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Definitive 069 Hongkong Print Unit Postage Stamps (1949)

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Stamp SN A069
Stamp Name Definitive 069 Hongkong Print Unit Postage Stamps (1949)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Post && Telecommunications, Railway, Highway
Issue date 1949-07-01
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 18x21
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Ah Chow Lithograph Printing Office, Hongkong
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20×10
Print color
Process Flat
Paper Woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 點線齒


  The critical political and military situation in Shanghai in mid-1949 necessitated the printing of nuit stamps in Hongkong, which was done by the Ah Chow Lithograph Printing Office(香港亞洲石印局). The stamps were printed on the plates originally made by the Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co. (大東書局上海印刷廠). The design and wording are the same as those of the Shanghai Print, while the plates, inking, and paper are also very much alike. However, the Shanghai stamps were invariably perforated with small round holes, while the Hongkong stamps were rouletted.