Jul 9, 2009

Fenghuang Ancient City FDC from China

FDC Name:Fenghuang Ancient City.
Issue date:23rd MAY 2009.
Details:A set of 3 stamps issued by China Post the detail denominations:
  • 1.20: North Gate
  • 1.20: Rainbow Bridge
  • 1.20: Old Street
Fenghuang City is located in the southwest of Hunan Province. It borders Luxi County in the east, Mayang County in the South, Songtao County of Tongren city in Guizhou province in the west and Jishou City and Huayuan County in the north, serving as the strategic gateway connecting Hunan and Guizhou provinces. In the 5th year of Xianqing under the reign of Emperor Gaozong in the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 660), Tian Zongxian the prefecture governor of Qianzhou sent his grandson Tian Yangming on a punitive expedition eastward to suppress the local ethnic groups. Tian Yangming initiated the Xidong (Xi Cave) Five Stockade Villages System ("Wuzhai") here and Tian Kechang, Tian Yangming's son was appointed by the imperial government as "Five-Cave Prefect" (called Wuzhai Prefect later) in Tuojiang Town where the ancient town now lies. More…
Remark:Nice self made FDC posted by my friend from China by registered post.With the 3v stamps the FDC was also has franking label on 23rd May 2009.

1 comment:

Sam Walker said...

I have posted one FDC from Macau Post in 2011, hope to share it with you here.

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