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Posted 09/10/2022   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add johnconn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Having come up dry with both my Scott Catalogue and Google Image, I greatly would appreciate any assistance you might offer in identifying the three Chinese overprinted stamps shown below.


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Posted 09/10/2022   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't speak to the overprints, but the stamps are from the 1943 Sun Yat-sen issue, or perhaps the 1948. Places to start, at least.
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Edited by classic_paper - 09/10/2022 1:27 pm
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Posted 09/10/2022   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnconn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I have been told the second one is a military stamp, Scott #M7.
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Posted 09/10/2022   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Johnconn, you might also try www.stampworld.com and look under Northern Provinces of China


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Posted 09/10/2022   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
first stamp: The central column reads "People's Republic" followed by a character I can't make out. It doesn't read "People's Republic Post" (in 4 characters) so I'm thinking this is not a postage stamp. EDIT: Bad thinking; it is a postage stamp. See below. The bottom inscription is "Kiangsi/Jiangxi", so this would probably make this listed under Central China if a reference can be found. The surcharge is 1$/1 yuan with a broken top to the yuan character, an interesting variety.

second stamp: The two characters read "military post", done in different styles/fonts for the Republic of China. So confirming this is Scott M7.

third stamp: The inscription reads "postal savings". So this, from the Republic of China, is another one that won't be in Scott.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 09/10/2022 10:03 pm
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Posted 09/10/2022   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnconn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to identify each.
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Edited by johnconn - 09/10/2022 5:13 pm
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Posted 09/10/2022   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With China identification, always helpful, if you indicate "type"
In this case "Type A62"

So First stamp is Central China

Second and third stamp, I had not seen before, so great to have those identified !


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Edited by rod222 - 09/10/2022 5:27 pm
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Posted 09/10/2022   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Last Stamp Postal Savings Type A62
Kiangsi

From the generous donation of SCF member CALSTAMP
(The society of diffusion of useful knowledge)

Listed here Cat# PS10
$5 Cerise

Wood free paper


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Edited by rod222 - 09/10/2022 5:43 pm
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Posted 09/10/2022   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnconn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod - great work, above and beyond the call of duty, capped off by the wood-free!
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Posted 09/10/2022   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the record.

Marsh / Williams
Kiangsi Postal Savings.
Catalogue #4 or #4b
Native Network Paper, or Chinese Wood free paper respectively
Stamp not mine.
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Edited by rod222 - 09/10/2022 8:08 pm
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Posted 09/10/2022   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pre-1949 Chinese stamps are a rabbit hole, much like those from the Russian Civil War era. Enjoyable sleuthing, but they can take you to task, that's for sure.
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Posted 09/10/2022   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well done, rod!

And it took a while for the light to go on, but the center column just reads "renminbi", the currency of the People's Republic.
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Posted 09/10/2022   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
first one from right to left, read downwards:
change to
RMB (ren ming bi)
one yuan
This was done after the new RMB was issued (with a ratio of one new equal to 100 old RMB) in 1953.
second one was stamped as millinery mail.
the third one was not a post stamp, but a saving stamp. People with little money can by those low denomination stamps as a way of saving, then exchange to real bank savings when a certain amount of them were accumulated. the one you have was issued between 1942 and 1945.
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Posted 09/11/2022   12:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
And it took a while for the light to go on, but the center column just reads "renminbi"


Thank you
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Edited by rod222 - 09/11/2022 01:03 am
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Posted 09/11/2022   01:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shreves Philatelic Galleries.
Wood Free paper

Chinese Native Paper (seems to have "lines")
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Posted 09/11/2022   01:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chinese Paper Making

"Originally, the Chinese made paper from such diverse materials as mulberry, assorted inner barks of various plants, bamboo, fish nets, hemp, and rags. "

https://classic.stamps.org
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