CHINA

The philately of China begins in 1878 when the famous "Large Dragons" stamps were issued. These were followed in 1885 by definitive stamps known as "Small Dragons". Nine years later China ended the 19th Century with a long series honoring the 60th Birthday of the Empress Dowager. The early issues are very popular with collectors and specialists as are the modern stamps of the People's Republic of China. The number of Chinese collectors has increased exponentially and so have the prices of Chinese stamps.

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JAPAN: A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation of CHINA
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPAN: A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation of CHINA
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY Jack G. Nielsen, Ralph A. Weil, A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation Stamps of China, 1995 46pp. in English The two authors, both advanced collectors of Japanese Occupation stamps of China, undertook this research study after identifying that the three specialized catalogs on the subject differed substantially in their listings of these stamps. The three catalogs are the Colour-illustrated Stamp Catalogue of China, commonly referred to as 'Chan' after its editor Chan Shu-hou;Ma's Illustrated Catalogue of the Stamps of China, commonly referred to as 'MA'; and the Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA). The stamps are listed in Chan catalog order with the corresponding catalog numbers for not only the MA and JSCA catalogs where listed, but also for the Scott and Stanley Gibbons catalogs. Therefore, the tables in this monograph not only provide information on the disparities in the listings amongst the five catalogs, but also provide a concordance between their catalog numbers. The contents include Japanese Ocupation stamps used in provinces in North China, Inner Mongolia, Central China, and South China. NO ILLUSTRATIONS *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Price: $37.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #002614    See Details...
1913 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO SHANGHAI * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Country: CHINA
Condition: 1913 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO SHANGHAI * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Description: JANUARY 1913: RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM (1908 postal stationery) FROM VIENNA to SHANGHAI, CHINA -- a truly rare destination [signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca]
Price: $375.00
Item Id #014660    See Details...
1912 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO TIENTSIN * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Country: CHINA
Condition: 1912 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO TIENTSIN * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Description: 27 MARCH 1912: RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM (1908 postal stationery) FROM VIENNA to TIENTSIN, CHINA -- a truly rare destination [signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca]
Price: $395.00
Item Id #014662    See Details...
(CHINA) SHANGHAI STAMPS BY THORNHILL 1998 HARDBOUND REPRINT of 1895
Country: CHINA
Condition: (CHINA) SHANGHAI STAMPS BY THORNHILL 1998 HARDBOUND REPRINT of 1895
Description: DELUXE HARDBOUND EDITION IN ENGLISH, 78 pages, including PLATES 1998 REPRINT OF THE 1895 edition VERY FINE USED (HARDLY PERCEPTIBLE AGING), LOOKS LIKE NEW NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $75.00
Item Id #008891    See Details...
CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIOR 8c NY United Nations different MAXIMUM CARD
Country: UNITED NATIONS
Condition: CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIOR 8c NY United Nations different MAXIMUM CARD
Description: UN NEW YORK
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005581    See Details...
 CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 8c NY United Nations different MAXIMUM CARD
Country: UNITED NATIONS
Condition: CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 8c NY United Nations different MAXIMUM CARD
Description: NEW YORK UNITED NATIONS
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005582    See Details...
CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 8c New York United Nations MAXIMUM CARD
Country: UNITED NATIONS
Condition: CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 8c New York United Nations MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005583    See Details...
CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 70c Geneva United Nations MAXIMUM CARD
Country: UNITED NATIONS
Condition: CHINA TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 70c Geneva United Nations MAXIMUM CARD
Description: UNITED NATIONS GENEVA
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005584    See Details...
APRIL 1947 STUNNING COVER FROM KUNYANG TO NEW YORK
Country: CHINA
Condition: APRIL 1947 STUNNING COVER FROM KUNYANG TO NEW YORK
Description: Endorsed "BY AIR TO SHANGHAI FROM HENCE BY SURFACE MEANS" - massive franking - minor aging and flaws as to be expected, mentioned for accuracy but not detracting - a MOST IMPRESSIVE & RARE COVER ******************** NON USA BUYERS MUST SUPPLY STREET ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER BECAUSE THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED VIA FEDEX ONLY TO ENSURE PROOF OF DELIVERY
Price: $649.00
Item Id #012241    See Details...
