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Def.148 Jade Articles from the National Palace Museum Postage Stamps

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Stamp SN A148
Stamp Name Def.148 Jade Articles from the National Palace Museum Postage Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Antiques
Issue date 2019-07-05
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 24 × 32 or 32 × 24 ( mm )
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer La Poste ( France )
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 100 ( 10 × 10 ) or 50 ( 10 × 5 or 5 × 10 )
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper or self-adhesive stamp paper
Perforation 13⅓ × 13 or 13 × 13⅓
In order to promote the beauty of Chinese culture, Chunghwa Post has selected four Han dynasty carved jades from the National Palace Museum’s collection for a set of four stamps. 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 respectively will be issued additionally. Their designs follow:1. Jade Beast, Han dynasty (NT$6): In this work of jade in the round, the beast, which kneels on its hind legs, has wings and a tiger’s head. It is baring its teeth and has beard under its chin. It has a curly mane on the back side of its head and a long tail.2. Jade Seal, Han dynasty (NT$8): This seal was originally part of a Han dynasty jade sword. It was only later that this piece of the sword was embedded in a copper square to serve as a seal stamp. A jade in-the-round carving of a bear serves as the handle of the stamp. Originally milky white, the jade has turned brown with age. 3. Jade Camel, Han dynasty (NT$13): The camel sitting on the ground in this Han dynasty in-the-round work of carved jade features soft lines. After entering the imperial palace collection during the Qing dynasty, it came to be used as a rest for calligraphy brushes. The camel’s belly bears an inscription of a poem by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty.4. Jade Bixie auspicious beast, Han dynasty (NT$28): This jade was originally white and green in coloration, but it has blackened with age. This awe-inspiring supernatural beast has two wings, and it is baring its fangs. Crouching and ready to pounce, it seems full of earth-shaking power.
(1) First Day Cover (162 mm × 114 mm): 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$6-denominated stamp: NT$8 apiece(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$57 apiece(6) Maximum cards: NT$40 a set(7) Pre-cancelled maximum cards: NT$95 a set(8) Self-adhesive NT$8-denominated stamp: NT$400 a sheetletSelf-adhesive NT$28-denominated stamp: NT$1,400 a sheetletTo 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 .