People's Republic of China



Catalog: Oranje Group 2B-7

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 18, 2000

Printing: Yellow orange on white paper

Perforation: 8 1/2

Inscription: Chinese "People's Republic of China Postal Service / Damaged when received, resealed by post office / Signature of the Clerk (lower left) / Signature of the Supervisor (lower right)"

Control Number: none

Description: 2000 cover from Shanghai, Shanghai Province to Li xian, Hunan Province repaired at top with vertical pair of Shandong Province official seals.

Group 2B seals are relatively easy to distinguish because the corners of the inner frame lines do not touch. Nine types are recorded to date.





Catalog: Oranje Group 2C-4

Date issued: Unknown

Printing: Green on thin white paper

Perforation: rough 6

Inscription: Chinese "People's Republic of China Postal Service / Damaged when received, resealed by post office / Signature of the Clerk (lower left) / Signature of the Supervisor (lower right)"

Control Number: none

Description: Local 1999 cover from Beijing repaired on right side with horizontal pair of official seals from Beijing City. Letter was returned to sender.

The most confusing to identify are the Group 2C seals, as there have been 34 distinct designs recorded so far. Careful examination of differences in the corner ornaments, the shape of the "clouds" between the frame lines, as well as the size & shape of the text lines are required to correctly determine the group number.


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