90c Curtiss Jenny over Great Wall airmail die proof


Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

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

Issued in 1921, this is China’s first airmail stamp, for service from Peking to Shanghai. It shows a Curtiss Jenny airplane flying over the Great Wall of China. On the tail is the symbol of Sun Yat-Sen’s republican China. In 1929 the stamp was reissued with the nationalist sun emblem.

Museum ID: 0.259606.1.5


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