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Sp.499 Valentine’s Day Postage Stamps

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Stamp SN D499
Stamp Name Sp.499 Valentine’s Day Postage Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Festivals
Issue date 2007-02-06
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30 ×40 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (4×5)
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 11 1/2
Every February 14 is Valentine’s Day, which is much emphasized by young people these days. In order to raise interest in philately among youth, Chunghwa Post is specially publishing a set of two "Valentine’s Day Postage Stamps."The illustrations on the stamps have clean-lined designs of two hearts-one large and one small-to express the notion of two hearts beating as one. Printed in a hand-written style, the English words "Happy Valentine’s Day" provide a nice decorative touch and convey the wish that all those who are smitten with each other will come together in love and marriage. The NT$5 stamp adopts a hot pink background, and the lines in the design have been reversed out white to express love as tender as water. The NT$20 stamp, on the other hand, employs a lavender background and dark purple lines to represent sweet love. The stamps in this set use purple as their basic tone so as to highlight the romance of Valentine’s Day. The visual hallmarks of these stamps are their modern design and easy-going drawing style.
(1) First Day Cover 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$27.00 apiece. To purchase relative stamps, the public can go directly to the post offices, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.