CSS Periodical Database ©

The CSS Periodical Database covers these publications:

Asian Philately, Whole Nos. 1-172 (1977 to 1991), complete
Cheng's Stamp Journal, Vols. 1-4, Whole Nos. 1-13 (1976 to 1979), complete
The China Clipper (published by the CSS) through Vol. 78, No. 6 (1936-Sep. 2014)
Chiu's Supplement, Vols. 1 12 (1952 to 1964), complete
The Flying Goose (published by the CSS), Nos. 1-25 (1948 to 1951), complete
Journal of Chinese Philately (includes China Section Bulletin), published by the China Philatelic Society of                     London, through Vol. 62, No. 4 (1944-Autumn 2016) *
Postal Service Today, No. 421 (Jan. 1993) to No. 528 (Dec. 2001), English edition complete 
Stamps World, No. 23 (May 1983) to No. 150 (Sep. 2005), English articles only


You can limit your search to one publication or search all the publications. One way to begin a search is to select one of the 14 article topics.  Each of the 14 topics has from 9 to 19 sub-topics to help refine your search.  You can limit your search to articles by a particular author.  New issues and stamp listings are by date of issue or by year if the date of issue is unknown.  You can also look for a particular title.  In some cases you may need to add some more descriptive words to the title to facilitate searching.   Scott catalogue numbers are used in American publications; while Stanley Gibbons numbers are used in British publication.  

The CSS Periodical Database is the property of The China Stamp Society, Inc. © 2018

* China Section Bulletins No. 1-52 (October 1944-April 1954) are not yet included in the CSS Periodical Database.  Click here to view or print an index to these China Section Bulletins.

Abbreviations Used:
Anniv anniversary Perf perforation
Btm bottom Ref reference
CKS Chiang Kai-Shek Surch surcharge
Env envelope SYS Sun Yat-Sen
Estab established Var variety
Mao Mao Tse-Tung Wmk(d) watermark(ed)
Ovpt overprint    


Note:  During the wartime years a mistake was made in numbering the issues (Whole Numbers) of The China Clipper. The Periodical Database starts numbering forward with issue number one and so the count is off for several years.  These Whole Numbers include an "A" to indicate this inconsistency.  This only applied to a few years. To be safe, when looking up a specific issue, use the Volume and Number within that Volume, and not the Whole Number.


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