New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet

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New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Stamp ]:
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Stamp ]
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Cover ]:
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Cover ]
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Back ]:
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Back ]
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Content ]:
New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Content ]


New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet [ Content ]

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Description: New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002) Booklet
Text found on stamp: 中華民國郵票, REPUBLIC OF CHINA.
First day of issue: December 2, 2002
Sheet composition: 20 ( 4 X 5 )
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: Ben Wang
Printer : China Color Printing Co., Ltd., R.O.C.
Stamp Size : 26 x 34 (mm)
Color : Colorful
Process : Deep etch offset
Perforation : 12 1/2 X 12
Size of souvenir sheet : 78 X 102 (mm)
Perforation of souvenir sheet : 12 1/2 x 12

Description
This year the Chinese lunar New Year falls on February 1, 2003. It is the year of the sheep. To welcome the year of the sheep, the Directorate General of Posts has chosen the work of Mr. Ben Wang, who won a competition for drawing the ani-mals of the Chinese zodiac, to print a set of two New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps (Issue of 2002), as well as a souvenir sheet and stamp booklet. The two stamps will have denominations of NT$3.50 and NT$13. The souvenir sheet is composed of two sets of these stamps, worth NT$33. The stamp booklet is composed of twelve NT$3.50 stamps, with a total value of NT$42. The Chinese have traditionally used double-revolving combinations of the Ten Celestial Stems and the Twelve Terrestrial Branches to designate years. The full 60-year cycle is called a chia-tzu, for the first stem and first branch. The Twelve Terrestrial Branches also have animal representations: tzu (rat), chou (ox), yin (tiger), mao (rabbit), chen (dragon), szu (snake), wu (horse), wei (sheep), shen (monkey), yu (rooster), hsu (dog) and hai (pig). Each year the Directorate issues New Year's Greeting Postage Stamps taking the upcoming year's animal sign as the theme. These stamps are known as the "animal zodiac stamps.

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