In my collection of chinese stamps I have a few, that I was not able to identify with the help of my catalogue.
Maybe someone here in this forum is able to help me with the identification and also can tell me the catalogue value. Any help would be appreciated
Here are the stamps:
PS: The brown 300 on $30 surcharge exists as a 800 on $30, so my guess is that the overprint is just not very clear and it appears as 300. If there is a catalogue number and value for such a false overprint, please let me know
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The Sun Yat Sen stamps are one of the more confusing areas of Chinese philately, especially to beginners. But when you think of what was going on there at that time you understand a bit.
I am in the US. In the US most towns and cities have public libraries. Many of them carry the Scott Catalogue. Those that do not are often happy to order one if there is a demand. And demand is from their users letting the librarian know what to stock on the shelves. Not sure the same applies in Germany. Another option is to find and visit a local stamp club. Many of those also have a working library, or a member who is willing to share their catalogue to a fellow member.
Not a direct answer to your question, but hope it will help some.
But note that on the China Stamp Society's main page under Expertization on the left is a category "identification." Go there and possibly that can help you. You will have to send a scan, but you should already have that,
Thank you for your replies and your help
I already contacted James Maxwell with the expertization and identification link about 3 weeks ago and sent him scans of my stamps. Unfortunately he hasn´t replied yet.
I live in a small town, so there are no catalogues for chinese stamps available in the library (the most common in Germany is 'Michel').
I still hope there might be someone in this forum that can help me. Or maybe James will answer in the near future.
Otherwise I might have to buy a new catalogue (my old Stanley Gibbons is not the best), but those are expensive
Anyways, hope for the best
There are lots of "tricks" you can use to make your hard earned money got further. One I have learned is yes, new catalogues are expensive, especially if you have to/want to buy one every year.
The stamps you are talking about are older, and no need for a new catalogue. Color images help, but are not necessary. Look on www.abebooks.com or eBay for a used catalogue of the desired area.
I personally prefer to spend my money on the stamps, not the album nor catalogue. Although I will admit to using mounts rather than hinges, or horrors, the scotch tape some still use.