Commemorative 73 Atomic Reactor Commemorative Issue (1961)

Stamp SN B073
Stamp Name Commemorative 73 Atomic Reactor Commemorative Issue (1961)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Activities, Technology
Issue date 1961-12-02
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Japan
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5 or 5×10<br>
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper<br>
Perforation 12 1/2


  The installation by the National Tsing Hua University Institute of Nuclear Science of our first Atomic Reactor was completed on April 13, 1961. With the beginning of operation of this one million watt capacity reactor, a new age for the nation was ushered in of nuclear research in the fields of industry, agriculture, and medical therapy. In order to celebrate this important achievement and to acquaint the public with the significance of scientific research, a set of 〝Atomic Reactor〞commemorative postage stamps was issued. The 0.80 stamp was issued on December 2, 1961-the inauguration day of the Atomic Reactor, while the other two stamps were issued later on March 20, 1962.