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Definitive 086 Kinmen Chu Kwang Tower Stamps (1959)

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Stamp SN A086
Stamp Name Definitive 086 Kinmen Chu Kwang Tower Stamps (1959)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Scenic Spots, Architecture
Issue date 1959-02-26
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Engraver Chen Lieh-huei
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper 76-lb〝郵〞(post) watermarked paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 11 1/2

Stamp No.   Issue date   Number issued
D86.1	    27. 4.1959    8,000,000
	    30. 6.1960    6,000,000
D86.2	     1. 8.1960    2,000,000
D86.3	    27. 4.1959    4,000,000
	    30. 6.1960	   13,000,000
D86.4	    26. 2.1959	   60,000,000
	    21.12.1959	   25,000,000
	    30. 6.1960	   25,000,000
D86.5	    27. 4.1959    100,000,000
	    30. 6.1960	   20,000,000
D86.6	     5.11.1959    5,000,000
D86.7	    26. 2.1959	   10,000,000  
D86.8	    26. 2.1959    6,000,000
	    21.12.1959     3,000,000
	    30. 6.1960    1,000,000
D86.9	    26. 2.1959    6,000,000
	    30. 6.1960    3,000,000
D86.10	     5.11.1959    2,000,000
D86.11	    27. 4.1959    6,000,000


  President Chiang made an inspection tour to Kinmen in the spring of 1952 and took the occasion to encourage the compatriots and keep them vigilant by inscribing four Chinese characters on a gigantic stone on Mt.Tai- wu, Kinmen. The inscription means〝Forget not the city of Chu.〞 In early Chinese history, the city of Chu in Shantung province was held by an ancient State against the enemy, resulting in the recovery of lost territory and the inspiring of national revival. In response to President Chiang's call, the Chu Kwang Tower was built by the Armed Forces and the local people before the end of that year. It is a Chinese style building of reinforced concrete so solid and magnificent that it stands as a symbol of cooperation and anti-communism of both soldiers and civilians at the Kinmen front.

  The central design of the stamp portrays the Chu Kwang Tower on Kinmen Island. The paper used is 76-1b〝郵〞( post)watermarked per (P-79).