Name: China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition
Date of Issue: 10 April 2009
China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition is organized under the patronage of FIP and the auspices of FIAP to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China as well as to promote the exchange of world philatelic culture and to enhance the friendship and cooperation between China and other countries and regions.
This international event is held in Luoyang, in Henan Province of central China. With total area of 15,208 ㎞² and population of 6.5 million, Luoyang is not only a famous ancient capital and a historical city promulgated among the first group by the State Council of China, but also a key industrial city with outstanding industrial advantage and technological strength.
The exhibition logo is composed of the image of the Old City Tower of Luoyang, the Tree Peony, flying pigeons, stamp, the Earth and characters of "China 2009". the seven flying pigeons vividly depict a blossoming peony and spread to the whole world the message of Luoyang's China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition. The pigeons also embody peace and development. The Old City Tower and the Tree Peony highlight the long history, brilliant culture and regional characteristics of the hosting city of Luoyang. The gradually changing blue color symbolizes the harmonious future.
The mascot "the Tree Peony Messenger" selects the Tree Peony as the major image of the city flower of Luoyang. The Tree Peony Messenger holds the China 2009 printed stamp. She enthusiastically welcomes the foreign and domestic guests to China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition.
Design of commemorating souvenir sheet issued in Indonesia depicts the White Horse Temple as one of famous heritages in Luoyang and oxen as mark of the event lasted in the Year of Ox in Chinese Lunar Calendar.
China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition:
China Stamps, Souvenir Sheet, Sheetlet II
Hong Kong FDCs
Tuesday, May 12, 2009