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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category China, most recent first.
Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies 'Chinese' Cover 1887
10c PS envelope cancelled No 2 in lozenge of dots; from Sederang to Sadem, 18 May 1887; Chinese text address in black and transit cachets in red; b/s RENBANG 19 May 1887 and h/s 'Lasem'(?), a colourful card

Reference: S834
£20.00

MANCHUKUO RED BAND ENVELOPE TO SHANGHAI 1936MANCHUKUO RED BAND ENVELOPE TO SHANGHAI 1936MANCHUKUO RED BAND ENVELOPE TO SHANGHAI 1936
6 x 5 fen (3 on reverse) + 4 fen Manchukuo issues (SG 57 or 61, 58) on China Mail 'Red Band' envelope, all cancelled with special cachet in red; small Chinese control handstamp; on reverse Shanghai arrival 19 September 1936 (? date unclear); scarce & spectacular cover in good condition

Reference: S367
£45.00

CHINA NOW, BOOK BY D J DWYERCHINA NOW, BOOK BY D J DWYER
A survey of the basic aspects of the development of modern China, intended as an educational work for students of present day China, by D J Dwyer, written from Hong Kong, Longmans 1973, 510 pps with sealed in dust-jacket, ex Essex County Library but sound, illustrated with maps and diagrams (postage GB 1st 3.50, 2nd 3.00, abroad 9.00)

Reference: S327
£10.00

BOOK THE DRAGON WAKES, CHINA & THE WEST 1793-1911BOOK THE DRAGON WAKES, CHINA & THE WEST 1793-1911
Scholarly work on the development of China and its relations with the Western world 1793-1911, by Christopher Hibbert, Longmans 1970, 427 pps, illustrated, indexed, with bibliography, with dust jacket, a classic work of importance for the modern world (postage GB 1st 3.50, 2nd 3.00, abroad 9.00)

Reference: S325
£10.00

FRENCH INDO-CHINA REGISTERED ITEM TO INDIA 1926FRENCH INDO-CHINA REGISTERED ITEM TO INDIA 1926FRENCH INDO-CHINA REGISTERED ITEM TO INDIA 1926
Indo-China definitive issues 20c +3 x 5c & on reverse 2 x 1/5c +2 x 4/5c, a 37c rate, (1 5c has the millesime 5), with R registration h/s; on reverse arrival cds 4 & 5 August 1926 & curious half moon d/s 18 November 1944 with signature. Envelope fragile with faults and frayed edges

Reference: S200
£25.00

FRENCH INDO CHINA REGISTERED ENVELOPE SAIGON TO INDIA 1926.FRENCH INDO CHINA REGISTERED ENVELOPE SAIGON TO INDIA 1926.FRENCH INDO CHINA REGISTERED ENVELOPE SAIGON TO INDIA 1926.
Indo-China 20c + strip 3 x 5c with millesime 5 definitives on front of registered envelope, with pair 4/5c + pair 1/5c on reverse, Saigon to Kottaiyur, India, with Indian transit & arrival datestamps on reverse; (On reverse there is also a curious half-moon datestamp 18 November 1944). faults to envelope & frayed at edge.

Reference: S149
£25.00

JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF NORTH CHINA POSTAL CARD c1941JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF NORTH CHINA POSTAL CARD c1941
No value imprint military postal card stated to be of the Japanese Occupation of North China, c1941; all in native scripts, including the message on the reverse, with Censor handstamps. Some very light creasing, otherwise in good condition for this, and very scarce.

Reference: S117
£45.00

FRENCH INDO-CHINA: 1936 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER TO FRANCE.FRENCH INDO-CHINA: 1936 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER TO FRANCE.
1936 registered airmail cover to Paris with stamps cancelled by partial HANOI RP TONKIN postmarks dated 27.6.36.

Reference: H079
£15.00

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