Fossils and National Museum of Prehistory on stamps and postmarks of Taiwan
, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
Neighbours include China
(officially the People's Republic of China,
abbreviated as PRC) to the west,
to the northeast, and the
Philippines to the south.
Taiwan is the most populous state that is not a member of the United Nations, and the one with the largest economy.
In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan.
Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War II.
Following the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and
established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China.
Beginning in the 1950s, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local
population within the governing structure.
This process expanded rapidly in the 1980s.
In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive Party.
Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers."
The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the
question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic political and economic reform.
Throughout 1946, stocks of Chinese stamps were overprinted with new values in sen
and "for use in Taiwan only".
This was followed by an issue in March 1947 marking Chiang Kai-shek's 60th birthday; four small characters in
the background state "for Taiwan only".
Subsequent stamp issues followed the same pattern through 1948.
So far Taiwan hasn't issue any stamp directly related to Paleontology.
Some stamps of Taiwan to consider: Natural History Museum
|20.04.2016 "Scenery Souvenir Sheet – Taitung County" [A1]
[A1] NT$12 (number 4) of "Scenery Souvenir Sheet – Taitung County"
souvenir sheet show the National Museum of Prehistory.
National Museum of Prehistory of Taiwan on stamp form 2016^.
It is Taiwan’s first museum dedicated to prehistoric and indigenous cultures, the first museum to contain
a prehistoric site and eco-park in the premises, and the first national museum built on the
east coast of Taiwan.
There are at least two permanent exhibits that belong to our topic: The Ice Age and Human Evolution.
Commemorative postmarks related to Paleontology: fossils
|12.05.2019 "Tainan City Zuojhen Fossil Park" [PM1]
[PM1] Commemorative postmark of Tainan City Zuojhen Fossil Park with fossil
of prehistoric Rhinoceros sinensis hayasakai
from Tsai-liao Fossil Museum of Tainan City.
The postmark shows the logo of the park. [R3]
The logo of Tainan City Zuojhen Fossil Park by the entrance to the fossil museum.
Image credit: The Fossil Forum
Rhinoceros sinensis hayasakai.
Image credit: ET Today
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.