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Taiwan’s 2022 stamp program

Written by catpaw

January 10, 2022

It’s hard to know where to start with Taiwan’s 2022 stamp program. Last year turned into one of those great discoveries. Chunghwa Post offers a mix of traditional and new art, along with a lot of history to explore, all through stamps. This year I’m going to expand the inclusion of Chinese in some of the descriptions. I find some of the translations are inadequate at times. Hopefully including original names and, occasionally, descriptions, may make the page a bit better for Chinese speaking readers. If you spot an error in my translations, please offer corrections. It’s important to get information right, especially artists and designers names. These are the people who create the stamps we love so much. The least we can do is get their names correct.

2022 stamps will give us plenty of beautify to admire, ranging from modern scenery to dips into Taiwan’s ancient past. Leave a comment and share your thoughts on Taiwan’s offerings. I’m always interested in hearing from readers.

January

Palace Jade
3rd in series

Jade Palace FDC cancel Taiwan 2022

Palace jade Taiwan's 2022 stamp program Palace jade Taiwan's 2022 stamp program

Palace jade dragon Taiwan's 2022 stamp program Taiwan's 2022 stamp program jade palace

Jade Palace FDC Taiwan 2022

Taiwan 2022 Jade pack

Jade postcards 2 Jade postcards

4 stamps, FDC, cancel, pack, 4 postcards
lithography

Designer: Daguan Visual Consulting Co.,Ltd
Daguan Visual designed the following 2021 stamps: Classic Poetry (using Shen Zhen’s original art), Taiwan’s Core Industries, and Taoyuan City.

Release date: January 12, 2022 | 111


Beauty of Taiwan’s Roads

Taiwans beautiful roads 2022 FDC cancel

Beauty of Taiwan's Roads Beauty of Taiwan's Roads

Beauty of Taiwan's Roads Beauty of Taiwan's Roads

Beauty of Taiwan's Roads Taiwan's 2022 stamp program Beauty of Taiwan's Roads Beauty of Taiwan's Roads Beauty of Taiwan's Roads

Taiwans beautiful roads 2022 FDC Taiwan 2022 beautiful roads pack

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 18, FDC, cancel, stamp pack
lithography

  • Line 9 Jinlun Bridge
  • Tongxiao Section of Taiwan Route 61
  • Suao Section of Toucheng, National Highway 5
  • Section 84 from Toushe to Erxi

Designer: Zeng Kaizhi | 曾凱智
Kaizhi designed 2021’s Ancient Paintings of the Palace Museum in Early Spring.
Photographers: Chen Jiajun, Peng Yuling, Cai Menghan, Wang Zhihao | 陳家駿, 彭玉玲, 蔡孟翰, 王志豪

Release date: January 12, 2022 | 111


Stamp catalogue for the 2021 |110th year

2021 Taiwan catalogue

Includes information on all postcards, stamps, FDCs, and special releases for the 2021 year. In full colour.

Text in Chinese and English

Release date: January 267, 2022 | 111


February

Bird Conservation

Birds in Taiwan 2022 FDC cancel

Bird Conservation Bird Conservation

Bird Conservation Bird Conservation

Bird Conservation Bird ConservationBird ConservationBird Conservation

Bird Conservation Taiwan 2022 FDC

Taiwan 2022 Birds stamp pack

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 18, FDC, cancel, stamp pack
lithography

TWBF | Taiwan | Bird Conservation (cwbftaiwan.wixsite.com)
Campaign to protect bird habitat starts well – Taipei Times

Designer: Lai Jiren | 賴吉仁

Release date: February 2022 | 111


March

150th Anniversary of Ma Kai’s Visit to Taiwan

Ma Kai visit to Taiwan

Ma Kai in Taiwan FDC

1 stamp on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel
lithography

Biography – MACKAY, GEORGE LESLIE – Volume XIII (1901-1910) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography (biographi.ca)

Designer: Shen Zhen | 沈禎
Previous artwork appeared in the 2021 4 stamp Classic Poetry set.

Release date: March 9, 2022 | 111


April

Taiwan’s Endangered Mammal

Leopard cat stamp one Taiwan 2022 Leopard cat stamp two Taiwan 2022

Leopard cat stamp one Taiwan 2022 sheet Leopard cat stamp two Taiwan 2022 sheet

Taiwan 2022 endangered wild cats Taiwan 2022 endangered wild stamp pack

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 20, FDCs, cancels, stamp pack
lithography

石虎 | Shihus are the last native wildcat in Taiwan. It is also called a leopard cat.
stone tiger is not tabby cat – national geographic magazine chinese (natgeomedia.com) (in Chinese)
Leopard Cat – International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada (wildcatconservation.org) (in English)

Designer: Ke Hongtu | 柯鴻圖

Release date: April 13, 2022 | 111


Taichung MRT

Taiwan 2022 NRT souvenir sheet

Taichung MRT FDC Taichung MRT stamp pack

2 stamps on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, stamp pack
lithography

