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Sp.396 Flowers Postage Stamps ─ Indoor Potted Flowers

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Stamp SN D396
Stamp Name Sp.396 Flowers Postage Stamps ─ Indoor Potted Flowers
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Flowers
Issue date 1999-02-10
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving and Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Chen Feng-kuan
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 12 1/2
  With rising living standards, potted flowers have become essentials for home and office decorations. Potted flowers instantly give a place the feel of life. For this newest set of postage stamps, the Directorate General of Posts has chosen three perennials: the Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa), the African violet (Saint-paulia × hybrida) and the Flamingo flower (Anthurium scherzerianum). The three stamps have face values of NT$5.00, NT$12.00 and NT$19.00 respectively. The stamps were painted by Mr. Cheng Yuan-chun of the Department of Botany at the Taiwan Provincial Museum.:   Indoor potted flowers are species native to the forests of the tropics, sub-tropics and temperate regions. Even when there is insufficient natural light indoors, they can still grow lushly and flower with the help of artificial lighting. Many indoor potted flowers are Gesneriaceae, begonia and orchids. They are different from flowering plants that are grown outdoors and moved indoors right after flowering. With colorful and beautiful blooms, they are very well suited to grow indoors, or put on balconies or under eaves and trees.
(1)First Day Cover to be sold at NT$ 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) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a low-valued stamp to be sold at NT$6 .00 apiece.(6)Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamps to be sold at NT$37 .00 apiece.(7) Pre-cancelled First Day of Issue Maximum cards to be sold at NT$56.00 per set