5c Chinese Resistance stamp

Post Office Department1942-07-07

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

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
February 20, 2009

Scott Catalogue USA: 906
mint; perf 11 x 10.5

Museum ID: 1980.2493.2923


  • Title: 5c Chinese Resistance stamp
  • Creator: Post Office Department
  • Date Created: 1942-07-07
  • Subject Keywords: Chinese Resistance, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (bright blue); adhesive / engraving


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