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Special 72 Occupations of the 12 Months Painting Postage Stamps (1970)

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Stamp SN D072
Stamp Name Special 72  Occupations of the 12 Months Painting Postage Stamps (1970)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1970-10-21
Suspension date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 36x64.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Japan
Photographer Liu Pao-chin
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×3
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
Perforation 13 1/2

  This series of twelve stamps reproduce twelve hanging scrolls of the famous 〝Occupations of the 12 Months〞selected from the collection of the National Palace Museum. These scrolls were painted in color and ink on silk and measure 96.5 × 175.5 cm.each.They depict the activities of Chinese life which typify each month of the lunar year.