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Special 277 Taiwan Butterflies Postage Stamps (Issue of 1990)

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Stamp SN D277
Stamp Name Special 277 Taiwan Butterflies Postage Stamps (Issue of 1990)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Insects
Issue date 1990-04-20
Suspersion date 1992-04-20
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer Lin Shen-yung
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Back
Perforation 13 1/2


  Situated in the subtropics, Taiwan is an ideal breeding ground for butterflies. Its natural environment fosters a luxurious and rapid growth of butterflies of many species, including a few rare and fascinating ones. Today, some species are facing the danger of extinction by disappearance of habitat and increasing pollution unless preventive measures are taken soon. The stamps feature respectively four attractive species of commonly found butterflies: Salatura genutia Cramer, Hypolimnas misippus Linnaeus, Pieris canidia Linnaeus and Precis almana almana Linnaeus.