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Special 62 New Year’s Greeting Stamps (Issue of 1969)

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Stamp SN D062
Stamp Name Special 62 New Year’s Greeting Stamps (Issue of 1969)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year, Zodiac
Issue date 1969-12-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Yen Ki-shih
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper 76-1b〝郵〞(post) watermarked paper with red-blue fiber
Back
Perforation 12


  The adoption of a pair of dogs as the central design on this set of stamps serves a dual purpose. First, it satisfies popular interest because, ac-cording to the traditional Chinese calendar system, 1970 is the year of the Dog. Secondly, it promotes the virtues of loyalty and faithfulness, because in Chinese folklore the dog signifies these two virtues.