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Sp.601Conservation of Birds Postage Stamps ─ Swinhoe's Pheasant

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Stamp SN D601
Stamp Name Sp.601Conservation of Birds Postage Stamps ─ Swinhoe's Pheasant
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds
Issue date 2014-02-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30(mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 125 × 70(mm)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Designer Chi-jen Lai
Creative Director
Sheet composition 16 (4 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 121/2 × 131/2
After kicking off the “Conservation of Birds” series in 2008 with a set of stamps on the Taiwan blue magpie, Chunghwa Post is now following up with another set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the Swinhoe’s pheasant. The designs follow:
1. Four stamps in a se-tenant block:
(1) Immature (NT$5): Immature young males have a mottled plumage that resembles a mix of adult male and adult female plumage.
(2) Male (NT$5): The male has a bright red wattle on each cheek, a dark bluish black head, white patches on its crest, nape, and upper back, and red scapulars. It has long tail feathers including two central pure white ones. The rest of its body is bluish black with a bright blue or bluish green sheen.
(3) Chicks (NT$10): The chicks have an eye line beside each eye and several dark brown stripes on their heads.
(4) Hen and Chick (NT$12): The plain female is brown overall with dense arrow- and v-shaped patterns. Its tail feathers are chestnut red with black horizontal markings. Chicks start follow around their mothers as soon as they are hatched.
2. Souvenir sheet (NT$25): The sheet displays courtship behavior of Swinhoe’s pheasants. The male struts around the female while rapidly flapping its spread wings and making continuous calls.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece
(2) FDC in large size: NT$3 apiece
(3) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece
(4) Folder with mount for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece
(5) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece
(6) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$34 apiece
(7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet:
NT$28 apiece
(8) Stamp folio: NT$180 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