Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chinese stamps and postal history on display

The Shanghai Daily reports stamp exhibits by collectors from 19 provinces around China were on display at the Pudong New Area Citizen Center this past weekend.

According to Chen Guoqiang, official of the Pudong New Area Philately Association, the show's organizer, hundreds of stamps, each with different styles, are being shown including postal receipts.

One set of receipts shows how expensive postal fees were in China in 1993.

"Costs of postal services were relatively high during the early 1990s," said Chen. "So additional postal fees were required in that period. The collection actually records that history."

"I love these stamps," said Sun Xinyi, one of the visitors. "I would like to share my own collection with more people next time."

Nearly 10,000 people have visited the exhibition so far.

For more on the postage stamps and postal history of China, click here.
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