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Special 167 New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps & Souvenir Sheet (Issue of 1980)

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Stamp SN D167
Stamp Name Special 167 New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps & Souvenir Sheet (Issue of 1980)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year, Zodiac
Issue date 1980-12-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Chuang Chu-mei
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished, watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>
Perforation 12 1/2

   From 1968 to 1979, a set of New Year's Greeting Stamps was issued each year, using one of the twelve animals associated with that particular year as the central motif. Since they had been widely welcome by collectors at home and abroad, a second series was to be released. This set, the New Year's Greeting Stamps of 1980, was the first set of this series. Taking the twelve animals as the main subject, the designs of this new series are similar in style. Each of them features an animal which is round in form, with its Chinese name written in seal style in the background. They represent one common theme-harmony, and, at the same time, signify the characteristics of Chinese culture.

   The two values in this set are 1.00 and 6.00. As usual, they depict one of the twelve animals-cock associated with the Year 1981. The souvenir sheet (78 × 102 mm.) consists of two pieces each of the two stamps.