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Chinese Politics On African Cinderella's

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Posted 10/23/2019   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add De Facto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have more information on these stamps? I have four stamps, from Chad, Ivory Coast, Malawi and Djibouti and they all contain images of the Diaoyu Islands, claiming they are Chinese. This is a geopolitics on the mm. I am sure they are not real, but who would publish these and why stamps???
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Posted 10/23/2019   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Louise411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They look real to me.
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Posted 10/23/2019   4:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But they are not listed by catalogs.

Various governments have signed deals with various printers to create and sell stamps; then those countries are not really in control of what the printer prints. There are questions of just who (dictator? post office? postmaster general? rebel group? all 4?) ordered what from whom. I forget what country (Djibouti?) had two printers churning out different issues but almost none were recognized by anyone as legitimate. And just because a government has been overthrown or changed doesn't mean the old printing contract isn't interpreted by a printer to be still valid.

China is a huge investor in African infrastructure. It is no wonder that these countries (or whoever is in charge) would take a side on issues that don't involve them directly.

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Edited by hy-brasil - 10/23/2019 4:32 pm
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