Compendium of postage stamp issuers (Ce - Ch)


Compendium of postage stamp issuers (Ce - Ch)

Each "article" in this category is in fact a collection of entries about several stamp issuers, presented in alphabetical order. The entries themselves are formulated on the micro model and so provide summary information about all known issuers.

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Celebes

;Refer : Japanese Naval Control Area

Central African Empire

;Dates : 1977 - 1979;Capital : Bangui;Currency : 100 centimes = 1 franc

;Refer : Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Formerly Ubangi-Chari and in French Equatorial Africa. Was known as Central African Empire 1977-79] .

;Dates : 1959 -;Capital : Bangui;Currency : 100 centimes = 1 franc

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : Central African Empire

;See also : French Equatorial Africa;: Oubangui-Chari

Central China (People's Post)

Regional issues by Chinese People's Republic.

;Dates : 1949 - 1950;Currency : 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Refer : CPR Regional Issues

Central Lithuania (Polish Occupation)

The territory was absorbed by Poland in 1922 and became part of the USSR in 1939.

;Dates : 1920 - 1922;Currency : 100 fenigow = 1 mark

;Refer : Polish Post Abroad

Cephalonia and Ithaca (Italian Occupation)

Italian occupation forces issued Greek stamps overprinted Occupazione Militare Italiana isole Cefalonia e Itaca.These were replaced by a general issue for all the Ionian Islands.

;Dates : 1941 only;Currency : 100 lepta = 1 drachma (Greek)

;Refer : Italian Occupation Issues

;See also : Ionian Islands (Italian Occupation)

Ceylon

;Dates : 1857 - 1972;Capital : Colombo;Currency : 100 cents = 1 rupee

;Main Article Needed :

;See also : Sri Lanka

Chad

Used stamps of French Equatorial Africa 1937 - 1959.

;Dates : 1959 -;Capital : Ndjamena;Currency : 100 centimes = 1 franc

;Includes : Chad (French Colony)

;See also : French Equatorial Africa

Chad (French Colony)

Used stamps of French Equatorial Africa 1937 - 1959.

;Dates : 1922 - 1937;Capital : Fort Lamy;Currency : 100 centimes = 1 franc

;Refer : Chad

Chalce

;Refer : Khalki

Chamba

;Dates : 1886 - 1948;Currency : 12 pies = 1 anna; 16 annas = 1 rupee

;Refer : Indian Convention States

Chandernagore

;Refer : French Indian Settlements

Channel Islands

British territory since the Norman Conquest, having previously been part of the Duchy of Normandy. Alderney,
Herm and Sark are in the Bailiwick of Guernsey while Jersey has separate administration. During WWII, theislands were occupied by Germany from 30 June 1940 to 9 May 1945.

British stamps were used 1840-1940. These can only be distinguished by postmark. During the occupationperiod, local issues were used in Guernsey and Jersey after British stocks ran out. British stamps wereagain in use 1945-1958. On 10 May 1948, the only general issue for the whole Channel Islands was introduced.British Regional issues were used from 1958 till 1 October 1969 when Guernsey and Jersey began separate postaladministration and issued their own stamps. Alderney began local issues in 1983.

The 1948 general issue commemorated the third anniversary of the liberation. There were two values:1d and 2½d. The stamps were also valid throughout Britain.

;Dates : 1948 only;Capital : St Helier (Jersey); St Peter Port (Guernsey);Currency : 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 Jersey pound/Guernsey pound

;Main Article Needed :

;See also : Alderney;: Great Britain (Regional Issues);: Guernsey;: Jersey

Charkari

;Dates : 1894 - 1940;Currency : 12 pies = 1 anna; 16 annas = 1 rupee

;Refer : Indian Native States

Chile

;Dates : 1853 -;Capital : Santiago;Currency : (1853) 100 centavos = 1 peso: (1960) 10 milesimos = 1 centesimo; 100 centesimos = 1 escudo: (1975) 100 centesimos = 1 peso

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : Tierra del Fuego

China

;Refer : Chinese Empire;: Chinese Nationalist Republic (Taiwan);: Chinese People's Republic;: Chinese Republic;: Shanghai;: Taiwan

China (British Post Offices)

The offices were in Amoy (opened 1844), Canton (1844), Foochow (1844), Ningpo (1844), Shanghai (1844),Swatow (1861), Hankow (1872), Kiungchow (1873), Tientsin (1882) and Chefoo (1903). All closed on30 November 1922. The stamps continued to be used until 1930 in Wei-Hei-Wei, a colony which was leasedto Britain from 1898 to 1 October 1930 and was then returned to China. The stamps were Hong Kong typesoverprinted CHINA.

;Dates : 1917 - 1930;Currency : 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Refer : British Post Offices Abroad

China (British Railway Administration)

The Chinese half cent stamp of 1898 was surcharged 5 cents and overprinted BRA. The stamps wereused for collection of a late letter fee on letters posted in a mail van on British operated railways.

