|Stamp Name||Definitive 086 Kinmen Chu Kwang Tower Stamps (1959)|
|Stamp Cat Standard||Definitive Stamps|
|Stamp Cat||Scenic Spots, Architecture|
|Dimension of stamps(mm.)||26x34|
|Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)|
|Printer||China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.|
|Process||Deep etch offset|
|Paper||76-lb〝郵〞(post) watermarked paper<br>|
Stamp No. Issue date Number issued D86.1 27. 4.1959 8,000,000 30. 6.1960 6,000,000 D86.2 1. 8.1960 2,000,000 D86.3 27. 4.1959 4,000,000 30. 6.1960 13,000,000 D86.4 26. 2.1959 60,000,000 21.12.1959 25,000,000 30. 6.1960 25,000,000 D86.5 27. 4.1959 100,000,000 30. 6.1960 20,000,000 D86.6 5.11.1959 5,000,000 D86.7 26. 2.1959 10,000,000 D86.8 26. 2.1959 6,000,000 21.12.1959 3,000,000 30. 6.1960 1,000,000 D86.9 26. 2.1959 6,000,000 30. 6.1960 3,000,000 D86.10 5.11.1959 2,000,000 D86.11 27. 4.1959 6,000,000
President Chiang made an inspection tour to Kinmen in the spring of 1952 and took the occasion to encourage the compatriots and keep them vigilant by inscribing four Chinese characters on a gigantic stone on Mt.Tai- wu, Kinmen. The inscription means〝Forget not the city of Chu.〞 In early Chinese history, the city of Chu in Shantung province was held by an ancient State against the enemy, resulting in the recovery of lost territory and the inspiring of national revival. In response to President Chiang's call, the Chu Kwang Tower was built by the Armed Forces and the local people before the end of that year. It is a Chinese style building of reinforced concrete so solid and magnificent that it stands as a symbol of cooperation and anti-communism of both soldiers and civilians at the Kinmen front.
The central design of the stamp portrays the Chu Kwang Tower on Kinmen Island. The paper used is 76-1b〝郵〞( post)watermarked per (P-79).