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A port in China.


For the Shanghai large dragon issues of 1865 click here.

1866 Dragon, smaller size, value in 'cents', inscription 'SHANGHAI L.P.O'

  2 cents red
  4 cents lilac
  8 cents blue
  16 cents green

Surcharged with value in cand


(Reduced size)

  '1 CAND' on 2 c red
  '1 CAND' on 4 c lilac
  '1 CAND' on 8 c blue
  '1 CAND' on 16 c green
  '3 CANDS' on 2 c red
  '3 CANDS' on 16 c green

Two forgeries of the 2 c are described in 'Album Weeds', in the first forgery there is a dot behind 'CENTS' (the genuine stamp doesn't have such a dot).

Spiro forgery?
(Forgeries)

The above forgeries can be found in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries', but they were probably not produced by Fournier, only sold. I think they were made by Spiro.

Other forgeries, examples:


(Forgeries with a very small circular cancel 'SHANGHAI 1-7 91 1-2 N')

1869 Dragon, smaller size, value in 'cands', inscription 'SHANGHAI L.P.O'

3 cand yellow

  1 cand brown
  1 cand yellow
  3 cand yellow
  3 cand red
  6 cand grey
  6 cand green
  9 cand blue
  12 cand olive
  12 cand brown

Surcharged with value in 

  '1 CAND' on 3 cand red
  '1 CAND' on 6 cand grey
  '1 CAND' on 6 cand green
  '1 CAND' on 9 cand blue
  '1 CAND' on 12 cand olive
  '1 CAND' on 12 cand brown

Value in 'cash' (1877)

20 c violet 20 c grey
(reduced sizes)

20 cash green

  20 cash violet
  20 cash green (1884)
  20 cash grey (1888)
  40 cash red
  40 cash brown (1884)
  40 cash black (1888)
  60 cash green
  60 cash violet (1884)
  60 cash red (1888)
  80 cash blue
  80 cash red (1884)
  80 cash green (1888)
  100 cash brown
  100 cash yellow (1884)
  100 cash blue (1888)

Surcharged in cash


(Reduced size)

  '20 CASH' (blue) on 40 cash red
  '20 CASH' (blue) on 40 cash brown
  '20 CASH' (blue)(in a frame) on 40 cash brown
  '20 CASH' (blue) on 80 cash red
  '20 CASH' (red) on 80 cash green
  '20 CASH' (red) on 100 cash blue
  '40 CASH' (blue) on 80 cash red
  '40 CASH' (blue or red) on 100 cash yellow
  '60 CASH' (blue) on 80 cash blue
  '60 CASH' (blue) on 100 cash brown
  '60 CASH' (blue) on 100 cash yellow
  '100 CASH' (red)  on '20 CASH' (in a frame) on 100 cash yellow

Forgeries, example:

Forgery!

Spiro forgery?

The above forgeries can be found in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries', but they were probably not produced by Fournier, only sold. I think they were made by Spiro. Note the typical 'Spiro' cancels on these forgeries.

 

1890 Arms of Shanghai, inscription 'SHANGHAI LOCAL POST', value in 'cents'


(Reduced size)

  2 c brown
  2 c green
  5 c red
  10 c black
  10 c orange
  15 c blue
  15 c violet
  20 c violet
  20 c brown

Surcharged
  'HALF CENT.' and chinese text on 15 c violet
  'ONE CENT.' on 20 c brown
  '2 Cts.' on 5 c red

Bisected and surcharged stamps


(reduced sizes)

  1/2 Ct. on 5 c red
  1 Ct. on 2 c brown
  1 Ct. (red)  on 2 c green

1892 Arms of Shanghai, inscription 'LOCAL POST SHANGHAI MUNICIPALITY'

2 c red and black

  1/2 c orange and black
  1 c brown and black
  2 c red and black
  4 c orange and black on yellow
  5 c blue and black
  6 c red and black on red
  10 c green and black
  15 c yellow and black
  20 c violet and black

Overprinted '1843 Jubilee 1893'

  1/2 c orange and black
  1 c brown and black
  2 c red and black
  5 c blue and black
  10 c green and black
  15 c yellow and black
  20 c violet and black

Surcharged

  'FOUR CENTS' on 15 c yellow and black
  'SIX CENTS' on 20 c violet and black

Postcards with the same overprint exist, example:

1893 Jubilee issue, inscription '1843 1893', large size

  2 c red and black

Postage due stamps

1892 Stamps of 1890 overprinted 'Postage Due' in fancy letters


(Reduced size)

  2 c brown
  5 c red
  10 c black (overprint red)
  10 c orange
  15 c blue
  15 c violet (overprint red)
  20 c violet
  20 c brown (overprint red)

1893 Inscription 'POSTAGE DUE'

10 c green and black

  1/2 c orange and black
  1 c brown and black
  2 c red and black
  5 c blue and black
  10 c green and black
  15 c yellow and black
  20 c violet and black

Postal Stationery

Postcards

2 c red and black, arms embossed

(Reduced size)

'1843 JUBLIEE 1893' on 1 c brown


(Reduced size)

 


Bogus issue

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

 


Proofs

I've been told that the above stamps are proofs of Shanghai.


Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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