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Post by deerlandstamps » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:25 pm

Hi there--

I'm very new to Chinese stamps. I've been collecting US and Germany on and off since I was a kid, and a few years ago I became very serious about it again, mostly US and Canada.

I recently inherited the worldwide collection of my wife's grandfather, who lived in Poland and collected from when he was a child until he died in 1980. It's a true worldwide collection with surprising depth in some areas, including China. I'm doing my best to work through the China stuff on my own, and I seem to have caught the China stamp bug.

In any case, I'm looking forward to the help of CSS members in getting me started.

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Post by Chinglee » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:46 am

Hello People,

My name is lee,presently working in china. i just got a will from my grand parents released to me by the lawyer and i have inherited a 1925 and 1923 surcharged stamp. They look in pretty good condition. I dont know anythng about it,any one ineterested in the hubby should contact me for the stamps. equitalimited@gmail.com



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Post by archiem » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:22 pm

Welcome to the forum.

It would be best if you would scan and post an image of the stamps in question.

Some 1923, 1925 stamps are worth less than $1.00 USD, others worth more. There was only one stamp issued by China in 1925, and that one is listed at $2.25 in the Scott 2010 Stamp Catalogue, an overprinted one. At least according to them.

So without more information, not sure you are going to get much of a response.

As in all antiques: stamps, painting, ceramics, books, etc. age alone does not mean value.

But be happy to assist if I can see an image.

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Post by kw32032611 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:51 pm

I'm Kathy Weiner of South Florida, a transplant from the great white north. (Canadian)
Have be enjoying my new hobby of stamp collecting for the past 3 years. I inherited my collection from my late husband, I think he would be very pleased that I have picked up where he left off. My China collection is not very big (yet) and of course have many questions that I am hoping other members will help me with. I have lots of time to devote as I have been a domestic goddess for years. Besides my new hobby, I enjoy my wonderful children (4) and (3) grandchildren immensely. I am also a licensed Florida Real Estate agent. Enough said about that!

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Post by jrivero1963 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:43 am

Hello , I,m Javier, from Spain, and collecting cancellations and postmarks of all word, incluided china

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Post by enoch » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:33 am

Hi, I am Enoch from Malaysia.

I have been collecting stamps since school days and postal history since I started working. My initial area of interest was naturally Malaya in which I specialised and exhibited for Johor. However, I have since ventured into other areas such as military, censorship and Indochina. I recently decided earlier this year to collect China and have acquired some stamps and a few covers for a start without knowing which area or period to focus. However, I believe recent auction prices have decided for me the area that suits my pocket is probably the Republic period.

I am keen to acquire some good reference literature and will appreciate any advice I can get in my China philatelic journey.

I am absolutely convinced that knowledge is key and have become a society junkie with memberships in MSG, SICP, CCSG, FPHS, CPSL and of course CSS.

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Post by karlos » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi, I've just joined the society, it is my first philatelic society i have ever joined, so i'm glad to be a part of CSS.

I started collecting chinese stamps 12 years ago when we were living in China; we bought lots of new issues from the post office, and also trolled through stamp markets to find interesting values. Even then the cultural revolution stamps were super expensive, but if I would have known what I know now I would have bought them anyway, given the recent price increases!

I'm most interested in the general history of communism as portrayed on stamps, so anything having to do with marx, lenin, mao, little red book, flag, propaganda, etc is perfect for my collection; i also have collection of russian and north korean stamps, and am expanding into other communist countries like Vietnam and Cuba - I'm most interested in how stamps are used to represent ideals of a society.

I am also interested in trading WW dupes, i have a box full that i'd love to swap with people!

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Post by Jemshope » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:14 am

I've collected China (pre-1950 only) and been a member of the CSS off and on since the early 60's -- CSS member #1213. At first I wanted to collect it all. But, Jake Williams urged me to be more specialized. It took a long time for Jake's recommendation to sink in. I finally narrowed my collecting to cancellations and postal history.

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Post by melvahk2000 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Hi everyone,

My name is Melva, I live in the UK, I have collected HK for 18 years and only now have been hit by the Imperial China bug.

I am a complete novice but have come to appreciate the beauty of the stamps and covers of this period.

I have made some large purchases to try and hit the road running and would like to get some help trying to sort out what I have,

look forward to talking with you all and sharing images of what I have,


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Post by simonwinchester » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:02 am

Good morning. Just joined - I am a writer, originally British but lately a US citizen too. I live on a small farm in the Berkshires. I lived for many years in Hong Kong (and before that India, Northern Ireland and Uganda). My China collecting interests relate to the Treaty Ports, and for the time being, specifically Hankow. I doubt whether I will be able to contribute much to this forum, at least initially; but I will learn a good deal, without a doubt. Which is why I am pleased to be here.
Thank you.

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