Issue Date:1st JAN'2011.
Fireworks displays, kaleidoscopes of color and light, look dazzling and spectacular against the inky night sky. These artful renderings of high-tech sound and light effects really wow people and bring them great joy. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, Chunghwa Post has released a souvenir sheet on January 1, 2011. The souvenir sheet was designed by Up Creative Design and Advertising Corporation and printed by the Central Engraving & Printing Plant. The designs and special features of the souvenir sheet follow:
This souvenir sheet includes four stamps, each depicting a firework sight fused into a river nightscape. From left to right:
- The Double Tenth Day fireworks display in Taipei (NT$5),
- Taipei 101’s New Year fireworks display (NT$5),
- The Lantern Festival fireworks display on Kaohsiung’s Love River (NT$25),
- The Dragon Boat Festival fireworks display in Taoyuan County’s Longtan (NT$25).
The background of the souvenir sheet features a fireworks display by the Taipei Ferris Wheel, which conveys a sense of universal celebration.
The souvenir sheet is printed in intaglio combined with offset. For the first time ever, the sheet is hot stamped with optical variable film to highlight the fireworks displays and the play of light and shadow on the Ferris wheel.A stamp folio will be released along with this souvenir sheet. To add to collecting value, the folio comes with a souvenir sheet, as well as an offset print plate proof and an optical variable film proof with serial numbers.(Source-Chunghwa Post)
Remark:Nice miniature sheet FDC.The Chunghwa Post always coming up with so innovative concept in stamps designs and printing.Great work.I am one of few lucky to get this FDC posted on the issue date by registered post.