Chunghwa Post will launch a second edition of its National Flower Postage Stamps on Double Ten National Day.
Chunghwa said it decided to publish the stamps again in observance of the Republic of China’s centennial. The first edition of the stamps was printed in 1979.
Chunghwa Post spokeswoman Chen Shu-jen (陳淑貞) said the stamps were produced using a combination of lithography and engraving methods. Lithography was used to print the two plum blossoms in full bloom on the right side of the stamp, as well as the golden frames of the graphic, while the golden plum blossoms on the left side, the branches and the postage were engraved, Chen said.
Chen said the postage on the stamp was NT$100 and that both the number “100” and the Chinese characters for it would be printed using discoloration ink, an anti-counterfeit technique commonly used to print banknotes.
The Central Engraving and Printing Plant, which is in charge of printing banknotes, postage stamps and other important government documents, had conducted many experiments before it succeeded in combining the two lithography and engraving, Chen said.
“The plant had to overcome some technical difficulties, which is why the cost of printing was so high,” Chen said. “We hope stamp collectors will love them.”
Each set contains two National Flower Stamps, Chen said, and will be available for purchase on Oct. 10 at 32 post offices nationwide from 8am to 12pm.
The Postal Museum, at the intersection of Chungching South Road and Nanahai Rd in Taipei, will be open from 9am to 5pm on Double Ten National Day as well.
UNDER INVESTIGATION: Huang’s body was found just outside the bathroom and showed no signs of a struggle, and no alcohol or drugs were found Singer and actor Alien Huang (黃鴻升) was found dead at his home in Taipei’s Beitou District (北投) yesterday. He was 36. Huang was also known by the nickname Xiao Gui (“little ghost”). His body was found when his father went to check on him after being unable to reach him by telephone, and called emergency services to the house at 11am, the Taipei City Police Department said. Huang’s body, which was discovered just outside the bathroom, showed no signs of a physical struggle, and he appeared to have been dead for some time, police said, adding that no drugs or alcohol were
Scooter riders should regularly clean their helmets, especially in summer, to prevent dirt and sweat from accumulating and causing scalp problems, such as hair loss and permanent baldness, a dermatologist has warned. Poor hygiene practices by helmet wearers often lead to scalp problems, such as bacterial folliculitis, tinea capitis and seborrheic dermatitis, Lu Pei-hsuan (呂佩璇) at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said on Aug 31. The first step to maintain good scalp care is proper hair washing, as shampoo residues can easily cause dandruff and itchy scalps, while improper scratching will cause inflammation, Lu said. The best way to wash your hair is to
CONFIRMED IN PHILIPPINES: The CECC would conduct contact tracing for the migrant workers to determine if they had come into contact with elderly people or children Six Filipinos tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning home from Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday as it reported a case of imported COVID-19 infection, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to 500. Philippine authorities reported four of the cases through the National IHR Focal Point, while the other two were reported by the company that they had worked for in Taiwan. The six — five women and one man — are aged from their 20s to 40s, and worked as in-home care workers, domestic workers, factory workers and sailors in Taiwan, said Minister of Health and
INTIMIDATION: Chinese military maneuvers have mostly led to heightened support for Taiwan’s defense forces, while China appears poised to continue its campaign China’s incessant military activities in and near the Taiwan Strait over the past several months are “greater in meaning than in substance,” and are aimed at polarizing Taiwanese society, a researcher said in a report published on Friday. China has attempted to intimidate Taiwan through military threats, while at the same time calling on Taiwanese and US officials to practice restraint, which is aimed at causing a rift between those who prefer resistance against China and those who prefer peace, said Lee Kuan-cheng (李冠成), a researcher at the Institute for National Defense and Security Research. “China’s goal is to obscure public awareness