Taiwan Issued Stamps on Teresa Teng

teresa teng stampsStamps featuring portrait photographs of famed singer Teresa Teng to commemorate her 20th death .A set consists of four stamps with a face value of NT$5, NT$9, NT$13 and NT$15.Teng is the first entertainer to be featured in a portrait on a national stamp.She died at the age of 42 of an asthma attack on May 8, 1995, while on vacation in Thailand.

Teng was a celebrated figure in the Chinese-speaking world. She performed for military personnel stationed in the nation’s outlying islands and for Taiwanese living overseas. The non-profit performances took her to Hong Kong, Japan, the US and Southeast Asia, and she became known as one of the patriotic entertainers and dream girls among soldiers.

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