FAMINE RELIEF FOR CHINA
During the great
famine in China during the
late 1950s and 1960s few are aware of the help that was sent from Taiwan to China. I was unaware of this until years ago I found
a cover with a postal chop asking people to donate to help the famine victims.
The cover was
mailed from Tamshui to Taipei, March 9, 1961. The chop reads “$1 per person saves 1 person
(from famine). I would suspect that the
money was forwarded through the Red Cross in either Hong Kong or Japan, but have
no evidence as to how the money was transferred. This chop is not often found, but would make
a nice addition to a famine relief topical collection.