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by Horatio
Fri May 10, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: PRC Commemorative Sheets
Replies: 1
Views: 3000

PRC Commemorative Sheets

I just read Robert Chase's article about PRC Commemorative Sheets in the new China Clipper . When I inherited a China stamp collection it included a number of commemorative sheets. When I finally figured out they weren't stamps I tried to learn what they are. The local coin and stamp shop helped a b...
by Horatio
Mon May 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Copyright question
Replies: 3
Views: 3744

Copyright question

Is there a copyright on PRC stamps? I'm working on updating a colleagues academic paper concerning PRC stamps and would like to include images of the stamps discussed when I post it on the internet.
by Horatio
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: UV tags on stamps
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

UV tags on stamps

I read in Scot's and elsewhere that some China stamps have characteristics or markings that are visible under UV light. I understand that some later PJZ sheets have UV markings to discourage counterfeiters. I am looking for detailed information concerning which stamps have what sort of markings. I a...
by Horatio
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Olympic Gold Medal stamp
Replies: 2
Views: 4633

Re: Olympic Gold Medal stamp

Today I saw this stamp offered as a set of 51 different labels picturing the 51 Chinese 2008 Olympic gold medal winners. The one page exhibited had the stamp with the reverse side of the medal as the label and then had 8 copies of the stamp with the photograph of a winning athlete on the label. I un...
by Horatio
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Can You Tell Me How?
Replies: 8
Views: 8419

Re: Can You Tell Me How?

I did a quick check of regular (R series) stamps. xabusiness lists only one printing site for each stamp. Beijing appears to be the most common but different locations are listed for some issues.
by Horatio
Sun May 08, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Can You Tell Me How?
Replies: 8
Views: 8419

Re: Can You Tell Me How?

I am very new at this (I inherited my PRC stamp collection about a year ago). I have updated the collection through xabusiness.com. They list the printing process for all stamps, 1949 - present and they provide the printing house for all recent issues. For example: All Z series stamps are: Printing ...
by Horatio
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Tea utensils?
Replies: 4
Views: 5419

Re: Tea utensils?

I recently came across another image of the same tea grinder. The caption read, in part, "The purpose of this gilded silver tea grinder was to pulverize powdered tea that had been made into cakes," 869 CE. p. 109, China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey, 1996, Cambridge University Press.
by Horatio
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Olympic Gold Medal stamp
Replies: 2
Views: 4633

Olympic Gold Medal stamp

This stamp Gold Medal-2.jpg is listed in Postage Stamps of the People's Republic of China (2009) Posts and Telecom Press (ISBN 978-7-115-19895-2/TN), p.233 under "Special Use Stamps for Individaulized Services." All the stamps in this section have labels attached. (I have them.) pages 232-233.jpg Wh...
by Horatio
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: Just Joined? - Please tell us something about yourself.
Replies: 56
Views: 53916

Re: Just Joined? - Please tell us something about yourself.

I have been a Chinese stamp collector for four months, and I have lots of questions. I inherited a very nice collection of Chinese stamps from my friend and colleague, Dr. Kenneth Petress, who passed away last May, 2010. He spent his early childhood in China and left with his parents in 1949. He lat...