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Sp.571 Congratulations Postage Stamps

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Stamp SN D571
Stamp Name Sp.571 Congratulations Postage Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Festivals
Issue date 2012-05-04
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26 × 34 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Highlight Creative Co., Ltd.
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(4 × 5)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 13
To convey glad tidings, Chunghwa Post has selected auspicious phrases used in connection with weddings and other celebrations for a set of four stamps. The designs employ gold-colored papercuts featuring auspicious design elements, such as dragons, phoenixes and flowers, which are set against a festive red background. The designs are detailed below:
1. A Match Made in Heaven (NT$3.5): The main design features a golden, heart-shaped double-happiness character (囍), as well as a bride and groom in traditional wedding attire, who are tethered to an embroidered ball. The design symbolizes a wedding.
2. One Child after Another (NT$3.5): In China lotus seed is famous; people usually interpret it as “Have dozens of children,” “Have babies as soon as possible.” Since the Chinese character for lotus is a homonym for another character that means “one after another,” lotuses, with their many seeds, became symbolic of the auspicious phrase: “giving birth to one child after another.”
3. The Hall Is Packed with Wealth and Riches (NT$5): The central design includes two happiness characters (喜) stylized to resemble gourds in combination with two peonies. These are enclosed within a circle of traditional coins. The design symbolizes wealth and abundance.
4. A Family Experiences Two Joys (NT$12): The stamp features the double-happiness character (囍) adorned with cut-outs that present images of a swirling dragon and dancing phoenix. At the bottom of each side of the character hangs a door knocker, conveying the idea: Open the door to joy.

A booklet consisting of 12 “The Hall Is Packed with Wealth and Riches (NT$5)” stamps, with the size of 26×38 (mm), will be also released. The booklet stamps have two sides perforated, but the top and bottom sides are not perforated. The booklet will be sold at NT$60 each.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece.
(2) Folder: NT$5 apiece
(3) Folder with mount: NT$5 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece.
(5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$3.5-denominated
stamp: NT$5.5 apiece.
(6) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$26 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.