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Sp.665 Marine Life Souvenir Sheet-Shark and Green Sea Turtle

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Stamp SN D665
Stamp Name Sp.665 Marine Life Souvenir Sheet-Shark and Green Sea Turtle
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Environmental Protection, Animals
Issue date 2018-06-26
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 50 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 90 × 140 (mm)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer Chart Design Co., Ltd.
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 13 × 12 1/2
To promote the conservation of marine life, Chunghwa Post is specially collaborating with the Republic of Palau Postal Service to separately release souvenir sheets containing two stamps on sharks and green sea turtles. These separately released sheets make use of the same illustrations and topics. One of the stamps will feature Carcharhinus melanopterus and the other will feature Chelonia mydas. The backgrounds will feature sea views of the Palau islands and vivid scenery of the sea floor in a location off Taiwan coast. The designs follow:
1. Carcharhinus melanopterus (NT$13): Small to average in size, spindle shaped, the species is named for the prominent black tips of its fins. Viviparous, it is mainly found near coastlines in the Indian and Pacific oceans. It can be seen in the waters of both Taiwan and Palau. Because of the threats posed to its populations, it has been designated as a “Near Threatened” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
2. Chelonia mydas (NT$28): This species is of average to large size among sea turtles. Their main sources of foods are seaweeds and sea grasses, which cause their body fat to turn green ─ a coloration that is the source of their name. Their range is spread throughout tropical and subtropical coastal waters. Because they are often mistakenly caught in fishing nets, the IUCN has designated them an “Endangered” species. In Taiwan, the species has been designated as “Endangered” under the Wildlife Conservation Act. A refuge of Chelonia mydas has been established on Wang-an Island in Penghu, Taiwan.
(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) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one souvenir sheet: NT$44 apiece

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.