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Sp.649 Marine Life Postage Stamps –Starfish

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Stamp SN D649
Stamp Name Sp.649 Marine Life Postage Stamps –Starfish
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Animals
Issue date 2017-01-05
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Drawer
Designer Jheng Yi-lang
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 121/2
So as to foster an appreciation for marine life among ROC citizens and to draw attention to the marine environment, Chunghwa Post is releasing a set of four stamps. The designs follow:

1. Fromia monilis (NT$5): This starfish’s central body and the tips of its arms are bright red or orange. The plates on its body’s surface form a mesh-like pattern. The individually distinguishable gills on its back are a characteristic feature. These starfish can sometimes be seen along the coasts of Hengchun, Penghu and Taiwan’s northeast.
2. Culcita novaeguineae (NT$5): A large starfish has abbreviated arms and a body shaped like a flattened ball. The green ones are more common. It is a common starfish in all of Taiwan’s coral reefs.
3. Acanthaster planci (NT$5): A large starfish that feeds on stony coral polyps, it is known as a “coral killer.” Its arms are covered with venomous thorn-like spines. Its body is largely blue-gray, whereas the area around its gills is bright red. It can be found in the waters of all of Taiwan’s coral reefs and outer islands.
4.Linckia laevigata (NT5): The most common large starfish in Taiwan’s waters, it is largely blue, with arms that greatly resemble fingers ‒ hence its Chinese common name of “the blue-finger starfish.” It is common in the waters of Taiwan’s coral reefs and outer islands.
(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$22 apiece

To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.