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Definitive 055 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Issue, 3rd Shanghai Dah Tung Print (1948)

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Stamp SN A055
Stamp Name Definitive 055 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Issue, 3rd Shanghai Dah Tung Print (1948)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State, Emblems
Issue date 1948-07-23
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 18x22
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition D55.1-55.8 20×10
D55.9-55.12 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 14
  Due to serious currency depreciation in mid 1948, daily business was usually transacted in $10,000 notes. As the stamps issued in the 2nd Dah Tung Print with $500,000 as the highest denomination were inadequate to meet requirements, a large quantity of stamps in higher values was issued in the same design as the previous prints. Such stamps were not bi-colored and the decimal points were all deleted.

  The whole set consists of 12 denominations valued from $20,000 to $5,000,000. Six denominations ($20,000, $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, $1,000,000 and $2,000,000) were issued on July 23, 1948, while the other six denominations were issued on September 11, 1948.