Taiwan post issued a set of five stamps and a souvenir sheet on a Qing dynasty Embroidery lateral curtain with flower and bird embroidery from the National Museum of History’s collection. Traditionally, lateral curtains were mostly used to decorate the central hall of a house for a wedding or other celebratory occasion. This red silk [...]
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Taiwan Post issued a set of four stamps of Food grains each featuring a type of gramineous plants, including Oryza sativa, Setaria italica, Zea mays, and Triticum aestivum. 1. Oryza sativa (NT$5): Commonly known as rice, it is an annual, herbaceous plant. The rice has long, slender leaves, with parallel veins, and covered with minute [...]
Valentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular among Taiwan’s youths. To continue the Valentine’s Day series, Taiwan Post issued another set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet. The motif is a heart-shaped pattern that consists of three roses in full bloom. Every rose constitutes six numbers: 201314, a play on the homonymic relation with the [...]
To spotlight the extraordinary diversity of Taiwan’s delicious cuisine, and encourage international gourmands to visit Taiwan for a taste of the island’s culinary delights, Chunghwa Post has planned a series of Signature Taiwan Delicacies Postage Stamps. The first set of four stamps features delectable home cooked dishes.
2013 marks the Chinese New Year of the Snake, and Taiwan Post issued a new set of New Year’s Greeting Postage Stamps with two stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the upcoming year’s animal sign. In keeping with the pop modern art and traditional Chinese ink-wash styles of the 2010 and 2011 issues, the vignette [...]
Taiwan Post will issue the second set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet after its first set of stamps on ferns on November 26, 2009, . The new set of stamps features “walking ferns.” 1. Polystichum lepidocaulon (NT$5): It has a short, erect stem and fasciculate fronds. Its laminas are lanceolate and simply pinnate, [...]
In order to raise understanding about bees and pay more attention to the conservation of ecology, Taiwan Post issued a souvenir sheet which comprises six stamps, each featuring a bee species of Taiwan. Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants. Their disappearance could lead to food shortages.
Chunghwa Post issued a set of four stamps introducing traditional Chinese festivals, featuring the Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival. 1. The Chinese New Year (NT$5): Chinese New Year is characterized by auspicious celebrations that symbolize the idea of the old giving way to the new. The [...]
Chunghwa Post issued a second set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Four species of mushroom found at mid-altitudes. 1. Amanita rubrovolvata (NT$5): The mushroom has an orange to red cap (pileus). The mushroom’s central stem (stipe) is cream to pale orange-yellow in color. The stem has a ring (annulus) on its upper [...]
Alishan, with its beautiful natural scenery and rich ecological resources, is a world famous tourist destination. The Beimen to Erwanping section of Alishan Forest Railway officially opened to traffic on December 25, 1912. Along with the mountain’s sacred trees, sunrise, sunset, and sea of clouds, the railway is one of the “Five Wonders of Alishan.” [...]