China Stamp Society Specialized Catalog of China to 1949

9780615550336: China Stamp Society Specialized Catalog of China to 1949

It is a 520-page, full color, specialized listing for Imperial issues of 1878 through the Republic issues of 1949. Originally built upon Ma, it goes much further with thousands of specialized listings of varieties and previously unlisted stamps. Historical and explanatory text has been added to tell "who, what, when, where, and why" information. Rate tables are included to give meaning to the changing face values due to inflation. The Preface includes an explanation of the presentation to guide in the use of the catalog. It includes a Glossary of terms and abbreviations used and tables showing the relevant Chinese characters. The Appendix includes a new Overprint and Surcharge Identification Guide, an extensive Bibliography of other publications cited, and a Cross-Reference to additional material in Chiu's Supplement . It also has a section on Non-Stamps with listings of the Imperial and Republic Official Postal Seals and Postal Savings stamps. Imperial issues include the Large and Small Dragons, the Empress Dowager Commemoratives, the Small and Large Figure Surcharges, the Red Revenue Surcharges, the Lithographed Imperial Chinese Post, and the Chinese Imperial Post. Included are sections on Early Republic Issues, Wartime Issues, and the Inflationary Period Issues (Chinese National Currency issues, Gold Yuan issues, and Silver Yuan issues). Special Purpose issues include Airmails, Domestic Express and Registered Mail stamps, Postage Dues, Parcel Post stamps, Military Post stamps and Stamp Booklets. Province issues include Kirin & Heilungkiang, Kwangsi and Kweichow, Northeastern Provinces, Sinkiang, Szechwan, Taiwan, Tibet, and Yunnan. The Japanese Occupation section includes maps, historical information and much introductory material. It includes all of the occupation issues and overprints, and the stamps of Manchukuo. It has a new section on the Official Postal Seals of Manchukuo. For membership information see

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