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Friday, March 5, 2010

The First Postage Stamps of China

The history of postage stamps issued by China dates back to 1878. The Post Office of the then Qing Dynasty issued a set of three stamps. 


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The stamps issued from a copper plate bore the drawing of a dragon. This set of stamps was issued thrice, i.e. in 1878, 1882 and then 1883.

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