Taiwan is located in the subtropical areas. Its varied topography and diversified climates comprising that of the tropical, temperate and frigid zones make for a glorious abundance of beautiful flowers which decorate the earth with flourishing energies. Since 1993 the Directorate has issued several sets of stamps with flowers as subject matter, which have been well received both in Taiwan and abroad. Now this Directorate has chosen Gaillardia pulchella var. picta (blanket flower), Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (Kalanchoe) and Portulaca oleracea var. granatus ("Wildfire" Portulaca) as theme for a new set of three stamps with face values of NT$5.00, NT$12.00 and NT$ l 9.00 respectively. The stamps were planned by Mr. Cheng Yuan-chun of the Department of Botany at the Taiwan Provincial Museum.
The flowers of herbaceous plants, which are often very colorful, include annuals, biennials and perennials. They are mostly qrown in pots, flower beds, screens or in strips along roads.These flowers are often used in flower arrangements, bouquets, corsages, flower baskets and wreaths.
(1)First Day Cover to be sold at NT$1.00 apiece.(2)Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$2.00 apiece.(3)Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$4.00 apiece.(4)Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.(5)Maximum cards comprising 3 stamps to be sold at NT$20.00 per set.(6) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a low-valued stamp to be sold at NT$6.00 apiece.(7)Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamps to be sold at NT$37.00 apiece.