|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,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>|
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.