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Definitive 045 Postal Savings Issue (1944)

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Stamp SN A045
Stamp Name Definitive 045 Postal Savings Issue (1944)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Post && Telecommunications, Emblems
Issue date 1944-10-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 18x22
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Engraving & Printing Department of the Central Trust of China, Chungking
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper Woodfree printing paper &〝Chao Tieh〞 paper<br>
Back Gumless
Perforation 13

  Owing to Currency fluctuations, the demand for high denominations of stamps was increased. A new series of stamps was consequently issued in a design showing the Postal Savings business counter in the middle. Above the door there is a circle earing the character 〝儲〞(savings), at the right-hand top corner is a larger circle showing money being dropped into a piggy bank, symbolic of money saving. The postal emblem is shown in another circle at top center.

  The whole set consists of four denominations valued from $40 to $200.Only three denominations of $40, $50, and $100 were printed on thin paper (〝Chao Tieh〞 paper), while four denominations were all printed on thick paper (woodfree printing paper).