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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)
Drawer
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper or bamboo with phosphorescent stamp paper<br>
Back
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.