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Special 185 Chinese Classical Poetry - Tang Shih - Postage Stamps (1982)

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Stamp SN D185
Stamp Name Special 185 Chinese Classical Poetry - Tang Shih - Postage Stamps (1982)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings, Literature, Literature
Issue date 1982-06-25
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 51x36
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Designer Liu Tien-shih
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Perforation 13 1/2
   Poetry and the Tang dynasty are synonymous. It was during the 300 years (618-906) of the Tang Dynasty that poetry flourished and reached perfection. On June 25, 1982, Poet's Day, a set of stamps featuring four of the most popular poems of the Tang Dynasty was issued. This set of stamps focuses on the imperishable beauty and enduring quality of classical poetry.   The poems illustrated in this set of stamps are: Meng Hao-Jan's "Spring Dawn", Chia T6ao's "On Looking for a Hermit and Not Finding Him", Liu Yu-Hsi's "Summer Dying" and Tsu Yung's "Looking at the Snow Drifts on South Mountain".