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Posted 03/18/2018   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add goose216 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I believe these stamps to be from PRC. My grandmother was there 3 times. I have been unable to find them online.

Lower right corner say H.2.12
Lower left corner 1989
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Posted 03/18/2018   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi goose216 and elcome to this forum. You might try www.stampworld.com and try to ID these, but even though they are beautiful I have my doubts that they are stamps,

Peter
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Posted 03/18/2018   3:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They actually look as cinderellas. No postage stamps.
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Posted 03/18/2018   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add goose216 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks, I didn't really think they were stamps but wasn't sure. no value mark after number.

I don't collect stamps. Is there a good term for googling to maybe try and find them online somewhere?
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Posted 03/18/2018   4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seigaku to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think they are postage stamps either. The title at the top reads something like "pictures of ancient Chinese ceremonies/celebrations" so they presumably are Chinese, but they do not show the required national identification to be used for postage.
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Posted 03/18/2018   4:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add goose216 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am 99% sure they are chinese. they were in with all the other chinese stamps my grandmother brought home with her. We finally got around to cleaning out her closets after she past away, I took the stamps just to list them on eBay. These were the only ones I couldn't ID.

Seigaku thanks for the translation, helps with description.
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Posted 04/23/2018   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Chinese at the top says 'traditional Chinese sketches'.
From the subject matter I would guess they are scenes from the 'Dream of the Red Chamber'.
From mainland China s they are written in simplified Chinese.
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Posted 04/23/2018   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seigaku to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, steev--I don't know Chinese, so my rough translation was based on the Japanese usage of the characters. The 4th character from the left translates as "ceremony" or "celebration." Is the meaning different in Chinese?
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Posted 04/24/2018   07:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seigaku, you can't read modern Chinese a character at a time -- the 3rd and 4th characters together form the expression 'gudian', which means 'traditional'.
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Posted 04/24/2018   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seigaku to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for explaining that, steev. A few years ago I was visiting China with a number of Japanese colleagues, and I asked them if they could read the Chinese. They said that they were able to read the characters, but still often weren't sure about the proper meaning. This gives me a better idea of what they wre referring to.
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