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China Stamp Society - LA Lots - Auction Results

Yang ECP1-6 ex CSS November Auction

The China Stamp Society's November 2018 Auction has ended with many interesting items sold. My interest was concentrated on the Liberated Areas stamps (covers were rather expensive) and I did win a few. The highlight of the LA section was the mint set of East China parcel post surcharges on the Nationalist $10 blue green flying swan stamp. Out of my price range, unfortunately! Click for more details

The new SG China catalogue (part 17 edition 12) will be out soon!

SG China Edition 12

List price will be £49. Order here at £45 including P&P to the UK (£52 to Europe, £58 Worldwide). Click image for more details.

China PRC 1973 N53-56 Modern Ballet - The White-haired Girl - superb MNH


For only £99! Or make me an offer on eBay! (Click to go to item on eBay).

China PRC 1979 T37 Camelias Souvenir Sheet


Superb MNH. SG MS2922, Scott 1540. For only £140! Or near offer! (Click to go to item on eBay).

Use of surcharged stamps in Jiangxi Liberated Area

Yang CC158 used Yichun

A few lines about stamps in surcharged and used in Jiangxi Liberated Area.

Discovered! A new variety of a 1949 Communist East Area stamp

Yang EC356 variety

What is this? A fairly common surcharged stamp from East China, with rolled cancel? Or something else? Click for more ...

Cordwainer Smith - China hand

Linebarger 1944

An article about a fascinating cover addressed to an American China expert, later writing Science Fiction as Cordwainer Smith!

Distinguishing 1949 Hwai-Hai Forgeries

1949 Victory at Hwai-Hai

Learn about common forgeries of this issue - sometimes these are seen perforated, but usually we see forgeries of the imperf varieties.

Variety of Yang NE182 on laid paper

Yang NE182 reverse showing laid paper

Newly discovered variety of the $5,000 2nd North-East Tiananmen stamp (Yang NE182) on laid paper.

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Japanese Occupation of North China $50 proofs

snippet from article

Rare proofs of the $50 imitative Sun Yat-sen stamps, printed by Sin Min Press, only officially issued with 'North China' overprint. Listed in Chan as JNP1 & varieties. Click for article.

Catalogue of Chinese stamps

MaxStamps Catalogue Dragon Right

- under construction -

This site specialises in the stamps of China ... {click for more}

Sales Catalogue of Chinese stamps

examples for sale

This section lists stamps of China for sale ... {click for more}

Sales Catalogue for the rest of the World

This section of the site will be completed soon!

We have a mixture of items from all over the world ...

Stamp Articles

snippet from 1944 Shandong Mao Issue article

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List of Chinese Post Offices

snippet from list of Chinese Post Offices

Search this list, in English or Chinese, for older post office names as they appear on cancels. Organised into provinces. Based on list from 1936, with some later additions. Many post offices kept the same names until well into the 1950s, when simplified script and modern pinyin Romanisation of names were introduced.

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