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Def 020 2nd Peking Print Junk, Reaper, and Hall of Classics Issue (1923)

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Stamp SN A020
Stamp Name Def 020 2nd Peking Print Junk, Reaper, and Hall of Classics Issue (1923)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Agriculture, Relics, Navigation
Issue date 1923-01-01
Suspension date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 20x22
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Peking
Drawer William A. Grant
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition D20.1-20.19 20×10
D20.20-20.24 10×5
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper
Back
Perforation 14
  When the quantity of the 1st Peking Print Junk, Reaper, and Hall of Classics stamps was gradually depleted, new plates of the original designs were engraved by the Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Peking for the printing of a new stamp supply. The cent denominations remained in one color, while dollar stamps were of two colors. The paper used for printing was of two kinds: (1) fairly thick paper made in Canada and (2) thin paper of French production. There was no $10 denomination in the thick paper stamps nor 4¢ (olive) and 6¢ ( brown) denominations in the thin paper stamps. The 1¢ , 2¢ , 3¢ ,4¢ (gray), 5¢ and 10¢ stamps were issued partly in sheets of 120, 140, 160 and 180 so as to facilitate the making of stamp booklets. Each sheet was divided into a number of panels and each panel into a reasonable strip to allow sufficient space in the margin for binding.
The following photographs show the peculiarities existing in the two Peking Prints:
1st Print
(1)The label bearing Chinese characters〝中華民國郵政〞 (Republic of China Postal Service) has perpendicular lines.
(2)The small beads above the label are drawn in black lines in light shade (P-16).
(1)The foliated decorations above the lableare comparatively simple.
(2)There are no bead-like small circles below the face value in Chinese characters(P-18).

(1)The central design is black.
(2)There are double lines below the inscription〝中華民國郵政〞(Republic of China Postal Service)(P-20).

2nd Print
(1)There are no perpendicular lines below the label.
(2)The beads are not shaded (P-17).

(1)The foliated decorations on both sides of the lable are of broken design.
(2)There are circles below the face value in Chinese characters(P-19).

(1)The central design is varicolored.
(2)A single line is under the inscription〝中華民國郵政〞(Republic of China Postal Service)(P-21).