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Definitive 112 Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Postage Stamps (1995)

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Stamp SN A112
Stamp Name Definitive 112 Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Postage Stamps (1995)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Flowers, Fruits, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1995-01-24
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26.5x23.5 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished, watermarked stamp paper with gum,
Phosphorescent stamp paper
Back
Perforation 13 1/2


Stamp No. Issue date Number issued
D112.1 5. 8.1996 40,000,000
16. 6.1997 40,000,000
D112.2 18. 8.1995 10,000,000
D112.3 24. 1.1995 60,000,000
15.12.1995 150,000,000
12. 9.1997 140,000,000
D112.4 24. 1.1995 100,000,000
15.12.1995 170,000,000
D112.5 18. 8.1995 15,000,000
2. 9.1996 10,000,000
D112.6 25. 1.1996 7,000,000
D112.7 5. 8.1996 40,000,000
16. 6.1997 40,000,000
D112.8 25. 1.1996 7,000,000
12. 9.1997 80,000,000
D112.9 18. 8.1995 17,000,000
D112.10 25. 1.1996 6,000,000
D112.11 25. 1.1996 6,000,000
2. 9.1996 8,000,000
D112.12 24. 1.1995 80,000,000
15.12.1995 100,000,000
2. 9.1996 100,000,000
D112.13 5. 8.1996 20,000,000
16. 6.1997 20,000,000
D112.14 24. 1.1995 25,000,000
15.12.1995 25,000,000
16. 6.1997 25,000,000
D112.15 18. 8.1995 13,000,000
2. 9.1996 12,000,000
16. 6.1997 15,000,000

 

To coincide with the promotion of Chinese culture, the Directorate issued a set of stamps depicting ancient Chinese engraving art.  The subjects were recommended by the Chinese Culture Renaissance Association and chosen from the Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Collection, currently collected by the National Central Library.

         Printing art is one of the China’s four great inventions, and it contributed much to the culture of the world.  Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Collection was the work of the Ming Dynasty, when the art form reached its height.  After one reads the Collection, one is likely to think that every picture in the Collection was drawn by hand , not printed.