Taiwan Stamps TW R107 Pine Bamboo Plum, 1984 MNH

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Title: Taiwan Stamps TW R107 Scott#2439-2441 2495-2497 2488-2490 2501-2503 Pine Bamboo Plum, 1984 Technical Details: Serial Number: TW R107 Scott No: 2439-2441 2495-2497 2488-2490 2501-2503 Value in Set: 12 Denomination: 115.5 Perforation: 13.5 Size of Stamps: 23.5*26.5mm Issue Date: 1984-11-12 Issue Amount: 20,000,000 Sheet Composition: 100(10*10) Stamp Paper: locally-made mat finished, watermarked stamp paper with gum Designer: Yen Ki-shih, Lee Kuang-chi,Lin Pao-chen & Tu Chun-min Printing Process: Deep etch offset Printing House: China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C. Condition: MNH Background Info:

The pine, the bamboo, and the plum are known to Chinese people as the "Three Friends in the Winter Time," or the three fine qualities needed most in times of adversity. Chinese literati have always used the pine, bamboo and plum to stand for fortitude. The pine is evergreen even in the severest cold of winter. The bamboo stands upright in bitter, wintry winds. The plum blossom, the national flower of the Republic of China, only turns pure and fragrant and appears lofty and noble in the very depths of winter. The subjects shown on this set of stamps symbolize our beloved traditional values.

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