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Def.139 Dragon and Phoenix Bringing Auspiciousness Postage Stamp

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Stamp SN A139
Stamp Name Def.139 Dragon and Phoenix Bringing Auspiciousness Postage Stamp
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Festivals, Birds, Myth
Issue date 2013-11-15
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 24 × 32(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Central Engraving and Printing Plant
Designer Hung-tu Ko
Creative Director
Sheet composition 100 (10 × 10)
Print color Carmine
Process Intaglio
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 131/2 × 121/2
In meeting public demand for the mailing of higher postage items, Chunghwa Post is issuing a NT$50-denominated postage stamp, headlining a pair of dragon and phoenix bringing a message of auspiciousness.

The design of the stamp features a dragon and a phoenix to form a circle that symbolizes fullness. It is set against a backdrop of the ornate patterns of an ancient coin to denote felicity and opulence. The dragon and the phoenix are the most prominent spiritual tokens of the Chinese culture. Dragon is revered as the most dignified celestial creature, capable of summoning rainfall and bountiful harvest. Holding reign over all other birds, phoenix is a divine bird. “Dragon and phoenix bringing auspiciousness” signifies the consistent flow of good fortune, felicity and prosperity.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$ 2 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with the stamp: NT$52 apiece

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