In ancient times shells played an important role in the development of Chinese monetary and ritual systems. In oder to introduce shells to our compatriots so as to arouse their interest in the study of Chinese culture as well as marine animals, a set of "Taiwan Shells Postage Stamps" with the design of four rare species of shells found in the seas around Taiwan was issued on Febrary 25, 1971.
長嘴鳳凰螺 TIBIA FUSIS (LINNE)
玉米螺 HARPEOLA KURODAI (KAWAMURA)
小佛塔芋螺 CONUS (EMBRIKERA) STUPA KURODA
龍宮翁戎螺 ENTEMNOTROCHUS RUMPHIL( SCHEPMAN)