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Special 307 Chinese Stone Lion Postage Stamps (1992)

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Stamp SN D307
Stamp Name Special 307 Chinese Stone Lion Postage Stamps (1992)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Handicrafts, Mammals, Relics
Issue date 1992-07-07
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Photographer
Engraver Chen Yu-ling, Chen Yueh-guey,Chu Hang-yih & Chen Jau-wang
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>
Back
Perforation 131/2


  To introduce the beautiful arts of Chinese Stone Lion, and to convey the Chinese people's wishes for good fortune and warding off evil spirits, this Directorate released a set of Chinese Stone Lion Postage Stamps which takes as the motif the Stone Lion of Lukouchiao.

   The stone lion railings, the stone pavilion and the inscription 〝The dawn in Lukouchiao〞 inscribed by Ching Dynasty's Emperor Chien-lung, are the most famous engravings of Lukouchiao. There are 281 pieces of railings on the bridge. Each railing has a big lion on it. The male has a ball under his front foot, while the female has one or more baby lions on her back, under her front feet or beneath her claws. The baby lions are depicted in a seated, crouching or lying position, with their heads raised, mouths open and tails up, having a graceful appearance.