50TH ANNIVERSAY OF POSTAL SERVICE TODAY
The 50th anniversary of the Postal Service Today magazine was celebrated on January 15, 2008. For those of you not familiar with the magazine, this is the magazine that is issued by the Directorate General of Posts (now Taiwan Post, Ltd.). It was first issued on January 15, 1958 and consisted of 18 pages. Over the years it has continued to grow and now has approximately 80 pages in each issue, in color.
The magazine has
information on the various new issues as well as interesting stories on the
postal history of
The 50th anniversary celebration was held on the 10th floor of the post office management building (where the philatelic department is located). To celebrate the event, several products were prepared and given away free at the event.
Figure 1 is the Postal Service Today
magazine #601 (it is 7.50 x
Figure 2 is a
special souvenir sheet (from the personal postage stamps series). You will note the #1 postal service today
magazine with the Santa Claus on the cover, then 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and
600 cover illustrations. Actually there
are 10 of the 5 NT$ stamps on the sheet that could of course be removed and
used for postage. This sheet (size 11.75
Figure 3 is a special cover that was prepared and is 160 x 115mm and was issued in a quantity of 10,000. These were also given away free.
Figure 4 is a
special folder for holding the personal stamps sheet of stamps (8.5 x