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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: 838

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: 1163

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: 5262

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: 575

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: 2751

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: 2751

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: 5262

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...
by archiem
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Please help to identify unknown stamps
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

Re: Please help to identify unknown stamps

Welcome to the CSS China Forum. Hope you get the answers to your questions. 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 ...
by archiem
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Discuss Peoples Republic of China Issues Here
Topic: Is this real ?? 73 cent on 25 cent Inflation / First Junkers Issue Surcharged
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

Re: Is this real ?? 73 cent on 25 cent Inflation / First Junkers Issue Surcharged

Grading of stamps has begun, but few other than US collectors are using the service. Several organizations offer expertization of Chinese stamps, the CSS in particular. You can look at the CSS website for more information and make the decision yourself as to using it or another or maybe not. But ove...
by archiem
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Chinese Philately
Topic: Just Got Chinese Stamps from late 1800's - Mid 1900's Question Rare Overprint Air Post stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Just Got Chinese Stamps from late 1800's - Mid 1900's Question Rare Overprint Air Post stamps

Welcome to the CSS Forum Austin. Congratulations on the purchases and gifts. Yes, Chinese stamps have appreciated quite nicely in the recent period. China's rise out of a Third World economy to the second largest today, coupled with an incredible rise in the average citizen's income has led to many ...