In keeping with the theme of “Culture Day” on the fifth day of the TAIPEI 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition, Chunghwa Post is proud to launch a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet based on two paintings from the National Palace Museum collection. The designs follow: 1. Stamp: The set of stamps is designed with a horizontal se-tenant block. Between the two stamps is a se-tenant gutter bearing the stylized image of a hanging scroll rolled in a way to represent the number “30”, echoing the theme of the exhibition. (1) Literary Gathering, Emperor Huizong (1082-1135), Northern Song dynasty; Hanging scroll (NT$9): The painting is a product of the Painting Academy under Emperor Huizong’s personal direction. It depicts a group of literati drinking and partying in the garden. The table is covered with extravagant dishes and decoration, and several young servants are preparing tea at a small table. (2) Elegant Gathering in the Western Garden, Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322), Yuan dynasty; Hanging scroll (NT$25): This painting depicts a party attended by a celebrated group of Northern Song scholars in the garden of the emperor’s son-in-law, Wang Shen. The guests at the party gather around Su Shi, Li Gonglin, and Mi Fu, who are writing calligraphy, doing painting, and inscribing a rock. The painting also depicts Chen Jingyuan playing a ruan, a Chinese plucked string instrument, and Liu Jing conversing with Yuantong, a great monk. 2. Souvenir sheet: The sheet includes a se-tenant pair of the stamps mentioned above. To make it more interesting for collectors, Chunghwa Post is issuing a total of 200,000 sheets of pair souvenir sheet. A stamp folio will be released along with the stamps. It consists of 1 set of stamps, 1 piece of souvenir sheet and 1 piece of pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps, which is different from the type sold at the counters. These three items feature the issue. Also included are 1 set of stamps and 1 piece of souvenir sheet featuring Ancient Chinese Painting "Joy in Peacetime" Postage Stamps issued in 1999.
(1) First day cover: NT$2 apiece (2) First day cover in large size: NT$3 apiece (3) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece (4) Folder for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece (5) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece (6) Maximum cards: NT$20 a set (7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$36 apiece (8) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet: NT$37 apiece (9) Pre-cancelled maximum cards: NT$54 a set (10) Stamp folio: NT$399 a copy
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.