Special 204 Chinese Classical Poetry–Yuan Ch’u–Postage Stamps (1984)

Stamp SN D204
Stamp Name Special 204 Chinese Classical Poetry–Yuan Ch’u–Postage Stamps (1984)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Mammals, Calligraphy & Paintings, Literature, Literature
Issue date 1984-02-15
Suspersion date 民國73年08月15日
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc.,R.O.C.
Designer Lin Tien-shih
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Perforation 13 1/2


   In cooperation with the Twelve New Cultural Development Projects, this Directorate released a third set in the series of Chinese Classical Poetry Postage Stamps on February 15, 1984-Drama Day. This set focuses on Yuan Ch'u, lyrical poetry of the Yuan dynasty, which long held a central position in Chinese classical literature.The four pieces were selected under the guidance of Professor Yeh Ching-ping, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University.Like earlier sets issued, the designs for this set of stamps were drawn by the renowned artist, Professor Lin Tien-shih.His drawings capture the poets' word images and transform them into visual experience.

  The poems selected are as follows:

2.00 Kuan Yun-shih's Hsiao-liang-chou

3.00 Po Pu's Tien-ching-sha

5.00 Chang Ko-chiu's Ch'ing-chiang-yin

18.00 Shang Cheng-shu's Tien-ching-sha