Dec 25, 2009

Tiger-New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps Mini sheet FDC from TAIWAN

FDC Name:New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps.
Issue Date:1st DEC'2009
Details: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. The designs are described below:

1.NT$3.50 Stamp: An image of a tiger gazing ahead, which symbolizes farsightedness, optimism, enterprise and luck.

2.NT$13.00 Stamp: A portrait of a tiger leisurely lying on the ground, which suggests talent, ambition, and new sources of revenue.

3.NT$12.00 Miniature Sheet: The 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.

Technical Details:

Printer :China Color Printing Co.Ltd

Paper :Phosphorescent Stamp paper

Process :Deep etch offset

Designer :Arteck Creative Consultants, Inc.

Remark:Nice real posted FDC on the by registered airmail post ,As I am TIGER collector this is my one of the prized collection for my theme.Recently I have won a award on my TIGER exhibit at Stampmania2009 for one frame .Many many thanks to Chen for such lovely FDC.

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