Sunday, 27 October 2013

T34 - New Outlook of Water Country

Generally, Water Country (水乡) in China means the south of Yangtze River, where there are a lot of rivers and lakes.  For example, Taihu Lake in Jiangsu Province.

Water Country follows the directive "Take grain as the key link and ensure an all-round development" (“以粮为纲,全面发展”).  Through implementing Farm Mechanization and scientific farming technique, the people of Water Country started on the road to prosperity.

On November 30, 1978, the Ministry of the Posts and Telecommunications of People's Republic of China released a set of stamps, arranged in a block of five, depicting an entire landscape of the new Taihu water country.

(5-1) 8 fen, Transplanting rice seedlings with machine  机械插秧
(5-2) 8 fen, Spraying  喷灌
(5-3) 8 fen, Selection of seeds  选种
(5-4) 8 fen, Thriving trades  五业兴旺
(5-5) 8 fen, Happily delivering public grains  喜送公粮

(5-1)【Transplanting rice seedlings with machine】 This stamp depicts the farmers using machines transplanting rice in the paddy field in Taihu, showing the mechanization level in the water country.
(5-2)【Spraying】 This stamp depicts the farmers using spraying irrigation on their paddy fields in Taihu.
(5-3)【Selection of seeds】This stamp depicts the farmers doing seed selection in their paddy fields in Taihu.

(5-4)【Thriving trades】 This stamp depicts the thriving trades activities in the water country of Taihu.

(5-5)【Happily delivering public grains】 This stamp depicts the transportation of public grains in the water country of Taihu.
T34 – New Outlook of Water Country  水乡新貌
Issue Date: 1978.11.30
Serial Number:T34
Scott Number:1453-1457
Michel Number:1463-1467
Number of stamps in Set:5
Denomination:8 fen for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4,5
Quantity of Issue:6,000,000 for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Sheet Composition:40 (10 X 4) for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Size of stamps:31 X 52 mm for stamp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Designer:Cheng Chuanli 程传理
Printing Process:Photogravure
Printing House:Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

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