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by archiem
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: 2 cent 1898 brown
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: 2 cent 1898 brown

It has been some time since I read these reports, but the Collector's Club website is located at https://www.collectorsclubchicago.org . They have links to their publications and reports at the top. Leonard Hartman is in change of their publications. He can be reached at Leonard@pbbooks.net. If I re...
by archiem
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: 2 cent 1898 brown
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: 2 cent 1898 brown

The Collector's Club of Chicago paid for an extensive scientific study of different plastic materials several years ago. Storage in PVC was absolutely proven to be detrimental. You might want to search for Collector's Club of Chicago if you would like to read their reports which were made available ...
by archiem
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: China 1949 UPU stamp
Replies: 32
Views: 1144

Re: China 1949 UPU stamp

Most auction houses will if asked, allow a stamp to be sent for expertization. If you have the winning bid, ask for an extension. Might I add that it is always best to mention your plans to the auction house beforehand. Some auction houses may have a preferred authenticator but they will listen to y...
by archiem
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: New the the forum - 2 Chinese Stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: New the the forum - 2 Chinese Stamps

Alan, first off welcome to the CSS Forum. To try to answer your questions, yes, both of those are what are known as replica stamps, not genuine. From time to time and for different reasons groups, sometimes governmental groups, have issued folders and singles of very well known Chinese stamps. I thi...
by archiem
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Chinese Revenue Stamps
Topic: Rate of the tax
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Rate of the tax

There is a new book on revenues out written by Tom Shea, past editor of The China Clipper, published by the CSS. You might try that book, or contacting Tom Shea directly for more information.
by archiem
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: China 1949 UPU stamp
Replies: 32
Views: 1144

Re: China 1949 UPU stamp

Just saw the newest Kelleher sale cat. I noticed it had an un-overprinted copy of the UPU stamp. Just in case anyone is interested.

Think the online catalogue is now out also.
by archiem
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: New to the Forum!
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: New to the Forum!

Welcome to the forum. I am also in Florida and am always looking for fellow China collectors. There are about 30 CSS members in Florida, but unfortunately we are pretty spread out all over. Too spread out to have regular monthly meetings for China. Have you attended any of the local stamp clubs yet?...
by archiem
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Please help to identify unknown stamps
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Please help to identify unknown stamps

Forrest, 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. BUT The stamps you are talking about are older, and no need for a new catalogue. Color images hel...
by archiem
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Please help to identify unknown stamps
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Please help to identify unknown stamps

Was hoping that someone on the forum would assist you.

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,

Good luck
by archiem
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: China 1949 UPU stamp
Replies: 32
Views: 1144

Re: China 1949 UPU stamp

Welcome to the CSS China Forum Dr. Dave, First off let me say I in no way am an expert on the ROC stamps. But I can suggest you visit the St. Pete Stamp Club and take advantage of their library. The best philatelic library by far in the SE US. They have copies of both the Ma catalogue and the CSS Ch...