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Taipei 2008 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition

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Between 7 and 11 March 2008, Taipei hosted the 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition, featuring 1,000 frames of competitive and non-competitive exhibits.

Issue information

The exhibition logo featured the Mikado pheasant (Syrmaticus Mikado), a protected bird selected to represent the beauty of Taiwan and its commitment to preserving ecological environments. As the exhibition organiser said, "The bright colourful picture is a prelude to the opening of the joyous and cheerful exhibition to come in 2008."

New Zealand Post commemorated the exhibition with a miniature sheet and miniature sheet first day cover.

Product Listing for Taipei 2008 21st Asian International Stamp Exhibition 

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled miniature sheet. $4.00
Souvenir Cover First day cover with souvenir sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $4.50

Technical information

Issue date: 7 March 2008
Designed by: Stamps Business, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, by offset lithography
Size of miniature sheet: 120mm x 90mm
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104 gsm Red Phosphor stamp paper
Perforation gauge: 14.4 x 14
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 6 March 2009.