臺中捷運股份有限公司-官方網站- (tmrt.com.tw)

The Taichung MRT was opened April 25, 2010

Designer: Zeng Kaizhi | 曾凱智

Release date: April 25, 2022 | 111


May

Treasure Island – Yunlin County

special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county 1 special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county 4

special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county 3 special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county 2

special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county sheet 1 special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county sheet 4

special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county sheet 3 special 721 treasure island style stamp - yunlin county sheet 2

Taiwan 2022 Yunlin county fdc Taiwan 2022 Yunlin county stmp pack

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20, FDC, cancel, stamp pack
lithography

Yunlin county government

  • Xiluo Bridge 西螺大橋
  • Beigang Chaotian Palace 北港朝天宮
  • Caoling Wannian Canyon 草嶺萬年峽谷
  • Douliu Taiping Old Street 斗六太平老街

Designer: 大觀視覺顧問股份有限公司 | Daguan View Visual Consultants Co., Ltd.

Release date: May 11, 2022 | 111


Congratulations – Wedding Greetings
(111 edition)

Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings Congratulations - Wedding Greetings

Hexi Stamps Taiwan 2022 stamps FDC

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20, FDC, cancel
lithography

  • wedding greetings
  • happy marriage
  • love for a lifetime
  • longevity of heaven and earth

Designer: 大觀視覺顧問股份有限公司 | Daguan View Visual Consultants Co., Ltd.

Release date: May 20, 2022 | 111


June

National Taiwan Normal University Centenary
(111 Edition)

Taiwan Normal university stamp Taiwan Normal university stamp two

Taiwan Normal university stamp sheet one Taiwan Normal university stamp sheet two

Taiwan National universities 2022

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 20, FDC, cancel
lithography

National Taiwan University (ntu.edu.tw)

Designer: Lin Junliang 林俊良

Release date: June 1, 2022 | 111


July

Modern Taiwanese Composers

Modern Taiwanese Composers1 Modern Taiwanese Composers 2 Modern Taiwanese Composers3 Modern Taiwanese Composers 4

Modern Taiwanese Composers sheet 1 Modern Taiwanese Composers sheet 2 Modern Taiwanese Composers sheet 4 Modern Taiwanese Composers sheet 4

Taiwan Composers ticket 2022 Taiwan Composers FDC 2022

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20, FDC, cancel, ticket

  • Deng Yuxian 鄧雨賢
  • Xu Shi 許石
  • Yang Sanlang 楊三郎
  • Zhou Lanping 周藍萍

Each sheet of stamps shows a piece of work by the composer.

Designer: Daguan Visual Consulting Co., Ltd 大觀視覺顧問股份有限公司

Release date: July 6, 2022 | 111


Classical Poetry

Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp

Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp

Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp

Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp Classical Poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp

Classical poetryTaiwan 2022 stamp pack cover

Classical paintings Taiwan 2022 FDC

Classical poetry Taiwan 2022 stamp postcards

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20, ticket pack, FDC, cancel, 4 postcards

This is continuation of series that began in 2018

  • “Listening to the Piano” Liu Changqing
  • “Chess” Wang Anshi
  • “Second Yun Liu Gongfu’s Inscription Wenlu Gong’s Cursive Script” Su Rui
  • “Mo Mei” Wang Mian

Designer: Daguan Visual Consulting Co., Ltd 大觀視覺顧問股份有限公司

Release date: July 27, 2022 | 111


Welcome to the God of Wealth – gold ingots
Series: Taiwan Folk Belief Stamp

Taiwan 2022 Gold ingot god

10 grams gold 999.9
1,500 pieces released

Not a stamp, but still a great release from Taiwan’s postal office. Design is taken from the September 2022 Taiwan Folk Belief stamp Zhao Gongming – 武財神趙公明 the God of wealth and luck.

Taiwan Folk Beliefs

The god is holding gold ingots in is left hand. If you have purchased the ingot set, could you drop some close up photos of the bag and extras to post here? I’m sure collectors would love to see details.

Designer: Ke Hongtu 柯鴻圖

Release date: July 27, 2022 | 111


August

Ancient Paintings from the Forbidden City – Twenty Four Solar Terms (Autumn)

Ancient Paintings from the Forbidden City - Twenty Four Solar Terms (Autumn)

Ancient Paintings from the Forbidden City - Twenty Four Solar Terms (Autumn) Ancient Paintings from the Forbidden City - Twenty Four Solar Terms (Autumn)

12 stamps on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel, ticket cover

This is continuation of the series showcasing paintings from the Forbidden City. These paintings are from the National Museum collection

Qing Dynasty Series 3

Designer: Chardt Design Advertising Ltd 查爾特設計廣告有限公司

Release date: August 3, 2022 | 111


Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012)

Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012) Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012) Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012) Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012)

Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012) Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012) Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012) Feng Feifei 鳳飛飛郵票 (1953-2012)

