China 1995-12   Taihu Lake Place Stamp MNH S S ??
China 1995-12 Taihu Lake Place Stamp MNH S S ??
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1932 - 34 SC# ??? USED ( 61 STAMPS )
1932 - 34 SC# ??? USED ( 61 STAMPS )
Time Left: 39m
Regular government postal service is known to the Zhou Dynasty of the first millennium BC. During the Yuan Dynasty under Kublai Khan in the 12th century, China has been integrated into the system much more ortho Mongolia. Marco Polo reported that there were 10,000 during this time later. In addition, private letters were made by the Min Hsin Chu, a guild system card (Hong). Later, the Treaty of 1727 Kyakhta with Russia scheduled for the first regular exchange of mail.
A policy of isolation was brutally ended in the 19th century by the Opium Wars and the subsequent opening of the ports Treaty, and more nations opened up foreign post offices from 1844 on. This expanded to include dozens of cities, especially on the coast, along the Yangtze River and in the extreme south. Shanghai organized its own local stations in Shanghai in 1865. In the same year, Englishman Robert Hart developed an e-mail service for the Imperial Maritime Customs, initially bring to the consular post and ports Treaty. This service was open to the public May 1, 1878, and the first stamps of China, the "great dragon" (大 龙 邮票) were issued to manage the payment. The stamps were written "China" in Roman letters and Chinese, and denominated in CANDAREENS.
1-CANDAREENS 1885 stamp was the cancellation of a stamp seal and unidentified France in Shanghai.
At first, all mail to foreign destinations went to Shanghai, but in 1882 there were twelve offices. On March 20, 1896, a decree ordered the customs office became the Imperial Postal Service from January 1, 1897, the Min Hsin Chu was closed and approved at the local station in Shanghai and the postal system and cents dollar units currencies.
In the first half of 1897, new stamps are not available, so the existing stock has been overloaded cents, with different variants are distinguished by stamp collectors. The stamps were surcharged as well.
The first stamps inscribed new "Imperial China Post" went on sale August 16, 1897. The twelve values ​​ranging from $ 5 1/2c, was lithographed in Japan. The low values ​​depicts a dragon, the average values ​​of a carp, and the dollar values ​​of a wild goose. This paper used for these stamps have a watermark in the shape of a yin-yang symbol.
The blue-green 3c Series 1898 was first aired in 1910, one of the last stamps of imperial China.