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Commemorative 174 Centennial of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill Commemorative Issue (1979)

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Stamp SN B174
Stamp Name Commemorative 174 Centennial of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill Commemorative Issue (1979)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Post && Telecommunications, Culture Heroes, Individuals, Stamp On Stamp
Issue date 1979-08-27
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2
  Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879), an Englishman, was born poor. Aggressive and inventive, he succeeded in life by self`study. He invented the world’s first postage stamp 〝Black Penny〞 and was thus honorably called 〝the father of the postage stamp.〞 Furthermore, he suggested 〝prepaid postage〞and 〝uniform rate of postage〞systems. Although he took charge of the British Post for only ten years (1854-1864), Sir Rowland Hill made significant contributions by introducing his system and improving the efficiency of the post office. Proven immensely successful, his many plans were widely imitated by countries the world over. Consequently, he was honored by the Universal Postal Union as one of the greatest men in the world.