Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cover - China

A really beautiful cover from China. Received it only today. Its got on it this beautiful complete set of stamps from 2012 and a couple of stamps from 1992.

On August 01 2012, China National Philatelic Corporation issued this set of four special stamps and a souvenir sheet titled "The Silk Road" with a total face value of 10.80 yuan.

The Silk Road is a series of land routes developed by Zhang Qian during his exploration of the West in the Western Han Dynasty, connecting other land routes (and sea routes afterwards) of Mediterranean countries through Gansu and Xinjiang to Central Asia and Western Asia. The Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade that took place along this long route.

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