Sp.743 Mandarin Phonetic Symbols Postage Stamps (II)

Stamp SN D743
Stamp Name Sp.743 Mandarin Phonetic Symbols Postage Stamps (II)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Education, Culture && Education, Activities
Issue date 2023-11-16
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer UP Creative Design and Advertising Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 ( 5 × 4 )
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 13½


The Mandarin Phonetic Symbols are an important means of teaching children to pronounce Mandarin Chinese and recognize traditional Chinese characters. After releasing “Mandarin Phonetic Symbols Postage Stamps (I)” on the symbols for “ㄅ,ㄆ,ㄇ,ㄈ,ㄉ,ㄊ,ㄋ,ㄌ,ㄍ,ㄎ” on March 20, 2023, Chunghwa Post has followed up with another set of stamps to increase children’s interest in learning and their appreciation of the beauty of Taiwan. The second set contains ten stamps in a se-tenant block, valued at NT$6 each, combining the symbols for “ㄏ,ㄐ,ㄑ,ㄒ,ㄓ,ㄔ,ㄕ,ㄖ,ㄗ,ㄘ” with specialities of local administrative areas. The designs are as follows:

ㄏ(h): Houli (hòu lǐ), Horse Ranch
ㄐ(j): Jiji (jí jí), Jiji Train Station
ㄑ(q): Qishan (qí shān), Banana
ㄒ(x): Xinpu (xīn pǔ), Persimmon Cake
ㄓ(zh): Zhanghua (zhāng huà), Big Buddha
ㄔ(ch): Chishang (chí shàng), Rice
ㄕ(sh): Shimen (shí mén), Laomei Green Reef
ㄖ(r): Ruisui (ruì suì), Roselle
ㄗ(z): Zuozhen (zuǒ zhèn), Caoshan Moon World
ㄘ(c): Citong (cì tóng), Garlic


(1) First Day Cover (222 mm × 160 mm): NT$3 apiece
(2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$63 apiece

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.