I.THE FOUNDER PREFACE
In 1974 I have bought a best china imperial stamps from an old chinese overseas at Padang, after that I never found anymore in Indonesia or in China, but in 2008 I have found the Empress Xi Ci Birthday stamps but not complete,and one fake stamps, also one used local Chefoo port stamps and used 1/2 cent japanese print coiling Dragon issued. The postmark special patkwa type.from Beijing and CEF on British India stamps.
The Chinese Imperial stamps became Very difficult to found and the prized very expensived especially postally used one cover. Please the collectors comment and show thei collection of postal used cover .
The chronologic historic china imperial postal history only seen in Beijing Postal History Museum, but different style than mine.
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II. THE CHRONOLOGY HISTORIC COLLECTION
2.1 ANCIENT CHINA
The Chinese books told that the I Chan or Imperial Government courier service and the Minchu or native posting agencies as early as the Chow dynasty in 1122 B.C.. The former,maintained only at the Imperial Palace, ran errands between the State and The provincial authorities, while the later was operated for general public with varying charges paid by the sender and the addressee.
Both the I Chand and the Minchu were well-equipped and efficiently organized, covering the greater parts of Szechwan,Shensi, Kansu and the far West.
An Englishman,named Robert Hart , started an experimental postal service in China
The first local Shanghai Port stamps large dragon were issued.
The first Large dragon stamps were issued , three types with sane design, green 1 candarin, Red 3 Candarins and yellow 5 Candarins.
The First Small Dragon stamps were issued ,three type with same design, green 1 candarine, Brown violet 3 candarins, and red 5 candarins.
The Local Port shinaghai stamps double dragon were issued.
The Local port stamps were issued from several port : Chefoo, Hankou(Hankow) and Chongqing(Chungqing),
(a)The Local port stamps were issued from several port :Fuzhou(Foochow) , Zhenjiang(Chinkiang), Wuhu, Yichang(Ichang) and Tianjin(Tientsin).
(b) The French Post Office in Chine issued Chine surharge France stamps .(many types surcharge at many area also issued ,like Mongtse ,Yunnan Fu,Hoi-Hao , Canton,Pac Hoi,Tchong King and Kuong Tcheuo)
The Local port stamps were issued from Amoy(xianmen) .
(a) The Local Port stamps were issued from Nanjing(Nanking)
(b) The Qing Emperor issued a special decree giving official recognation to the “European” postals system (knowns as Foreign uniform in China ) and bringing to an end the old I cHan and Minchu Postal service .
This postal system was for many years operated by the Chinese Maritime Custom.
(a)The Local provisional courier stamps from Wei Hai Wei Leased Area were Issued.
(b) German Post office in China issued surgharge China on German stamps.
(c) British Postoffice in China Issued postmark A 11-shanghai used on Hongkong stamps ( also issued postmark from another area like cds shanghai and other area)
(a)The Local provisional courier LKT at Wei Hai wei were issued
(b) The first Russia Imperial Post office in China issued the KHTAH(Kitai) surchaged on Russia stamps were issued.
2.3. EARLY 2OTH CENTURY
(a)The first CEF Chine Expedition Force sucharge on British India stamps were Issued.
(b) The Japanese Post Office in China issued surchage China in kanji character on Japan stamps.
The second and third CEF surharge on British India stamp were issued
Belgian Post Office in China issued surxharge Chine on Belgian stamps.
The fourth CEF surharge on British India stamps were isssued
The Chinese General post office was formed
The Republic of China (Koumintang) exsitance had already been firmly established .
The Republic of China Postal system formally became a party to the International Postal Convension(UPU)
Italia Post Office in China issued surharge Pechino and Tientsin on Italia stamps.
US Post office in China issue surchaged Shanghai China stamps.
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