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Taiwan Def 005 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Portrait with Farm Products, 1st Issue,Restricted for Use in Taiwan (1947)

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Stamp SN AH05
Stamp Name Taiwan Def 005 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Portrait with Farm Products, 1st Issue,Restricted for Use in Taiwan (1947)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Agriculture, Chiefs Of State, Emblems
Issue date 1947-07-10
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 19x21.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper White woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 14
      This new issue, specially for use in Taiwan, has Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Portrait as the central design decorated with Taiwan farm products such as sugar cane, bananas, and pineapples. The portrait is placed in a circle to the right side of the stamp with the national emblem above. In the lower left corner are two panels; the lower one bears the inscription〝中華民國郵政〞(Postal Administration of the Republic of China) and the upper one bears the inscription 〝限臺灣省貼用〞(restricted for use in Taiwan).The outer design shows 50 small beads on four sides signifying the safe return of Taiwan to its original owner after fifty years of occupation by Japan.

  The whole set of stamps consists of ten denominations. The $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 and $200 denominations were issued on July 10, 1947 and those of $2, $3 and $9 denominations on October 20, 1947.

   The actual number of denominations is 12 per set including the $7.50(orange yellow) and $0.30 (gray) denominations, which, when coming out of the press, were unfit for use due to the revision of the postal tariff, but were subsequently issued with the face value suitably altered.