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Special 206 Famous Chinese–Lin Chueh min - Portrait Postage Stamp (1984)

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Stamp SN D206
Stamp Name Special 206 Famous Chinese–Lin Chueh min - Portrait Postage Stamp (1984)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Martyrs
Issue date 1984-03-29
Suspersion date 1984-09-29
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27x37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper Locally-made 76-lb 〝郵〞(post)
watermarked paper with red-blue fiber
Perforation 13 1/2 x 12 1/2

   Lin Chueh-min (1887-1911), alias Yi-tung, was a native of Min Hsien, Fukien Province. He was a sincere man, filled with a long-cherished ambition to join in the revolutionary plans for the sake of our country. Three days before the Huanghuakang Revolution (March 29, 1911), he wrote letters of farewell, expressing his determination to fight unto death. He then joined the surprise attack on the Office of the Manchu Governor-General in Canton, was shot, subsequently captured, and soon honorably sacrificed his life for the revolutionary cause. His beautiful and soulstirring good-bye letter to his wife has long been loved and praised by people all over the country.