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Definitive 053 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Issue, 2nd Shanghai Dah Tung Print (1947)

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Stamp SN A053
Stamp Name Definitive 053 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Issue, 2nd Shanghai Dah Tung Print (1947)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State, Emblems
Issue date 1947-10-17
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 18x22
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co.
Creative Director
Sheet composition D53.1-53.10 20×10
D53.11-53.17 10×5
Print color
Process Intaglio
Back Gumless
Perforation 14
  In all previous issues Dr. Sun Yat-sen's portrait was invariably located in the center of the stamps with equal decoration space on both sides. This issue was the product of the Dah Tung Book Co., which made a new plate with Dr. Sun Yat-sen's portrait placed more on the left. The Chinese characters showing the denomination appear in a vertical line in the upper right corner, and with several plum blossoms below this inscription. At the top of the stamp is the national emblem with chain-like decorations on either side.

  The whole set consists of seventeen denominations printed in intaglio. Stamps valued from $150 to $7,000 are of one color; those $10,000 and above are bi-colored.

  Some denominations of this issue first appeared in October 1947. The $4,000, $6,000 and $7,000 stamps were issued on January 20, February 7, and March 20, 1948, respectively, while those in the $100,000, $200,000, $300,000 and $500,000 denominations on March 31, 1948.