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Sp 428 National Palace Museum's Bird Manual Postage Stamp(Issue of 2001)

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Stamp SN D428
Stamp Name Sp 428 National Palace Museum's Bird Manual Postage Stamp(Issue of 2001)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 2001-09-28
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 x 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd. R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 x4)<
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 11 1/2 x 11

To meet demand among philatelists, promote Chinese culture and introduce ancient Chinese art to the world, the Directorate General of Posts has once again asked the National Palace Museum to suggest "Bird Manual" works by palace painters during the Ching dynasty as the basis for 4 stamps to be released on September 29, 2001. (Earlier sets of bird manual stamps were issued in 1997, 1999 and 2000.) The four birds chosen for the stamps are the Japanese Waxwing (Bombycilla japonica), Siberian Rubythroat (Erithacus calliope), White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata) and the Great Barbet (Megalaima virens). Chien Sung-tsun of the National Palace Museum is in charge of planning the stamps.

There are a total of 60 page spreads in National Palace Museum's Bird Manual collection. The Directorate has once again chosen four of these for a set of stamps. For aesthetic reasons, exquisite parts of the paintings have been chosen for the stamps and removed from their original backgrounds. Visually striking stamps are the result.

(1) First Day Cover in small size to be sold at NT$2.00 apiece.
(2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at
   NT$5.00 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$7.00
 apiece.
(6) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamps to be sold at
 NT$49.00 apiece.
(7) Maximum cards of National Palace Museum's Bird Manual Postage Stamps comprising
 4 stamps to be sold at NT$97.00 apiece.