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Com. The Inauguration of the 14th President and Vice President Commemorative Issue

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Stamp SN B332
Stamp Name Com. The Inauguration of the 14th President and Vice President Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State
Issue date 2016-05-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 48 × 24 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 125 × 60 (mm)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Aaron Nieh Workshop
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 16 (4 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 121/2
In the Republic of China’s 14th presidential and vice presidential elections, Tsai Ing-wen was elected president and Chen Chien-jen was elected vice president. In celebration and as an expression of respect for our nation’s leaders, Chunghwa Post will be releasing a set of four commemorative stamps and a souvenir sheet.
As opposed to typical photographic portraits, the four stamps in the set (two denominated at NT$5 and two at NT$12) instead show images of the president and vice president with pixelated faces or rendered with simple line drawings. The aim is to reflect contemporary art and culture with a fresh new look. The pixelated faces express the idea that heads of state are not only individuals, but also embodiments of the collective spirit and style of the nation. Simple and unpretentious line drawings were also used for two of the stamps. Breaking new ground in the design of stamps commemorating inauguration, the images fully demonstrate the ideas of beauty, emotional connection, diversity, abstraction and freedom.
The design of the souvenir sheet, which has a denomination of NT$32, is based on a conception of solidarity with the people. It places the president and vice president amid a collection of icons representing people of all backgrounds and walks of life. The icons of the president and vice president are found in the upper right-hand corner of the group. The remaining icons show a variety of occupations, genders, social roles, and ethnic groups, drawing attention to issues of equality.
Apart from displaying the diversity of contemporary culture and art, the designs also convey the idea that the president and the vice president are of the people and that they embody the will of the people as democratically elected leaders.
Along with this set of stamps, one “The Inauguration of the 14th President and Vice President Commemorative Stamp Folio” and one “The Inauguration of the 14th President and Vice President Commemorative Stamp Folio – Sheetlet Edition” will be released. The former consists of one set of the stamps and a souvenir sheet while the latter one sheetlet. Designed with brand new style, these two folios are worth collecting.

(1) First Day Cover (two styles): NT$3 apiece
(2) Folder with and without mount: NT$8 apiece
(3) Folder with and without mount for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece
(4) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a NT$5-denominated stamp:
NT$8 apiece
(6) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$37 apiece
(7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet:
NT$35 apiece
(8) Commemorative stamp folio: NT$300 a copy
(9) Commemorative stamp folio – sheetlet edition: NT$450 a copy

To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.
A commemorative cachet will be available at post office branches throughout the country on the issuing date of the stamps.