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Note that other stamps than the ones listed here may exist! China is a very interesting country from a stamp collecting point of view. Besides the normal stamps many local stamps were issued. However, it seems that most of the local stamps have never served for that purpose, but were merely issued for stamp collectors! Furthermore many countries had foreign post offices in China (Germany, Russia, France, Japan, Great Britain, Italy and the United States). The following cities issued their own stamps (all of them were ports): Hankow, Chefoo, Chungking, Kewkiang, Chinkiang, Ichang, Wuhu, Foochow, Amoy, Nanking and Wei-Hai-Wei. The stamps of Tientsin are probably bogus issues. For stamps of Shanghai, click here.
City: Issued stamps from: to:
 Hankow1893 1897
 Chefoo1893 1897
 Chungking1893 1897
 Kewkiang1894 1897
 Chinkiang1894 1897
 Ichang1894 1897
 Wuhu1894 1897
 Foochow1895 1897
 Amoy1895 1897
 Nanking1896 1897
 Wei-Hai-Wei1898 1899

Literature:
1) 'Catalogue of the Local Issues of the Treaty Ports of China' by B.N.Lane and P. Maguire, issued by China Stamps, England, 1982
2) 'Treay Port Local Issues of China' by Ldn Agent G.F.Rowe, Published by China Stamps SW Aus, 1957, 28 pages
(I haven't seen theses catalogues myself).


Amoy

Birds


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 c green
  1 c red
  2 c blue
  4 c brown
  5 c red-brown

Surcharged
  'Half Cent' on 4 c brown
  'Half Cent' on 5 c red-brown
  '1/2 C' on 4 c brown
  '1/2 C' on 5 c red-brown
  '6 CENTS' on 20 c lilac
  '8 CENTS' on 15 c black
  '10 CENTS' on 25 red

Overprinted 'POSTAGE DUE'
  1/2 c green
  1 c red
  2 c blue ('POSTAGE DUE' in red)
  4 c brown ('POSTAGE DUE' in red) 
  5 c red-brown ('POSTAGE DUE' in red)

Some bogus stamps exist with inscription 'SHANGHAI AMOY NINGPO HONGKONG':


Chefoo

  1/2 c green
  1 c red
  2 c blue
  5 c orange
  10 c brown

Larger size

  15 c blue and brown
  20 c lilac and brown
  25 c red and black

Chefoo local post letter card

  1/2 c green
  1 c orange

Newspaper wrapper


Chinkiang

  1/2 c red
  1 c blue
  2 c brown
  4 c yellow
  5 c green
  6 c lilac
  10 c orange

Slightly different design (type II: clouds in the sky)


(Reduced size)

  1/2 c red
  1 c blue
  6 c lilac
  10 c orange
  15 c red

Overprinted 'POSTAGE DUE'

1/2 c red 'due'

  1/2 c red (type I and II)
  1 c blue (type I)
  2 c brown (type I)
  4 c yellow (type I)
  5 c green (type I)
  6 c lilac (type I)
  10 c orange (type I)

Overprinted 'SERVICE'
  1/2 c red (type II)
  2 c brown (type II)
  4 c yellow (type II)
  5 c green (type II)
  6 c lilac (type II)
  10 c orange (type II)


Inscription 'Postage due'

  1/2 c red
  1 c blue

Inscription 'POSTAGE DUE' and surcharged
  'FIVE CENTS' (in red) on 5 c green

Chunking

16 c lilac
(Reduced view)

2 c red

  2 c red
  4 c blue
  8 c orange
  16 c lilac
  24 c green

Overprinted 'POSTAGE DUE'

  2 c red
  4 c blue
  16 c lilac

Different type:


Foochow

1895-1896 Chinese junks and boats

1 c brown

1/2 c blue
(Reduced size)

  1/2 c blue
  1/2 c yellow (1896)
  1 c green
  1 c brown (1896)
  2 c orange
  5 c blue
  6 c red
  10 c green
  15 c brown
  20 c lilac
  40 c brown

Postcards in the same design


Postcard

  1/2 c brown

Hankow

Man

2 c lilac on yellow 2 c lilac 5 c green 10 c red on lilac

  2 c lilac on yellow
  2 c lilac
  5 c green on yellow
  10 c red on lilac

Overprinted 'Postage due'

2 c lilac

  2 c lilac
  5 c green on yellow
  10 c red on lilac

Man, different design, large stamp

2 c green

  2 c green
  5 c brown
  10 c blue

Temple and building, small stamps

  10 c red (building)
  20 c lilac (temple)
  20 c blue
  30 c red

Overprinted 'POSTAGE DUE'
  10 c red
  20 c lilac

Buildings, large size

20 c red 30 c violet 'ONE CENT' on 30 c violet

  20 c red
  30 c violet
  'ONE CENT' on 30 c violet
  'TWO CENTS' on 20 c red
  'FIVE CENTS' on 30 c violet

For more local issues of China click here.


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