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'PECHINO'

1918 Stamps of Italy overprinted 'PECHINO' and surcharged with value

5 c green

  2 c on 5 c green
  4 c on 10 c red
  4 c on 10 c red (other stamp of Italy)
  6 c on 15 c black
  8 c on 20 c on 15 c black
  8 c on 20 c orange
  20 c on 50 c violet
  40 c on 1 L brown and green

Many of these stamps exist with inverted or even double (one inverted and one in the right position). Misprints (8 c on 15 c, 40 c on 50 c) exist.

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 on 5 cRR 
4 c on 10 cRRRRRRKing facing forward
4 c on 10 cRRRRKing facing left
6 c on 15 cRRRR 
8 c on 20 c on 15 c RRRRRR 
8 c on 20 cRRRRRR 
20 c on 50 cRRRRRR 
40 c on 1 LRRRRRR 

 

1918 Stamps of Italy overprinted 'Pechino'

  1 c brown
  2 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c red
  20 c orange
  25 c blue
  50 c lilac
  1 L brown and green
  5 L blue and red
  10 L olive and red
  
  30 c blue and red (inscription 'EXPRES')

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** 
5 c** 
10 c** 
20 c***On watermarked or
unwatermarked paper
25 c*** 
50 c**** 
1 L***** 
5 L***R 
10 LRRRR 
30 c*****Express stamp
Overprinted in 'CENTS' or 'DOLLARI'

Certified genuine

  1/2 c on 1 c brown
  1 c on 2 c brown
  2 c on 5 c green
  4 c on 10 c red
  8 c on 20 c orange
  10 c on 25 c blue
  20 c on 50 c lilac
  40 c on 1 L brown and green
  2 D on 5 L blue and red
  
  12 c on 30 c blue and red (inscription 'EXPRES')

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 on 1 c****** 
1 c on 2 c** 
2 c on 5 c** 
4 c on 10 c*** 
8 c on 20 c***** 
10 c on 25 c*****Two types
20 c on 50 c****** 
40 c on 1 L***R 
2 $ on 5 LRRRR3 types, 'dollari' or 'DOLLARI',
cheapest type: RR
12 c on 30 c****** 

 

1918 Postage due stamps overprinted 'PECHINO'

  10 c orange and red
  20 c orange and red
  30 c orange and red
  40 c orange and 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
10 c*** 
20 c*** 
30 c*** 
40 c*** 
Overprinted with 'CENTS'

  8 c on 20 c orange and red
  12 c on 30 c orange and red
  16 c on 40 c orange and 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
8 c on 20 c****** 
12 c on 30 c****** 
16 c on 40 c***R 

The following stamp with lines through the value and the values 4 c on 10 c, 12 c on 30 c and 16 c on 40 were prepared but not issued:

Value of the stamps

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


'TIENTSIN'

1918 Stamps of Italy overprinted 'TIENTSIN' (in capital letters) and surcharged

  2 c on 5 c green
  4 c on 10 c red
  6 c on 15 c black

Some of these stamps exist with inverted or even double (one inverted and one in the right position). A misprint 4 c on 15 c exists (RRR).

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 on 5 cRR 
4 c on 10 cRRRR 
6 c on 15 cRRRR 

 

1918 Stamps of Italy overprinted 'Tientsin'

  1 c brown
  2 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c red
  20 c orange
  25 c blue
  50 c lilac
  1 L brown and green
  5 L blue and red
  10 L olive and red
  
  30 c blue and red (inscription 'EXPRES')

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** 
5 c** 
10 c** 
20 c****On watermarked or
unwatermarked paper
25 c*** 
50 c**** 
1 L****** 
5 L***R 
10 LRRRR 
30 c*****Express stamp
Overprinted in 'CENTS' or 'DOLLARI'

  1/2 c on 1 c brown
  1 c on 2 c brown
  2 c on 5 c green
  4 c on 10 c red
  8 c on 20 c orange
  10 c on 25 c blue
  20 c on 50 c lilac
  40 c on 1 L brown and green
  2 D on 5 L blue and red
  
  12 c on 30 c blue and red (inscription 'EXPRES')

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 on 1 c**** 
1 c on 2 c** 
2 c on 5 c*** 
4 c on 10 c**** 
8 c on 20 c***** 
10 c on 25 c***** 
20 c on 50 c****** 
40 c on 1 L***R 
2 $ on 5 LRRRR3 types, 'dollari' or 'Dollari',
cheapest type: RR
12 c on 30 c****** 

 

1918 Postage due stamps overprinted 'TIENTSIN'

  10 c orange and red
  20 c orange and red
  30 c orange and red
  40 c orange and 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
10 c** 
20 c*** 
30 c*** 
40 c*** 
Overprinted with 'CENTS'
  4 c on 10 c orange and red
  8 c on 20 c orange and red
  12 c on 30 c orange and red
  16 c on 40 c orange and 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
4 c on 10 cRRRRRR 
8 c on 20 c****** 
12 c on 30 c****** 
16 c on 40 c***R 

 

1919 Non-issued postage due stamps

Postage due stamps of Italy with lines through the value, overprinted 'TIENTSIN' in the values 4 c on 10 c, 8 c on 20 c, 12 c on 30 c and 16 c on 40 were prepared but not issued (for similar picture see the 'PECHINO' issues).

Value of the stamps

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


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