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Commemorative 30 75th Anniversary of China Merchants Steam Navigation Company Commemorative Issue (1948)

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Stamp SN B030
Stamp Name Commemorative 30 75th Anniversary of China Merchants Steam Navigation Company Commemorative Issue (1948)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Navigation, Organizations
Issue date 1948-08-16
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 22.5 x 30 或30 x 22.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5 or 5×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 14
The China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., established in 1872, is the oldest and biggest shipping company in China. A set of stamps was issued for the commemoration of its 75th anniversary. This set consists of two designs, one vertical and the other horizontal, the details of which follow:

  $20,000 and $30,000 denominations. In these stamps (vertical) a modern vessel and an old-fashioned steamer are shown side by side. The face value is shown in the lower two corners with numerals〝1872-1947〞printed above the Chinese characters and Arabic figures.

  $40,000 and $60,000 denominations. The picture in the horizontal design is the full view of the S. S.〝Chiang Ya〞 under steam. The numeral〝1872〞 was inscribed in the space astern and 〝1947〞in the space near her bow.