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Sp.541 Bridges of Taiwan Postage Stamps (III)

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Stamp SN D541
Stamp Name Sp.541 Bridges of Taiwan Postage Stamps (III)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Bridges
Issue date 2010-03-10
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Wang Ben
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 111/2


To publicize the beauty of Taiwan’s bridges, this Post has previously issued two sets of stamps in its “Bridges of Taiwan” series. These were released on April 12, 2007 and May 12, 2008, and they feature bridges of northern and central Taiwan respectively. Now a third set of four stamps on the topic follows, featuring bridges of southern Taiwan. Their designs follow:

 

1. Jinde Bridge, Donggang (NT$5.00): This bridge spans the Donggang River in Donggang Township, Pingtung County. Opened to traffic in October of 2002, it has a total length of 440 meters and a width of 21.3 meters, with a 155-meter-long main span and a 30-meter-high arch. A basket-handle steel-arch bridge, it is a stately looking one.

2. Qigu River Bridge, Tainan (NT$5.00): This bridge is located in the scenic Qigu Lagoon area, close to the mouth of Zengwen river. Opened to traffic in November, 2007, it has a total length of 440 meters and a width of 40 meters. Its long-span arch design reduces the number of piers needed and reduces its impact on the environment and the ecology. The arc-shaped railings and the black-faced spoonbill totems blend into the ecological environment seamlessly.

3. Anyi Bridge, Tainan (NT$12.00): This bridge links two historical sites, Anping Fort (Fort Zeelandia) and Yizaijincheng (Eternal Golden Fort), hence its name Anyi. Spanning the Tainan Canal, it is 120.3 meters long and 25.5 meters wide. Opened to traffic in November, 2003, this bridge has an observation platform, which is a great place to enjoy sunsets and views of Anping Harbor.

4. Wangyue Bridge, Tainan (NT$12.00): Located in the Anping District of Tainan City, this bridge spans the Tainan Canal. Opened to traffic in August, 2001, it is 36 meters long and 21.2 meters wide. This bridge has a blue arch design and its railings incorporate moon patterns, both full and crescent. This bridge is especially beautiful at night when it is spotlighted and the arches of the bridge connect with their reflections on the water.

(1) First Day Cover : NT$2.00 apiece.
(2) Folder :NT$5.00 apiece
(3) Folder with mount: NT$5.00 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf album page:NT$8.00 apiece.
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$5-denominated stamp: NT$7.00 apiece.
(6) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: 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.