People's Republic of China

Catalog: Oranje Group 3C-7

Date issued: Unknown, EKU September 21, 1997

Printing: Green on white paper

Perforation: imperforate

Inscription: Bilingual Chinese/Uighur "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: 1981 cover from Burqin, Xinjiang Province to Shenyang, Liaoning Province with Xinjiang Province bilingual Chinese/Uighur seals.

Group 3C seals, also from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, are similar to Group 3B seals except that the Uighur text is written in a Latin font.


Date issued: Unknown, EKU June 18, 1981

Printing: Black on thin white paper

Perforation: rough 12 1/2

Inscription: Bilingual Chinese/French "REPUBLIQUE POPULAIRE DE CHINE / POSTE"

Control Number: none

Description: Large 1981 official postal envelope from Lhasa, Tibet to Kodari, Tibet with single registered letter seal affixed to backflap.

These seals were primarily used for security on mailing of registered articles between post offices.

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