Fireworks displays, kaleidoscopes of color and light, look dazzling and spectacular against the inky night sky. These artful renderings of high-tech sound and light effects really wow people and bring them great joy. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, Chunghwa Post is releasing a souvenir sheet. The designs and special features of the souvenir sheet follow:
1. This souvenir sheet includes four stamps, each depicting a firework sight fused into a river nightscape. From left to right: the Double Tenth Day fireworks display in Taipei (NT$5), Taipei 101’s New Year fireworks display (NT$5), the Lantern Festival fireworks display on Kaohsiung’s Love River (NT$25), and the Dragon Boat Festival fireworks display in Taoyuan County’s Longtan (NT$25). The background of the souvenir sheet features a fireworks display by the Taipei Ferris Wheel, which conveys a sense of universal celebration.
2. The souvenir sheet is printed in intaglio in combination with offset. For the first time ever, the sheet is hot stamped with optical variable film to highlight the fireworks displays and the play of light and shadow on the Ferris wheel.
A stamp folio will be released along with this souvenir sheet. To add to collecting interest, the folio comes with a souvenir sheet, as well as an offset print plate proof and an optical variable film proof. These proofs are printed with serial numerals to enhance their value.
(1) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece.(2) Folder : NT$8 apiece(3) Folder with mount: NT$8 apiece.(4) Loose-leaf album page：NT$16 apiece. (5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one souvenir sheet: NT$63 apiece.(6) Stamp folio: NT$250 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.
Since January 1, 2011 is a national holiday, Chunghwa Post specially designates the following sales outlets for that date: the Postal Museum (business hours: 9:00 – 17:00) and the following post office branches (business hours: 8:00 – 12:00): Taipei Beimen Post Office, Taipei Xinyi Post Office, Keelung Aisan Rd. Post Office, Banqiao Wunhwa Rd. Post Office, Sanchong Zhongshan Rd. Post Office, Yilan Zhongshan Rd. Post Office, Zhongli Jianguo Rd. Post Office, Taoyuan Chenggong Rd. Post Office, Longtan Post Office, Hualien Guoan Post Office, Hsinchu Wuchang St. Post Office, Miaoli Zhongmiao Post Office, Taichung Minqyuan Rd. Post Office, Fongyuan Zhongzheng Rd. Post Office, Changhua Zhongyang Rd. Post Office, Nantou Sanhe Post Office, Chiayi Wunhwa Rd. Post Office, Douliou Xiping Rd. Post Offcie, Tainan Chenggong Rd., Post Office, Xinying Zhongshan Rd. Post Office, Kaohsiung Xinxing Post Office, Fongshan Zhongshan East Rd. Post Office, Magong Zhongzheng Rd. Post Office, Pingtung Minsheng Rd. Post Office and Taitung Datung Rd. Post Office.