China

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The People’s Republic of China is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia with a staggering population of 1,3 billion people, making it the most populous country in the world today.  Its capital is Beijing.

In 1878, the first postage stamps, the “Large Dragons” were issued.  The stamps were inscribed “CHINA” in Latin and Chinese characters.  Initially based on hereditary monarchies, known as dynasties, the Republic of China replaced the last dynasty in 1912.  The Communist Party established the People’s Republic of China in 1949.  In 1945 inflation had been creating a need for higher values, but eventually in 1946 inflation out of control, stocks of stamps, some as old as 1931, were surcharged with values up to $2000 and one new stamp went up to $5000.  1948 re-issues reached their peak with a $5 000 000 stamp.

The first stamps of the People’s Republic of China were issued in 1949.

Chinese Empire

China Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces

1897

Various Frames Series (Surcharge in English and Chinese Characters)

China 35 G209

SG # 89

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Frames Series (Inscribed IMPERIAL CHINESE POST)

China 98 G209

SG # 98

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1898

Various Frames Series (Inscribed CHINESE IMPERIAL POST)

China 121 G209

SG # 121

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 122 G209

SG # 122

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 123 G209

SG # 123

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 151 G210

SG # 151

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 152 G210

SG # 152

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 124 G209

SG # 154

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 153A G210

SG # 124

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 154 G209

SG # 153a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 127 G209

SG # 154

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 156 G210

SG # 127

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1909

1st Year of Reign of Emperor Hsuan T’ung Series

China 165 G210

SG # 165

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Chinese-Empire-166-AM18

SG # 166

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Chinese-Empire-167-AM18

SG # 167

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Chinese Republic

1912

Chinese Imperial Post Series of 1898
(Overprinted with 4 Chinese Characters Signifying Republic of China)

China 192 G210

SG # 192

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 193 G210

SG # 193

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 194 G210

SG # 194

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 221 G210

SG # 221

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 196 G210

SG # 196

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 197 G210

SG # 197

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 225 G210

SG # 225

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Motivational 791913

 Various Scenes Series

China 287 G211

SG # 287

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 269 G211

SG # 269

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 289A G212

SG # 289a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-2

SG # 270

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 313 G211

SG # 313

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 292 G211

SG # 292

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 314 G211

SG # 314

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 315.1 G212

SG # 315

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-1

SG # 293

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 294 G211

SG # 294

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 317 G212

SG # 317

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 319 G211

SG # 319

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 296 G211

SG # 296

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 321 G211

SG # 321

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 298 G212

SG # 298

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 278 G212

SG # 278

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 323 G212

SG # 323

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 324 G212

SG # 324

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 325 G212

SG # 325

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 326 G212

SG # 326

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 282 G212

SG # 282

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 304 G212

SG # 304

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 328 G212

SG # 328

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 329 G212

SG # 329

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1920

Flood Relief Fund Series
(Surcharge with New Value in English and Chinese Characters)

China 349 G212

SG # 349

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 361 G213

SG # 361

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 350 G212

SG # 350

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 351 G212

SG # 351

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China Sacred Mount Taishan
Sacred Mount Taishan

1925

Flood Relief Fund Series
(Surcharge with New Value in English and Chinese Characters, Figures are at the Top and Smaller than 1920 Series)

China 367 G214

SG # 367

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-367-AM16

SG # 367

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 369 G214

SG # 369

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 370 G213

SG # 370

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1931

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series

China 389 G214

SG # 389

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 396 G214

SG # 396

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 398 G214

SG # 398

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 402 G214

SG # 402

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-738-AJ43

SG # 738

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1932

Martyrs of the Revolution Series

China 410 G214

SG # 410

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 508 G214

SG # 508

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 511 G214

SG # 511

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-8

SG # 515

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 417 G214

SG # 417

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 542 G214

SG # 542

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China 544 G214

SG # 544

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1937

As per 1931 Series
(Surcharge Overprint in Numeral & Chinese)

