I have recently received this nice cover from my Chinese philatelic penpal and I wanted to share it with you.
As you see this is a first day cover of a souvenir sheet issued on the 28th of July. The souvenir sheet has been issued to celebrate the 6th congress of all China philatelic federation. This congress has been held in Beijing on the 28th and 29th if July. The stamp of the souvenir sheet pictures a bronze plate of the Western Xia dynasty (1038-1227) which was used for the transmission of the emperor’s orders. I did not really find out how those plates were used, and I was not able to find the translation of the Chinese text written on the souvenir sheet. If somebody can help, this will be very nice.