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Commemorative 41 Liberty Day Commemorative Issue (1955)

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Stamp SN B041
Stamp Name Commemorative 41 Liberty Day Commemorative Issue (1955)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Politicians, National Flags, Emblems, Politics, Activities
Issue date 1955-01-23
Suspersion date 1961-12-16
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27 x 37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Hsi Te-ching etc.
Photographer
Engraver Li Pin-chien & Chen Lien-huei
Creative Director
Sheet composition (5×10)×2
Print color
Process
Paper 60-lb woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 11 1/2
During the Korean War, thousands of Chinese communist soldiers were either captured by, or voluntarily surrendered to, the United Nations forces. In the truce negotiation the principle of voluntary repatriation was established. Some 14,000 Chinese war prisoners, unmoved by communist threats, valiantly chose the side of freedom, returned to the bosom of the mother country, and volunteered to join the Republic of China to fight against communism.

  Their return to Taiwan symbolized a unique victory in the anti-communist struggle. The day on which these former prisoners-of-war obtained their freedom, January 23, 1954, was named Liberty Day.

On the first anniversary of the Liberty Day, a set of commemorative stamps was issued.