Thursday, March 01, 2007

Taiwanese collectors compete for newly issued stamps

The Taipai Times reports "excited" stamp collectors lined up in front of the Taipei Post Office yesterday to be among the first to acquire a set of stamps issued by the Taiwan Post Co.

"But enthusiasm soon turned into anger as police tried in vain to prevent unruly queuers from sneaking forward in the line to purchase a second set of stamps," writes
Staff Reporter Shelley Shan.

Apparently, customers were only permitted to purchase two to four stamps at a time, but most collectors wanted to buy the entire set of 20 stamps. Despite complaints and minor conflicts, the first batch of stamps bearing the name "Taiwan" were sold out almost immediately at many post offices.

Shown above, an unidentifed woman shows off the new stamps at the Taipei Post Office.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM