CHINA

Stamps inscribed 'China', 'Imperial Chinese Posts', 'Chinese Imperial Post', 'Chinese Empire', '(The) Republic of China' and/or '政邮國民華中' or '中国邮政'.

Note: Stamps from Taiwan are also marked 'Republic of China'.

1878 - 1910 Empire
1910 - 1949 Republic of China
1949 -> People's Republic of China

From 1878: 1 Tael = 10 Mace = 100 Candareens = 1000 Li
From 1889: 1 Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen = 1000 Wen (= 0.72 Tael)
From 1897: 1 Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen
From 1948: 1 [Gold] Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen (= 3 Million Old Yuan)
From 1949: 1 Renminbi Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen (= 100 000 Gold Yuan)
From 1955: 1 New Renminbi Yuan (CNY) = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen (= 10 000 Old RY)
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WILD CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
1952 Murals CN19520701 ST 800 4 Stamp 800 Tiger
Wild Cat Art
Feitian on the Back of a Tiger
Mural from the Grotto of the Thousand Buddhas of Tun-huang, Tang Dynasty (618-907)
MI 179
1953 Definitive Stamps - Scenes from Working Life CN19530325 ST 250 Stamp 250 Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
MI 204
M
1954 Treasures of Art CN19540825 ST 800 2 Stamp 800 Tiger
Wild Cat Art
Tiger Stone Clime
MI 250
1963 Toys CN19631210 ST 0_04 3 Stamp 0.04 Cloth Tiger Toy
MI 767
CN19631210 ST 0_10 2 Stamp 0.10 Clay Lion Toy
MI 772
CN19631210 ST 0_10 3 Stamp 0.10 Cloth Tiger Toy
MI 773
1974 Acrobatics CN19740121 ST 0_08 1 Stamp 0.08 Lion
Lion Dance Costume
MI 1168

1978 Chinese Crafts

This set also includes a domestic cat

CN19780826 ST 0_04 Stamp 0.04 Cloth Lion Toy
MI 1433
CN19780826 FDC 3_00 First Day Cover 3.00 Cloth Lion Toy
FDC with full set of stamps
1979 Manchurian Tiger CN19790720 ST 0_04 Stamp 0.04 Tiger
Manchurian Tiger
Wild Cat Art
Painting by Liu Jiyou (1918-1983)
MI 1494
CN19790720 ST 0_08 Stamp 0.08 Tiger
Manchurian Tiger
Wild Cat Art
Painting by Liu Jiyou (1918-1983)
MI 1495
CN19790720 ST 0_60 Stamp 0.60 Tiger
Manchurian Tiger
Wild Cat Art
Painting by Liu Jiyou (1918-1983)
MI 1496
CN19790720 FDC 0_72 First Day Cover 0.72 Tiger
Manchurian Tiger
Wild Cat Art
Paintings by Liu Jiyou (1918-1983)
Tiger Design on stamps, cachet and postmark
CN19790720 FDP 1 First Day Postmark - Tiger
Manchurian Tiger
If you can identify which city this postmark is from, please let us know.
1981 Chinese Pottery CN19810415 ST 0_04 Stamp 0.04 Tiger
Decoration on vase
Wild Cat Art
MI 1682
CN19810415 FDC 0_98 First Day Cover 0.98 Tiger
Decoration on vase
Wild Cat Art
FDC with all 6 stamps in set
1986 Year of the Tiger CN19860105 ST 0_08 1 Stamp 0.08 Stylized Tiger
YoT
Stamp from sheets - perf. all sides
MI 2045A
CN19860105 ST 0_08 2 Stamp 0.08 Stylized Tiger
YoT
Stamp from booklet, imp. top
MI 2045Do
CN19860105 ST 0_08 3 Stamp 0.08 Stylized Tiger
YoT
Stamp from booklet, imp. bottom
MI 2045Du
CN19860105 BK 0_96 Booklet 0.08 Stylized Tiger
YoT
Booklet with 6 each of
CN19860105 ST 0_08 2
and
CN19860105 ST 0_08 3
MI MHSB13
CN19860105 FDC 0_08 1 First Day Cover 0.08 Stylized Tiger
YoT
Official FDC with
CN19860105 ST 0_08 1
postmarked with
CN19860105 FDP 1
CN19860105 FDC 0_08 2
FDC Back
First Day Cover 0.08 Stylized Tiger
YoT
Official FDC with
CN19860105 ST 0_08 1
postmaked with
CN19860105 FDP 2
CN19860105 FDP 1 First Day Postmark - Stylized Tiger
YoT
FDP from ???
If you can identify which city this postmark is from, please let us know.
CN19860105 FDP 2 First Day Postmark - Stylized Tiger
YoT
FDP from ???
If you can identify which city this postmark is from, please let us know.
1987 Jatake of Mahasattwa CN19870520 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Stylized Tigers
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Dunhuang cave mural of the Buddhist Myth "Jatake of Mahasattwa", Northern Wei Dynasty. 386 - 534
MI 2122
CN19870520 MS 2_00 Miniature Sheet 2.00 Stylized Tigers (on stamp only)
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Dunhuang cave mural of the Buddhist Myth "Jatake of Mahasattwa", Northern Wei Dynasty. 386 - 534
Single-stamp MS
MI B40
CN19870520 FDC 2_00
FDC Back
First Day Cover 2.00 Stylized Tigers
Wild Cats in Literature
Wild Cat Art
Dunhuang cave mural of the Buddhist Myth "Jatake of Mahasattwa", Northern Wei Dynasty. 386 - 534
FDC with MS
1990 Snow Leopards CN19900720 ST 0_08 Stamp 0.08 Snow Leopard
MI 2311
M
DLM
CN19900720 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Snow Leopard
MI 2312
M
CN19900720 FDC 0_58 1
FDC Back
First Day Cover 0.08 Snow Leopard (on stamps, postmark and cachet)
Official FDC postmarked with
CN19900720 FDP 1
CC
CN19900720 FDC 0_58 2
FDC Back
First Day Cover 0.08 Snow Leopard (on stamps, postmark and cachet)
Official FDC postmarked with
CN19900720 FDP 2
CC
CN19900720 FDC 0_08 3
FDC Back
First Day Cover 0.08 Snow Leopard (on stamps, postmark and cachet)
Official FDC postmarked with
CN19900720 FDP 3
CC
CN19900720 FDP 1 First Day Postmark - Snow Leopard
FDP from ???
CC
CN19900720 FDP 2 First Day Postmark - Stylized Snow Leopard
FDP from Beijing (?)
CC
CN19900720 FDP 3 First Day Postmark - Stylized Snow Leopard
FDP from ???
CC
2000 - Postal Stationary


Address side

This item also shows a Domestic cat
CN20000000 PC 0_60 PG05282017 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60

Unspecified breed
Cartoon cat
Advertising postcard for MingXiang Foods
If you have further information about this item, please let us
know
.

M
  CN2000190262 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60 Tiger
South China Tiger (and 5 other animals) (on picture side)
Slogan postcard: "Protect Wild Animals" (?)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know.
CN2000BK0427 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
Advertising postcard for Fujian Fuzhou (China Telecom)
CN2000HUO PC 0_60 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
Fire awareness campaign (?)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know.
CN2000PG0045 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60 Tigers
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know.
CN2000YP00642 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60 Tiger
Naivistic stone carvings, appx. 4000 BC (picture side) from Xishuipo Ruins
CN2000YP00643 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
Naivistic stone carvings, appx. 4000 BC (picture side) Xishuipo Ruins
2001 Postal Stationary CN20011700008710-9 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
Advertising postcard for a Zoo (?)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know.
2001 Endangered Species CN20010316 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Snow Leopard
MI 3226
M
RILM
CN20030316 SH 13_70 Sheetlet 13.70 Snow Leopard (on stamp only)
Sheetlet with
CN20010316 ST 1_00
and 9 other stamps in set
MI KB3219-3228
CN20030316 MC 1_00
Address side
Maximum Card 1.00 Snow Leopard CC
2002 Postal Stationary 20020100PF004611 PSE 0_60
PSE back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.60 Lion
3 Lionesses (on cachet)
Envelope promoting the Daxing Safari Park?
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20020304PF0014 PSE 0_80 Pre-stamped Envelope 0.80 Stylized Cheetah (on picture side)
Advertizing EMS Courier Service
CN20021105003261 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 White Tiger (on picture side)
Promotional postcard for Hangzhou Safari Park
CN200213000082102 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Tiger Cubs (on picture side)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN200213000082106 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Tiger Cubs (on picture side)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN200213000082109 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20021308BK008010-8 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 South China Tiger (on picture side)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20021500PF0525 PSE 0_80 Pre-stamped Envelope 0.80 Lion Dance (in stamp imprint)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
2003 Postal Stationary CN20031404BK0004 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
Advertising postcard
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20031404PF0019 PSE 0_80
PSE back
Pre-stamped Envelope 0.80 Tiger (on cachet)
Pre-adressed envelope (?)
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CN2003HP2003B4-3 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Cartoon Tiger (on picture side)
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
2003 Commemorative Postmark CN20030830 PMK Commemmorative Postmark - Tiger
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
2004 Postal Stationary CN20041404BK0081 PC 0_60 Prepaid Postcard 0.60 Tiger (on picture side)
Advertising postcard
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2004 South China Tiger CN20040823 ST 0_80 Stamp 0.80 South China Tiger
MI 3557
CN20040823 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 South China Tiger
MI 3558
CN20040823 FDC 2_80 1
FDC Back
First Day Cover 2.80 South China Tiger
Official First Day Cover with both stamps
CN20040823 FDP 1 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- South China Tiger
FDP from Shanghai
Text reads: "South China Tiger"
CN20040823 FDP 2 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- South China Tiger
FDP from ???
CN20040823 FDP 3 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- South China Tiger
FDP from ???
Seen in both black and red ink
CN20040823 FDP 4 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- South China Tiger
FDP from Jinan
Text reads: "Chinese South Tiger also called China Tiger - is human world treasure"
CN20040823 FDP 5 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- South China Tiger
FDP from ???
2004 Opening of the Centre for Chinese and Romanian Culture in Bucharest CN20040922 ST 0_80 Stamp 0.80 Tigers
Wild Cat Art
Gong with Tiger "Feet"
Joint issue with Romania
MI 3567
M
2005 Postal Stationary CN2005000008 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.60 Albino Tiger (on picture side)
Postcard combined with ticket to Harbin Northern Forest Zoo
CN20051300PF7008 PSE 0_80 Pre-stamped Envelope 0.80 Tiger
On stamp imprint and cachet
CN20051406BK00893 PC 0_60 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.60 Tiger Figure (cauldron?) (on picture side)
Wild Cat Art
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20051602BK010876
Picture side
Address side
Pre-stamped Postcard 0.60 Cartoon Lion (on picture side)
New Year's Greeting Card
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2005 Wild Cats - Joint issue with Canada CN20051013 ST 0_80 1 Stamp 0.80 Leopard
Similar stamp issued by Canada
MI 3698
CN20051013 ST 0_80 2 Stamp 0.80 Puma
Similar stamp issued by Canada
MI 3699
CN20051013 SH 6_40 1 Sheetlet 6.40 Leopard (on stamps and selvedge)
Sheetlet with 8 x
CN20051013 ST 0_80 1
and illustrated selvedge
MI KB3698
CN20051013 SH 6_40 2 Sheetlet 6.40 Puma (on stamps and selvedge)
Sheetlet with 8 x
CN20051013 ST 0_80 2
and illustrated selvedge
MI KB3699
CN20051013 FDC 1_60
FDC Back
First Day Cover 1.60 Leopard (on stamp, postmark and cachet)
Puma (on stamp and postmark)
Stylized Wild Cat (on cachet)
Official FDC with FDP 5
CA_CN20051013 FDC
FDC Back
First Day Cover 1.00 / 1.60 Puma
Leopard (each on two stamps and in cachet, Leopard also in Chinese FDP)
Joint FDC with stamps of both countries
This item is also listed under Canada
CC
CN20051013 FDP 1 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Leopard (on cliff)
FDP from ???
13 Oct 2005
If you have any more information about this postmark, please let us know
CN20051013 FDP 2 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Stylized Leopards
FDP from ???
13 Oct 2005
If you have any more information about this postmark, please let us know
CN20051013 FDP 3 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Leopard (in hunting position facing towards you)
FDP from ???
13 Oct 2005
If you have any more information about this postmark, please let us know
CN20051013 FDP 4 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Leopard (walking towards right)
Lion (facing left)
FDP from ???
13 Oct 2005
If you have any more information about this postmark, please let us know
CN20051013 FDP 5 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Leopard
Puma
(Roaring Heads)
FDP from Beijing (?)
13 Oct 2005
If you have any more information about this postmark, please let us know
CN20051013 FDP 6 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Leopard (head)
Generic FDP without city name
Text translates to "China - Canadan Joint Issue Commemoration [in circle] - China Post [in rectangle]"
13 Oct 2005
2006 Postal Stationary CN20060803PF00521-1 PSE 0_80 Pre-stamped Envelope 0.80 Cartoon Tiger
On cachet
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
2007 Postal Stationary CN20070000000361 PC 0_80
Picture side
Address side
Pre-stamped Postcard 0.80 Cartoon Tiger
Tigger
(on both sides)
Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh and Tigger standing under rainbow
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20070000000362 PC 0_80
Picture side
Address side
Pre-stamped Postcard 0.80 Cartoon Tiger
Tigger
(on both sides)
Pooh and Tigger swimming
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20070000000363 PC 0_80
Picture side
Address side
Pre-stamped Postcard 0.80 Cartoon Tiger
Tigger
(on picture side)
Pooh and Piglet in Tree, Tigger and Eeyore lying on ground
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN20070000000364 PC 0_80
Picture side
Address side
Pre-stamped Postcard 0.80 Cartoon Tiger
Tigger
(on picture side)
Pooh, Piglet, Roo, Eeyore and Tigger picking flowers
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
CN2007S09HXK PC 1_20
Picture side
Address side
Inside
Pre-stamped Postcard 1.20 Lion / Cartoon Lion
ING Bank logo
Double New Year's greetings card printed for ING Bank
Probably issued in December 2007
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
2008 Postal Stationary CN20081802BK0064 PC 0_80 Pre-stamped Postcard 0.80 Tiger (on picture side)
Calendar Advertizing Card
2008 Personalised Stamps CN20080000 LB 1 Personalized Stamp Label - Lion or Tiger Door Knocker
Wild Cat Art
If you have any more infomation about this issue, please let us know
18 January 2009 - Woodcut Printing from ZhangzhouThis set also includes a domestic cat

