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1929 Marshal Chang Tso-lin





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent Brown Orange $0.50 $0.75 $0.90 $1.00
4 cent Olive Green $1.30 $1.70 $1.80 $3.00
10 cent Dull Blue $1.80 $3.00 $4.20 $7.00
$1 Red $31.25 $52.00 $28.75 $48.00


1929 President Chiang Kai-shek





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent Brown Orange $0.20 $0.30 $0.40 $0.70
4 cent Olive Green $0.30 $0.50 $0.60 $1.00
10 cent Dark Blue $0.50 $0.80 $5.50 $9.00
$1 Dark Red $24.00 $40.00 $34.00 $55.00


1929 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent Brown Orange $0.30 $0.40 $0.60 $0.70
4 cent Olive Green $0.55 $0.90 $0.35 $0.60
10 cent Dark Blue $1.20 $2.00 $2.65 $4.40
$1 Dark Red $15.50 $26.00 $33.00 $55.00


1930 Junk Issues Surcharged





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent on 3 cent Peking Junk $0.95 $1.60 $0.55 $0.90
1 cent on 3 cent 2nd Peking Junk $0.20 $0.30 $0.40 $0.70


1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Double-line Circle in Sun

The 1931 Sun Yat-sen definitives were recess printed by De La Rue & Co. of London. The stamps were printed on unwatermarked paper, perforated 12 by 13 with the three high values bi-colored. The defining characteristic of the 1931 printing is the double lines forming the inner circle of the sun. This double line was considered to be a serious defect in the design of the stamp. The sun emblem was very significant to the Nationalist Movement and the line was intended to be single. Subsequent printings had a think line (actually a joining of the two thin lines) and then later a single thin line.







Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent Orange $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 $0.35
2 cent Olive Green $0.15 $0.25 $0.25 $0.45
4 cent Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.60 $1.00
20 cent Ultramarine $0.10 $0.15 $0.60 $1.00
$1 Orange Brown/ Dk Brown $0.20 $0.30 $4.25 $7.00
$2 Blue & Orange Brown $1.45 $2.40 $13.25 $22.00
$5 Dull Red & Black $2.15 $3.60 $19.80 $33.00


1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Single-line Circle in Sun







Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
2 cent Olive Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 $0.30
4 cent Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.30 $0.50
5 cent Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 $0.30
15 cent Deep Green $0.75 $1.25 $1.80 $3.00
15 cent Scarlet $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 $0.30
20 cent Ultramarine $0.10 $0.15 $0.30 $0.50
25 cent Ultramarine $0.30 $0.50 $0.20 $0.30
$1 Orange Brown/Dk. Brown $0.20 $0.30 $6.60 $11.00
$2 Blue & Orange Brown $0.35 $0.60 $12.00 $20.00
$5 Dull Red & Black $1.80 $3.00 $20.40 $34.00


1932 Nomads in the Desert Sven Hedin Commemorative Issue







Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent Deep Orange $19.00 $20.00 $22.50 $25.00
4 cent Olive Green $19.00 $20.00 $22.50 $25.00
5 cent Claret $19.00 $20.00 $22.50 $25.00
10 cent Deep Blue $19.00 $20.00 $22.50 $25.00


1932 Junk Surcharged





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent on 3 cent Blue Green $0.55 $0.90 $0.95 $1.60


1932-4 Martyrs Issue - Perforated 14 Unwatermarked

Depicts six men who lost their lives in events leading up to the founding of the Revolution. Each martyr is pictured twice on the series of twelve stamps. These same designs were re-used in 1940-1941. The two series can be distinguished by an identifying secret mark. See the 1940-1941 listing for more details.




Teng K'eng

Ch'en Ying-shih

Teng K'eng



Chu Chih-hsin

Sung Chiao Jen

Chu Chih-hsin



Sung Chiao Jen

Huang Hsing

Huang Hsing


Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
cent Black Brown - Teng K'eng $0.15 $0.25 $0.10 $0.15
1 cent Orange - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.15 $0.25 $0.10 $0.15
2 cent Rose Lilac - Teng K'eng $0.15 $0.25 $0.10 $0.15
3 cent Deep Brown - Liao Chung-kai $0.15 $0.25 $0.10 $0.15
8 cent Brown Orange - Chu Chih-hsin $0.15 $0.25 $0.10 $0.15
10 cent Dull Violet - Sung Chiao-jen $0.15 $0.25 $0.30 $0.50
13 cent Blue Green - Chu Chih-hsin $0.15 $0.25 $0.30 $0.50
17 cent Brown Olive - Sung Chiao-jen $0.15 $0.25 $0.30 $0.50
20 cent Brown Red - Huang Hsing $0.15 $0.25 $0.60 $1.00
30 cent Brown Violet - Liao Chung-kai $0.15 $0.25 $0.60 $1.00
40 cent Orange - Huang Hsing $0.15 $0.25 $0.60 $1.00
50 cent Green - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.15 $0.25 $1.80 $3.00


1933 Junk





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
6 cent Brown $0.55 $0.90 $9.60 $16.00
1 cent on 4 cent Olive Green $0.30 $0.50 $1.40 $1.80


1933 Tan Yuan-chang





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
2 cent Olive Green $0.20 $0.30 $1.10 $1.80
5 cent Green $0.20 $0.30 $1.10 $1.80
25 cent Ultramarine $0.75 $1.25 $3.35 $5.60
$1 Red $13.80 $23.00 $30.00 $50.00


1935 2nd Peking Junk Surcharged





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1 cent on 2 cent Yellow Green $0.10 $0.15 $2.25 $3.00




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These prices for Chinese stamps are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in philatelic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection. The value of an individual stamp is dependent on its centering and condition. Four prices are listed here for each stamp:

  • --Used as Normally Collected
  • --Used Exceptionally Fine
  • --Mint as Normally Collected
  • --Mint Exceptionally Fine
It is hoped that this range of prices will meet the needs of most collectors. However, a particularly nice example might sell for more than the amounts listed, while a particularly poor copy might be worth less.

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