Sp.545 Taiwan Sculpture Postage Stamp

Stamp SN D545
Stamp Name Sp.545 Taiwan Sculpture Postage Stamp
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Handicrafts, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 2010-06-22
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color Colorful
Process Offset plus embossing
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 111/2


To introduce the beauty of Taiwan sculpture, Chunghwa Post will issue a souvenir sheet on “Water Buffaloes” by Huang Tu-shui. The souvenir sheet has a denomination of NT$25. To demonstrate the beauty of sculpture, it is also embossed while printing.

Huang Tu-shui (1895-1930) was Taiwan’s first contemporary sculptor and a pioneer in fusing western and traditional sculptural elements. “Water Buffaloes,” one of Huang’s masterpieces and his most representative work, is featured on this souvenir sheet. “Water Buffaloes” depicts a scene in a banana grove at the height of the summer: a refreshing breeze lightly sways the banana leaves as five water buffaloes mill about in a pasture. There are two naked shepherd boys: one on the back of a water buffalo, with a bamboo rod in hand and a bamboo hat on the tip of the rod, and another standing in front of the calf, caressing it with his hands. There is another boy, who is wearing a bamboo hat and sitting on the back of a buffalo. The air and posture of the boy touching the calf gives the work a sense of peace and stability, and the intermingling of the buffaloes provides a sense of balance. The piece vividly records a simple rural scene characteristic of early Taiwan. The sculpture is now on display in the Guangfu Auditorium of Zhongshan Hall in Taipei City.


(1) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece.

(2) Folder: NT$8 apiece

(3) Folder with mount: NT$8 apiece.

(4) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece.

(5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet: NT$28 apiece.

(6) Stamp folio: NT$180 apiece.

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