Collecting Asian Stamps
Philately Asian or East Asian philately, is a specialized area of ​​philatelic stamps focusing on China, Japan, Hong Kong and neighboring countries. Stamp collectors and philatelic dealers often specialize in a particular aspect of Asian philately stamp auctions, and many devoted to this area of ​​interest. Hong Kong is a major center of stamp collectors with Asian and Chinese investors, some of the biggest buyers.
The stamp and the golden monkey
And more interest by collectors of rare art, has been interested in public spirit on the seals as the golden monkey brand of 1980 Chinese zodiac, which is considered auspicious. A complete description of this seal, it is not unusual - five million have been printed, sold in 2011 to $ 180 000 with a single brand for $ 1500. This stamp has a catalog value of $ 10 and $ 5 unused used in 1988. The demand of the Chinese zodiac stamp covers topical issues such as the Year of the Rabbit brand published in 2011 by selling supplies to post offices in China in a couple of hours
About Hong Kong Stamps
Hong Kong stamps produced in the past as Hong Kong, where the front of the rulers of the United Kingdom, the Royal or symbols (for example, "ER"). When the transfer of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, the stamps are now given the name of Hong Kong, China. The British in Hong Kong stamps are no longer valid for mail delivery or prepayment of purchase.
The Hong Kong postal system began in 1841 when the Royal Mail has established an office in the region. The merchants were trading in Hong Kong on both sides of Victoria Harbour for a few years before the establishment of the British possession in 1842. They complained of lack of good postal services and therefore the Post Office Department was established.
On December 8, 1862, the Office published the first series of postage stamps of Hong Kong. Previously, only British troops in Hong Kong could use British postage stamps, while other local residents did not occur.
What About The Japanese
Public messages will be established before 1871, before several nations maintained post offices abroad. British post offices held in Yokohama (opened 1859), Nagasaki (1860) and Kobe (1869), all closing in December 1879th of 1864, used stamps of Hong Kong office. France has an office in Yokohama from 1865 to 1880, with French stamps. U.S. post offices open in Yokohama and Nagasaki in 1867 in Kobe in 1868, and Hakodate in 1871, using U.S. stamps, and closed in 1874.
In 1870, Baron Maeshima, visited London to learn the operation of the British postal system, and established a post office in Japan in 1871. The first stamps were issued in April 1871, is set to four, covering a wide range of postage, a complex two-color design consists of two dragons facing the center, where the value of the characters printed in black. Cuts were the Mon, who had already been replaced between the yen, the same basic structure of the yen-denominated, was released in 1872, but the same was soon replaced with four new models in the Imperial Crest.
The new designs also include the Latin letters for the name, a trend that has generally been followed since, and a chrysanthemum on each stamp was Japanese until 1947, instead of the true face of the emperor.
In 1876, a long series finale was introduced, with a generally oval frame interior, and is written in "Japanese Imperial Post." Japan joined the UPU in 1877.
The first commemorative stamp in 1894 marked the anniversary of 25 th anniversary of Emperor Meiji and Empress SHOK. The first people were portrayed the Prince and Prince Kitashirakawa Yoshihisa Arisugawa Taruhito, honored in 1896 for their role in the first Sino-Japanese War which had ended the previous year.