|Congratulations Postage Stamps|
Congratulations Postage Stamps
Chunghwa Post released a set of “Congratulations Postage Stamps” in 2012. Now it is following up with a second set of four stamps, each featuring one pair of tropical fish, swans, penguins or mandarin ducks. The stamps have round perforated centers with a predominately orange and yellow color scheme, with a red background that features the double-happiness character (囍), which is commonly used in Chinese culture to celebrate marriage. The area surrounding the round center features a grid of double-happiness characters, which convey a sense of glad tidings.
The designs follow：
1. Tropical Fish (NT＄3.5): A pair of enraptured tropical fish is sealing their love with a kiss. The moving scene conveys the idea of “angelic lovers being lifted to the clouds.”
2. Swans (NT＄3.5): The male swan wears a crown and the female swan a lace bridal veil. The scene demonstrates the idea of loving bonds that last “till death do them part.” The atmosphere is romantic and sweetly beautiful.
3. Penguins (NT＄5): The male penguin wears a bowtie and dons a stovepipe hat and the female wears a lace bridal veil. The illustration symbolizes the idea of happiness and love everlasting.
4. Mandarin ducks (NT＄5): The female duck bashfully turns her head to look at the male, symbolizing that they will be together through thick and thin over the journey of their lives.
(1) First Day Cover: NT＄2 apiece.
(2) Folder（with or without mount）: NT＄5 apiece.
(3) Loose-leaf album page: NT＄8 apiece.
(4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT＄3.5-denominated stamp: NT＄5.5 apiece.
(5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT＄19 apiece.