China Filatelie, vol. 38, whole nr. 149, December 2006


English summary

page       summary

73-74               From the editor, from the board

75-78               China’s twin issues discusses the joint issue with Germany (1998) and shows the many products the German Post issued.

78           Rarities from China’s philately shows top lots from recent auctions of Chinese stamps, in this case a Dowager issue with inverted overprint.

79-81               35th anniversary of the Great Soviet October Revolution is the story of the stamps that were retracted on the day of issue in February 1953, but were sold for some days in remote offices in Hunan. The bureaucratic debates surrounding this issue and leading to the retraction are explained.

81           China Clipper on DVD notes the issue of a set of DVDs containing 70 volumes of the American journal.

81           25 years ago, a short look back on the December 1981 issue of the Bulletin

82           Strange date; a cover is shown bearing a Changsha 9 DEC 15 cancel. The article shows the letter must be from 1924 (as is apparent from the stamps used and the Shanghai backstamp) In nr.134 of the Bulletin a list of cancels with various numbers in the place of the year was given. Changsha can be added to that list.

83-84               (Steam)trains and railways in China gives some highlights from the history of railways and train-carried mail in China.

85-86               Buddha and Buddhism gives some highlights on the history of Buddhist faith in China, illustrated by a 1993 PRC set.

86           Report of the participation in a national philatelic event

87           Souvenir sheets on various occasions (SARS, Year of the Dog, Mao) are shown.

88           New in the library  and New Stanley Gibbons Catalogue

90           Indonesia: year of the pig stamp without pig The predominantly Islamic country chose not to show a pig on the stamp commemorating the Chinese New Year

89-96               New issues PRC and Taiwan

96           Stamps should read ‘Taiwan said Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian, stating the country should stop using ‘Republic of China’ on its stamps. The PRC is expected to react negatively.   


More information on this publication from the editor:

Johan Sevenhuijsen

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3121 TB  Schiedam