Guess I now have loads of questions
I am looking at an Album called "The Ideal Postage stamp Album for the general user" Third Edition.It contains stamps from around 1870 to around 1920.
This has loads of countries stamps in and I have just been looking at China (German post offices in) and have 2 stamps from 1900 that appear to be 1900 German Empire postage stamps overprinted CHINA.
These are values 5pf and 20 pf Green and Blue respectively.
Having found these in Stampworld catalogue on line they appear to be listed as having values of upto 1500 and 3000 Euros respectively.
I am not getting excited as I am sure they won't be the same stamp.
The stamps in the catalogue are shown with the overprint "China" diagonally across the stamp, yet the ones in my album have the overprint horizontal above the word REICHSPOST.
As I said new to this but any pointers to clarify?