FORGERIES PART II - CHINA BERMUDA CANADA JAPAN SOLOMON BRITAIN
Country: CHINA
Condition: FORGERIES PART 2 - CHINA BERMUDA CANADA JAPAN SOLOMON BRITAIN
Description: FORGERIES CHINA BERMUDA CANADA JAPAN SOLOMON BRITAIN HAWAII LITHUANIA UKRAINE VICTORIA CYPRUS GAMBIA HAITI NORTH BORNEO SARAWAK *** FORGERIES OLD AND NEW by ALDEN C. JOHNSON, Part II. (Check out my store for PART I) A magnificent addition to any philatelic library. Seminal work in English, 52 pages, illustrated throughout, excellent coverage, good and clear compilation. Very easy reading as there is detailed information about the characteristics of forged and genuine stamps. It deals with the forgeries of ANTIGUA AUSTRALIA BAHAMAS BARBADOS BERMUDA BECHUANALAND BRITISH COLUMBIA BRITISH HONDURAS SOLOMON ISLANDS CANADA CEYLON — CHINA (extensive section) - COOK ISLANDS CYPRUS DOMINICA FRANCE GAMBIA GREAT BRITAIN GRENADA HAITI HAWAII INDIA IONIAN ISLANDS JAMAICA — JAPAN (11 pages!!!) — LITHUANIA NABHA STATE NATAL NAURU NORTH BORNEO ROMANIA SAAR — ST KITTS — ST VINCENT SARAWAK SOUTH WEST AFRICA ST THOMAS & PRINCE UKRAINE VICTORIA. Filled with very useful information complemented by a good INDEX. Pavia Reprint of the rare 1945 EMCO edition, fine quality. The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper . MISSING FROM 98% OF THE LIBRARIES!!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. *********** LOOK FOR PART I in our store.
Price: $33.00
Item Id #003796    See Details...
MINERALS GEMS 1982 CHINA OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER
Country: CHINA
Condition: MINERALS GEMS 1982 CHINA OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER
Description: FDC = FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011246    See Details...
USA POST OFFICES IN CHINA & JAPAN 1867-1874
Country: JAPAN
Condition: USA POST OFFICES IN CHINA & JAPAN 1867-1874
Description: The United States Post Offices in China and Japan 1867–1874 by Richard C. Frajola, Michael Perlman, and Lee Scamp Book details: 256 pages, hard bound, full color Postal markings and postal history of the U.S. offices in Shanghai, Yokohama, Hiogo, Nagasaki, and Hakodate History of the PMSS and the San Francisco markings applied to mail received from the steamers Sailing date information for Pacific Mail Co. Steamers, trans-Pacific and branch-line Overview of mail services to China and Japan before 1867
Price: $110.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #003320    See Details...
1917 TIENTSIN ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CHINA - FIRST THREE STAMPS ON PIECE great RARITY
Country: CHINA TIENTSIN
Catalog #: Sassone #1-3
Condition: 1917 TIENTSIN ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CHINA - FIRST THREE STAMPS ON PIECE great RARITY
Description: SCOTT 1, 2, 4 *** on piece, tied by RR POSTE ITALIANE TIENTSIN * CINA circle date-stamp -- RAYBAUDI CERTIFICATE attesting that stamps, overprints and postmarks are genuine, the condition "excellent"... and also signed Migliavacca * ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THE FIRST SET OF TIENTSIN in superb condition *** UNIFICATO 2018 CATALOGUE value for single stamps used 2,950 EUROS
Price: $2,950.00     Sale Price! $1,900.00
Item Id #016366    See Details...
ITALY POs IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sass 4 mnh RARE BLOCK
Country: ITALY POST OFFICES CHINA
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: ITALY POs IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sass 4 mnh RARE BLOCK
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED original gum - nuovo illinguellato RARA QUARTINA - Sassone 125 Euro fo a single x 4 = 500 Euro +++ ----UNIFICATO 2018 350 EUROS MNH (US$390 as singles) - Scott 5 - SG 34 - the issues of the Italian Post Offices in China are all very scarce, VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO BE FOUND WITH FINE CENTERING - just look at this block of 4 FINE TO VERY FINE CENTERING - when was the last time you saw one?? Despite the low Sassone price this MULTIPLE IS A RARITY
Price: $350.00     Sale Price! $199.00
Item Id #008172    See Details...
ITALY POST OFFICES IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 4 mnh
Country: ITALY POST OFFICES CHINA
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: ITALY POST OFFICES IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 4 mnh
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM GUARANTEED UNIFICATO 2018 75 EUROS MNH Scott 5 - SG 34 - the issues of the Italian Post Offices in China are all very scarce TO PREVENT PIRACY OF IMAGE WE HAVE PLACED A SECURITY MARK AT LOWER RIGHT CORNER - THE ACTUAL STAMP DOES NOT HAVE ANY BLEMISH WHATSOEVER --- CENTERING OF GENUINE STAMPS OF THE ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA IS INVARIABLY GOOD TO FINE - VERY FINE CENTERING IS VERY RARE AND REQUIRES CAUTION AS THE OVERPRINT MAY NOT BE GENUINE
Price: $75.00     Sale Price! $45.00
Item Id #008175    See Details...
