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Tax 18 Revenue Stamps Converted into Postage-Due Stamp (1953)

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Stamp SN G018
Stamp Name Tax 18 Revenue Stamps Converted into Postage-Due Stamp (1953)
Stamp Cat Standard Postage-Due Stamps
Stamp Cat Numeral
Issue date 1953-02-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 22x19
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Creative Director
Sheet composition T18.1, 18.3 & 18.5 10×10
T18.2 & 18.4 5 ×5
Print color
Back Gumless
Perforation 12 1/2 - 13
These were obsolete revenue stamps purchased from the Ministry of Finance. The overprint was done by the Central Engraving & Printing Works, Taipei by the offset process. The overprint〝中華民國郵政〞(Postal Administration of the Republic of China) and 〝欠資臺幣面值〞(postage-due: denomination Taiwan currency) appears in two horizontal lines over the central design and in Arabic figures at the bottom. Among such obsolete revenue stamps, those of the $100 and $500 denominations which were originally printed in intaglio, were specially overprinted with a plate covering 25 pieces, due to the difficulty of overprinting paper shrunk by moisture.