|Stamp Name||Special 147 New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 1978)|
|Stamp Cat Standard||Special Stamps|
|Stamp Cat||Lunar New Year, Zodiac|
|Dimension of stamps(mm.)||26x34|
|Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)|
|Printer||China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.|
|Process||Deep etch offset|
|Paper||Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
The year 1979 is the year of the sheep, the stamps have as the central design, an ancient Chinese painting 〝Imitation of the Three Sheep by Emperor Hsuan-tsung of Ming Dynasty〞 by Emperor Kao-tsung of Ching Dynasty, recommended by the National Palace Museum.
The three sheep in the above-mentioned painting, as well as on any other artwork, represent both an ancient Chinese philosophy and a symbolism for good luck and happiness.