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by archiem
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Discuss Peoples Republic of China Issues Here
Topic: Peonies
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: Peonies

Please do post what you can. Not sure the scan will show the UV effect too well, but try. I too am running into some questions about UV and Chinese stamps. I from time to time go back and look at early issues. I am wondering when high bright paper came into use purposefully, or if it was of such lit...
by archiem
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Report Fakes, Forgeries & Fantasy Items Here
Topic: eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings
Replies: 20
Views: 9145

Re: eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings

I was busy and failed to note the July issue of The China Clipper. In the "Stamps To Watch Out For" column in the July issue, 10 users were identified as selling spurious stamps. Cities of origin are primarily in the PRC and the US. Also note that Louis Mangin, owner of Zurich Asia In Hong Kong has ...
by archiem
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Report Fakes, Forgeries & Fantasy Items Here
Topic: eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings
Replies: 20
Views: 9145

Re: eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings

A well read part of each The China Clipper , the official publication of the China Stamp Society (CSS) is called STAMPS TO WATCH OUT FOR. In the May, 2018 issue 16 sellers are identified. Note that the CSS has found that posting images of the fakes/forgeries/questionable items often allows the forge...
by archiem
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Discuss Peoples Republic of China Issues Here
Topic: 716-31 Huangshan Set
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Re: 716-31 Huangshan Set

I have tried over the years to choose my favorite PRC stamps. But to be honest, I think there are many, too many, to choose just one set. But you are right, this set is certainly one of the best. If you think the stamps are special, I hope you have already, or will in the future spend some time on H...
by archiem
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: Greetings from Princeton NJ!
Replies: 11
Views: 4991

Re: Greetings from Princeton NJ!

Hello Wilbur, You live in a perfect area to collect Chinese stamps, both ROC and PRC. San Francisco or maybe I should say the greater San Francisco area has a CSS chapter, the Chiu Chin Shan Chapter. Here is the last China Clipper entry for them: California, Chiu Chin Shan Chapter (San Francisco Bay...
by archiem
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: Greetings from Princeton NJ!
Replies: 11
Views: 4991

Re: Greetings from Princeton NJ!

Good comments, hope they continue. CSS can only sell what members offer. So the supply varies greatly over time. I assume you all have checked the standard catalogues for PRC? Scott, but remember it is not a specialist catalogue. Stanley Gibbons, Yang and now the one from Singapore, the CS Philateli...
by archiem
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Toning
Replies: 7
Views: 3508

Re: Toning

It might be interesting to hear what the dealer said was fake. Usually fake material does not come with faults like toning. But eBay is certainly a problem area for most collectors. I am happy that this dealer refunded your money. You must be blessed with good luck right now considering your other p...
by archiem
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Just wanted to share my happiness
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: Just wanted to share my happiness

Let me be the first to congratulate you!

Wow, Whole Country is Red. And you may see some flaws, but I see a magnificent stamp!

Best wishes.
by archiem
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Toning
Replies: 7
Views: 3508

Re: Toning

Toning, like any "defect," has a variable cost. But any blank statement about that cost is subject to a wide variation. Some collectors will only acquire pristine material, especially investors, and any defect is reason to ignore that item. No matter the cost. Other collectors, usually in the beginn...
by archiem
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: Helloooooooooooo
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Helloooooooooooo

Noooooooooooooo! Don't let the buggers get you down. Just because stamps are issued does not mean you have to collect them all. Pick an subject, or an issue, or a time frame, or some other grouping and start a collection of that. I for instance got very interested in the early PRC definitives primar...