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Com.321 Centennial of Scouts of China (Taiwan) Commemorative Issue

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Stamp SN B321
Stamp Name Com.321 Centennial of Scouts of China (Taiwan) Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Education
Issue date 2011-11-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30 × 40 或 40 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Yang Sheng-hsiung
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (4 × 5 or 5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 12 1/2


Organized scouting in the Republic of China began in 1912 under the leadership of Rev. Yen Chia-Lin of the Boone Memorial School in Wuchang, Hubei. The movement later spread nationwide. On November 1, 1934, the General Association of the Boy Scouts of China (In 1997, changed to the General Association of the Scouts of China, GASC) was formally established, and it was admitted to the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1937. In 1990 the Association registered in the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of China on Taiwan as a civic organization.

To celebrate the scouting movement in the ROC on its centennial, as well as to recognize the movement’s contributions to the society, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of two stamps. Both stamps feature the emblem of the association in their upper left corners. The designs of the stamps follow:

1.     The NT$5-denominated stamp: The stamp features silhouettes of boy scouts saluting, doing social work or helping others. These images of scouts showing concern for society demonstrate the scout pledge “to practice a good turn everyday.” The city skyline in the background demonstrates the advanced development of Taiwan. 

2.     The NT$12-denominated stamp: To demonstrate how scouts learn and build character through fun activities, the stamp features the image of a boy scout, a tent and a watchtower in an outdoor setting that is typical of camping. With forests and the main peak of Mt. Jade depicted in silhouette in the background, the stamp conveys the magnificence of Taiwan’s mountains and forests.

 

(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece.
(2) Folder: NT$5 apiece.
(3) Folder with mount: NT$5 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece.
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$5-denominated stamp:
     NT$7 apiece.
(6) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
     NT$19 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.