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Def.134 Personal Greeting Stamps –Travel in Taiwan

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Stamp SN A134
Stamp Name Def.134 Personal Greeting Stamps –Travel in Taiwan
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Leisure Activitics
Issue date 2011-09-27
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 32(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Lin Hsiao-han
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 12 1/2


So as to provide its customers with more design options, Chunghwa Post is following up with a new set of personal greeting stamps, centering on travel in Taiwan with ten designs. Each of the designs is printed in two denominations: NT$3.5 and NT$5 with different colors for the inscriptions and the denominations.

Using the concept of collages of various types for the design, the stamps possess a distinct texture and charm and take us on a round-the-island tour to discover the beauty of Taiwan’s famous scenic spots. The designs follow:

1. The National Palace Museum: A treasure trove of important Chinese historical and cultural artifacts, the museum is a must-see attraction in Taiwan.

2. The Taipei 101: The Taipei 101 fireworks display is the highlight of the New Year’s countdown celebration in Taipei. Watching beautiful fireworks explode in the sky provides a wonderful memory.

3. Sun Moon Lake: The beauty of Sun Moon Lake lies in its tranquility. The stamp depicts a land of enchantment, where a thin veil of fog blurs the human silhouettes on small rowing boats. The scene brings to mind the carefree joys of drinking alone under the moon as described in Li Bai’s poetry.

4. Yushan (The Jade Mountain): Yushan, an eternal landmark of Taiwan, symbolizes the unswerving determination of the people of Taiwan. Many people, longing for the panoramic views and sense of accomplishment gained from reaching the summit, set climbing Yushan as one of their lifetime goals.

5. Alishan: Its sea of clouds, forests, cherry blossoms, narrow-gauge trains, and magnificent sunrises make Alishan a favorite attraction among travelers.

6. Love River in Kaohsiung: After environmental restoration, Love River has become a new spotlighted feature of the city. The dragon boat races held during the Dragon Boat Festival captures perfectly the passion and energy of southern Taiwan.

7. Kenting: Kenting is a hot tourist destination in the summer. Lazily sunbathing under the blue sky or sitting under an umbrella is a perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day on the beach.

8. The Liushidan Mountain: The yellow sea of daylilies here creates a mystical Shangri-La in Hualian. The stamp depicts a plainly dressed farming woman happily and diligently picking daylily flowers.

9. The Taroko National Park: The Park offers a treasure chest of geological resources. Two visitors joyously gesturing on a winding trail while marveling at the craftsmanship of Mother Nature.

10. Jiufen: To enjoy a drizzling day in this mountain town is to sip tea in a tea house while gazing upon tourists strolling down the quaint street outside.

The non-personalized stamps sold in post office branches are printed in a format of 20 stamps per sheet. To increase philatelic interest, a ditch design is added between the two rows of stamps. Its ditch pattern includes bicycles, vehicles, cameras and trunk. The personalized ones are printed in different formats as follow:

1. Two vertical-sheet layouts with marginal inscription: The stamps are printed in two columns (in either NT$3.50 or NT$5.00 denominations) with tags in between for printing a photo image provided by the customer.

2. Two vertical-sheet layouts without marginal inscription: The layouts of these sheets are the same as the ones with marginal inscription, except that their tags are not perforated. More spaces are reserved for the customers’ own design.

3. One business-card layout without marginal inscription: The sheet is comprised of six stamps—one each from the NT$3.50 denominated stamps. The name of the stamp is printed in the right margin. Each sheet (A4 size) can be cut into six smaller sheets (96 mm × 95 mm).

A stamp pictorial will be issued along with the stamps. This pictorial includes ten NT$3.50 denominated stamps of the issue and a copy of ten scenic postal cards.

By-issues:
(1) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3.00 apiece.
(2) Folder: NT$8.00 apiece.
(3) Folder with mount: NT$8.00 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16.00 apiece.
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with ten NT$3.50 stamps: NT$38.00 apiece.
(6) Pictorial: NT$350.00 a copy.
(7) Scenic Postal Cards: NT$100.00 a copy of ten.

To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.