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First stamp exhibition of the GBA coming soon!
Source: lifeofguangzhou.com
More than 4,000 stamps issued in China over the past 70 years will be exhibited in Guangzhou from September 26 to October 7. The stamp exhibition, the first of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, was announced on September 17 by the Guangdong Branch of China Post Group Corporation.

Chen Mingzhi, deputy manager of the Branch, said the exhibition is held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and to showcase the country’s vast achievements since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in a unique, philatelic way.

“The exhibition will also play a positive role in promoting cultural exchanges in the greater bay area,” Chen said.

To date, 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities have signed up to participate with 1,059 exhibits, including 1,024 ones from the mainland, 15 from Hong Kong, and 20 from Macao. The total value of all rare stamps will exceed 500 million yuan.

Several treasured and unique stamps from the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) will be on view at the exhibition, including one celebrating Empress Cixi’s 60th birthday (慈禧寿辰六十周年试色印样三件), the Dalong stamp (海关大龙邮票) issued in 1878, and the miniature sheets issued in 1962 commemorating Mei Lanfang, the late famous artist of Peking Opera in China(梅兰芳邮票小型张).

The exhibition will offer online voice explanation. Visitors can scan the QR code beside the stamps to learn more details about the exhibits.

Time: September 26 to October 7
Venue: Guangzhou Urban Planning Exhibition Center (广州城市规划展览中心)
Transport: Metro line 2, Baiyun Culture Square Station (白云文化广场站), Exit A
Admission: free

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