Following earlier releases in 2014 and 2017, Chunghwa Post is issuing Alpine Lakes of Taiwan Postage Stamps (III). This issue of four stamps will focus on four lakes that sit at elevations between 2,100 and 1,200 meters: Jiemei (Sister) Lakes, Cueifong Lake, Yuanyang Lake, and Songluo Lake. The designs follow: 1.Jiemei (Sister) Lakes (NT$6): Located in Chiayi County, the lakes comprise two different sized natural ponds and sit at an elevation of about 2,100 meters. The lakes are a famous scenic site in the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, where lake and mountain scenery can be enjoyed from trails around the lakes. 2.Cueifong Lake (NT$6): Situated in Yilan County in the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, the lake lies at an elevation of about 1,840 meters. In the shape of a gourd, it is the largest alpine lake in Taiwan. 3.Yuanyang Lake (NT$8): Seated in Hsinchu County in the Yuanyang Lake Nature Reserve, the lake stands at an elevation of about 1,670 meters. The lake area is wet all year round. Cypresses are the dominant species in the area’s precious virgin forests, which are quite pristine and extensive. 4.Songluo Lake (NT$8): The lake is situated in New Taipei City. It lies at an elevation of about 1,230 meters within the Qilan Major Wildlife Habitat area. The forests that surround the lake teem with flora and fauna. The lake area is an important wintering spot for migratory birds. A pictorial will be also released on the stamps’ date of issuance. The pictorial consists of 12 stamps in 3 issues of this series. The cover shows Baishi Pond, a famous alpine prairie lake. On the inside pages, there are amazing big pictures to portray the beauty of lakes. In addition to enjoying the beautiful stamps, the readers can also appreciate the beautiful scenery of alpine lakes of Taiwan. It is worth collecting.
(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$6-denominated stamp: NT$8 apiece (5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$30 apiece (6) Stamp pictorial: NT$380 a copy
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw .