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Special 301 The Auspicious Postage Stamps (Issue of 1992)

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Stamp SN D301
Stamp Name Special 301 The Auspicious Postage Stamps (Issue of 1992)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year, Birds, Fish, Mammals
Issue date 1992-01-27
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Designer Hu Zerman
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
   Nienhwa, an auspicious painting drawn for Lunar New Year, is a traditional Chinese art form. It conveys Chinese people's wishes and ideals for good fortune and prosperity during the year to come by means of the name, the homonym, and the auspicious association or implication of an object described. The four Nienhwas taken as the motifs of this set of stamps are Peace in the Wake of Firecrackers, Good Fortune and Satisfaction,The Five Blessings upon the House, and An Abundance for Every Year.    A booklet consisting of two sets of the stamps was issued on the same day. The booklet stamps have two sides perforated, but the top and bottom sides are imperforate, the size of stamp is 30×40 mm..