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Quote Although archaeological evidence suggests that a form of fused silk and paper substance was in use in China around 100 BC, the first record of true papermaking is the report to the Emperor Ho Ti of the work of a Chinese court official named T'sai Lun in 105 AD. His work to produce paper with hemp, mulberry bark, fishing nets and rags, earned him the title of patron of papermaking throughout China.

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast


Issued on 1 December 1962 in a series 'Ancient Scientists of Ancient China' - Ts'ai Lun      (China)


Issued on 18 August 2005 to celebrate 'Four Great Inventions of Ancient China'     (Hong Kong)


Issued in 1995, a 1 crown coin from the Isle of Man


Issued in 1986 this 5 Yuan coin from Peoples Republic of China names him Cai Lun


Issued on 19 october 1992      (Antigua & Barbuda)

Re-issued on 29 June 1993 with an overprint 'BARBUDA MAIL'


Issued on 1 December 1962 to accompany the stamp shown in post number 1, Chinese papermaking        (China)


Issued on 9 October 2005  'Great Inventions of China'             (Macau)


Issued on 2 January 1994  Ancient Chinese Papermaking                (China)

A folder issued with the stamps gives some details

A couple of First Day Covers


Issued on 6 June 1991   'Invention of Paper from Pulp - China 105 AD'        (Venda)


Issued on 20 July 1999 in a series 'Science and Technology in Ancient China'      (Togo)


Issued on 12 March 1968 to mark 150 years of papermaking at Paper Factory Tervakoski    (Finland)


Issued on 29 May 2009 in a series 'Stained Glass Windows'      (Spain)

The souvenir sheet shows a window which stands in the main stairway of the Currency and Stamp Printing Works in Burgos


Issued in 1997  20 Dollar coin    2nd Century - Paper is Invented in China      (Cook Islands)


Issued on 13 March 1990 to celebrate 300 years of paper making in America
Stamp is printed on postcard

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