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Special 239 Ancient Chinese Ju- I Postage Stamps (1986)

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Stamp SN D239
Stamp Name Special 239 Ancient Chinese Ju- I Postage Stamps (1986)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Antiques
Issue date 1986-10-10
Suspersion date 1987-10-10
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 39.2x28.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Harrison & Sons, Ltd., England
Photographer Huang Po-hsiung
Creative Director
Sheet composition (5×10)×2
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper<br>
Perforation 12 1/2

  This set of four stamps, featuring the ju-i of the Ching Dynasty (1644-1961), was recommended by the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

  The ju-i has been an object highly favored by the Chinese people because its shape illustrates the propitious expression〝as you wish〞. The ju-i derives from the ancient hu-tablet which was a mark of authority and social rank and was meant to be held in the hands of elderly