Sp.672 New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2018)

Stamp SN D672
Stamp Name Sp.672 New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2018)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Lunar New Year
Issue date 2018-12-03
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 34 × 26 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.) 110 × 76 (mm)
Printer La Poste (France)
Designer UP Creative Design and Advertising
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 13


  To welcome the New Year, Chunghwa Post is releasing a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet entitled “New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2018).” The stamps depict the pigs as simple, clear-cut silhouettes set in a background full of color, decorated with plum blossoms and patterns in red and gold indicative of the atmosphere of joy of New Year. They are described as follows:
1. NT$6 stamp: Amid luxuriant plum blossoms, a red pig gives birth to a gold pig as a sign of the unending cycle of life and an expression of continuous good fortune.
2. NT$13 stamp: A piglet nestles within a large pig covered in plum blossoms, giving a taste of the good fortune and joyful spirit of the New Year.
3. NT$15 souvenir sheet: A pair of pigs face each other surrounded by plum blossoms and clouds of good fortune, conveying the idea of a double portion of prosperity and the atmosphere of fortune and good luck.
  As an added incentive for collectors, a set of “uncut press sheets of New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2018)” release of philatelic products will be issued on the same day in a special tube. The release will feature one certificate of authenticity, one uncut press sheet comprising nine souvenir sheets, and two uncut press sheets (one containing two panes of 20 NT$6 stamps and the other containing two panes of 20 NT$13 stamps). The margins retain the color markings and the marks for cutting used in the process of printing. Such exceptional products, of great value for collectors, have been provided by Chunghwa Post since 2009. This item will not apply to any discount measures.


(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece
(2) FDC in large size: NT$3 apiece
(3) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece
(4) Folder with mount for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece
(5) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece
(6) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$6-denominated stamp: NT$8 apiece
(7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$21 apiece
(8) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet: NT$18 apiece
(9) Uncut press sheets in a poster tube: NT$1,400 a unit.
  To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.
  Chunghwa Post is following up with a “New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2018)” press sheet. This item will be available at the Postal Museum and the following branches: Taipei Beimen, National Palace Museum, Beitou, Neihu, Nangang, Muzha, Keelung Aisan Rd., Banqiao Wunhua Rd., Xindian, Shulin, Sanchong Zhongshan Rd., Danshuei, Xinzhuang, Taoyuan Chenggong Rd., Zhongli, Longtan, Yangmei, Hsinchu Wuchang St., Miaoli Zhongmiao, Taichung Minqyuan Rd., Fongyuan, Changhua Zhongyang Rd., Yuanlin, Nantou Sanhe, Douliou Xiping Rd., Chiayi Wunhua Rd., Chiayi Yushan, Tainan Chenggong Rd., Xinying, Jiali, Xinxing, Fongshan, Gangshan, Pingtung Minsheng Rd., Yilan Zhongshan Rd., Luodong, Hualien Guoan, Taitung Datong Rd., Magong Zhongzheng Rd.