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.