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Commemorative  51 75th Anniversary of Telegraph Service Commemorative Issue (1956)

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Stamp SN B051
Stamp Name Commemorative  51 75th Anniversary of Telegraph Service Commemorative Issue (1956)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Post && Telecommunications, Emblems, Organizations
Issue date 1956-12-28
Suspersion date 1961-12-16
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26 x 34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Liao Wei-lin
Engraver Pao Liang-yu
Creative Director
Sheet composition (10×5)×2
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper 63-lb watermarked superior stamp printing paper<br>
Back Gumless
Perforation 12
In 1879, the Manchu government built a telegraph line connecting Peitang Fort (at the mouth of Taku Harbor) with Tientsin for experiment and for military needs only. Two years later on December 28, 1881 the Telegraph Service was first opened to public on the completion of the Tientsin-Shanghai telegraph line. On December 28, 1956 it completed its 75th year of service.

  In commemoration of the occasion, a set of commemorative stamps was issued with the telecommunication insignia as the central design, a radio tower as the background, and wire poles as the frame, symbolic of the never ceasing operation of this service, day and night and the long distances it can cover.