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by archiem
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: Helloooooooooooo
Replies: 2
Views: 109

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...
by archiem
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: New member

Oh, when I said hard to find, I meant in a catalogue. They do not command a high price. Few stamp catalogues list revenue stamps, and China has over the years produced quite a few. They are considered by many a separate collecting area.

Good luck.
by archiem
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: New Users - Introduce Yourself Here Please.
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: New member

Lawrence,

Those are Chinese revenue stamps, and hard to find, but there are catalogues out there that will help. You might want to post this in the revenue thread on this forum as many people who collect them are just as passionate about them as others are their favorite areas.

Good luck
by archiem
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Report Fakes, Forgeries & Fantasy Items Here
Topic: LAS spurious posts to this site
Replies: 0
Views: 145

LAS spurious posts to this site

Will edit post later
by archiem
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Discuss Peoples Republic of China Issues Here
Topic: C - 19 set
Replies: 0
Views: 167

C - 19 set

There is a lot of confusion about many early PRC issues. For instance, I was recently contacted and asked if I knew when the set C - 19 was issued. I looked at 6 different PRC catalogues and see three different dates: 1952, Nov. 15 in three, 1952, Oct. 25 in two, and 1951, Dec. 14 in one. The xa.bus...
by archiem
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Report Fakes, Forgeries & Fantasy Items Here
Topic: Expertizing
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Expertizing

And please remember, at both the APS and CSS most often three different people look at each patient. All have to agree it is genuine.

You get your money's worth in my opinion, more than actually.
by archiem
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Report Fakes, Forgeries & Fantasy Items Here
Topic: Expertizing
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Expertizing

I was at a major US stamp show this weekend, Sarasota National in Sarasota, Florida. Saturday I sat a dealer's booth for a good while looking through his selection of covers and overheard he and a customer talking. The customer had recently purchased several expensive (to me) covers. He wanted the d...
by archiem
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Is this authentic?
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Is this authentic?

First off, it is not wise to say if a stamp with value is authentic form an online image. But here I go, silly me. Philip Ireland's The Large Dragons is my go-to book on these. On pages 24 and 25 he gives very clear and thorough diagrams of all three values. Given that it is an online image, I would...
by archiem
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Report Fakes, Forgeries & Fantasy Items Here
Topic: eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: eBay Sellers - China Stamp Society Findings

Fellow Collectors,

This new generation of forgeries coming out of Taiwan is more dangerous than anything we have ever seen before.

Look at the current offerings on eBay by seller majj-qwerty.

Everything currently offered is a forgery,

China Stamp Society Expertization committee.
by archiem
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Discuss Peoples Republic of China Issues Here
Topic: PRC New Year's stamps
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: PRC New Year's stamps

I am not familiar with either of those pictured dog breeds. Are they supposed to represent a specific breed, or just a general "dog" stamp.

Thanks for the heads up.