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Com.312 100th Anniversary of the National Taiwan Museum Commemorative Issue

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Stamp SN B312
Stamp Name Com.312 100th Anniversary of the National Taiwan Museum Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Relics, Architecture
Issue date 2008-05-29
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 37 × 29(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer .Delta Design Corporation
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper<br>
Back
Perforation 12&frac12;
Formerly the Taiwan Governor-General’s Museum, the National Taiwan Museum, founded in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. The museum’s focus is on natural history. 2008 is the 100th anniversary since the founding of the National Taiwan Museum. To commemorate the occasion, this Post is issuing a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the museum’s most treasured pieces: the Yellow Tiger Flag of Democratic Taiwan, a portrait of Jheng Cheng-gong, and a map of Taiwan dating from the Emperor Kangsi’s reign during the Cing Dynasty. The NT$5 stamp depicts the Yellow Tiger Flag of Democratic Taiwan and the NT$25 stamp portrays Jheng Cheng-gong with the detail of a map of Taiwan dating from the Emperor Kangsi’s reign during the Cing Dynasty as background. The souvenir sheet includes one each of the mentioned stamps with a large detail of the above-mentioned map as background. On its upper right and left corners, there are the designs of the museum and the logo of the 100th anniversary. The designs follow:
1. The Yellow Tiger Flag of Democratic Taiwan: In 1895, the Cing Dynasty of China ceded Taiwan to Japan. The local gentry petitioned unsuccessfully for the Cing court to reverse the decision. Without China’s support, people in Taiwan declared independence and established the Republic of Formosa. The republic’s flag featured a yellow tiger on a blue ground. They intentionally chose the tiger, which, however formidable, falls behind the Cing court’s dragon.
2. A portrait of Jheng Cheng-gong: This portrait is the earliest and most lifelike of all the extant Jheng portraits. It is believed that Jheng commissioned an artist to paint this portrait in Tainan. In 1911, it was included in the collection of the Taiwan Shrine. Later, a Japanese governor of Taiwan ordered a Japanese painter to make a copy and put it in Kaishan Shrine. That copy is also part of the museum collection today.
3. A map of Taiwan: This is the earliest extant map of Taiwan painted on a horizontal silk scroll in the style of Chinese landscape painting. It is 569 cm in length and 70 cm in width. In 1902 the Office of the Taiwan Governor-General bought this map. It then became one of the important holdings of the Taiwan Governor-General’s Museum. The museum commissioned painters to paint copies of it, and these copies are likewise found in the National Taiwan Museum’s collection.
(1) First Day Cover to be sold at NT$2.00 apiece.
(2) First Day Cover in large size to be sold at NT$3.00 apiece.
(3) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(4) Folder with crystal mount for better protection to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(5) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of a souvenir sheet to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.
(6) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$16.00 apiece.
(7) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a low-valued stamp to be sold at NT$ 7.00 apiece.
(8) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a set of stamps to be sold at NT$ 32.00 apiece.
(9) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a souvenir sheet to be sold at NT$33.00 apiece.

Cachet:
A commemorative cachet will be available at post office branches throughout the country on the stamps’ date of issue.

To purchase relative stamps, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.