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2005 Chinese Ancient Novel - "Romance of 3 Kingdoms" Stamps Souvenir Sheet(s/s). 3rd set. Formosa(Taiwan), Rep of China.
Original Pack 200 pieces-
The following is a brief introduction to the designs of the 3rd four stamps:
(1)Mayhem in the Fengyi Pavilion: Seeing that Prime Minister Tung Cho and his foster son Lu Bu both had a weakness for beauty, Wang Yun, the Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs, devised a scheme of many parts to sow discord between them. Wang first promised his beautiful household singing girl Tiao Chan to Lu and then gave her to Tung instead, hoping the angry and jealous Lu would thus murder the savage Tung. The chapter "Mayhem in the Fengyi Pavilion" describes a famous scene in this story. The stamp shows Lu Bu and Tiao Chan cuddling and whispering by the railing of the pavilion, totally unaware of Tung standing by the artificial landscape next to the lotus pond and glaring at them furiously.
(2)Deterring the Enemy in Changban: After rescuing the little lord and catching up with Chang Fei, Chao was too spent to continue fighting. Chang Fei—beard bristling, eyes bulging, and hand grasping his serpent spear—stood on the bridge and scared off the enemy with a thunderous roar. "Thunderous was his roar, and in terror Tsao´s million troops fled." This is another saga from the Three Kingdoms.
(3)Releasing Tsao Tsao: After the defeat in the Battle of Chihbi, the fleeing Tsao Tsao was cornered by Guan Yu in the Huajung Valley. Remembering his kindness to Guan in the past, he entreated Guan to show him mercy in return. Thus Guan let him go. This story fully demonstrates how Guan Yu, apart from being awe-inspiring and valiant, was also a grateful and devoted man.
(4)A Trick in the Bag: Wise and resourceful, Chu-Ko Liang foresaw that the haughty Wei Yen would turn traitor after he died. Therefore, on his deathbed, he told Ma Tai what to do in private and then gave Yang Yi a bag that contained instructions. As anticipated, Wei rebelled after his death, and Ma and Yang killed Wei in accordance with the scheme laid out inside the bag. Chu-Ko Liang truly revealed divine powers of prediction.
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