Tag Archives: China stamp

China celebrates Tibetan Liberation

Soon after the Communists came to power in mainland China, they set about ending the supposed independence of Tibet. A task the nationalist and communist could agree on. Tibet being a closed off society back then, it is hard to discern their opinion. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first […]

Madame Chaing efforts to help Warphans

A woman who lived in 3 centuries and who was first lady of China deserves a stamp and that stamp has a story. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. […]

Electrifying the railroad, a miracle, a Taiwan miracle

In 1949, with a communist regime in mainland China, and a capitalist regime in Taiwan. It was an economic race to show which system worked the best in a Chinese context. We will explore how the outcome was a Taiwan miracle.  So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of […]

China 1939. Foreign friends yes, foreign domination no

Today we feature a rather strange stamp from China  celebrating USA ties at a time when the central struggle was to come out from under foreign domination. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays […]

Students take a field trip to the farm in China

Welcome readers to todays offering from The Philatelist. So slip on smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. We have an interesting story to tell of agricultural reform that just isn’t going too well. The stamp today is from mainland China. […]