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Flying Fish Post Office (temp)

Post by Beijing » Fri May 16, 2014 6:05 am

On 14 Feb 2014, Flying Fish Post Office (temp) was founded inside a Taiwan shop in Beijing, its address is:

No. 125 Dajiang Hutong, Qianmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, P.R.China, postal code 100051

Before 20 May 2014 there is a franking machine metter named Swan Goose Deliering Letters used in this post office.
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Background Knowledge

Post by Beijing » Fri May 16, 2014 6:52 am

2014-9 《鸿雁传书》
中国集邮总公司于2014年5月10日发行《鸿雁传书》特种邮票首日封一枚。《鸿雁传书》特种邮票一套一枚,面值1.20元。邮票图名为:鸿雁传书。
“鸿雁传书”源自“苏武牧羊”的典故,见于《汉书•李广苏建传》的记载。汉武帝时,汉使苏武被扣押在匈奴,宁死不降。汉昭帝即位后,与匈奴和亲,要求匈奴遣返苏武等汉使,单于诡称苏武已死。后汉使复至匈奴,探知苏武下落,遂扬言汉天子于上林苑中射得大雁,雁足系有帛书,写明苏武在荒泽(现贝加尔湖)中。单于不得已,交还苏武等人。由此,“鸿雁传书”的故事广为流传。又因鸿雁随季节迁徙,南来北往,引起游子思乡怀亲之情,所以人们常借雁咏怀,寄托思念。“鸿雁传书”也被视为通信联系的象征。
原画《鸿雁传书》是当代书画家范增先生专为此套邮票所做,首日封上题诗亦为范增先生所做。
2014-9 Swan Goose Delivering Letters – Special Stamp
On May 10, 2014, China National Philatelic Corporation issued a first-day cover carrying a set of one special stamp titled “Swan Goose Delivering Letters” with a face value of 1.20 yuan. The picture on the stamp is titled “Swan Goose Delivering Letters”.
The story, Swan Goose Delivering Letters, originates from the anecdote “Su Wu Tends Sheep” recorded in Biographies of Li Guang and Su Jian, History of the Han Dynasty. In the period under the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, the Han’s envoy Su Wu, detained by the Xiongnu, would rather die than surrender. After ascending the throne, Emperor Zhao married the daughter to the Xiongnu’s chief and requested for sending over Su Wu and other envoys. But the Xiongnu’s chief made a lie that Su had died. The Han’s envoy visited the Xiongnu again and discovered Su, and then said to the chief that the Emperor shot a swan goose in the Shanglin Garden with a silk letter tied on the goose leg which said that Su Wu was herding sheep by a remote lake (today’s Baikal). Then the Xiongnu’s chief had to send back Su Wu and other envoys to the Han court. From then on, the story Swan Goose Delivering Letters has been widely spread and deemed as a symbol for letter communication. Moreover, the swan goose, a migrant bird flying southward and northward with season changes, often arouses travelers’ homesickness. So, people use swan geese to embody the homesick emotion.
Both the original painting Swan Goose Delivering Letters and the poetry inscribed on the first-day cover were created by contemporary artist Fan Zeng for this set of stamp.

首日封、戳设计:邹玉利 Designer of cover and cancellation: Zou Yuli
发行量:200,000 No. 102481
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Swan Goose Delivering Letters-Stamp

Post by Beijing » Fri May 16, 2014 7:01 am

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Swan Goose Delivering Letters-Cover

Post by Beijing » Fri May 16, 2014 7:06 am

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Re: Flying Fish Post Office (temp)

Post by rbiell » Sat May 17, 2014 1:00 pm

I will put this item in the next issue of the China Clipper.

Robert, thanks for submitting the information.

- Ron Biell

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