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Postage due stamps

1904 Postage stamps of 1898 overprinted 'POSTAGE DUE' and chinese caracters

5 c red
(Reduced size)

  1/2 c brown
  1 c yellow
  2 c red
  4 c brown
  5 c red
  10 c green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 c** 
1 c** 
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c** 
10 c** 

Forged 'POSTAGE DUE' overprints exist, example:


(Forged overprints)

 

1904 Small stamps, inscription 'POSTAGE DUE CHINA IMPERIAL POST'

  1/2 c blue
  1 c blue
  1 c brown
  2 c blue
  2 c brown
  4 c blue
  5 c blue
  10 c blue
  20 c blue
  30 c blue

With overprint 'Republic China' in chinese characters in red (as postage stamps)
  1/2 c blue
  1 c brown
  2 c brown
  4 c blue (overprint in blue exists)
  5 c blue
  5 c brown (inverted overprint exists)
  10 c blue (overprint in blue exists)
  20 c blue
  30 c blue

Overprint in two lines of chinese characters


(2 c with double lined Chinese overprint)

  1/2 c blue
  1/2 c brown
  1 c brown
  2 c brown
  4 c blue
  5 c brown
  10 c blue
  20 c brown
  30 c blue

These stamps are perforated 14. Some very rare overprints exist with the word 'Neutrality' applied on the stamps which bear already the 'Republic of China' overprint (as in the postage stamps of that area, forged overprints exist!). The values 1/2 c brown, 1 c blue, 2 c brown, 4 c blue, 5 c blue, 10 c blue, 20 c blue and 30 c blue exist with this additional overprint.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 c** 
1 c blue** 
1 c brown** 
2 c blue** 
2 c brown**** 
4 c** 
5 c** 
10 c** 
20 c***** 
30 c****** 
Overprinted 'Republic China' (in chinese)
1/2 c** 
1 c** 
2 c** 
4 c**Overprint in blue: RR
5 c blueRRRR 
5 c brown**Inverted overprint: RR
10 c **** 
20 c****** 
30 c****** 
With additional 'Neutrality' overprint
All valuesRRRRRR 
Overprinted in two lines of Chinese characters
1/2 c blue***** 
1/2 c brown** 
1 c** 
2 c** 
4 c** 
5 c** 
10 c**** 
20 c****** 
30 c****** 

 

1913 Inscription 'REPUBLIC OF CHINA POST POSTAGE DUE'

(Does anybody have a picture of one of these stamps, if so, please contact me)

  1/2 c blue
  1 c blue
  2 c blue
  4 c blue
  5 c blue
  10 c blue
  20 c blue
  30 c blue

These stamps have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 ccc 
1 c cc 
2 c cc 
4 ccc 
5 c** 
10 c** 
20 c** 
30 c**** 


Issues for Sinkiang (East Turkestan?)

1915 Stamps of China of 1913, overprinted with chinese characters


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 c brown
  1 c orange
  1 1/2 c violet
  2 c green
  3 c green
  4 c red
  5 c lilac
  6 c grey
  7 c violet
  8 c orange
  10 c blue
  13 c brown
  15 c brown
  16 c olive
  20 c red
  30 c lilac
  50 c green
  1 $ brown and black (red overprint)
  2 $ blue and black
  5 $ red and black
  10 $ green and black
  20 $ yellow and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 c** 
1 c*c 
1 1/2 c****** 
2 c** 
3 c** 
4 c** 
5 c** 
6 c*** 
7 c****** 
8 c*** 
10 c*** 
13 c***** 
15 c****** 
16 c****** 
20 c**** 
30 c***** 
50 c***** 
1 $****** 
2 $****** 
5 $RR 
10 $RRRR 
20 $RRRR 

This overprint has been forged, example:


(Forged Sinkiang overprint)

More overprints were made after 1920 for this province.


Foochow local issue

1903 Issue for Foochow, 2 cents stamps of China overprinted 'Postage 1 Cent Paid' and bisected diagonally (provisional issue of 22 and 23 october 1903)


(Reduced sizes)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c-RR 


Railway stamps

1909 Railway stamps, steam locomotive, inscription 'CHEMIN DE FER DE PEKIN A HANKOW'

0f30 (red) on brown

I have seen the values 0f10 green on green, 0f20 blue on blue, 0f30 brown on yellow and 0f40 red on lilac. The value 2 F violet on lilac should also exist. The value inscription is always in the colour red.


Return labels

These labels were first issued in 1899 with inscription 'CHINESE IMPERIAL POST'.

Return labels, inscription 'OFFICIALLY SEALED', examples:


Postal Stationery

Example:


Fiscal Stamps

Example:


('CHINESE REVENUE ONE THOUSAND CASH')


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