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Definitive 061 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Gold Yuan Issue, 2nd Shanghai Dah Tung Print (1949)

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Stamp SN A061
Stamp Name Definitive 061 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Gold Yuan Issue, 2nd Shanghai Dah Tung Print (1949)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Chiefs Of State
Issue date 1949-03-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 18x21
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20×10
Print color
Process Offset
Paper Woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 12 1/2


  The rapid depreciation in value of the Gold Yuan notes necessitated repeated revision of postage rates causing increased consumption of stamsp. Intaglio printing thus proved too slow to meet the actual requirements. Lithographic process was consequently used for subsequent stamp printing by the Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co. The design and wording are the same as those in intaglio stamps, but the photogravure plates are comparatively coarse.