Tag Archives: China stamp

China 1950, China figures out how to scare the USA

The Cold War was a time of diplomatic games to get an advantage. Here was a stamp that displayed one of the key turnabouts. 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 […]

Changchun 1957, building on Japanese and Russian foundations

The first automotive plant in the biggest country by population in the world. Now the biggest automotive market in the world. 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. You don’t […]

China, the late Qing Dynasty, do we reform and if so, how much?

An elite lives an out of another era life, but one that is not working for the people. Can this be fixed? 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. At […]

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 […]