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B306 Inauguration of Taiwan High Speed Rail Commemorative Issue

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Stamp SN B306
Stamp Name B306 Inauguration of Taiwan High Speed Rail Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Railway
Issue date 2006-12-25
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (4 x 5)
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 11 1/2
The inauguration of high-speed rail in Taiwan will signify a new milestone in the development of transportation in Taiwan. Running over 300 kilometers per hour along Taiwan’s Western Corridor, THSR realizes the dream of providing comfortable one-day travel between northern and southern Taiwan. It will also run approximately 345 kilometers in total. At first, trains will stop at eight stations: Taipei; Banciao; Cingpu, Taoyuan; Liujia, Hsinchu; Wurih, Taichung; Taibao, Chiayi; Shaluan, Tainan; and Zuoying, Kaohsiung. In the future, four more stations will be added, including Nangang; Fengfu, Miaoli; Tianjhong, Changhua; and Huwei, Yunlin. After opening, THSR will effectively solve the problem of traffic congestion along the western corridor and promote balanced development there. To commemorate the inauguration of this major national transportation infrastructure project, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of two stamps, both with a denomination of NT$12.00. These stamps are being printed in a se-tenant strip and will be released on December 25, 2006.
The designs of the stamps follow:
1. The front car of the 700T series is white with sleek orange and black lines. These extend to the cars behind it, providing the train with a beautiful sense of proportion and concisely conveying the rhythmic flow of THSR.
2. The architecture of Hsinchu’s THSR Station is a combination of technology and poetry. The aerodynamic roof of the station looks like a canopy billowing in the wind and emphasizes the dance of light in the streamlined and spacious building.
(1) First Day Cover to be sold at NT$2.00 apiece.
(2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.

To purchase relative stamps, the public can go directly to the post offices, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.
Cachet: A commemorative cachet will be available at post offices throughout the country on December 25, 2006.