Get 85 Used Formosa Stamps
Off the coast of China lays the island of Taiwan, formerly Formosa. People of Malaysian origin originally inhabited Formosa, but an increasing number of Chinese settlers began arriving in the 1600s. China conquered the island in 1683 and it remained a Chinese province until 1895, when it was taken over by the Japanese. The local Chinese inhabitants opposed Japanese rule and established their own independent republic, but it was defeated quickly and Japan took over control of the island. China later reoccupied the island in 1945 and Taiwan declared itself a free state – the Republic of China.
Now you can own neat postally used stamps that capture this history. Selections vary, but the one I looked through had stamps picturing trains, architecture, historic leaders, dragons (an important figure in Chinese legends), and lots more. Discover all this history and more by ordering your stamps today.