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Def 025 Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyr Surcharged Issue (1937)

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Stamp SN A025
Stamp Name Def 025 Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyr Surcharged Issue (1937)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State, Emblems
Issue date 1937-03-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Creative Director
Sheet composition
Print color
Stamp No. Original print
D25.1 Dr. Sun 1st London
D25.2 Martyrs Peiping
D25.3 Dr. Sun 1st London

  The domestic postal rate for ordinary letters was raised from 4¢ to 5¢ per unit in 1937. The 4¢stamps then in stock were more than required. As they were of same green color as the 5¢, the two stamps were apt to be confused at the sale windows. Therefore, a part of the 4¢stamps were surcharged as 1¢ to be used in combination with the remaining stock of 4¢stamps(not surcharged). The 25¢and 40¢stamps, not in great demand, were surcharged as 10¢and 8¢respectively. The surcharge work was done by the Peiping Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance.

  Stamps of these three denominations were surcharged in No.4 Regular-Writing characters on the two vertical sides in the middle and with Arabic figures at the bottom in red or black.

  The 1¢stamps were placed on sale in March 1937 and the 8¢and 10¢stamps in July 1938.