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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<br>
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.



(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