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Postal forgeries of modern Chinese stamps

Postal forgeries of modern Chinese stampsNot so long ago I was adding some modern Chinese stamps to my collection, when I observed one of the newcomers having a different perforation than the one already in my collection. I quickly double-checked all my catalogs and came up with nothing special: the stamp should have no varieties.  Followed by a bit of frustration I got in touch with a Chinese collector who I knew was into fakes, and learned that I had found of one of the many postal forgeries of modern Chinese stamps. ...(404 words,2 images, 6 comments)

Some useful tidbits about Hong Kong definitive postage stamps

Some useful tidbits about Hong Kong definitive postage stampsRecently I've been working with my collection of Hong Kong stamps: adding new items as well enhancing my knowledge of the ones I previously possess. All in all, the past week has definitely brought up the various definitive stamp issues of Hong Kong amongst my favorites even in worldwide scale. ...(760 words,4 images, 21 comments)

Difficulty of collecting Chinese stamps

Difficulty of collecting Chinese stampsI'm about half-way through on working my stamp collection (or in this case, accumulation could be a more proper term) for China, and I got to confess, that I understand why many struggle with Chinese stamps. Collecting Chinese stamps is demanding, and if you have limited knowledge about the history and culture behind, some parts can easily become overwhelming. I'm by no means an expert of topic, but here's how I approach Chinese stamps. ...(1619 words,10 images, 30 comments)

Some Chinese postage stamps - cancellation forgeries or something else?

Some Chinese postage stamps - cancellation forgeries or something else?These days stamps don't get me confused often, but the below Chinese stamps have done that. These are from the same lot as the Japanese Taxe Percue cut squares I wrote few weeks back. The stamps are ok, but the cancellations... I've got a nasty gut feeling I've landed with a pile of cancellation forgeries on common Chinese stamps. ...(206 words,3 images, 18 comments)

High values of Hong Kong 1997 Skyline definitive postage stamps

High values of Hong Kong 1997 Skyline definitive postage stampsGood quality stamps with beautifull (hand) cancel are extremely hard to get from normal (real) mail -  especially when it comes to high values. As an example I have chosen the 1997 Hong Kong Skyline issue, that has a total of 22 stamps from 10c to 50HK$ nominal value. ...(150 words,1 images, 0 comments)

1945 China postage due stamp with double perf

1945 China postage due stamp with double perfHere is an interesting find I discovered from a mixed (very low price) worldwide lot recently: a Chinese 1945 postage due (porto) stamp with a double perforation. Usually I do not pick up mint stamps, but this error really caught my eye. ...(50 words,1 images, 0 comments)

Queen Victoria era Hong Kong postage stamps with perfins & company markings

Queen Victoria era Hong Kong postage stamps with perfins & company markingsHere are images of nice looking postage stamps from Queen Victoria era Hong Kong. Once again, these come with a small twist. ...(126 words,2 images, 2 comments)

British Post Offices in China

British Post Offices in China For a long time, these two stamps have bugged me.  They are very common Hong Kong definitive stamps from the King George V era with single line overprint "CHINA". ...(207 words,1 images, 3 comments)

Q&A: stamps of China

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of China (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 20 comments).

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