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Tax 02 Postage-Due Stamps of Ching Dynasty (1904)

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Stamp SN G002
Stamp Name Tax 02 Postage-Due Stamps of Ching Dynasty (1904)
Stamp Cat Standard Postage-Due Stamps
Stamp Cat Numeral
Issue date 1904-11-10
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Waterlow & Sons Co., London
Creative Director
Sheet composition (5×5)×8

Print color
Process Intaglio
Perforation 欠2.1-2.8 14-15
Not long after the use of the Coiling Dragon stamps as temporary postage-due stamps, there arrived successively the regular postage-due stamps printed in England, which were put into use immediately after arrival. The postage-due stamps were printed in a smaller dimension than definitive stamps, a practice that has been followed up to the present, thus becoming a characteristic of Chinese postage-due stamps.  The postage-due stamps of the first print consist of eight denominations all in blue color, which were issued in the 30th year of Emperor Kuang Hsu (1904). Some years later when the stock of postage-due stamps was almost exhausted, another printing of postage-due stamps in brown color was ordered from the Waterlow & Sons Co. in six denominations per set in the same design and same dimensions as the previous print. The 1¢nd 2¢denominations arrived in the first batch in the 3rd year of Emperor Hsuan Tung (1910) and were issued immediately. The other denominations (1/2¢, 4¢, 5¢, and 20¢ denominations),which arrived in China after the downfall of the Ching Dynasty, were not issued.