SG # 454

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1938

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series

d44-6

SG # 497

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1942

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series

China-634-AJ43

SG # 634

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1944

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series

China-707-AJ44

SG #707

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1945

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series

SG # 794

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1946

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Series

Chinese-Rep-865-AM19

SG # 865

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Series

Chinese-Rep-889-AM19

SG # 889

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1947

Progress of the Postal Service Series

Chinese-Rep-984-AM16

SG # 984

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Anniversary of Directorate General of Posts Series

d45-15

SG # 985

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

d45-12

SG # 986

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d45-10

SG # 987

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d45-16

SG # 988

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

d45-17

SG # 989

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1948

75th Anniversary of China Merchant’s Steam Navigation Company

Chinese-Rep-1046-AM16

SG # 1046

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series (Surcharged)

Chinese-Rep-1051-AM19

SG # 1051

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series (Gold Yuan surcharges)

Chinese-Rep-1068-AM19

SG # 1068

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Motivational 801949

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series

d44-12

SG # 1153

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1156-AM19

SG # 1156

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1157-AM19

SG # 1157

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1158-AM19

SG # 1158

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1160-AM19

SG # 1160

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-13

SG # 1169

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1170-AM19

SG # 1170

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1171-AM19

SG # 1171

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1172-AM19

SG # 1172

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Dr Sun Yat-sen Series (Silver Yuan currency)

Chinese-Rep-1350-AM19

SG # 1350

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Chinese-Rep-1353-AM19

SG # 1353

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Chinese Provinces

Manchuria

B.  North Eastern Provinces

Issues made by the Chinese Nationalist Government of Chiang Kai-Shek

Chinese-Prov-38-AM19

SG # 38

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Sinkiang (Chinese Turkestan)

Chinese-Prov-234-AM19

SG # 234

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Szechwan

A province of China, which issued distinguishing stamps because of its debased currency.

1933

Martyrs Issue Series

Chinese Provinces Szechwan 13 G227

SG # 13

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Chinese People’s Republic

East China People’s Post

1949

Train and Postal Runner Series (inscribed 1947.2.7)

China-EC336-AJ45

SG # EC336

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Victory in Huaihai Campaign Series

d45-2

SG # EC347

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Liberation of Nanjing & Shanghai Series

d45-3

SG # EC358

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Train and Postal Runner Series

China-EC366-AJ45

SG # EC366

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

22nd Anniversary of Chinese People’s Liberation Army Series

d45-14

SG # EC378

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Mao Tse-tung Series

China-Communist-EC387-AM19

SG # EC387

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-EC-389-AN31

SG # EC389

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Communist-EC390-AM19

SG # EC390

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Communist-EC391-AM19

SG # EC391

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Series of 1949 (Overprint in Chinese with Stars over Values)

d44-11

SG # EC395

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

North China People’s Post

1949

Gate of Heavenly Peace, Peking Series

d44-15

SG # NC352

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-18

SG # NC358

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Port Arthur & Dairen

1949

1st Session of Chinese People’s Political Conference Series

d45-5

SG # NE259

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

South China People’s Post

China-SC2-AN268

SG # SC2

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

China-South-No-Ref-AJ45

SG # SC3

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1950

Gate of Heavenly Peace Series – Peking

China-Peoples-Rep-1414-AM18

SG # 1414

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1419-AM18

SG # 1419

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1420c-AM18

SG # 1420c

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Whistling Swans Series

China-1451-AJ44

SG # 1451

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Sino-Soviet Treaty Series

SG # 1471

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Train and Postal Runner Series as EC Post 1949 (Inscribed 1949 Surcharged)

d45-9

SG # 1474

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Gate of Heavenly Peace Series – Peking

China-Peoples-Rep-1486a-AM18

SG # 1486a

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1951

30th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party Series

d45-1

SG # 1509

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Peace Campaign 2nd Series

SG # 1510

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 1511

Used (Hinged)

 

 

