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Cha.5 921 Earthquake Relief Surtax Stamps Souvenir Sheet

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Stamp SN E005
Stamp Name Cha.5 921 Earthquake Relief Surtax Stamps Souvenir Sheet
Stamp Cat Standard Surtax Stamps
Stamp Cat Relief
Issue date 1999-11-01
Suspersion date 2000-04-30
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 125 x 80 (mm)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R. O. C.
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Set No. Char 5 First day of issue: November 1, 1999 Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper Designer: Lee Kuang-chi Printer: China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C. Stamp size: 40 x 30 (mm) Souvenir sheet size: 125 x 80 (mm) Color: colorful Process: Deep etch offset Quantity to be issued: 1,000,000 sheets Suspension from sale: April 30, 2000 Stamp Designs: A devastating earthquake hit central Taiwan on September 21, 1999. To meet Government’s measures of rescue, resettlement and reconstruction, the Directorate General of Posts is issuing a souvenir sheet with the title of "921 Earthquake Relief Surtax Stamps." The souvenir sheet consists of 2 stamps with the designs featuring "Whenever one faces difficulties, assistance will come from all directions." and "We reconstruct our homes together." respectively. Mr. Lee Kuang-chi, a staff designer of this Directorate, painted the stamp designs. With NT$25.00 as the face value and another NT$25.00 as the surtax for each stamp, this souvenir sheet will be sold at NT$100.00 apiece. The quantity to be issued will be 1,000,000 sheets, which will be accumulated to a total amount of NT$100,000,000.00 as a relief fund to be arranged by the Government. The souvenir sheet is scheduled to be released on November 1, 1999. It has been 45 years since the issuance of "North Vietnam Overseas Chinese Relief Surtax Stamps", the first set of charity stamps ever released in Taiwan by the Directorate, on October 1, 1954. Now the Directorate will issue the second set of its kind after such a long time, we expect that this souvenir sheet will bring attention and enthusiastic response to the community. The philatelic items of FDC, folders and loose-leaf stamp album pages with plastic cover will not be issued jointly with this souvenir sheet.