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Special 315 The Auspicious Postage Stamps (Issue of 1993)

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Stamp SN D315
Stamp Name Special 315 The Auspicious Postage Stamps (Issue of 1993)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year, Birds, Flowers, Fruits
Issue date 1993-01-07
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Designer Kao Szu-sheng
Creative Director
Sheet composition 6×5
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Perforation 11 1/2
   Nienhwa, an adornment for celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year, is a traditional Chinese art. It has the functions of educating children, circulating history, and propogating knowledge. The four stamps take as their motifs four Nienhwas. They are Satisfaction for Every Year, Beaming with Joy, Happiness and Longevity, Wealth and Peace. The figures were based on the traditional Nienhwas of window-frames and painted in bright color for gaining the majestic mood in celebration of the coming New 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 30×44 mm..