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Com.315 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009 Commemorative Issue

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Stamp SN B315
Stamp Name Com.315 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009 Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Games
Issue date 2009-09-05
Suspension date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Designer Stony Image
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (5 × 4 )
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 11 1/2

The forerunner of the Deaflympics was the Deaf World Games, which were the first international games for athletes with a disability. In light of the Deaf World Games’ scale and the special characteristics of deaf people’s culture, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the name change in May 2001. The ROC won the bid to host the 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009 from September 5 to 15, 2009. Athletes from some 80 nations will participate. To mark these games, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of two commemorative stamps.

On the upper right corner of both stamps is the logo of the 21st Summer Deaflympics Taipei 2009. The design of the logo integrates the three major elements of the games: the Chinese character pei (which is part of the compound for Taipei), an ear (symbolizing the hearing impaired) and a person (symbolizing an athlete).  The vignette of the NT$5.00-denominated stamp shows a badminton player and a runner set against a map of Taiwan and a pattern of dark and light rings suggesting sound waves. The composition conveys the idea that the 2009 Deaflympics are being held in Taipei.  The NT$25.00-denominated stamp shows figures engaged in taekwondo and tennis set against a background of a stylized ear. Drawn in simple and soft lines, the stamp symbolizes the idea of “Taiwan walking out, and the world coming in.” It conveys the inexhaustible vitality of Taiwan and the courage with which hearing-impaired athletes face challenges.

1) First Day Cover: NT$2.00 apiece.
(2) Stamp Folder: NT$5.00 apiece.
(3) Stamp Folder with mount: NT$5.00 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover: NT$8.00 apiece.
(5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with one NT$5.00-denominated stamp: NT$7.00 apiece.
(6) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$32.00 apiece.

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

A commemorative cachet will be available at post office branches throughout the country on
the issuing date of the stamps.