Valentine’s Day on February 14 is a much-celebrated holiday among young people. To encourage people to express their love through letters, Chunghwa Post is issuing another set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet (Issue of 2012) with roses as motifs. The designs follow: 1. NT$12 stamp: A pink rose symbolizes first love and courting, as well as friendliness and a graceful upbringing. This stamp features a pink rose in full bloom to convey unrestrained passion.2. NT$25 stamp: An orange rose bud reveals the reticence of first love. The vignette of this stamp brings warmth and joy to one’s heart.3. Souvenir sheet: Within the heart-shaped stamp are two pale orange roses which signify mutual love and affection. The pink background along with the wordings “Happy Valentine’s Day” offers blessings to all of the world’s lovers. The two stamps are designed as a se-tenant gutter pair. Embossing and spot varnish techniques are employed in printing. The gutter, featuring two hearts shot through with Cupid’s arrow, symbolizes mutual love. A six-color tag with another two additional marks indicating embossing and varnishing effects are printed on marginal inscription. The souvenir sheet is printed in scented ink—a first for Chunghwa Post. Two stamp folios and one collection will be released with the stamps. The designs follow:(1) Valentine’s Day Stamp Folio: A vignette of an elegant rose shows through the cutout in the front. The inner pages are printed with roses in soft pink tones. A metallic sticker is included.(2) Love Dearly Stamp Folio: Within the heart-shaped cutout is the English phrase “Forever Love.” A card with an image of an angle is included.(3) Stamp Collection: The collection comprises one sheetlet (with eight se-tenant pairs of two stamps) and a souvenir sheet.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece.(2) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece.(3) Folder: NT$5 apiece.(4) Folder with mount: NT$5 apiece.(5) Folder with mount for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece.(6) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece. (7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$12-denominated stamp: NT$14 apiece.(8) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$39 apiece.(9) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet: NT$35 apiece.(10) Valentine’s Day Stamp Folio: NT$180 a copy.(11) Love Dearly Stamp Folio: NT$160 a copy.(12) Stamp Collection: NT$399 a copy. To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw