2012 CHINA STAMP CATALOGUE
Level of Detail:
Due to popular demand and the growth seen in the Chinese philatelic market Stanley Gibbons have published an updated 2012 edition of their comprehensive China stamp catalogue.
The catalogue contains detailed and up to date listings of all current stamp issuing countries (China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) as well as many other areas of interest including Japanese Occupation of China, Kiachow, Kwangchow, Manchukuo and Tibet. Prices have been thoroughly revised throughout by leading experts in the field.
The Stanley Gibbons China Catalogue is the only catalogue published in English which covers all the stamp issues of China in a single volume. It is a detailed and highly informative catalogue, ideal for any collector who specializes in the stamps of this area.
Information is provided at the beginning of each country covering history, early stamp issues and currency changes, this information is designed to aid the collector in identifying their stamps and also to provide an historical reference for the information contained on the stamps.
"Only a year after the 8th edition SG have published the 9th. Something must be going on in China Philately! …now has a 6 page design index for the P.R. China. A very useful addition…. If you want to stay up to date, get the latest prices and take in the improvements in the catalogue, you need to have it. All in all the SG catalogue is the most comprehensive listing of the China area." - David Sibley, Journal of Chinese Philately No 394 (Vol. 58 No 5) July 2012
Apart from the stamps of the current issuing countries, the Stanley Gibbons China Catalogue covers a number of other areas of interest:
• Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports
• Chinese Empire
• Chinese Imperial Post
• Chinese Republic
• Chinese Provinces
• Communist China
• Japanese Occupation of China
• British Post Offices in China
• China Expeditionary Force
• French Post Offices in China
• German Post Offices in China
• Indo-Chinese Post Offices
• Italian Post Office
• Japanese Post Offices
• Russian Post Offices
• United States Postal Agency in Shanghai
• Chinese Post Offices in Korea
• Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong
• British Post Office in Macao
Current stamp issuing countries listed and updated in the catalogue include:
• People’s Republic of China
• Hong Kong