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CHINA LOCAL ISSUES part 2

(Treaty ports)

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Note that other stamps than the ones listed here may exist!


Ichang

Ichang became a treaty port in 1877, a local post was established in 1895.


(Reduced size)

In 1894 the otter design was issued (15 c blue), the 1 m shows the phoenix bird, the value of 3 m shows the map of the city in the 12th century.

Chinese coins:

With cancel
(Reduced sizes)

Overprinted '2 CANDARINS'


Kewkiang

Bridge with river and mountains

  1/2 c black on lilac
  1/2 c orange on yellow

Overprinted 'Postage Due' and chinese characters

  1/2 c black on lilac
  1/2 c orange on yellow

Chinese caracters

1 c black 2 c red 5 c blue on yellow 6 c yellow 10 c black 15 c brown on yellow 20 c violet on lilac 20 c black on red
(Reduced sizes)

  1 c black
  2 c red
  5 c grey on yellow
  6 c yellow
  10 c black
  15 c brown on yellow
  20 c violet on lilac
  40 c black on red

Surcharged

1/2 c on 20 c violet on lilac, inverted overprint 1/2 c on 20 c violet on lilac 1 c on 15 c brown on yellow
(Reduced sizes)

  'HALF 1/2 CENT.' 20 c violet on lilac
  'ONE 1 CENT.' on 15 c brown on yellow
  'TWO 2 CENTS.' on ? yellow

Overprinted 'Postage Due' 
  5 c grey on yellow


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 c black on lilac
  1/2 c red on yellow
  1 c black

Overprinted 'Postage Due' and chinese characters


(Reduced size)

  1 c black

Nanking

1896 Various centers, frame the same

  1/2 c lilac (landscape?)
  1 c red (temple)
  2 c grey (elephants)
  3 c yellow (?)
  4 c red (temple, different from the other temple)
  5 c lilac (bell)
  5 c blue (bell)
  10 c green (temple)
  20 c brown (temple)
  

Wei-Hai-Wei

I've seen forgeries of these stamps (made by a forger from Hialeah Florida). They are made with a computer scanner and printer, examples:


(Examples of modern Hialeah forgeries)


Wuhu


(Reduced sizes)


Birds
  '1/2 Cent.' (red) on  1 c brown
  1/2 c black (many birds)
  1/2 c violet (two birds)
  1 c brown
  2 c green (owl)

Chinese characters in the centre
  1/2 c yellow
  1/2 c yellow (with P.P.C. overprint)

Overprinted with chinese characters
  1/2 c black (red overprint)
  1/2 c black (black overprint)
  1 c brown
  2 c yellow
  5 c red (chinese tempel)
  6 c grey (chinese characters)
  10 c red
  15 c green (chinese tempel)
  40 c orange

Overprinted 'POSTAGE DUE' in fancy letters
  Many values exist among them:

  1 c brown
  1 c blue
  2 c green (owl)
  20 c red (chinese characters)
  40 c red (dear)

I've seen forgeries of these stamps (made by a forger from Hialeah, Florida). They are made with a computer scanner and printer, examples:


(Examples of modern 'Hialeah' forgeries)


FAMINE RELIEF STAMPS

I've seen the following values: 1 c brown, 5 c green, 10 c red, 50 c blue and $1 orange


Tientsin

Some stamps of the town of Tientsin exist, a dragon in a similar design as the first stamps of Shanghai, (some of them overprinted 'Postage Due'), but they were probably never officially issued:

 

I have seen the following values, 1/2 c green, 1 c brown, 2 c lilac, 5 c yellow, 10 c blue and 15 c red;
With overprint 'Postage Due': 1/2 c green, 1 c brown, 5 c yellow, 10 c blue, 15 c red.


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