Issue date 2001-02-23
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 32 x 24 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Inc., R.O.C.
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Creative Director
Sheet composition 100 ( 10 x 10 )
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 12 1/2 x 13
As a result of geography and climate, as well as the hard work of scholars, experts and farmers, Taiwan produces an unusually abundant variety of fruits. Fruit production is one of the pillars of Taiwan's rural economy and helps to bring our country a lot of foreign exchange. The Directorate General of Posts has chosen sixteen fruits for a series of 16 stamps, which will be issued separately in different sets. The first set features apples, guavas, pears and melons and will be released on February 23, 2001. The stamps, painted by Mr. Lee Kuang-chi and printed in color deep-etch offset by China Color Printing Co. Inc., will have denominations of NT$5.00, NT$7.00, NT$12.00 and NT$25.00. Fruits are delicious and also nutritious, containing minerals, fiber, pectin, organic acids and vitamins. They balance our diets, help us ward off disease, fill us with vim and vigor, and prolong our lives. Fruits are beautiful on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside, with a sweet or slightly sour taste. They clean our digestive systems, satiate our hunger, and help to make us look and feel more beautiful.  
(1) First Day Cover in small size to be sold at NT$2 apiece. (2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$5 apiece. (3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be so ld at NT$5 apiece. (4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$8 apiece. (5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a low- valued stamp to be sold at NT$7 apiece. (6) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of sta mps to be sold at NT$51 apiece.