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Def.146  Wild Orchids of Taiwan Postage Stamps (Continued)

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Stamp SN A146I
Stamp Name Def.146  Wild Orchids of Taiwan Postage Stamps (Continued)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Flowers
Issue date 2018-01-26
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 24 × 32 or 32 × 24 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer La Poste (France)
Drawer
Designer Chi-jen Lai
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 100 (10 × 10) or 50 (5 × 10 or 10 × 5)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper or self-adhesive stamp paper<br>
Back
Perforation 131/3 × 13 或13 × 131/3
As an introduction to the beauty of orchids, and following on the issue of a wild orchid stamp on November 16, 2017, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of three stamps featuring the Calanthe puberula (NT$8), Calanthe sieboldii (NT$15) and Bulbophyllum pectinatum (NT$28). So as to facilitate customers’ use, two self-adhesive stamps with the denominations of NT$8 and NT$28 in a sheetlet of 50 pieces at NT$400 and NT$1,400 respectively will be issued additionally.
1.Calanthe puberula (NT$8): This orchid grows on the ground and is widespread in the mid to high-altitude mountains of Taiwan. It is one of the smaller kinds of Calanthe orchid found in Taiwan. The flowers, 2 cm across, are white with a splash of mauve turning to purple. The orchid is named from the way its petals and calyx curve back.
2.Calanthe sieboldii (NT$15): This orchid grows on the ground and is widespread in the low to mid-altitude mountains of northern Taiwan. It is one of the larger kinds of Calanthe orchid found in Taiwan. Its flowers, 3-4 cm across, are bright yellow with the fragrance of lemon: quite worth admiring.
3.Bulbophyllum pectinatum (NT$28): This species is parasitic. Its flowers are 4 cm across, light green in the shape of a cup with a linear pattern on the petals and truly worth admiring. The orchid is widespread in the low to mid-altitude mountains of Taiwan.
(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 one NT$8-denominated
stamp:NT$10 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$53 apiece
(6) Self-adhesive NT$8-denominated stamp: NT$400 a sheetlet
Self-adhesive NT$28-denominated stamp: NT$1,400 a
sheetlet

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