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Special 147 New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 1978)

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Stamp SN D147
Stamp Name Special 147 New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 1978)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year, Zodiac
Issue date 1978-12-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Photographer Wu Cheng-fang
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Perforation 12 1/2
  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.