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Commemorative 43 Armed Forces Day Commemorative Issue (1955)

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Stamp SN B043
Stamp Name Commemorative 43 Armed Forces Day Commemorative Issue (1955)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Emblems, Countries
Issue date 1955-09-03
Suspersion date 1961-12-16
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 32x24
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Hsi Te-ching & Liao Wei-lin
Engraver Li Pin-chien
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Paper 60-lb woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 郵票11 1/2
The National Army, starting on the Northern Expedition from Canton on July 9, 1926, marched rapidly north and conquered in rapid succession the provinces of Hunan, Hupeh, Fukien, Kiangsi, Chekiang and Kiangsu, thus placing the Yangtze valley completely under the control of the National Government. In 1927 the national capital was moved to Nanking. In 1928 the Revolutionary Army continued its Northern Expedition and took Shantung, Hopeh, etc., within half a year. At the end of that year the flag of the National Government was flying in the four Northeastern Provinces, completing the task of the unification of the country.  The National Revolutionary Armed Forces under the leadership of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek were also responsible for winning the war against Japan.  In order to commemorate these successful exploits of our Armed Forces, the Government designated September 3, Victory Day, as Armed Forces Day.  According to the instructions of the Ministry of Communications, the usual wording〝中華民國郵政〞(Postal Administration of the Republic of China) printed on the stamp was changed from this issue to〝中華民國郵票〞(postage stamp of the Republic of China).