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Sp. 488 Cartoon Figure Postage Stamps-Winnie the Pooh

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Stamp SN D488
Stamp Name Sp. 488 Cartoon Figure Postage Stamps-Winnie the Pooh
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Forest, Literature, Literature, Education
Issue date 2006-06-21
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 140 × 90(mm)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer The Walt Disney Company (Taiwan) Ltd.
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 12 
Winnie the Pooh, a bear that loves honey, created by English writer A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard, debuted in 1926. In 1966, Disney released a short animated film, in which Pooh was changed to wear a red shirt. He still has the same appearance today. Though he is somewhat clumsy, his kindness makes him the most popular animal in the forest. Pooh and his friends - Rabbit, Piglet, Tigger and so forth - live in the Hundred Acre Wood. He is the kindest and most innocent friend in everyone's heart. In 1997, Pooh received the honorary title "Ambassador of Friendship" from the United Nations.   So as to stimulate interest in philately among youths, Chunghwa Post has again commissioned the Walt Disney Company (Taiwan) Ltd. to provide the designs of Winnie the Pooh, a cartoon character representing friendship and trust, for two souvenir sheets. Each souvenir sheet will include two stamps, one with a denomination of NT$5 and the other with a denomination of NT$25. The four stamps in these souvenir sheets each feature an image of Pooh - in spring, summer, autumn and winter respectively. This is a set of stamps worth treasuring.  
By-issues: (1) First Day Cover in large size to be sold at NT$3.00 apiece. (2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece. (3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at    NT$8.00 apiece. (4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$16.00 apiece. (5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a souvenir sheet in two designs to    be sold at NT$33.00 apiece. (6) Stamp folio (with two souvenir sheets) to be sold at NT$150.00 apiece.   To purchase these items, the public can go directly to the post offices, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw