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First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other


1949
Sc1 SG1401
$30 blue
First Session of Chinese People's Political Conference
£1.75 / £1.50

China People's Republic

see note 54.1

 

see Sc1

1951
Sc-C1 SG1488
$1000 red
35p / £1

1950
Sc-J1 SG-D1459
$100 blue
10p / 85p

-

-

 

1949
Sc-5L10 SG-EC332
7th anniv. Shandong Postal administration
$1 green
60p / £1.25

1948
Sc-5L1 SG-EC120
$50 yellow
Mao Tse-tung
50p / £2.25

Communist China

East China People's Post

see note 54.1

and 54.1a

-

-

-

- -  

1949
Sc? SG-NC258
$5 on $50 orange surch
£20 / £15

1949
Sc-3L24 SG-NC270
50 c purple
60p / 80p

1946
Sc-3L1 SG-NC17
$1 red brown
Victory over Japan
£3 / £2.75

Communist China

North China People's Post

see note 54.1

and 54.1a

-

-

-

- -  

1949
Sc-4L65 SG-NW97
$50 pink
Mao Tse-tung
£2.50 / £3.25

1945
Sc-4L1 SG-NW15
$1 green
Mao Tse-tung
£8 / £10

Communist China

North West China People's Post

see note 54.1

and 54.1a

-

-

-

- -  

1949
Sc-8L1 SG-SW9
$10 blue
£5 / £3.50

Communist China

South West China People's Post

see note 54.1

and 54.1a

-

-

-

- -  

1949
Sc-6L1 SG-CC45
$1 on $20 red
China surch
£1.75 / £1.50

Communist China

Central China

see note 54.1

and 54.1a

-

-

-

- -  


1949
Sc-7L1 SG-CC201
$10 green
20p / 70p

Communist China

South China

see note 54.1

and 54.1a

-

-

-

- -  


1949
Sc48 SG-E1
50 pfennig blue and deep blue
75th anniv. UPU
£7 / £5.50

German Democratic Republic

East Germany


1949
Sc49 SG-E2
12 pf blue
Postal Workers' Congress
£7 / £7.50


1957
Sc-C1 SG-E350
5 pf black and grey
50p / 10p

 

-


1954
Sc-O1 SG-EO185
5 (pf) green
15p


1949
Sc-B14 SG-E4
12 + 3 (pf) black
Stamp Day
£5 / £4.50

 


1949
Sc665 SG1033
10 pf green
Opening of W. German Parliament
£42 / £19

Unified Germany


1990
Sc1612 SG2327
50 pf black, red and yellow
Reunification
95p / 30p


 

German Federal Republic

West Germany

see also 1872

1949
Sc667 SG1036
20 pf red and blue
Century of German Stamps
£38 / £42


1955
Sc-C61 SG1131
5 pf mauve and black
£2.40 / 65p

-

-


1949
Sc-B309 SG1035
10pf + 2pf green and black

Centenary of first German stamps

£13 / £21

West Germany's last stamp

1990
Sc-B SG2325
100pf + 50pf multi

Humanitarian Relief Funds

£1.60 / £1.60


1949
[Libya Sc3N1] SG1
4 francs chestnut and brown
Cross of Agadem
£3 / £7.50

Ghadames

-

1949
[Libya Sc3NC1] SG9
50 fr cerise and purple
£5.50 / £18

-

-

-

 

1949
Sc203 SG306
6 cents green
450th anniv of the discovery of
Curaçao
£3.25 / £2

see note 54.2

Netherlands Antilles

see Curaçao, 1873

1949
Sc206 SG309
6 c red
75th anniv UPU
£4 / £2.75
image from FICC

1968
Sc51 SG510
10 c yellow, black and blue
30p / 30p

1952
Sc-J42 SG-D337
2½ c blue-green
65p / 65p

-

1951
Sc-B10 SG331
1½c + 1c purple
Child Welfare
£7.25 / £1.10

 


1949
Sc1 SG1A
¼ anna blue-green
Bundi o/p
£5

Rajasthan

Indian Feudatory State

see note 54.3

-

-

-

-

-

-


1949
Sc1 SG1
4 peseta green
75th anniv. UPU
£1.75 / 85p

Spanish West Africa

 

see note 54.4

1951
Sc-C1 SG19
25 centimos yellow-brown
Stamp Day
30p / 30p

-

-

-

 


1949
Sc1 SG1
2 pies on 6 cash violet
Travancore surch
40p / 20p


1950
Sc16 SG12
2 p red
£2.25 / £2.25

Travancore-Cochin

see Travancore 1888

-

-

-


1949
Sc-O1 SG-O1
2 p on 6 cash violet
Travancore surch
35p / 35p

-

 

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

Table 54

Notes:
54.1 Time for a review of the various China Entities:

Year Gibbons Entity SG # Sc # Scott Entity
1878 Chinese Empire SG1 to SG167 Sc1 China
1912 Chinese Republic SG192 to SG1375 Sc146 Issues of the Republic
  Chinese Provinces     Northeastern Provinces
1946 Manchuria - B North East Provinces SG1 to SG77 Sc1 General Issue
1927 Manchuria - A Kirin and Heilungkiang SG1 to SG32 Sc1 Manchuria,  Kirin and Heilungkiang
1915 Sinkiang (Chinese Turkestan) SG1 to SG266 Sc1 Sinkiang
1933 Szechwan SG1 to SG23 Sc1 Szechwan Province
1926 Yunnan SG1 to SG67 Sc1 Yunnan Province
         
  Communist China     China, People's Republic
1949 A East China People's Post SG EC322 to EC396 Sc 5L1 East China
1949 B North China People's Post SG NC258 to NC359 Sc 3L1 North China
1946 C Port Arthur and Dairen SG NE8 to NE79 Sc 2L1 Port Arthur and Dairen
1946 D North East China People's Post SG NE133 to NE314 Sc 1L1 Northeast China
1949 E North West China People's Post SG NW97 to NW100 Sc 4L1 Northwest China
1949 F South West China People's Post SG SW9 to SW33 Sc 8L1 Southwest China
1949   Central and South China not in Simplified Sc 6L1 Central China
1949     Sc 7L1 South China
1949 G Chinese People's Republic SG 1401 to date Sc1 General Issues
         
  China - Taiwan (Formosa)      
1945 A Chinese Province SG1 to SG89    
1950 B Chinese Nationalist Republic (going with Scott's choice) SG100 (Sc90 to date) Sc1007 Republic of China, Taiwan
         
1997 Hong Kong, China Administration SG900 Sc793  
         
  for Treaty Ports see note 27.1      
         

I think the basic notion here is that Scott (i.e. USA) perceives the continuation of old China in Taiwan / Formosa, while Gibbons (UK) continues it on mainland China and starts again from #1 with Taiwan. It took me a long time to get my head around that.

54.1a The Communist China listings are extremely complicated. Gibbons Simplified notes that "Issues were made by various Communist administrations from 1930 onwards" and refers to the Gibbons Part 17 as they "are outside the scope of this [the Simplified] catalogue". I am not interested enough to pursue the details of all these Chinese locals and so will pick up the story, as does the Simplified, when "in 1946 (North East China) and 1949 these local issued were consolidated into Regional People's Posts", categorised as in the table above. I will base these listings on Gibbons, cross-referencing to Scott where possible and listing the Scott #1 where it differs. This will provide a sufficiently representative sample.

54.2 Netherlands Antilles earlier stamps were inscribed Curaçao. From 1949 onwards the inscription is Netherlands Antilles. Scott and Gibbons both number them sequentially.
54.3 Rajasthan was formed in 1947-49 by Indian states including  Bundi, Jaipur and Kishengarh.
54.4 Spanish West Africa's first commemorative is its #1; the second is also the first airmail. There wasn't a third.

 

 

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other


1950
Sc30 SG1
10 centimes blue
15p / 25p

State of Comoro
1976
Sc183 SG175
20 fr multi
15p / 10p

Islamic Republic of Comoro
1978
Sc393 SG300
20 fr multi
£1.75  / 50p

Comoro Is

see note 55.4


1952
Sc39 SG16
15 fr blue, yellow and green
Military Medal Centenary
£22 / £35


1954
Sc-C1 SG17
50 fr green, red and brown
10th Anniv. of liberation
£21 / £28


1950
Sc SG-D16
50 c green
15p / £3.25

1979
Sc-O1 SG-O379
5 fr green, black and azure
10p / 10p


1962
Sc-B1 SG31
25fr + 5fr red
Malaria Eradication
£1.50 / £4.75

 


France
1950 Sc-1O1
SG-C1
35 fr carmine, rose and lake
French o/p
55p / £1.70

1958
Sc-1O2 SG-C2
8 fr red, orange and brown-violet
20p / 25p

Council of Europe

1978
Sc-1O23 SG-C25
1f20 black, purple and green
25th anniv of the Convention on Human Rights
50p / 55p

-

-

-

-

 

1950
Switzerland
Sc-6O1 SG-LR1
5 c orange
£10 / £7.50

International Refugees Organisation

-

-

-

-

-

 


1950
Sc1 SG1
1 cent blue
25p / 20p

Netherlands New Guinea


1959
Sc38 SG59
55 c brown and black
Expedition to the Star Mountains
£1.25 / 90p

-

1957
Sc-J1 SG-D45
1 c red
20p / 25p

-

1953
Sc-B1 SG22
5c + 5c blue
Flood relief in the Netherlands
£9 / £9

 

1950
Sc SG1
1 weun green
o/p SG116
£45

North Korean Occupation of South Korea

-

-

-

-

-

 


1950
Sc1007 SG100
$1 green
Cinese o/p
£ / £

1950
Sc1012 SG111
3 cents grey-green
£2 / £1

Taiwan (Republic of China)

see note 54.1

1951
Sc1037 SG125
40 c red
Local govt. in Taiwan
£22 / 10p

1950
Sc-C64 SG124
60 c blue
£12 / £7.50

1950
Sc? SG-D105
4c on $100 blue
China o/p
£11.50 / £9

1951
Sc-J120 SG-D105
40c on 40c orange
o/p China Sc438
£19 / £13

1956
Sc-J127 SG-D236
20 c red and blue
£2.50 / 50p

 

-

1954
Sc-B14 SG193
40c + 10c blue
Evacuation of Chinese from North Vietnam
£14.50 / £1.50

 


1950
Switzerland
Sc-7O1 SG-LU1
5 c orange
Swiss o/p
55p / £1.30

1955
Sc-7O21 SG-LU22
5 c purple
10p / 10p

United Nations European Office

1955
Sc-7O30 SG-LU21
40 c blue and yellow
£1.80 / £2.10

-

-

-

-

 


1951
Sc1 SG1
10 cents green and deep green
85p / 85p

Cambodia

see Khmer Republic, 1971

1955
Sc41 SG61
1 .50 riel sepia and brown
Coronation
King and Queen of Cambodia
55p / 35p


1953
Sc-C1 SG22
50 c green
85p / 80p


1957
Sc-J1 SG-D81
10 c red, blue and black
20p / 20p

-

1952
Sc-B1 SG18
1.10 piastre + 40c
surch Sc8
Students' Aid Fund
£3.75 / £4

1957
Sc-B5 SG75
1.50r + 50c bistre, red and blue
2,500th anniv. of the birth of Buddha
£1.25 / £1.25

 


1951
Sc1 SG1
10 cents green and turquoise
20p / 20p

Laos


1952
Sc18 SG22
80c violet blue and indigo
1st anniv. of admission to UPU
75p / 85p


1953
Sc-C1 SG18
3.30  piastre violet and deep violet
85p / 60p

1952
Sc-D1 SG-D22
10 c brown
20p / 35p

-


1953
Sc-B1 SG
1.50pi + 1pi multi
Red Cross
£2.75 / £2.75

 


1951
Sc1 SG1
1 cent mauve
10p / 10p

United Nations (New York)

1952
Sc12 SG12
5 c blue
7th anniv. signing of the UN charter
15p / 15p

1951
Sc-C1 SG-A12
6 c red
10p / 10p

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1952
Sc122 SG1
½ d green
30p / 10p

Papua New Guinea

see note 55.1 - finish it


1961
Sc148 SG26
5 d green and yellow
Reconstitution of the Legislative Council
£1 / 25p

-

1960
Sc-J1 SG-D2
1d on 6½d violet-brown
surch Sc128
£3.25 / £5.50


image source 11
Sc-J6 SG-D1
6d on 7½d blue
surch Sc129
£750 / £400

see note 55.6

1960
Sc-J7 SG-D7
1d orange
65p / 75p

-

-

 


1952
Sc107 SG94
1 cent ochre and green
15p / £1

West Indies Federation

1953 Sc119 SG106
2 c black and green
Coronation
30p / 15p

see note 55.5

St Christopher- Nevis- Anguilla

listed under St. Kitts-Nevis

see St. Christopher, 1870 and St. Kitts-Nevis 1903


see note 55.2

1953
Sc119 SG106
2 c black and green
Coronation
30p / 15p

-

-


1980
Sc-O1 SG-O1
12 c multi
80p / £1.25

-

 


1952
Sc1 SG1
½ d violet
stamps of St. Helena overprinted
15p / £1.25

1954 Sc18 SG18
2½ d black and red £1.50 / 60p

see note 55.3

Tristan da Cunha


1953
Sc13 SG13
3 d black and green
Coronation
50p / £1.25

-


1957
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1 d red
£1.75 / £11

-

-

 

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

Table 55

Notes:
55.1 Scott begins Papua New Guinea in 1901, sub-headed British New Guinea, then Papua from 1907: Gibbons covers all this under Papua. Scott and Gibbons both begin Papua and New Guinea in 1952, Scott numbering sequentially, Gibbons starting again at SG1.
55.2 Scott lists St Christopher- Nevis- Anguilla under St. Kitts-Nevis and numbers them sequentially.
55.3 For Tristan do Cunha's first real stamp, the ½d to 2d values in this series were all issued in 1958.
55.4 Comoro Islands changed their name to the State of Comoro in 1975 and to the Islamic Republic of Comoro in 1978. Some of the earlier issues for the new entities are not listed in Gibbons Simplified as they are not regarded as valid for postal use: I will go with the Gibbons selection.
55.5 Issues for the West Indies Federation were made by its constituents, including Grenada, Jamaica and so on. St-Kitts Nevis is just he first I came across.
55.6 The sequencing in Papua New Guinea's first, overprinted Post Dues is just an arbitrary catalogue difference.

 

 

 

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