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Definitive 95 Dignity with Self-Reliance Postage Stamps (1972)

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Stamp SN A095
Stamp Name Definitive 95 Dignity with Self-Reliance Postage Stamps (1972)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Politicians, Politics
Issue date 1972-05-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 24x32
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper 76-lb 〝郵〞(post) watermarked paper with red-blue fiber<br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2 x 12 1/2
Stamp No. Issue date Number issued
D95.1 24.10.1972  15,000,000
   1. 8.1981   4,500,000
D95.2 24.10.1972  20,000,000
15.11.1973       20,000,000
24.12.1974       10,000,000
18. 9.1975  15,000,000
 3.12.1976  10,000,000
15. 6.1978  27,000,000
20. 5.1981   5,000,000
   1. 8.1981    4,500,000
20.12.1982   7,000,000
D95.3  9. 9.1975  25,000,000
 3.12.1976  40,000,000
15. 6.1978  40,000,000
 1. 7.1980  16,000,000
D95.4 24.10.1972 100,000,000
19. 1.1974  80,000,000
24.12.1974  20,000,000
26.12.1975  30,000,000
D95.5    20. 5.1972 121,000,000
24.12.1974  78,000,000
D95.6 20. 5.1972   3,400,000
24.12.1974   8,000,000
D95.7 20. 5.1972   7,400,000
     24.12.1974  68,000,000
D95.8 24.10.1972  25,000,000
24.12.1974  10,000,000
D95.9 20. 5.1972   5,400,000
24.12.1974   6,000,000

  In order for the Chinese to accomplish their aim of mainland recovery and to fulfill their responsibilities in maintaining world peace, President Chiang gave them a new motto, 〝Be Firm with Dignity, Be Self`-Reliant with Vigor,〞 as well as to maintain moral and lawful principles. This new motto, shortened to 〝Dignity with Self-Reliance,〞 has become a guiding principle of the Chinese in their struggle against communism and the Maoist regime. It is taken to be the central design of a new series of low-denomination definitive postage stamps to replace the Chung-shan Building series that has been in use since January 1968.

  Of the 100 million copies of the original print of the 0.50 stamp, 80 million copies was printed afterward and issued in 1974 and the paper used is the same lb. paper but the watermarked 〝郵〞( post) is larger and the dyed fiber fewer than before.

  Additional prints of various denominations made after November 1973 use the same design and color as before, but the paper used is of the large watermarked〝郵〞(post) and the dyed fiber fewer. The paper used is 90 g/m2 paper in the additional prints in 1976 and 1978, locally-made gummed stamp paper with red-blue fiber in 1980 print, 109 g/m2 paper in May 1981 print, locally-made mat finished, gummed paper in August 1981 print and 86 g/m2 paper in 1982 print.

  The additional prints of 0.10 and 0.50 stamps in 1975 and the new 0.20 denomination stamps issued as well as the 2.00 stamps reprinted in 1974 were perforated by electric comb perforating machines.