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Special 91 Chinese Folklore Postage Stamps (Issue of 1973)

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Stamp SN D091
Stamp Name Special 91 Chinese Folklore Postage Stamps (Issue of 1973)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Festivals, Shells, Navigation
Issue date 1973-02-07
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 29x48.2或48.2x29
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoiser S.A., Switzerland
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5 or 5×10
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
Perforation 12
  A wide-variety of popular entertainments come from old traditional customs and have become one of China's elegant arts. They are performed in an interesting, happy, comical way especially on Lunar New Year holidays, Lantern Festival, temple fairs, and other special festivals. They express the spirit of Chinese traditional culture, the customs and practices of the Chinese people, and the real nature of Chinese joy, and Chinese love of peace and harmony. The four pictures of these entertainments featured on the stamps are (1) Kicking the shuttle cock, (2) Dancing of a fisherman and an oyster fairy, (3) Rowing a boat overland, and (4) Carrying a young lady on an old man's back.