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Special 141 Chinese Calligraphy Postage Stamps (1978)

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Stamp SN D141
Stamp Name Special 141 Chinese Calligraphy Postage Stamps (1978)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1978-05-20
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 36x51
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer Wu Cheng-fang
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper <br>with gum<br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2


  Calligraphy is the primary Chinese art form, equal with painting. As the forms of Chinese literature developed and many changes made, the forms of the written characters also changed. Though different in style, Chinese calligraphy is an art that expresses inner spirit and outer beauty.

  The stamps take as their main designs, five masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy recommended by the National Palace Museum. A brief description of the designs is listed as follows:

2.00  A Letter of 〝K'uai-hsueh Shih-ching〞 by Wang His-chih, Tsin Dynasty Semi-cursive script, ink on paper 23 cm × 14.8 cm, Album leaf

4.00  An Eulogy of Ni Kuan by Chu Sui-liang, Tang Dynasty Standard script, ink on paper 24.6 cm × 170.1 cm, Handscroll,

6.00  An Inscription on Fan An's Poem 〝LAKE TAI〞by Wen Cheng-ming, Ming Dynasty Clerical script, ink on paper 15.7 cm × 15.8 cm, Album leaf

8.00  Autobiography by Huai-su, Tang Dynasty Cursive draft script, ink on paper 28.3 cm × 755.0 cm, Handscroll

10.00  A Poem of the Sung Dynasty by Ch'ang Piao, Sung Dynasty Seal script, ink on silk 24.5 cm × 11.1 cm, Album leaf

10.00  A Poem of the Sung Dynasty by Ch'ang Piao, Sung Dynasty Seal script, ink on silk 24.5 cm × 11.1 cm, Album leaf