China Stamp Values


Wondering what your old Chinese stamps are worth? The Hobbizine China Stamp Value Guide provides market prices for stamps in both mint and used condition. More than a simple price list or catalogue, the guide’s extensive illustrations and commentary make it an invaluable reference tool for stamp identification and Chinese postal history. The prices found here are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in philatelic publications, and public auction results. Use the value given as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection.

1800s

1878-1888 Large and Small Dragon Issues
The 1878-1888 page features the Large Dragons, the highly sought after first stamps of Imperial China.

1894-1898 Dowagers plus Dragon Carp and Wild Goose Issues

1930-1939

1902-1912 Maritime Customs Definitives and the 1912 Dr. Sun Yat-sen memorative Issue

1913-1927 Chinese Junks and Reaping Rice

1929-1935 Marshal Chang Tso-lin and Dr. Sun Yat-sen

1936-1939 New Life Movement and Founding of the Chinese Post Office
Highlights of the 1936-1939 page include the New Life Movement and Founding of the Chinese Post Office Commemoratives, Reaping Rice Surcharges, and the 1938 and 1939 Dr. Sun Yat-sen button type varieties.

1940-1949

1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs

1941-1942 Industry and Agriculture and Regional Surcharges

1943 Numerous Regional Surcharges and Other Overprints

1944-1945 Allegory of Savings - President Chiang Kai-shek

1946 Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Numerous Surcharges

1947 Confucius, Plum Blossoms and Mobile Post Office

1948 Part I - Surcharges in Various Colors and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

1948 Part II - Surcharges in Various Colors

1949 Part I Dr. Sun Yat-sen Engraved and Lithographed Plane Train and Ship Revenue Stamps Surcharged

1949 Part II Hankow Prints - Flying Geese Over Globe - Summer Palace Bronze Bull and Kunming Lake

Special Purpose Issues

Semi-Postals
Stamps that were sold with a special surcharge to raise money for charitable causes - flood relief, war refugees, and tuberculosis.

Airmails

Postage Due 1904-1915

Postage Due 1932-1949



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