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Sp.633 Painting and Calligraphy on the Fan Souvenir Sheets

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Stamp SN D633
Stamp Name Sp.633 Painting and Calligraphy on the Fan Souvenir Sheets
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 2016-01-13
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) Fan-shape–81 mm (horizontal) 42 mm (vertical)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 102 × 68 (mm)
Printer Cartor Security Printing (France)
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper or bamboo with phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 131/4 × 131/2 × 131/2
Hand-held fan started out as a useful tool became an objet d’art as literati of ancient times started inscribing poetry or paintings on the fan. With a wide arc that tapers off to a point, foldable fans make an excellent, unique medium for creative composition. They also lend a lovely flair to the artists’ work.
To raise better awareness of Chinese culture, the Post is issuing two souvenir sheets, featuring a work written in running-cursive script on a fan covering by Wen Zhengming of the Ming dynasty. The fan is a prized exhibit of the National Museum of History. Wen was a prominent painter and calligrapher. His signature penmanship includes the small regular script and running script. This particular piece is a seven-character regulated verse ("qilü"). The design of the stamp shown on this collection is a fan-shape. To add to philately interest, the stamp is printed on paper and bamboo chips, at NT$25 and NT$80, respectively. Being made from natural material, it should be adequately stored.

(1)First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece
(2)Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(3)Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece
(4)Maximum card: NT$10 apiece
(5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet: NT$28 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.