1917-18 TIENTSIN ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CHINA 1 cent MINT HINGED Fine
Country: CHINA TIENTSIN
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: 1917-18 TIENTSIN ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CHINA 1 cent MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT 5 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2017 22 EUROS MINT HINGED
Price: $22.00     Sale Price! $15.00
Item Id #016368    See Details...
ITALY POST OFFICES IN CHINA TIENTSIN OVERPRINT on 2c DEFINITIVE
Country: ITALY POST OFFICES CHINA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: ITALY POST OFFICES IN CHINA TIENTSIN OVERPRINT on 2c DEFINITIVE
Description: ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA 1917 TIENTSIN OVERPRINT ON 2c definitive MINT HINGED FINE original gum (typical centering for these issues is from average to about fine - perfect centering is almost non existent or may in 99% OF THE CASES have forged overprint) SASSONE 5 50 Euros *** UNIFICATO 2018 35 EUROS MINT HINGED SCOTT 6 STANLEY GIBBONS 35
Price: $35.00     Sale Price! $22.00
Item Id #008170    See Details...
1917-18 TIENTSIN ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CHINA 2c. MINT NEVER HINGED VERY FINE
Country: CHINA TIENTSIN
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: 1917-18 TIENTSIN ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CHINA 2c. MINT NEVER HINGED VERY FINE
Description: SCOTT 6 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 value 75 EUROS for MNH (Mint Never Hinged)
Price: $75.00     Sale Price! $49.00
Item Id #016367    See Details...
ITALY POs IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 8 mh NO WMK
Country: ITALY POST OFFICES CHINA
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: ITALY POs IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 8 mh NO WMK
Description: MINT LIGHTLY HINGED RARE NO WATERMARK VARIETY Mint hinged - ORIGINAL GUM - RARE - NO WATERMARK TYPE *** UNIFICATO 2018 250 EUROS MINT HINGED Scott 9
Price: $250.00     Sale Price! $159.00
Item Id #006034    See Details...
PECHINO [Beijing]1917  1 cent MINT HINGED fine
Country: CHINA PECHINO
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: PECHINO [Beijing]1917 1 cent MINT HINGED fine
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 22 EUROS MINT HINGED - SCOTT 12
Price: $22.00     Sale Price! $15.00
Item Id #016334    See Details...
PECHINO [Beijing]1917  1 cent MINT HINGED fine
Country: CHINA PECHINO
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: PECHINO [Beijing]1917 1 cent MINT HINGED fine
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 22 EUROS MINT HINGED - SCOTT 12
Price: $22.00     Sale Price! $14.00
Item Id #016335    See Details...
PECHINO [Beijing]1917  1 cent MINT NEVER HINGED fine
Country: CHINA PECHINO
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: PECHINO [Beijing]1917 1 cent MINT NEVER HINGED fine
Description: UNIFICATO 2018 55 EUROS MINT NEVER HINGED - SCOTT 12
Price: $55.00     Sale Price! $37.00
Item Id #016336    See Details...
ITALY POST OFFICES IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 8 mh
Country: ITALY POST OFFICES CHINA
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: ITALY POST OFFICES IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 8 mh
Description: Mint hinged - ORIGINAL GUM - RARE - NO WATERMARK TYPE UNIFICATO 2018 250 EUROS MINT HINGED Scott 9 -- Stanley Gibbons 38 - CENTERING EXTRA FINE for these issues: it is a well-established fact that Italian stamps overprinted for the Colonies were taken from stocks the printing works had not deemed suitable to the mother country because of production problems -- in most cases -- average centering instead of fine centering ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA: CHECK OUT OTHER LOW PRICED LOTS OF MINE
Price: $250.00     Sale Price! $166.00
Item Id #008163    See Details...
ITALY POs IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 8 mnh NO WMK
Country: ITALY POST OFFICES CHINA
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: ITALY POs IN CHINA TIENTSIN Sassone 8 mnh NO WMK
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM GUARANTEED very fine RARE NO WATERMARK VARIETY UNIFICATO 2018 MNH 500 EUROS - Scott 9 - SG 38 - the issues of the Italian Post Offices in China are all very scarce -- CENTERING OF GENUINE STAMPS OF THE ITALIAN POST OFFICES IN CHINA IS INVARIABLY GOOD TO FINE - VERY FINE CENTERING IS VERY RARE AND REQUIRES CAUTION AS THE OVERPRINT MAY NOT BE GENUINE
Price: $500.00     Sale Price! $275.00
Item Id #008176    See Details...
PECHINO 1917 1918 2 CENT MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: CHINA PECHINO
Catalog #: Sassone #9
Condition: PECHINO 1917 1918 2 CENT MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT 13 - UNIFICATO 2018 55 EUROS Mint Never Hinged
Price: $37.00
Item Id #016337    See Details...