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20

Award winning actress and singer

Designer: Daguan Visual Consulting Co., Ltd 大觀視覺顧問股份有限公司

Release date: August 17, 2022 | 111


September

Taiwan Folk Beliefs

Taiwan Folk Beliefs Taiwan Folk Beliefs Taiwan Folk Beliefs Taiwan Folk Beliefs

Taiwan Folk Beliefs Taiwan Folk Beliefs Taiwan Folk Beliefs Taiwan Folk Beliefs

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20

  • Mazu 媽祖 – sea goddess and protector of maritime shipping. Mazu: Sea goddess rooted in Chinese maritime culture – CGTN

    Starting in a fishing town in southern China’s Fujian Province, the Mazu faith traveled to Taiwan by way of merchants and fishermen. Taiwan’s take on Mazu has evolved from a young maiden to a benevolent maternal figure that watches over the health of all people in Taiwan. Mazu became the local folklore religion of Taiwan and continues to this day. Mazu – OFTaiwan

  • Wenchang (文昌王)

    Wenchang (文昌王) is the god of literature and culture. When authors are facing writer’s block or students are cramming for exams, they look to Wenchang Wang for guidance, assistance, and inspiration. Images of him show him as a kindly, professor-like older man who is accompanied by two scholarly assistants. Wenchang Wang – Mythopedia

  • Zhao Gongming – 武財神趙公明 the God of wealth and luck Caishen | Chinese deity | Britannica
  • 註生娘娘 Goddess or Lady of Birth – Introduction of the gods – The Lady of the Notes (fuan.org.tw).

 

Designer: Ke Hongtu 柯鴻圖

Release date: September 21, 2022 | 111


October

Taiwan Heritage – Monuments

Taiwan Heritage - MonumentsTaiwan Heritage - Monuments

Taiwan Heritage - Monuments Taiwan Heritage - Monuments

Taiwan Heritage - Monuments Taiwan Heritage - Monuments

Taiwan Heritage - MonumentsTaiwan Heritage - Monuments

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20

  • Monopoly Bureau – Located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, the building was originally built in 1913 and completed in 1923. Its red and white walls are extremely eye-catching, imitating the British Victorian red brick style, the central tower is gorgeous and spectacular, and it is now the corporate headquarters of Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Co., Ltd.
  • Tainan Waterway – Located in Shanshan District, Tainan City, it was built in 1912 and completed in 1922. The “waterway” is now known as tap water, and its net water pool is a gray building composed of natural stone and imitation stone blocks, which is shaped like a bunker, witnessing the development history of the modernization of sanitary engineering.
  • Yinshan Temple – Located in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, founded in 1822, it is also the Tingzhou Guild Hall, which supports the history of Tingzhou people’s reclamation in Taiwan, and its architectural appearance is well preserved, and the roof ridge clay sculpture under construction at that time is also quite complete, which is the only Fujian Tingzhou form temple in Taiwan.
  • Old City of Fengshan County – Located in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, the first tucheng was built in 1722, and the stone city was completed in 1826, covering the east gate, the south gate, the north gate, the city wall, the moat and the Zhenfushe outside the north gate, Gongchenjing, etc., which is the first stone city wall in Taiwan.
    China Post World Wide Web – Stamp Treasure – Inside Page

Designer: Natural Light Design Co., Ltd 自然光設計有限公司

Release date: October 20, 2022


November

Forbidden City Ancient Painting – 24 Solar Terms (Winter)

Taiwan Forbidden City Ancient Painting Stamps - Twenty-Four Solar Terms

Taiwan Forbidden City Ancient Painting Stamps - Twenty-Four Solar Terms souvenir sheet

6 stamps, sheets of 12

“Following the issuance of the “Palace Museum Ancient Painting Stamps – 24 Solar Terms (Autumn)” on 3 August 1111, the Company continued to plan a series of stamps with the theme of “Qingzhang Ruoli Painting Ink Myo Zhu Lin (卯) Album” collected by the National Palace Museum. The second set of “Winter” contains 6 stamps of Standing Winter, Light Snow, Heavy Snow, Winter Solstice, Little Cold and Big Cold, all with a face value of 12 yuan, printed by means of a joint brush, and each stamp has a special-shaped perforation in the middle of the long side.” China Post World Wide Web – Stamp Treasure – Inside Page

Qing Dynasty Series 3

Designer: Chardt Design Advertising Ltd 查爾特設計廣告有限公司

Release date: November 3, 2022


Treasure Island Style – Changhua County

Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County one Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County two

Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County three Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County four

Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County sheet one Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County sheet two

Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County sheet three Treasure Island Style Stamp - Changhua County sheet four

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 20

  • Changhua locomotive depot of the Taiwan Railway Bureau
  • Lukang Tianhou Temple
  • Wang Gong Fishing Port
  • natural ecological education center, wetland of Dadu Xikou

Designer: Daguan Visual Consulting Co., Ltd 大觀視覺顧問股份有限公司

Release date: November 11, 2022


December

New Year

Release date: December 1, 2022


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