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Any help identifiying these stamps appreciated

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Mark Foreman08/07/2017 18:15:56
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Any help identifying these stamps would be appreciated. Sorry for odd orientation of some photos

Ideally country of origin, year, SG reference if possible (or other) and value ..... I know I want the world.

Many thanks Mark

Unknown 1


Unknown 2


Unknown 3img_0600.jpg

Unknown 4img_0603.jpg

Unknown 5img_0604.jpg

Unknown 6


Unknown 7img_0607.jpg

Unknown 8img_0609.jpg

Unknown 9


Unknown 10


Thank you

Alex08/07/2017 18:43:26
562 forum posts
7 photos

All I can offer is:

The two stamps in Cyrillic script are 1920 White Russian issues (Russian Revolution period).

The Japanese stamps have chrysanthemums on them.

The other oriental stamps stem from The People's Republic of China.

I'd be interested to hear more about the two Ottoman Empire (Turkey) stamps. I think they may be Turkish occupation stamps from the late 19th century.

(Sorry, don't have the relevant SG to be of help with proper IDs / SG numbers)



Edited By Alex on 08/07/2017 18:51:28

Julian08/07/2017 19:25:00
626 forum posts
261 photos

Unknown 1 is China 1949,PRC Liberated Area Pearl River Bridge as is Unknown 5 china. but nothing else for it.

Unknown 2 & 7 is Turkey possibly 1898

but I reckon your going to need Paul on this as he's China database.

I found this on the internet as a guide I could guess at the Japanese ones but hard without year and not got the time to run through years.

I'm hopeless I'm afraid but Alex has given a good heads up for searching the internet with info with most.

PAUL where are you?

Mark Foreman08/07/2017 19:44:22
11 forum posts
10 photos

Julian and Alex. Thanks for your help. This will help me narrow my search areas.

Much appreciated. Mark

Paul Davey 108/07/2017 21:02:06
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OK - to tidy up the answers

1) South China. SG: CC201, 202 They get a CC number because SG list South China under Cental China.

2) Turkey. SG M164 (may be one of the remainder stock). I haven't seen this perforation variety though. May be worth checking further. They usually look like no 7.

3) Japanese documentary revenue.

4) White Russian as Alex says.

5) Central China. SG CC75

6) People's Republic from 1961. SG 1988

7) Turkey SG M165 (again maybe remainder)

8) China Hubei Province SG CC79

9) Japanese documentary revenue

10) Japanese Tobacco duty revenue.

I haven't added catalogue numbers for the Japanese revenues. I can if you tell me which catalogue you want to use! Barefoot in English or Shimomura in Japanese. They are, however, common. The Turkish stamps have a catalogue value of a couple of pounds each but the reprints or forgeries are less. Sadly the China are only 10p - 30p each...

Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 08/07/2017 21:02:42

Mark Foreman08/07/2017 21:07:43
11 forum posts
10 photos

Paul. Thank you so much. Incredible knowledge and information. Thank you


Julian09/07/2017 13:08:30
626 forum posts
261 photos

Hey Paul,

Do you see what I mean about Adrians German forgery post (German Cover 1950 with unusual stamp ?), regarding the perfing? Both unknown 8 & 9 look like a set of scissors has been taken to them to make the perf?!!!

Hey and I'm still looking for your Bat stamps lol lol, I know you forgotten but you did say you would show themwink

And Alex did give the answer, lol lol.

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