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Com.322 100th Anniversary of the Alishan Forest Railway Commemorative Souvenir Sheet

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Stamp SN B322
Stamp Name Com.322 100th Anniversary of the Alishan Forest Railway Commemorative Souvenir Sheet
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Railway
Issue date 2011-12-25
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 140 × 105(mm)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Tseng Kai-chih
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 121/2


Alishan, with its beautiful natural scenery and rich ecological resources, is a world famous tourist destination. The Beimen to Erwanping section of Alishan Forest Railway officially opened to traffic on December 25, 1912. Along with the mountain’s sacred trees, sunrise, sunset, and sea of clouds, the railway is one of the “Five Wonders of Alishan.” The Alishan Forest Railway was once a very busy train track because of logging on the mountain. With changes to Taiwan’s economic structure, the railway’s role has shifted from a transporter of lumber to a cultural asset with its scenic spots and historical architecture dating from a century ago. To mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the railway, Chunghwa Post will issue a souvenir sheet.

The souvenir sheet has a bright color scheme with mountains and a route map in the background. Four different trains are featured. One of the two stamps features one train pulled by a No.31 steam engine passing through flowering cherry trees (NT$25); and the other, headed by a diesel engine, is coming out of the No.1 tunnel (NT$5). Elsewhere on the sheet there is a train on the No.13 Bridge over the Niuchou River and a train being pulled by the No. 25 steam engine. With its images of trains traversing the forest, the sheet is imbued with a great sense of dynamism. The beautiful golden emblem on the upper left corner signifies the railway’s glorious service over the last hundred years.

A stamp pictorial will go on sale on December 25, 2011, the issuing date of the stamps. The pictorial comprises one souvenir sheet, an NT$5 denominated Alishan stamp of the Personal Greeting Stamps – Travel in Taiwan, a silver foil and a set of 6 postal cards.

 

 

(1) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece.
(2) Folder: NT$8 apiece
(3) Folder with mount: NT$8 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece.
(5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one souvenir sheet:
NT$33 apiece.
(6)Stamp pictorial: NT$300 a copy.

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