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Special 55  New Year’s Greeting Stamps (Issue of 1968)

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Stamp SN D055
Stamp Name Special 55  New Year’s Greeting Stamps (Issue of 1968)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year, Zodiac
Issue date 1968-11-12
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper 76-lb〝郵〞(post) watermarked paper with red-blue fiber
Perforation 12 1/2
  This set of 〝New Year's Greeting〞stamps shows a cock as the central design. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, 1969 is the year of the cock.Having a cock as the subject is because of popular appreciation and also because〝the cock heralds the dawn,〞and 〝the dawn is the most important time of a day.〞