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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.


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


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.

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