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.