Saturday, June 5, 2010

Taiwan - 新年邮票 New Year’s Greeting Stamp (Issue of 2009)

Thanks For Paul Choong (Taiwan)
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  • Title:   新年邮票 New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2009)
  • Country:    中华民国    Taiwan ROC
  • Stamp Code: Sp.537.3
  • Date of Issue: 1st December 2009
  • Size of Miniature Sheet: 34 mm (W) × 26 mm (H)
  • Denomination: 12 NT
  • Description: 
To welcome the year of the tiger, Chunghwa Post issues a set of two New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2009) and a miniature sheet. Employing ink wash techniques from Chinese painting, the stamps portray the composed and awe-inspiring air of a tiger. The miniature sheet features a stately tiger on an open scroll, suggesting “good fortune is at hand” (the Chinese character for tiger sounds close to the character for good fortune). The design of the marginal inscription blends Chinese calligraphy, auspicious cloud patterns and colorful flowers to create a festive atmosphere. 

 Remarks:   Swap with Paul Choong

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