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Special 27 Ancient Chinese Paintings in the Palace Museum Stamps (Issue of 1962)

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Stamp SN D027
Stamp Name Special 27 Ancient Chinese Paintings in the Palace Museum Stamps (Issue of 1962)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings, Chiefs Of State, Emblems
Issue date 1962-09-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 35.5x51.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoisier S.A., Switzerland
Drawer
Designer
Photographer Liu Pao-chin
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
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  In order to popularize Chinese historical culture and to deepen appreciation of and to disperse more widely information about the masterpieces of Chinese art, another set of 〝Ancient Chinese Paintings in the Palace Museum Postage Stamps〞was issued. The central designs are four painted portraits of famous Emperorsof Tang, Sung, Yuan, and Ming dynasties respectively selected from the National Palace Museum collection. Detailed descriptions are as follows:

0.80  Emperor T'ai Tsung of the Tang dynasty (Li Shih-min). Li Shih-min (reigning 627-649 A.D.) was the second emperor of the great Tang Empire. The original painting is a hanging silk scroll measuring 126.8 × 271 mm. painter unknown.

2.00  Emperor T'ai Tsu of the Sung dynasty (Chao K'wang-yin). Chao K'wang-yin (reigning 960-975 A.D.) was the first emperor of the Sung dynasty. The painting was drawn on silk measuring 169.7 × 191 mm. painter unknown.

3.20  Emperor T'ai Tsu of the Yuan dynasty (Genghis Khan). Emperor T'ai Tsu of the Yuan dynasty was a world famous Mongol, who ruled his mighty empire as Gengh is Khan from 1206-1227 A.D.. The original painting was drawn on silk measuring 47 × 59.4 mm. painter unknown.

4.00  Emperor T'ai Tsu of the Ming dynasty (Chu Yuan-chang). Chu Yuan-chang (reigning 1368-1398 A.D.) was the founder of the Ming dynasty. The original painting was drawn on silk measuring 51.8 × 63.7 mm. painter unknown.