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CHINA 1878-1898

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1878 Dragon, perforated, large size, value in Candareens

1 cand green


(Reduced sizes)

  1 cand green
  3 cand red
  5 cand yellow

For the specialist: these stamps are perforated 12 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cRRR 
3 cR*** 
5 cR*** 

Cancels:

The most common cancels are the customs seal cancels. Also can be found the customs date stamp cancellations.


(Customs seal cancel)


(Customs date cancel)

More information on cancels can be found at: http://www.chinesephilately.com/customs.htm, where many customs seal cancels, customs date stamps cancels and other cancels can be found.

Forgeries, examples:

Forgery! Forgery! Forgery!

A forger from Hialeah (Florida, USA) has made many forgeries of these stamps. They are probably generated with a computer scanner and printer. In general, for these 'Hialeah forgeries', the paper is too modern, the sizes are not correct and most details are very poor. They are offered in large quantities on Ebay. Some examples of these forgeries:


(Hialeah forgeries)

 

1885 Dragon, smaller size, value in Candareens

1 c green


(Reduced size)

  1 cand green
  3 cand lilac
  5 cand yellow

Surcharged (1897)


(Reduced size)

  1 c on 1 cand green
  2 c on 3 cand lilac
  5 c on 5 cand yellow

These stamps exist with various perforations.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c**** 
3 c***** 
5 c****** 
Surcharged
1/2 c on 1 c******Two types of overprint
2 c on 3 c******Two types of overprint
5 c on 5 c******Two types of overprint

Forgeries, examples:

 

1894 Various designs, dragons, fishes, jonk etc. inscription 'CHINA'

2 c green 5 c orange
12 c yellow 24 c red
(Reduced sizes)

  1 c orange
  2 c green
  3 c yellow
  4 c red
  5 c orange
  6 c brown
  9 c green
  12 c yellow
  24 c red

Surcharged



(Reduced sizes)

Overprint with larger numerals

  1/2 c on 3 c yellow
  1 c on 1 c orange
  2 c on 2 c green
  4 c on 4 c red
  5 c on 5 c orange
  8 c on 6 c brown
  10 c on 6 c brown
  10 c on 9 c green
  10 c on 12 c orange
  30 c on 24 c red

For the specialist: two different overprints exist, one with small numerals and one with large numerals. All these stamps are perforated 12.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c****** 
2 c****** 
3 c****** 
4 c****** 
5 c****** 
6 c****** 
9 c****** 
12 c****** 
24 c****** 
Surcharged (two types of overprint)
1 c on 1 c**** 
2 c on 2 c****Also exists on a stamp with slightly different design: '2' changed.
4 c on 4 c****** 
5 c on 5 c**** 
8 c on 6 c****** 
10 c on 6 c****** 
10 c on 9 cR*** 
10 c on 12 cRR 
30 c on 24 cRR 

Forgeries, examples:

Forgery!

Some modern 'Hialeah' forgeries of these stamps (named after the town they come from), generated with a scanner and printer (offered in large quantities on Ebay):


(Hialeah forgeries)

 

1897 Revenue stamps surcharged with value and Chinese text

'2 cents.' (in one line) on 3 c red


(Reduced sizes)

  'one cent.' on 3 c red
  '2 cents.' (in one line) on 3 c red
  '2 cents.' (in two lines) on 3 c red
  '4 cents.' on 3 c red
  '1 dollar.' on 3 c red
  '5 dollars.' on 3 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c on 3 c**** 
2 c on 3 c *****'2 cents' in one line
2 c on 3 c****'2 cents' in two lines
4 c on 3 c****** 
1 $ on 3 cRRRR 
5 $ on 3 cRRRRRR  

Some modern 'Hialeah' forgeries of these stamps, generated with a scanner and printer (offered in large quantities on Ebay):


(Hialeah forgeries)


(Even double overprints and a 2 c with 't' missing in 'cents' were forged by the Hialeah forger)

 

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