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Special 187 Taiwan Temples Architecture Postage Stamps (1982)

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Stamp SN D187
Stamp Name Special 187 Taiwan Temples Architecture Postage Stamps (1982)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Architecture
Issue date 1982-09-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40或40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc.,R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer Yeh Ying-chin & Hung Te-shin
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2
   The famous Tsu Shih (Divine Ancestor )& Temple of Sanhsia, Taipei County is featured on the set of four stamps. The 2.00 stamp pictures a skillfully carved lion and the 3.00 stamp a pair of lions which form a bracket set. The 5.00 stamp depicts the delicately carved sub-lintels that decorate a temple passageway. The 18.00 stamp pictures the gently curved, brightly decorated tiled roofs.

  Taiwan temple architecture belongs to the architecture of Southern China which is marked by delicate, elaborate, and ornate decorations. The Tsu Shih Temple, built in 1768, has been renovated or refurbished three times. The third renovation, conducted by Professor Li Mei-shu, was begun in 1947 and is not yet complete.