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1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen - Re-engraved Perforated 12







Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
2 cent Olive Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
8 cent Olive Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15


1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Type of 1938-41 Type III - Perforated 14 - Unwatermarked





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
2 cent Olive Green $0.85 $0.95 $1.05 $1.70
5 cent Green $1.00 $1.70 $2.00 $3.40
$1 Henna/ Org Brn $7.20 $12.00 $48.00 $80.00
$2 Dp Blue & Org Brown $2.05 $3.40 $9.60 $16.00
$5 Red & Greenish Black $11.00 $11.50 $12.00 $20.00
$10 Dk Green & Dull Purple $8.00 $12.00 $36.00 $60.00


1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Type of 1939-41 - Watermarked Yu - Type III - Perforated 12





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
$1 Henna & Dark Brown $7.50 $12.00 $3.60 $6.00
$2 Dp Blue & Org Brown $7.50 $12.00 $4.80 $8.00
$5 Red & Green Black $15.00 $20.00 $4.80 $8.00
$10 Dk Grn & Dull Purple $25.00 $35.00 $7.20 $12.00
$20 Rose Lake & Dp Blue $25.00 $35.00 $9.60 $16.00


1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen - Dah Tung Book Company - Type III with Secret Marks - Unwatermarked - Perforated 14





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
5 cent Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
5 cent Olive Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
8 cent Olive Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 $0.30
8 cent Olive Green No star in button $0.75 $1.20 $0.75 $1.20
10 cent Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
30 cent Scarlet $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 $0.30
50 cent Blue $0.10 $0.15 $0.25 $0.40
$1 Sepia & Black $0.10 $0.15 $1.10 $1.80
$2 Deep Blue & Yellow Brown $0.20 $0.30 $0.40 $0.70
$5 Red & Slate Green $0.25 $0.40 $0.40 $0.70
$10 Dark Green & Dull Purple $1.10 $0.15 $1.80 $3.00


1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen - Type III with Secret Marks - Watermarked Yu - Perforated 14







Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
5 cent Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
5 cent Olive Green $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
10 cent Green $0.15 $0.25 $0.15 $0.25
30 cent Scarlet $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
50 cent Blue $0.10 $0.15 $0.25 $0.45
$1 Sepia & Black $1.20 $2.00 $2.50 $3.00
$2 Deep Blue & Yellow Brown $5.40 $9.00 $5.00 $8.40
$5 Red & Slate Green $5.40 $9.00 $4.80 $8.00
$10 Dark Green & Dull Purple $7.80 $13.00 $6.60 $11.00
$20 Rose Lake & Dark Blue $8.40 $14.00 $11.40 $19.00


1940-1 Martyrs Issue with Secret Marks

In 1940 the Commercial Press, Ltd. of Hong Kong was awarded a contract to print a new issue of Martyr stamps using the original plates. The stamps appeared on both watermarked and unwatermarked paper. The watermarked paper featured multiple Chinese characters and usually fairly easy to see without special equipment by turning the stamps over or holding them to a bright light.

A secret mark was added to the old printing plates and provides a ready method of distinguishing this printing from the earlier issue of 1932-34


In the original printing the far left character on the bottom of the frame is "not joined."

In the 1940-41 reissue the plates were modified so that the far left character appears "joined."




Teng K'eng

Ch'en Ying-shih

Teng K'eng



Lian Chung-kai

Teng K'eng

Chu Chih-hsin



Sung Chiao-jen

Chu Chih-hsin

Lian Chung-kai



Huang Hsing

Lian Chung-kai

Ch'en Ying-shih


1940-1 Martyrs Issue with Secret Marks - Watermarked Yu - Perforated 12 - 13 & Compound



Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1/2 cent Orange Black - Teng K'eng $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
1 cent Orange - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
2 cent Deep Blue - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
2 1/2 cent Rose Lilac - Teng K'eng $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
3 cent Deep Yellow Brown - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
4 cent Pale Violet - Teng K'eng $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
5 cent Dull Red Orange - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
8 cent Deep Orange - Chu Chih-hsin $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
10 cent Dull Violet - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
13 cent Deep Yellow Green - Chu Chih-hsin $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
15 cent Brown Carmine - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
17 cent Brown Olive - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
20 cent Light Blue - Huang Hsing $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
21 cent Olive Brown - Chu Chih-hsin $0.50 $0.80 $0.50 $0.80
25 cent Red Violet - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
28 cent Olive - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
30 cent Brown Carmine - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
40 cent Orange - Huang Hsing $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20
50 cent Green - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.10 $0.15 $0.15 $0.20


1940-1 Martyrs Issue with Secret Marks - Unwatermarked - Perforated 12 - 13 & Compound



Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
1/2 cent Olive Black - Teng K'eng $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
1 cent Orange - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
1 cent Orange Without Secret Mark $1.10 $1.80 $1.10 $1.80
2 cent Deep Blue - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
2 1/2 cent Rose Lilac - Teng K'eng $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
3 cent Deep Yellow Brown - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
4 cent Pale Violet - Teng K'eng $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
5 cent Dull Red Orange - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
8 cent Orange - Chu Chih-hsin $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
10 cent Dark Purple - Sung Chiao-jen $0.20 $0.30 $1.35 $2.20
13 cent Deep Yellow Green - Chu Chih-hsin $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
15 cent Brown Carmine - Lian Chung-kai $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
17 cent Brown Olive - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
20 cent Light Blue - Huang Hsing $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
21 cent Olive Brown - Chu Chih-hsin $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
25 cent Rose Violet - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
28 cent Olive - Sung Chiao-jen $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
30 cent Brown Violet - Lian Chung-kai $1.10 $1.80 $1.10 $1.80
40 cent Orange - Huang Hsing $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 $0.15
50 cent Deep Green - Ch'en Ying-shih $0.15 $0.25 $1.45 $2.40


1940-41 Regional Surcharges on Stamps of 1939-40 Dr. Sun Yat-sen - Unwatermarked




Shanghai

Kansu

Kiangsi


Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
4 cent on 5 cent Hong Kong $0.25 $0.45 $0.25 $0.45
3 cent on 5 cent Shanghai $1.20 $2.00 $0.70 $1.20
3 cent on 5 cent Hunan $1.70 $2.80 $0.70 $1.20
3 cent on 5 cent Kansu $1.45 $2.40 $1.50 $2.50
3 cent on 5 cent Shanghai $1.50 $2.50 $1.30 $2.20
3 cent on 5 cent Shanghai $1.20 $2.00 $0.10 $1.50
3 cent on 5 cent Kiangsi $1.50 $2.50 $1.50 $2.50
3 cent on 5 cent E. Szechwan $1.20 $2.00 $1.10 $1.80


1940-41 Regional Surcharges on Stamps of 1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen - Type III with Secret Marks - Watermarked Yu





Denom. Description Used Used EF Mint Mint EF
3 cent on 5 cent Shanghai $2.10 $3.50 $1.20 $2.00
3 cent on 5 cent Hunan $1.80 $3.00 $1.20 $2.00
3 cent on 5 cent Kiangsi $2.10 $3.50 $1.20 $2.00
3 cent on 5 cent Shanghai $1.20 $2.00 $0.70 $1.20
3 cent on 5 cent E. Szechwan $1.20 $2.00 $0.70 $1.20
3 cent on 5 cent Olive Green $3.60 $6.00 $2.70 $4.50
3 cent on 5 cent Olive Green $4.80 $8.00 $3.30 $5.50




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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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