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Com.325 The Formation of Kinmen County 100th Anniversary Commemorative Issue

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Stamp SN B325
Stamp Name Com.325 The Formation of Kinmen County 100th Anniversary Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Relics, Politicians, Politics, Society
Issue date 2014-08-28
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 48 × 24 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer Arteck Creative Consultants, Inc.
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(4 × 5)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper<br>
Perforation 121/2
Originally a township under the jurisdiction of Tongan, Fujian Province during the Qing Dynasty, Kinmen was elevated to county status in 1915. In 1926 the “County Office” became the “County Government.” In 1949 its county status was suspended and the Administration Office of the Kinmen Military Area was established. In 1953 Kinmen reverted to county status and the County Government was reinstated. To meet the needs of Kinmen as a war zone, a battlefield government administrative system began to be used there in 1956. When the Period of National Mobilization for Suppression of the Communist Rebellion ended in 1992, Kinmen returned to democracy, marching into a new era of local self-governance. The year 2014 is the 100th since Kinmen became a county. To commemorate the occasion, Chunghwa Post is releasing a set of two stamps.
The stamps are designed as a se-tenant pair. A window from the Kinmen Division Commander’s Office during the Qing Dynasty has been placed on either side of the pair of stamps to symbolize entering Kinmen. The NT$5 stamp features Juguang Tower and the Western-style residential buildings of the Shuitou Settlement. The NT$12 stamp features the traditional Southern-Min-style buildings of the Shanhou Folk Culture Village as well as the Wentai Pagoda, a national historic monument. The stamps showcase Kinmen’s rich culture and historical relics and illustrate Kinmen’s special place in history as a stronghold in the sea.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4)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.