Stamp exhibition on Dr. Sun Yat Sen celebrates 100th year of Revolution

In Commemoration of the 1911 Revolution
China, 1912
Collection of Mr Meng Zhao Long
An exhibition of rare stamps and philatelic materials depicting Dr Sun Yat Sen and his contributions to the 1911 Revolution is now taking place at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

5 Years of Chinese Resistance Against Japanese Aggression
USA, 1942
Collection of Mr Meng Zhao Long

Dr. Sun Yat Sen: The Man Who Changed China is organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution. The philatelic materials are on loan from Mr Meng Zhao Long, a 55-year-old Beijing philatelist, who is an avid collector of philatelic materials related to Dr Sun. The collection, which come from all over the world took Mr Meng some 25 years to amass.

A highlight of the exhibition includes a stamp issued in December 1912 to commemorate the 1911 Revolution. This stamp was the first official stamp designed and issued by the Chinese government then, as well as the first stamp to bear the portrait of Dr Sun. It is also the only stamp that depicted Dr Sun before his death.

Another notable exhibit is a stamp issued by America in July 1942 in support of China’s resistance against the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. It depicted Dr Sun, the Three Principles of the People and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It is the first time that America had featured an important Chinese figure on his stamps.

Dr Sun Yat Sen
Tanzania, 1997
Collection of Mr Meng Zhao Long