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Special 209 Taiwan Alpine Plants Postage Stamps

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Stamp SN D209
Stamp Name Special 209 Taiwan Alpine Plants Postage Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Flowers, Forest
Issue date 1984-08-08
Suspersion date 1985-02-08
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 25.5x36
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Chen Chien-chu
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Perforation 13 1/2
  To promote the protection of natural resources, this Directorate released a set of Taiwan Alpine Plants Postage Stamps.The stamps depict four species of alpine plants endemic to Taiwan flora-Gentiana arisanensis Hayata, Epilobium nankotaizanense Yamamoto, Adenophora uehatae Yamamoto, and Aconitum fukutomei Hayata. The four plants shown on the stamps were recommended by Dr. Ming-chou Lai of the Wildlife and Nature Conservation Society, and Mr. Cheng-hsiung Chang, an expert in human survival in the wilds.