The stamps of the Peoples Republic of China are rare and valuable. Unfortunately they are also widely faked. Our advice to you is, before you spend another $ on these gems - BUY THIS BOOK!
Some words from the Introduction - According to the authors' experience of expertizing the genuine or the fake of the postal items, they introduced carefully the concrete methods of expertizing different postal items from setting, paper, secret mark, colour, gum and perforations, excellent in both figures and language.
Please be aware that the bulk of the book is in Chinese, with just a few introductory remarks in English. However, in its 445 pages the book details 163 issues with superb full colour enlargements of the identifying features, clearly marked as genuine or forgery. Thus it is of outstanding value even to those with no knowledge of Chinese.
An excellent study of this fascinating area, including SYRIA IRAQ EGYPT LEBANON PALESTINE IRAN
Includes: Historical Introduction, The Indian Mail Routes in Turkish Arabia 17th to 19th Centuries, Overland Markings not related to the Desert Route, The Turkish Postal Route, The Overland Transport Companies from 1923, The Hazards of the Overland Desert Route, Route Information from Official and other sources, The Manuscript and Typewritten Route Endorsements, The Route Instruction Handstamps, Re-routing and Receiving Handstamps, Late Fee and Too Late Handstamps, Publicity Handstamps, Forged and Bogus Handstamps, Imprinted Envelopes Nairn Publicity Envelopes, The Route Instruction Labels, Bibliography and Maps.
DIE POSTWERTZEICHEN UND ENTWERTUNGEN DER DEUTSCHEN POSTANSTALTEN IN DEN SCHUTZGEBIETEN UND IM AUSLANDE CHINA
This is the part of Friedemann's classic work which deals with the German stamps and postal history of China.
It contains many illustrations of the stamps and postal markings, and includes references to the fakes and forgeries.
Includes: Forerunners. Feldpost. Seepost Schiffspost. Forgeries and Fakes. Kiautschou. Etc., etc.Excellent! US$20 Buy now
FIRST REPORT ON
IMPERIAL AIR MAIL SERVICES
The Terms of Reference of the Civil Aviation Advisory Board were: "To advise generally on the development of Civil Aviation and to report upon any specific point which may from time to time be referred to the Board by the Secretary of State for Air."The Secretary of State referred to the Advisory Board, as the first subject upon which he desired its recommendations, the question of the cost and practibility of an Imperial Air Mail Service.
In fact the main consideration of the Report is the airmail route to India. It therefore details considerations of the following sections of the route: Cairo-Baghdad Constantinople-Baghdad Baghdad-Karachi Cairo-Baghdad-Basra Basra-Karachi Karachi-Bombay London-Brussels-Constantinople London-Brindisi-Alexandria. This is a facsimile reprint of the original report.