Special 9 Sp 009 Defence of Kinmen and Matsu Stamps (1959)

Stamp SN D009
Stamp Name Special 9 Sp 009 Defence of Kinmen and Matsu Stamps (1959)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Scenic Spots, Politicians, Politics, Maps
Issue date 1959-09-03
Suspersion date 民國51年08月01日
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju & Tsai Cheng-lun
Engraver Pao Liang-yu
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5 or 5×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper 80-lb woodfree printing paper
Back Gumless
Perforation 11 1/2


  During our long anti-communist campaign, Kinmen and Matsu are two outposts closely linked with the defence island chain in the Western Pacific and regarded as strategic vanguards of the Free World.

  On August 23, 1958 the Chinese communists resumed their aggressive war in the Taiwan Straits by an intensive artillery bombardment on Kinmen. Their attempt to break through this important line of defence was repulsed by the strong and courageous resistance of our Armed Forces. In honor of this total victory in the strait war showing the importance of defending Kinmen and Matsu, and to encourage our compatriots to full and vigilant preparedness against further communist aggression, a set of〝Defence of Kinmen and Matsu〞postage stamps was issued on the Fifth Armed Forces Day.