National Emblem Issue Series

d45-11

SG # 1523

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1952

Gymnastics by Radio Series

China-Peoples-Rep-1549-AM17

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1549.1-AM17

SG # 1549

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1549

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1552-AM17

SG # 1552

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

“Glorious Mother Country” 1st Series – Tun Huang Mural Paintings

d46-11

SG # 1553

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

d46-9

SG # 1554

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

15th Anniversary of the War with Japan Series

d46-16

SG # 1559

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

“Glorious Mother Country” 2nd Series

d46-8

SG # 1565

Unused (Hinged)

 

SG # 1566

Used (Hinged)

 

SG # 1567

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 1568

Used (Hinged)

 

China Shilin Stone Forest
Shilin Stone Forest

1953

Various Scenes Series

d45-13

SG # 1581

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

“Glorious Mother Country” 3rd Series

d46-14

SG # 1594

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1596-AM16

SG # 1596

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

“Glorious Mother Country” 4th Series

d46-15

SG # 1602

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

d46-10

SG # 1604

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

1954

Industrial Development Series

d46-3

SG # 1612

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Gate of Heavenly Peace, Peking Series

d44-14

SG # 1618

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-16

SG # 1621

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-17

SG # 1622

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1st Session of National Congress Series

d44-22

SG # 1641

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

1955

Various Occupations Series

China-Peoples-Rep-1648a-AM18

SG # 1648a

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1649

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1650

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-21

SG # 1651

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1652-AM18

SG # 1652

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Scientists of Ancient China Series

d45-4

SG # 1660

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

20th Anniversary of Long March by Communist Army Series

d45-6

SG # 1687

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1956

Opening of Sikang-Tibet & Tsinghai-Tibet Highways Series

d46-1

SG # 1688

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Views of Peking Series

China-1693-AJ43

SG # 1693

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Archeological Discoveries of Chengtu Series

SG # 1696

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 1697

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d46-13

SG # 1698

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d46-12

SG # 1699

Used (Hinged)

 

 

National Savings Series

China-1701-AI31

SG # 1701

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1957

1st Chinese Worker’s Athletic Meeting Series Inscribed “1955”

SG # 1709

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 1710

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Air Series

China-Peoples-Rep-1729-AM16

SG # 1729

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Motivational 821958

Chinese Fossils Series

d46-2

SG # 1747

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Peking Planetarium Series

d46-7

SG # 1764

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Flowers Series

China-1779-AJ45

SG # 1779

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1959

Steel Production Progress Series Inscribed “1958”

SG # 1807

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1st Anniversary of People’s Communes Series

d45-7

SG # 1835

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1st National Games, Peking Series

d44-23

SG # 1879

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1960

Chrysanthemums Series

d46-4

SG # 1947

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d46-6

SG # 1749

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d46-5

SG # 1950

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1961

Various Buildings Series

China-Peoples-Rep-1987-AM17

SG # 1987

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

d45-8

SG # 1988

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-1989-AM17

SG # 1989

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Tang Dynasty Pottery (618-907AD)

China-Peoples-Rep-2002-AM16

SG # 2002

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1962

Birth Anniversary of Tu Fu (Poet) Series

d44-24

SG # 2027

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-25

SG # 2028

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Scientists of Ancient China Series

China-Peoples-Rep-2056-AM16

SG # 2056

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-2057-AI31

SG # 2057

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

China-2059-AI31

SG # 2059

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-2060-AI31

SG # 2060

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1963

Butterflies Series

d44-27

SG # 2082

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1964

Various Scenes Series (No Gum)

China-Peoples-Rep-2168-AM18

SG # 2168

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-2169-J16

SG # 2169

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-19

SG # 2171

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-2172-AM18

SG # 2172

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 2174

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1965

Chingkang Mountains Series – Cradle of the Chinese Revolution

China-Peoples-Rep-2251-AM17

SG # 2251

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-2252-AM17

SG # 2252

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-2253-AM17

SG # 2253

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-2254-AM17

SG # 2254

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-2255-AM17

SG # 2255

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1977

Various Scenes Series

China-2704-AI31

SG # 2704

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1986

Traditional Houses Series

China-3442-AI33

SG # 3442

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-3448-AI33

SG # 3448

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-3448b-AM17

 

 

 

 

 

China-Peoples-Rep-3448b.1-AM17

SG # 3448b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

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