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by wlin98004
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Please help to identify this Due mark
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Please help to identify this Due mark

Hi: The cancel on the stamp is called a tomb stone cancel. The words indicate which post office it is. The best reference for specialist in cancels is Paul Chang's book. It comes in 10 volumes. There is a concise version that condensed the info into one volume. Chang, Paul Ke-Shing. HISTORY OF POSTA...
by wlin98004
Sun May 22, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Could you pls help me to translate?
Replies: 4
Views: 4294

Re: Could you pls help me to translate?

To translate this, you need to know a bit about American history. Benjamin Franklin is one of the founding father of the US. When we referring to Benjamins of something, it is mostly referring to as founder of something. This is not common used and very few people outside of US really understand it....
by wlin98004
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Is this 1c wide margin Dragon and 24c Dowager stamp genuine?
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Re: Is this 1c wide margin Dragon and 24c Dowager stamp genuine?

The wide margin dragon is on thin paper. That is one sign of a genuine wide margin dragon. It is normal that you don't see the watermark on this issue. No one can tell you the stamps are 100% genuine without looking at the stamp themselves. But with your scans, at least I know it is NOT one of those...
by wlin98004
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Communist Bases and Controlled Areas (1927-1938)
Replies: 3
Views: 5582

Re: Communist Bases and Controlled Areas (1927-1938)

Thank you for the information.
by wlin98004
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: New
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Re: New

Welcome to the forum.
by wlin98004
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: China 1894 Dowager Empress issue: how to ID printings
Replies: 3
Views: 5030

Re: China 1894 Dowager Empress issue: how to ID printings

Hi: Most of the catalog states the differences for the dowager print in color and print quality. These characters are very hard to identify if you haven't seen a lot of these stamps. There is a good article in China Clipper (March 2014) by Tony To Wah Kawn on the identification of the dowager prints...
by wlin98004
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: first time user
Replies: 2
Views: 3603

Re: first time user

Hi:

The userid is not meant to be just the last name. Given this is a China related site, can you image the number of Lee, Chen, Liu we will have. You can use a combination of first initial and last name.
by wlin98004
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: UV tags on stamps
Replies: 2
Views: 3369

Re: UV tags on stamps

I have an interesting tip bit on control numbers that are visible on stamps from PRC in the late 1990's. In the 1990s discount postage was a major issue in PRC stamp market. Provincial postal agency got quotas from the central postal agency on how many stamps to sell. With their accounting system, p...
by wlin98004
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Tea utensils?
Replies: 4
Views: 5236

Re: Tea utensils?

Hi: Without a reference I don't know the size of this thing. I do remember when I was young, I saw a similar device in a traditional Chinese medicine store. The item was about 2-3 feet long and the roller is heavy (15-20 lbs). The purpose of the device is to pulverize tea, herbs, or other similar it...
by wlin98004
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Un-issued cultural revolution stamps are heating up.
Replies: 6
Views: 8508

Re: Un-issued cultural revolution stamps are heating up.

I am not sure how many of the whole country is red is out there. But I won't surprised if there are a few hundreds if not thousands (both new and mint). The upcoming John Bull auction is offering mostly used copies. The PRC market is definitely going crazy. It has been domant since 1997 and I am not...