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Special 199 Protection of Migratory Birds Postage Stamps (1983)

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Stamp SN D199
Stamp Name Special 199 Protection of Migratory Birds Postage Stamps (1983)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Environmental Protection
Issue date 1983-10-08
Suspersion date 1984-04-08
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 29x37或37x29
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Designer Huang Mu-chun
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Perforation 131/2
   Migratory birds are those which move northward in the spring and southward in the fall because of changes in the weather. With its moderate temperature, Taiwan is one of their stopovers and winter shelters. To encourage our people to treasure this natural resource, and in conjunction with the Second East-Asian Bird Protection Conference, this Directorate released a set of two stamps on October 8, 1983, the opening day of the Conference.   The stamps take as their main designs two migratory birds-Lanius cristatus and Butastur indicus, which travel south from Siberia through the northeastern provinces of China mainland, Korea, Japan, and the southern part of Taiwan in September and October of every year.