“Sweet and fair, she craves not spring for herself alone. To be the harbinger of spring she is content.” On April 20, the 39th National Best Stamps Awards Ceremony was held in Kunming, Yunnan. At the ceremony, the results of 2018 “Best Stamps”, “Excellent Stamps”, “Best Printing” and “Best Design” awards chosen through public appraisal were announced”, and awards were presented to the winners.
“Landscapes of the Four Seasons”
Designer: Wang Huming
Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of the 12th CPPCC and Honorary President of All-China Philatelic Federation, presents the award to the winner of the Best Stamps
“The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening up”
Designer: Li Zhihong
“The 24 Solar Terms(C)”
Designers: Liu Jin’gui, Wang Huming
Ma Junsheng, Director General of the State Post Bureau, and Liu Aili, Chairman of China Post Group present the awards to the winners of the Excellent Stamps
Designer: Gong Wenzhen
“The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Qingdao Summit”
Designers: Yu Qiuyan, Xing Wenwei
Printed by Postage Stamp Printing Bureau of China Post Group
Yang Limin, President of All-China Philatelic Federation, and Li Peizheng, Deputy Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of China Post, present the awards to the winners of “Best Design” and “Best Printing”
Best Organizer awards
Beijing Philatelic Society, Jiangsu Philatelic Society, Fujian Philatelic Society, Shandong Philatelic Society, Hubei Philatelic Society, Hunan Philatelic Society, Guangdong Philatelic Society, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Philatelic Society, Yunnan Philatelic Society
Today, the second edition of The Philatelic History of China will officially pass for press. The book will enter the Philatelic Literature Competition of the 2019 World Philatelic Expo on behalf of China. Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of the 12th CPPCC and Honorary President of All-China Philatelic Federation unveils the new edition at the ceremony
This very day, special stamps “Journey to the West”(C) are issued by China Post, and the issuance campaign is held simultaneously at Yunan Grand Theatre
With “South of the Colorful Clouds, City of Spring” as the main theme, the Best Stamps Award Ceremony is sponsored by the following organizations: All-China Philatelic Federation, People’s Daily, CCTV, China National Philatelic Corporation, Postage Stamp Printing Bureau of China Post Group, China Postal Culture and History Center, Workers Daily, China Youth Daily, People’s Posts and Telecommunications Press, People’s Posts and Telecommunications News; the same ceremony was organized by Yunan Postal Branch of China Post Group and Yunan Philatelic Society. The title sponsorship is solely offered by Yunan Salt Industry Company Ltd. Celebrities and distinguished guests in the philatelic circle and other philatelists from all over the country gathered in Kunming—the spring city—for the grand event.
The 40th Best Stamps Award Ceremony will be held in Dunhuang, Gansu, in 2020. Therefore, the flag handover ceremony is held on the spot.
In addition, China 2019 World Philatelic Expo will be held in Wuhan, Hubei, from 11 to 17 June. This is the 3rd time for China to host the event after 1999 and 2009. At the awarding ceremony, Liu Ziqing, Vice Mayor of Wuhan, extended his invitation for the World Philatelic Expo.
At this grand event, China National Philatelic Corporation designed special products in accordance with local features of Yunan province to share the cultural feast with the public. Meanwhile, at the Jin’gang Tower Square of Guandu ancient town in Kunming, Yunnan, a series of exciting cultural activities were held, including the “Best Stamps” post office, stamp exhibition, celebrity signings, special product issuance, theme post office, salons and dancing miracles among others. At the site, ethnic and folk culture exhibition was also conducted; and postal services, such as displaying postal products, selling and stamping commemorative postmarks, mailing parcels, etc. were provided.