FDC: Alpine Lakes of Taiwan

This great first day cover from Taiwan features 4 of the country’s beautiful Alpine Lakes. This cover is listed as first in the series; hopefully there will be more stamps in the series soon.

stamps cover FDC Taiwan 2014 Alpine Lakes

Country: Taiwan (Republic of China)
Date of Issue: 17th July 2014
Date of Cover: 17th July 2014 (first day cover with commemorative cancel)
Transit: 14 days over 1476 miles / 2375 km = 4.4 mph / 7.1 kph

Stamp Details

  • Top left: Cuichi Pond in Miaoli County, the highest of all lakes in Taiwan (3520 metres)
  • Top right: Tunlu Pond in Nantou County
  • Bottom left: Qicai Lake in Hualien County
  • Bottom right: Jiaming Lake in Taitung County, known as “the sapphire that god left in the world of mortals” or “the tear of an angel”

Details from the Chunghwa Post Philatelic Bulletin.

Thanks to Douglas for this cover.

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