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Sp.724 Classical Chinese Poetry Postage Stamps (Issue of 2022)

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Stamp SN D724
Stamp Name Sp.724 Classical Chinese Poetry Postage Stamps (Issue of 2022)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Literature, Literature
Issue date 2022-07-27
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 50 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Drawer Shen Cheen
Designer Delta Design Corporation
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (4 × 5)
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper
Perforation 12½ × 13½
To shine a spotlight on the beauty of classical Chinese literature, Chunghwa Post issued several releases of “Classical Chinese Poetry Postage Stamps” from 2018 to 2021. Now it has followed up with a set of four stamps on poems dealing with the traditional cultured pastimes of “music, go, calligraphy and painting,” including Liu Changqing’s “Zither Played in Tune,” Wang Anshi’s “Go,” Su Zhe’s “Matched Rhyme to Liu Gongfu’s Inscription on Wen Lugong’s Calligraphy,” and Wang Mian’s “Plum Blossoms in Ink.” The poems follow:1.“Zither Played in Tune” by Liu Changqing (NT$8): “Strum, strum the seven-string zither / Silent, I hear bleak notes of windswept pines / Although I love this old tune / Few people play it nowadays.”2.“Go” by Wang Anshi (NT$8): “Don’t let the game disturb your mood / Whatever the result, it’s victory for me / White and black separate at battle’s end / And the clear board doesn’t reveal who won or lost.”3.“Matched Rhyme to Liu Gongfu’s Inscription on Wen Lugong’s Calligraphy” by Su Zhe (NT$12): “Brush strokes like eagles flying are no less audacious than his youth / Ink transforms into flying dragons and snakes on paper / How laughable to so exhaust oneself studying calligraphy / That one turns into a disheveled mess!”4.“Plum Blossoms in Ink” by Wang Mian (NT$28): “A tree grows beside the pool where I practice my calligraphy / Its every flower bears inky traces / It may receive no praise for beauty / But it emits the scent of heaven and earth.”
(1)First Day Cover (214 mm × 152 mm): NT$3 apiece(2)Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece(3)Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece(4)Maximum cards: NT$40 a set(5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$8-denominated stamp: NT$11 apiece(6)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$59 apieceTo purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.