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Special 218 Chinese Classical Poetry–The Book of Odes–Postage Stamps (1985)

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Stamp SN D218
Stamp Name Special 218 Chinese Classical Poetry–The Book of Odes–Postage Stamps (1985)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings, Literature, Literature
Issue date 1985-06-22
Suspersion date 1985-12-22
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 36x51
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc.,R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lin Tien-shih
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5
Print color
Process
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Back
Perforation 13 1/2


  A fourth set in the series of Chinese Classical Poetry Postage Stamps was released on June 22, 1985_Poets' Day. The four stamps focus on the beauty of The Book of Odes, one of the Chinese Classics edited by Confucius. The entire piece was too long to be printed on a single stamp, so portions were selected under the guidance of Professor Yeh Ching-ping, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University.

  The quoted portions are as follows:

2.00 Chou-nan 〝Taο-yaο〞

5.00 Hsiao-ya 〝Lu-ο〞

8.00 Ching-feng 〝Chien-chia〞

10.00 Hsiao-ya 〝Tsai-wei〞