CN20090118 ST 1_20 1 Stamp 1.20 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Woodcut Printing from Zhangzhou
Normal paper
MI 4024x
CN20090118 ST 1_20 5 Stamp 1.20 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Woodcut Printing from Zhangzhou
Silk-coated paper
MI 4024y
BDC
CN20090118 MS 4_80 Miniature sheet 4.80
(4 x 1.20)
Lion
Wild Cat Art
Woodcut Printing from Zhangzhou
Normal paper
4-stamp MS with
CN20090118 ST 1_20 1
and the 3 other stamps in set
MI B153
CN20090118 MS 9_60 1 Sheetlet 9.60
(8 x 1.20)
Lion
Wild Cat Art
Woodcut Printing from Zhangzhou
Normal paper
4-stamp MS with 2 x
CN20090118 ST 1_20 1
and the 2 x 3 other stamps in set
MI KB4024x-4027x
BDC
CN20090118 MS 9_60 2 Sheetlet 9.60
(8 x 1.20)
Lion
Wild Cat Art
Woodcut Printing from Zhangzhou
Silk-coated paper
4-stamp MS with 2 x
CN20090118 ST 1_20 1
and the 2 x 3 other stamps in set
MI KB4024x-4027x
BDC
2010 Year of the Tiger CN20100105 ST 1_20 Stamp 1.20 Tiger
Cartoon Tiger
MI 4125
CN20100105 MS 7_20 Miniature Sheet 7.20 Tiger
Cartoon Tiger (on stamps and selvedge)
MI B163
CN20100105 BK 12_00 Booklet 12.00 Tiger
Cartoon Tiger
Booklet with 10 x
CN20100105 ST 1_20
MI MHSB39
CN20100105 FDP 130000 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Siberian Tiger (landscape scene)
FDP from Antu City, Jilin Province
5 January 2010
CN20100105 FDP 133700 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Tiger (head)
FDP from Dunhua City, Jilin Province
5 January 2010
CN20100105 FDP 215008 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Tiger (head)
FDP from Tiger Hill, Suchou City
5 January 2010
CN20100105 FDP 310008 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Tiger
FDP from Hupao (Tiger Dream), Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
5 January 2010
CN20100105 FDP 530001 First Day Postmark
(see note)
- Stylized Tiger
FDP from Nanning City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
5 January 2010

2010 35 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Bangladesh

Joint issue with Bangladesh

BD_CN20101004 PP MIX
Front cover
Page 1
Page 2
Back cover
Presentation Pack ??? Tiger (on stamps and commemorative cover)
Joint presentation pack with YoT stamps from both countries

Compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information by Chen Minghao, Greg Balagian, Marci Jarvis, Aleks Domaradzki,
Nahum Shereshevsky and TS Tan.
Latest update: 14 October, 2018

Notes:

First Day Postmarks: Modern Chinese FDPs are also frequently seen used on other mail posted that day. It seems that
they are treated more like commemorative postmarks in the post offices where they are applied.