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Special 10 International Letter Writing Week Stamps (1959)

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Stamp SN D010
Stamp Name Special 10 International Letter Writing Week Stamps (1959)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Post && Telecommunications, Activities
Issue date 1959-10-04
Suspersion date 1962-08-01
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 42 x 27
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Photographer
Engraver Pao Liang-yu
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper 80-lb woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 11 1/2


  The International Letter Writing week for 1959 was observed in this country from the 4th to 10th October 1959. This program, initiated in U.S.A. more than 20 years ago, was formally adopted by the 14th Congress of the Universal Postal Union in Ottawa in 1957, and has been carried out by most member countries of the Union. Its main objective is to develop person-to-person relationships and to foster mutual understanding through the exchange of letters by the peoples of the world, thus creating a more harmonious and peaceful world. In observance of this world-wide movement, a set of postage stamps, was issued, with a flock of pigeons flying around the globe as the central design symbolic of the growing exchange of correspondence all over the world.