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Commemorative 202 New Postal Museum Building Commemorative Issue (1984)

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Stamp SN B202
Stamp Name Commemorative 202 New Postal Museum Building Commemorative Issue (1984)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Post && Telecommunications, Organizations, Architecture, Stamp On Stamp
Issue date 1984-10-10
Suspersion date 1985-04-10
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 26x34
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×5
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Back
Perforation 12 1/2


   To cultivate interest in visiting the new Postal Museum, this Directorate released a set of three stamps on October 10, 1984-opening day of the new Museum.The 2.00 stamp bears a former stamp of Confucius and his saying: 〝The flowing progress of virtue is more rapid than the transmission of imperial orders by postal stages and couriers,〞which is believed to be the earliest reference to a postal service. The 5.00 stamp features a previous stamp of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and his remark:〝Develop postal service to benefit the people and the country.〞 The 18.00 stamp depicts the exterior of the new Postal Museum building.

   In an attempt to promote business development and to help the public gain better knowledge in the field of post, the Postal Museum was established on December 1, 1965. It houses a large collection of specialized books and documents and displays postage stamps, material on postal equipment, postal history, and others. Although the Postal Museum has received enthusiastic support since establishment, its location in suburban Hsintien was not an easy access to visitors. For the convenience of the public, this Directorate built the new Postal Museum in the Nanhai Cultural Center in Taipei.