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2002-10, Scott 3199-3203 Historical Relics
Maota Pagoda Lighthouse
(5-1), Maota Pagoda Lighthouse, 80 fen, 30*40 mm
Jiangxin Pagoda Lights
(5-2), Jiangxin Pagoda Lights, 80 fen, 30*40 mm
Huaniaoshan Lighthouse
(5-3), Huaniaoshan Lighthouse, 80 fen, 30*40 mm
Laotieshan Lighthouse
(5-4), Laotieshan Lighthouse, 80 fen, 30*40 mm
Lin'gao Lighthouse
(5-5), Lin'gao Lighthouse, 80 fen, 30*40 mm
Technical details
Scott No: 3199-3203
Serial number:2002-10
Values in set: 5
Denomination: 4.00 yuan
Date of issue: 18th May 2002
Designer: Fan Jingnan
Size of stamp: 30*40 mm
Perforation: 11
Sheet composition: 20
Printing process: gravure-engraving
Printer: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House
Background
The lighthouse was invented for navigation in ancient times with the development of water transportation and fishery. It has evolved from the simple tower with "a light to guide ferrying boats at night" into the modern lighthouse. Recommended by Maritime Safety Administration of China, the Maota Pagoda Lighthouse of Shanghai, the Jiangxin Pagoda Lights of Wenzho, the Huaniaoshan Lighthouse of Zhejiang, the Laotieshan Lighthouse of Dalian and the Lin'gao Lighthouse of Hainan were elected Historical Lighthouses of the World by the International Association of Maritime Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities in 1997. The five sites are typical representatives of Chinese historical lighthouses. Their election symbolizes the important status of China in the would history of lighthouses.
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