Thursday, April 11, 2013

Journey to the West


In order to promote understanding on Chinese classical literature, Chunghwa Post has released a series of stamps on Chinese Classic Novel - Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. This novel was written in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty.

Issue shown in this post was released on 24 Sep 1997, besides the other 3 issues on 15 Sep 2005, 7 Jul 2010 and 21 Jul 2011 respectively.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 24 Sep 1997
Postmark : Taiwan R.O.C
Denomination : 2 x NT$3.50, NT$5.00 and NT$20.00
Stamp Size : 30.8mm x 41.1mm
Printing Process : Photogravure

A LIL' NOTE

Journey to the West has been adapted into movies and drama series, being one of my all time favourites. When by fate I saw this issue on sale last week, without thinking twice, I purchased it on the spot.

For those interested to find out more on this classical literature, feel free to click here.

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