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Block of 6 East China Used in small village in Jiangsu

Yang NE365a block of 6 with village cds

With circular date stamp (c.d.s) of 東溝 Tungkow (modern Donggou 东沟) village in 蘇江 Kiangsu (Jiangsu 苏江) Province..

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1949 Seventh Anniversary of Shantung Post

1949 set - Yang NE362-72

Celebrating 7 years of operation of the Shantung Posts, through war with Japan and civil war with the Nationalists.

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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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East China Su-Nan Surcharge Variety Discovery

Su-Nan variety discovery

An article about the recently discovered Su-Nan $10 on $2 (normally $10 on $1, Yang EC356).

Cordwainer Smith - China hand

Linebarger 1944

An article about a fascinating cover addressed to American China expert, later writing SF 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 the on the imperf varieties.

MLO - Hutou

Manchurian Local Overprint of Hutou

An article about the MLO issues of Hutou, including some details of Hutou Fort, captured by USSR army from the Japanese Kwantung Army in 1945.

A late print 3 candarins Large Dragon

late print 3 candarin dragon

An article about a late print, roughly perforated 3 candarins Large Dragon, including details of proof dots and other features. (Links to my occasional stamp blog).

Varieties of the Harbin 4th surcharges

Yang NE125-7 & unlisted varieties

An article about unlisted varieties of the Harbin 4th surcharges on Mao issues, North East Liberated Area, Yang NE125-7. PDF only at present.

A modern postal forgery - PRC 2003

A modern postal forgery - of 2003-6 Mosque

An article about a modern postal forgery - PRC 2003-6 2-1 Mosque stamp. PDF only at present.

Cover from Japanese occupied Kalgan

Cover from Japanese occupied Mengkiang

An article about a cover from Japanese occupied Mengkiang before separate stamp issues for the region. PDF only at present.

Mysterious 1980 Chinese cover

1980 Tibetan Cover 4f uprated to 8f

An article about a mysterious 1980 Chinese cover, franked with sought after 4f Qi Baishi with an additional 4f stamp franked (and maybe added?) later! From Purang, Tibet via Shiquanhe to Shenyang. PDF only at present.

Doubly bilingual 1988 Chinese postage due cover

1988 Baiyu cover

1988 cover with postage due red oval & doubly bilingual chops: Tibetan/Chinese cds of Baiyu, Sichuan and Mongolian/Chinese receiver. PDF only at present.

Resources used to identify Chinese town in cds

Kwonghoi stamps used in 1944

Three otherwise common stamps with the same cancel and the same date. How I identified the town, when KWONGHOI wasn't recognised by Google! With some comments about the Nationalist control of the town in 1944. PDF only at present.