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Special 343 Irrigation Skill Postage Stamps (1995)

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Stamp SN D343
Stamp Name Special 343 Irrigation Skill Postage Stamps (1995)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Agriculture
Issue date 1995-02-14
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 25.5x36
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Andy Ko
Creative Director
Sheet composition 4×5
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Perforation 11 1/2

  Compiled by Sung Yin-shing in the Sung dynasty, Tian Gong Kai Wu is an encyclopedia, recording with great detail more than 10 different production skills of agriculture. The hydraulic section of this book gives a detailed account of how the ancient Chinese utilized different sources of power to irrigate their crop. Five of these skills are featured on this set of stamps.