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Air 6 Shanghai Print Air Mail Stamp (1946)

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Stamp SN C006
Stamp Name Air 6 Shanghai Print Air Mail Stamp (1946)
Stamp Cat Standard Air Mail Stamps
Stamp Cat Scenic Spots, Aviation
Issue date 1946-09-10
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 36×22
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Shanghai Printing Press of the Dah Tung Book Co.
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×20
Print color
Process Offset
Back Gumless
Perforation 14
  With the revision of domestic air mail postage to $30 per unit of weight in May 1946, the air mail stamps newly altered to the value of $23, $53, $73, etc., became no longer suitable for franking air mails. Immediate steps were taken for the printing of a new denomination of air mail stamps at the value of $27 in order to match the said surcharged stamps for sale to the public. The design is a 4-engine plane soaring above the Purple Mountain in Nanking with a bird's-eye view of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum.