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Sp.608 Alpine Lakes of Taiwan Postage Stamps (I)

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Stamp SN D608
Stamp Name Sp.608 Alpine Lakes of Taiwan Postage Stamps (I)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Scenic Spots, Environmental Protection
Issue date 2014-07-17
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 48 × 24 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cartor Security Printing (France)
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 18(3 × 6)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 13 1/3
To heighten recognition of the beauty of Taiwan’s alpine lakes and further encourage our fellow citizens to treasure natural ecological resources, Chunghwa Post has planned a series of stamps on the motif. The first set features four lakes located at a higher altitude. The designs follow:
1. Cuichi Pond (NT$5): Situated in Miaoli County, Cuichi Pond has the highest altitude - about 3,520 meters - of any lakes in Taiwan. Its lake water never runs dry at anytime of the year. Even in the dead of winter, the water does not freeze over in whole.
2. Tunlu Pond (NT$5): The lake sits in Nantou County, abutting upon Hualian County at an altitude about 2,840 meters. The lake was once the habitat of herds of deer. It brims with the infusion of surface and underground waters all year round. Oval-shaped, the lake is a proverbial mirror huddled by verdant mountain valleys.
3. Qicai Lake (NT$10): The lake is located in Hualien County at an altitude about 2,890 meters. Mountaineers were charmed by the reflection of prismatic colors as sunrise rose above the lake, thus its name. Deer herds were sighted in earlier years, the lake therefore is also known as "Luchi (Deer Pond)."
4. Jiaming Lake (NT$12): Seated in Taitung County, the lake sits on the second-highest elevation – about 3,310 meters - of any lakes in Taiwan. Jiaming Lake is reputed as "the sapphire that God left in the world of mortals" and "the Tear of an Angel."
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$5-denominated stamp:
NT$7 apiece
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$34 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