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Last updated:2021/06/11 Print

TAIPEI 2023 – 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Issue

First day of issue: August 11, 2023
Sheet composition: 15 ( 3 × 5 )
Paper used: Phosphorescent stamp paper
Designer: Delta Design Corporation
Printer: Joh. Enschede Security Print (Netherlands)
Stamp size: 51 × 36 (mm)
Color: Colorful
Process: Offset
Perforation: 14
Size of souvenir sheet: 150 × 115 (mm)

TAIPEI 2023 – 39th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is held on August 11-15, 2023, at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1.
The theme for the opening day is “Formosa Day.” To show the attraction of tourism in Taiwan, Chunghwa Post has issued a set of four commemorative stamps and a souvenir sheet based on famous landmarks. A brief description is given below:
1. Tofu Rocks on Heping Island (NT$6): Tofu rocks are situated at Alabao Bay on Heping Island Park in the North Coast National Scenic Area. Years of erosion by wind and sea have eroded the coastal rocks, naturally shaping them into distinctive tofu-like forms. As winter turns into spring the tofu rocks turn green as they are covered in seaweed.
2. Ginkgo Trees at Wuling Farm (NT$8): Wuling Farm is situated in Heping District, Taichung City. As fall approaches the leaves of the ginkgo trees turn gold, sparkling in the sunlight with indescribable beauty.
3. Tea Plantations on Alishan (NT$9): Situated in Chiayi County, Alishan is surrounded on all sides by higher mountains. Shaded from the sun for much of the day and experiencing a large range of temperature between day and night, this unique natural setting is perfect for growing tea.
4. Dawn at Sanxiantai (NT$10): Sanxiantai is situated in Chenggong Township, Taitung County. As the sun comes up, ocean, undulating bridge across the sea and clouds are sprinkled in dawn's gold dust: an ideal place to watch the sunrise.
5. Souvenir sheet: The souvenir sheet contains the four stamps of the full set and the left-hand marginal inscription depicts tea. As an incentive to collectors, the souvenir sheet is shaped like waves, exuding a fragrance.

A folio, which contains a set of four stamps, a souvenir sheet, and one souvenir sheet each of TAIPEI 2015 – 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Issue and PHILATAIPEI 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition Commemorative Issue, has been released on the issuing date of the stamps. One Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Issue Limited Edition and a commemorative issue envelope, as exclusive gifts, are also included in this folio. The folio is issued with the quantity of 5,000.

By-issues:
(1) First Day Cover (220mm×158mm): NT$3 apiece
(2) FDC for souvenir sheet (220mm×158mm): NT$3 apiece
(3) Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece
(4) Folder with mount for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece
(5) Loose-leaf album page: NT$20 apiece
(6) Maximum cards: NT$40 a set
(7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$6-denominated stamp: NT$9 apiece
(8) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$36 apiece
(9) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet: NT$36 apiece
(10) Stamp folio: NT$450 a copy

To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.

Cachet:
A commemorative cachet is available at Postal Museum and post office branches throughout the country on the issuing date of the stamps.