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Elizy
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Good day!

Post by Elizy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Hi! Excited to join! I'm really looking forward to learning about chinese stamps. My husband has 100s of Chinese stamps from Mao time and more and I'm looking forward to learning how to price them. They're all in a book, never taken out. Curious on tips on how to price them.

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Post by archiem » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:46 am

Depending on where you live, there are good stamp catalogs available, often at local public libraries.
I am in the US, and here and in North America, most use the Scott Stamp Catalogs. Now six volumes, but China is in Vol 2, C - F Countries of the World.
In Europe, many use the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue. China fills the Part 17. In English
Also in Europe there is the Michele catalog, in German if I remember right.
In Asia, Yang's Stamp Catalogue is used, in English.

There are specialty catalogs also for specific areas like the Liberation Areas (LAS) and the Manchurian Local Overprints (MLO), and others.

Takes a little effort, but a rewarding and most interesting hobby, or some would say obsession.

Enjoy, and feel free to post any questions you have.

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