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Commemorative 13 40th Anniversary of Postal Service Commemorative Issue (1936)

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Stamp SN B013
Stamp Name Commemorative  13 40th Anniversary of Postal Service Commemorative Issue (1936)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Post && Telecommunications, Navigation, Organizations, Architecture
Issue date 1936-10-10
Suspension date 1937-03-31
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 31x22
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Peiping Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Perforation 14
  The Postal Administration, which was formally inaugurated on March 20, 1896, completed its 40th year of service on March 20, 1936. To commemorate this occasion the Postal Administration issued stamps comprising four denominations with a total value of $1.32, a description of which follows:

2¢  The central design shows the old and new means of mail transportation-camels, airplane, steamer, train and sailing junk.

5¢  The central design is a scene of the Bund in Shanghai showing airplanes, steamers, junks and motor vehicles used for air and surface mail transport.

25¢ The central design is a view of the front of the building of the Shanghai District Head Office, the 3rd floor of which was occupied for some time by the Directorate General of Posts after its removal from Peiping.

$1  The central design is the building of the Ministry of Communications in Nanking, in which the Directorate General of Posts was housed. Two postal pillar boxes are the decorations on the two sides.