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Sp.529 Seashells of Taiwan Postage Stamps (III)

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Stamp SN D529
Stamp Name Sp.529 Seashells of Taiwan Postage Stamps (III)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Shells
Issue date 2009-02-26
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Central Engraving and Printing Plant
Designer Jheng Yi-lang
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 13 1/2
Having previously issued two sets of stamps in the “Seashells of Taiwan” series (in October of 2007 and July of 2008), this Post is now following up with a third set of four stamps, featuring Strombus sinuatus, Hydatina amplustre, Cymatium hepaticum, and Mitra mitra. The designs follow:1. Strombus sinuatus (NT$5.00): Spindle-shaped, the shell has tawny or reddish brown stripes and a purple red aperture. There are big nodules on its backside. Its aperture is narrow and its outer lip flares widely. The rim of the adult shell’s outer lip is thick with finger-like projections on the posterior edge. 2. Hydatina amplustre (NT$5.00): This ball-shaped shell is light and thin like a bubble. It is covered with rosy pink and white bands, though some of the shells also have black bands. This beautiful glossy shell has a very small spire.3. Cymatium hepaticum (NT$12.00): This spindle-shaped shell is covered with orange yellow and dark brown stripes and some occasional white speckles. The surface of the shell is very sculptured. The rim of its aperture is orange with white teeth. 4. Mitra mitra (NT$12.00): With a white shell that is oblong-shaped (resembling the writing end of a Chinese calligraphic brush) and covered with either red or yellow spots, it reminds people of a koi. There are more red-spotted ones than yellow spotted ones. It has a narrow aperture and a very short siphonal canal.
(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$36.00 apiece. To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.