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Chinese Resistance Issue

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5-cent Chinese Resistance single

As a tribute to China's efforts to preserve a free government, on July 7, 1942, the Post Office Department issued a 5-cent blue stamp commemorating the fifth anniversary of Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression. The stamp's central design displays a map of China with a stylized sun, national symbol of China, superimposed on the map. Portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Sun Yat-sen, first president of the Republic of China, flank the map. Lincoln's "Of the people . . . ." quote appears under his portrait, with the Chinese equivalent below Sun Yat-sen's portrait. The Chinese inscription within the sun translates as "Fight the war and build the country."

Gordon T. Trotter

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