On October 19, 1936, Lu Xun died in Shanghai because of lung disease, at the age of 56. The superstar fell for fifteen years. In order to commemorate him, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued this set of “Lu Xun’s 15th Anniversary” commemorative stamp. A full set of 2 pieces, the same picture, are Lu Xun’s half-length portraits and verses: “The cross-brows are cold to the thousand fingers, the esophagus is the scorpion cow.” These two sentences, from October 12, 1932, Lu Xun wrote to the famous patriot Mr. Liu Yazi A small poem entitled “Self-Mocking”, the full text: “When the delivery of the Huagai desires, I dare not turn over and have met. The broken hat covers the downtown area, and the leaking boat carries the wine in the middle. The cross-brows are cold and on the fingers. The scorpion cow. Hiding into the small building into a unified system, governing his winter and summer and the Spring and Autumn.” This poem was written in the darkest period of China, facing the crazy aggression of external Japanese imperialism and the brutal oppression of the internal Kuomintang reactionaries and the cultural “encirclement and suppression”, Lu Xun The quiet style and self-deprecating tone describe the sinister situation of being persecuted, and the tenacious fighting spirit and optimistic pride. The stamp was also reprinted on January 10, 1955.
|RELEASE DATE||October 19, 1951||PPINTING PROCESS||Offset|
|SIZE||37mm×22mm||NUMBER OF PAGE PIECES||Original : 50(5×10)|
Reprint : 50(5×10) 25(5×5)
|Perforation||P12.5||SET NUMBER OF PIECES||2|
|CURRENT PRICE||About $4|
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This set of stamps is the first set of Chinese cultural celebrity stamps. Lu Xun is a great Chinese writer, thinker and revolutionary who has made great contributions to China’s cultural undertakings, so he became the first writer of the New China stamp.
|(63)||￥400||Lu Xun's image and verse||2 million pieces|
|(64)||￥800||Lu Xun's image and verse||4 million pieces|
Republished January 10, 1955.
|(63r)||￥400||Lu Xun's image and verse||Unknown|
|(64r)||￥800||Lu Xun's image and verse||Unknown|
The original and reprint are distinguished mainly by the lantern’s floral insinuate.
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