Hong Kong started issuing ATM stamps as Annual series celebrating the New Year according to Chinese Lunar Calendar with pictures of 12 animals representing these years. The Fixed impressions and gummed paper were renewed every year. The rolls of paper were manufactured in Australia by Leigh- Mardon printers. The designs are by Michael Tucker and feature natural colour backgrounds related to the theme of the issue.
The First stamp was issued on 30 Dec 1986. Two such ATM stamps used on a cover from Hong Kong to India are listed below.
Design no 5 – Year Of Horse Date of issue – 21 Feb 1990.
Design no 6 – Year Of Goat Date of issue – 21 Feb 1991.
The Year 2006 was celebrated in Mongolia to mark 800th Anniversary of Great Mongolian Empire founded by Gehghis Khan ,regarded by Mongolian people as Father of Nation. Founded in 1206 the Great Mongolian Empire at its peak under Kublai Khan had 33 million square kilometers territory under its control from Mediterranean to the Pacific.
A Special Souvenir Sheet of Silk was issued to commemorate this event on 19 Sep 2006. It features a Painting by D Erdenebileg showing Gehghis Khan at the head of his troops
Paintings by Liu Kuan-tao -Stamps of Taiwan (ROC) -1998
The Yuan Dynasty Painter Liu Kuan-tao was a Skilled painter of Lanscapes,Portraits , Flowers , Birds & Animals. A Painting of Emperor Shih-tzu of Yuan Dynasty (also Known as Kublai Khan) on a hunting expedition was the subject of stamps on Ancient Chinese Painting “Drawing of Hunting of Emperor Shih-tzu,Yuan Dynasty”. Kublai Khan was grandson of Chengis Khan.
This Painting is set amid a vast sea of sand which shows Kublai Khan leading entourage on horse back to hunt in the wilderness.The drawings of dogs,horses and camels arevery true to life.Kublai Khan dressed inred and awhite fur overcoat is centre figure of painting.But the horseman who is drawing his bow to shoot a wild geese on the left is the focus of the whole painting.The eyes of all the figures in the painting are fixed on him in anticipation of the arrow leaving the bow.