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Updated: 2020-12-29 08:08

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The Year of the Rooster stamp designed by Shao Bolin and Lyu Shengzhong. [Photo provided to China Daily]

An exhibition celebrates the contributions of a nonagenarian former designer and his associates to China's postage stamps, Lin Qi reports. 

A chilly winter day might not be the best for an elderly reunion. But for two esteemed artists, Shao Bolin, 90, and Jin Shangyi, 86, such a meeting is of great value to relive the excitement of a collaboration that happened more than three decades ago.

Jin joined Shao for a retrospective exhibition on the latter at the China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum in Beijing on Dec 20.

Shao is a retired chief designer of China Post. The exhibition paid tribute to his career spanning decades, with dozens of iconic postage stamps he designed or co-designed with Jin and other artists on show.

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