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Air 1 1st Peking Print Air Mail Stamps (1921)

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Stamp SN C001
Stamp Name Air 1 1st Peking Print Air Mail Stamps (1921)
Stamp Cat Standard Air Mail Stamps
Stamp Cat Relics, Aviation
Issue date 1921-07-01
Suspension date 1929-05-29
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 37×28.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Peking
Drawer William A. Grant
Designer William A. Grant
Photographer
Engraver William A. Grant
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×5
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper
Back
Perforation 14


  On July 1, 1921 the Board of the China Aviation of the Peking Government organized the Peking-Shanghai Aviation line. The Peking-Tsinan section was the first opened to traffic, marking the beginning of the postal air mail service in China. The first set of air mail stamps issued for this occasion consists of five denominations valued from 15 to 90 cents, which have for their central design a biplane flying above the Great Wall with the five-colored national flag painted on its rudder. These stamps are commonly known as〝Air Mail Stamps of the First Issue.〞