To mark the event of the PHILATAIPEI 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition which will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from October 21- 26, 2016, Chunghwa Post is issuing a commemorative postage label featuring Taiwan Blue Magpie. On the lower left corner of each label is a serial roll number, with three English letters and four Arabic numerals. The total is 1,300 rolls with 1,000 labels each.
Taiwan blue magpie is a protected species endemic to Taiwan. The bird’s gorgeous plumage looks colored and dazzling. Its tail feathers are exceptionally long. It is also known as a “long-tailed mountain lady.” Since the birds have a natural inclination for living in flocks; while they are flying one after another through valleys, they look like building up a beautiful “bird bridge” in the forests.
The postage label will be available on October 21, 2016, the first day of the exhibition, in postage label vending machines at the following branches: Keelung Aisan Rd., National Taiwan Ocean University, Taipei Beimen, Taipei Qingtian, Shilin, Taipei Railway Station, Neihu, Neihu Bihu, Nangang, Banqiao Wunhwa Rd., Banqiao Guoqing, Sanxia, Xindian, Zhonghe, Shulin, Sanchong Zhongshan Rd., Danshuei, Tamkang University, Xinzhuang, Fu Jen Catholic University, Linkou, Taoyuan Chenggong Rd., Zhongli, Zhongli Neili, Longtan, Yangmei, Hsinchu Wuchang St., Hsinchu Science Park, Xinpu, Zhubei, Zhudong, Miaoli Zhongmiao, Yuanli, Taichung Minqyuan Rd., Taiping, Taichung Gongyi Rd., Taichung Industrial Areas, Taichung Yingcai, Taichung Xiangshang, Fongyuan, Tanzi, Providence University, Changhwa Zhongyang Rd., Changhwa Guangfu Rd., Lugang, Yuanlin, Douliou Xiping Rd., Chiayi Yushan, Tainan Chenggong Rd., Xinxing, Zuoying, Kaohsiung Railway Station Front, Xiaogang, Kaohsiung Xijia, Fongshan, Gangshan, Yilan Zhongshan Rd., and Taitung Datong Rd. Those which installed at Taipei Beimen, Taipei Xinyi, Taipei Daan, Wenshan Zhinan, Taichung Minqyuan Rd., Pingtung Mingsheng Rd., Hualien Guoan and Postal Museum will be moved to the venue during the session for customers’ convenience. For further information about the alternation of the allocation of postage label vending machines, please refer to our website at: http://www.post.gov.tw.