Dec 25, 2007

Taiwan Year of Rat FDC ( 3rd DEC'2007)

  • Taiwan FDCsName: New Year's Greeting
  • Issue date: 3rd DEC'2007
  • This year the Chinese lunar New Year falls on 7th February 2008. It is the wu-zih year (wu is the fifth of the Ten Celestial Stems and zih is the first of the Twelve Terrestrial Branches and signifies the year of the rat). To welcome the year of the rat, Taiwan Post is specially issuing a set of two New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps as well as a souvenir sheet featuring Chinese zodiac rat. The two stamps will have denominations of NT$3.50 and NT$13.00.
  • NT$3.50 Stamp: Inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy and ink wash painting, this stamp vividly depicts the aura and posture of a rat.
  • NT$13.00 Stamp: This stamp features two brushed Chinese characters for wu-zih and a portrait of a rat. The design is rich with traditional Chinese cultural flavor.

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