To commemorate the movement, a set of six stamps was released on December 22,1976. This was the last set of stamp issued during the Culture Revolutionary era.
(6-1) 4 fen, Receiving an old hoe of Nanniwan 接过南泥湾的老镢头
(6-2) 8 fen, Educated youth teaching a peasant 读书学习
(6-3) 8 fen, The new generation transforming nature 改天换地的新一代
(6-4) 8 fen, Contributing knowledge to agriculture 把知识献给农业
(6-5) 10 fen, A new herdswoman in the grassland 草原新牧民
(6-6) 20 fen, Cultivating and guarding the frontier region to defend the motherland
(6-1)【Receiving an old hoe of Nanniwan】Nanniwan is a gorge about 90 km southeast of Yan'an, Shaanxi Province. In response to economic blockades by Japanese occupation army and Kuomintang in 1941, the Communists begun experimenting with small scale agricultural development as well as poppy production at Nanniwan in a bid to become self-sufficient. The stamp depicted a youth learning agriculture technique from an old farmer at Nanniwan, with Yan'an Pagoda Hill in the stamp background.
(6-2)【Educated youth teaching a peasant】The stamp probably depicted the scene at Xishuangbanna region, Yunnan Province. The stamp showed an educated youth reading newsapaper, People's Daily (人民日报), to a Dai ethnic group (傣族) peasant.
(6-3)【The new generation transforming nature】The back of the stamp showed terraced fields and a blue sky. The stamp foreground showed two youth of the communist "Youth Commando". One youth raised a red flag, while the other shouting propaganda slogan to the farmers.
(6-4)【Contributing knowledge to agriculture】The stamp showed educated youth contributing knowledge to agriculture development in the rural areas. This stamp is the most difficult stamp in this set as majority of the stamps were postal used.
(6-5)【A new herdswoman in the grassland】The stamp's theme was educated youth at the rural grassland regions, conferring knowledge to the herdsmen. The stamp showed a girl happily milk feeding baby lamb on the grassland.
(6-6)【Cultivating and guarding the frontier region to defend the motherland】Xinjiang at the northwestern China, spans over 1.6 million km2 and borders Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Xinjiang has abundant natural resources and historically was prone to invasion by external forces. The stamp's theme was educated youth at Xinjiang, cultivating, educating and guarding the frontier region and defending the motherland.
|T17 – In the Vast Countryside 在广阔天地里|
Issue Date: 1976.12.22
|Number of stamps in Set:||6|
|Denomination:||4 fen for stamp 1|
8 fen for stamp 2, 3, 4
10 fen for stamp 5
20 fen for stamp 6
|Quantity of Issue:||10,000,000 for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
5,000,000 for stamp 6
|Sheet Composition:||50 (10 X 5) for stamp 1, 3, 5|
50 (5 X 10) for stamp 2, 4, 6
|Size of stamps:||31 X 38.5 mm for stamp 1, 3, 5|
38.5 X 31 mm for stamp 2, 4, 6
|Designer:||Ye Wulin 叶武林|
|Printing House:||Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works|