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Definitive 119 Personal Greeting Stamps

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Stamp SN A119
Stamp Name Definitive 119 Personal Greeting Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Individuals
Issue date 2001-12-12
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 x 32 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co.,Ltd., R.O.C.
Designer Beng Wang
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10 ( 2 x 5 )
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum

Perforation 12 1/2 X 12 1/2
Highlighting creativity for its first set of personalized greeting stamps, the Directorate General of Posts has chosen favorite phrases the younger generations use to convey greetings. The designs of these ten personal greeting stamps feature beautiful and colorful flowers. The greeting stamps have five themes: "Happy New Year," "Happy Birthday," "May Your Wishes Come True," "Merry Christmas," and "Congratulations." Each of these themes has two different designs. Each denominated stamp also comes with a place beside it that either consists of an unvalued stamp tab with a pattern that is a continuation of the one from the denominated stamp along with a Chinese greeting and its English translation or else a blank place to put one's own photo. These additional stamp tabs come free and one can post them alongside their denominated partner or just collect them. Senders can help bring people closer to each other by using these personalized stamps on special occasions to express congratulations, offer best wishes, or convey other feelings. To accommodate the two types of creating these Personal Greeting Stamps, the Directorate is offering two methods for accepting customers' orders. The details go as follows: (1) First type: One sheet each with 10 stamps and 10 identical personal photos: A total quantity of 300,000 sheets will be issued. In addition to the denominations, customers should pay an extra amount as handling charge for creating these photo stamps. For the first sheet, its selling price is NT$200 including denominations and handling charge. NT$370 is the selling price for two sheets and NT$540 for three sheets. (Please refer to the price list for other quantities.) There are five spots for accepting the orders of these stamps. They are as follows: Northern, Central, and Southern Regional Head Post Offices as well as Hsinchu and Tainan philatelic centers. There are two ways for the customers to place orders: (1) Customers may go directly to the five spots mentioned above to place orders and (2) Customers may mail order forms with personal photos to the five spots mentioned above. The orders placed by mail will be completed by registered mail in return. The customers should pay additional postage for registered mails. (NT$20 for domestic mail, including Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China; NT$50 for Asian Pacific Areas and NT$90 for European, American and other areas.) Furthermore, to protect privacy and copyright, those who purchase Personal Greeting Stamps should abide by all relative terms and conditions in order not to infringe any others' rights. (Please refer to order forms for details.)      Selling Price for Personal Greeting Stamps  Sheet (s) Price Sheet (s) Price           1 200 6 1,040      2 370 7 1,200      3 540 8 1,360 4 710 9 1,520 5 880 10 1,680 Handling charge: NT$150 for the first sheet, @NT$120 for the second to fifth sheets, @NT$110 for the sixth to tenth sheets, @NT$100 for the eleventh to ninety-ninth sheets & @NT$80 from the 100th sheet and above. (2) Second type: One sheet each with 10 stamps and 10 stamp tabs (personal photos not included): A total quantity of 1,700,000 sets will be issued. They are sold by their denominations. Each stamp is denominated at NT$5 and each set with 10 stamps is sold at NT$50. Stamp tabs are free of charge with the stamps. Customers may affix the tabs together with stamps on the cover as postage. However, these stamp tabs should not be affixed individually on the cover as postage. Mails affixed with stamp tabs only should be treated as postage-due items. These stamps are available at all the post offices throughout the country. Reservation service: To comply with philatelic customers' requirement and to offer better service, reservation for the first type of Personal Greeting Stamps will be opened to the public. Those who wish to place orders for creating these photo stamps may request order forms from the following post offices or download the forms from postal website. These photo stamps will be produced in the following five spots: Northern, Central, and Southern Regional Head Post Offices as well as Hsinchu and Tainan philatelic centers. One can go directly to one of those above-mentioned offices to make the stamps or simply send a photo in with a mail order. Orders from abroad for the above-mentioned Personal Greeting Stamps (Second type) are to be addressed to: The Philatelic Department Directorate General of Posts55 Chin Shan South Rd., Sec. 2Taipei, Taiwan 10603, R. O. C.Fax No.: (+) 886-2-23969125, or E-Mail address: phila@mail.post.gov.twFor more information on purchasing Personal Greeting Stamps, please refer to the upcoming Postal Service Today or visit our website: http://www.post.gov.tw  
(1) First Day Cover in large size to be sold at NT$3 apiece. (2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$8 apiece. (3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$8 apiece. (4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$16 apiece. (5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamp to be sold at NT$65 apiece which are composed of 5FDCs, but could be respectively sold at NT$13.00 apiece.