Title: Lunar year of the Tiger
Date of Issue: 1 December 2009
Denominations: NT$3.50 and NT$13.00
According to chinese calender year 2010 will be celebrated as Year of The Tiger.
Taiwan post issued two stamps and a miniature sheet to welcome the Lunar Year of The Tiger
1. NT$3.50 Stamp: An image of a tiger gazing ahead, which symbolizes farsightedness, optimism, enterprise and luck.
2. NT$13.00 Stamp: A portrait of a tiger leisurely lying on the ground, which suggests talent, ambition, and new sources of revenue.
3. NT$12.00 Miniature Sheet: The sheet features a stately tiger on an open scroll, suggesting “good fortune is at hand” (the Chinese character for tiger sounds close to the character for good fortune). The design of the marginal inscription blends Chinese calligraphy, auspicious cloud patterns and colorful flowers to create a festive atmosphere.
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