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Special 151 Famous Chinese - Lu Hao-tung - Portrait Postage Stamp (1979)

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Stamp SN D151
Stamp Name Special 151 Famous Chinese - Lu Hao-tung - Portrait Postage Stamp (1979)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Martyrs
Issue date 1979-03-29
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27x37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Engraver Liu Yueh-chiao
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper <br>with gum<br>
Perforation 13 1/2 x 12 1/2

  Martyr Lu Hao-tung (1868-1895), whose common name was Chung-kuei, was a man of high character-intelligent, calm, frank, loyal, and faithful. Early in life he joined in the revolution and worked in collaboratiion with Dr. Sun Yat-sen in the revolutionary plans. As a result, they became very close friends. Among Martyr Lu Hao-tung's praiseworthy contributions was the revolutionary army flag-the 〝Blue Sky White Sun〞banner. In 1895, when the first attack in Canton failed, he was arrested and sacrificed his life heroically in support of his firm belief. Dr. Sun Yat-sen once said,〝Martyr Lu Hao-tung is the first one in the history of China to sacrifice his life for the cause of the republican revolution.〞

  The design was recommended by the Historical Commission, Central Commission of the Kuomintang.