;Dates : 1901 only;Currency : 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Refer : British Post Offices Abroad

China Expeditionary Force

The China Expeditionary Force was an international army sent to China in 1900. It relieved Peking andsuppressed the Boxer Rebellion. It continued to police northern China until 1906, though a small contingentremained after that.

Indian stamps overprinted CEF were used at various foreign post offices throughout China until25 November 1923.

;Dates : 1900 - 1923;Currency : 12 pies = 1 anna; 16 annas = 1 rupee

;Refer : Indian Overseas Forces

China (French Post Offices)

This refers to general issues for all French and Indo-Chinese offices in China. Various stamps of Franceor Indo-China were either overprinted or inscribed CHINE. Several offices had individual issues.Prior to 1894, stamps of France were used.

The offices were at Shanghai (opened November 1862), Tientsin (16 March 1889), Chefoo (November 1898),Hankow (1898), Peking (December 1900), Amoy (January 1902), Foochow (1902) and Ningpo (1902). All closedon 31 December 1922.

;Dates : 1894 - 1922;Currency : (1894) 100 centimes = 1 franc: (1907) 100 cents = 1 piastre

;Refer : French Post Offices Abroad

China (German Post Offices)

This refers to general issues for all German post offices in China. Various stamps of Germany were eitheroverprinted or inscribed CHINA. Prior to 1898, stamps of Germany were used.

The offices were at Shanghai (opened 16 August 1886), Tientsin (October 1889), Chefoo (1 June 1892), Amoy,Canton, Foochow, Hankow, Ichang, Nanking, Peking, Swatow and Chinkiang. The last nine were opened after1900 but dates are unknown. All offices closed on 17 March 1917.

;Dates : 1898 - 1917;Currency : (1898) 100 pfennige = 1 Reichsmark: (1905) 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Refer : German Post Offices Abroad

China (Indo-Chinese Post Offices)

;Dates : 1900 - 1922;Currency : (1900) 100 centimes = 1 franc: (1919) 100 cents = 1 piastre

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : Canton (Indo-Chinese Post Office);: Hoi-Hao (Indo-Chinese Post Office);: Kouang-Tcheou;: Mong-Tseu (Indo-Chinese Post Office);: Pakhoi (Indo-Chinese Post Office);: Tchongking (Indo-Chinese Post Office);: Yunnanfu (Indo-Chinese Post Office)

China (Italian Post Offices)

Italy had two post offices in China: at Peking (Pechino) and Tientsin. Both used Italian stamps particularto the office. The offices were open from September 1917 to 31 December 1922 and were for use by diplomaticand military personnel.

;Refer : Pechino (Italian Post Office);: Tientsin (Italian Post Office)

China (Japanese Occupation)

;Refer : Japanese Occupation Issues;: Kwangtung (Japanese Occupation);: Mengkiang (Japanese Occupation);: Manchukuo;: Nangking & Shanghai (Japanese Occupation);: North China (Japanese Occupation)

China (Japanese Post Offices)

Stamps of Japan were issued at the various offices with an overprint in Japanese characters which denoted"Japanese Agencies". From 15 April 1876 until 31 December 1899, stamps of Japan were used without overprint.

The main office was at Shanghai (opened 15 April 1876). Others were at Chefoo, Chingkiang, Foochow,Hangchow, Kiukiang, Newchang (now Yingkow), Mingoo, Shansi, Soochow and Tientsin. All offices closed in 1922.

;Dates : 1900 - 1922;Currency : 10 rin = 1 sen; 100 sen = 1 yen

;Refer : Japanese Post Offices Abroad

China (Russian Post Offices)

The Russian offices were at Peking (opened 1870), Kalgan (1870), Tientsin (1870), Urga (Mongolia, 1870),Shanghai (1897), Chefoo (1897), Hankow (1897), Port Arthur (1899-1904) and Dairen (1899-1904). All wereclosed in 1920.

Russian stamps without overprint were used from 1870. From 1899, Russian stamps were overprintedwith Cyrillic KHTAH (i.e., China). All stamps were inscribed in Russian currency but the officesaccepted Chinese payment for them at the rate of 1 Chinese cent to 1 Russian kopeck.

;Dates : 1899 - 1920;Currency : (1899) 100 kopecks = 1 Russian ruble: (1917) 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Refer : Russian Post Offices Abroad

Chinese Empire

;Dates : 1878 - 1912;Capital : Peking (Beijing);Currency : (1878) 100 candarins = 1 tael: (1897) 100 cents = 1 dollar

;Includes : Tibet (Chinese Post Offices)

;See also : Shanghai

Chinese Nationalist Republic (Taiwan)

Stamps are inscribed REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

;Dates : 1949 - 2007;Capital : Taipei;Currency : 100 sen = 1 dollar

;See also : Taiwan

;Main Article Needed :

Chinese People's Republic

General issues were concurrent with regional issues 1949 - 1951 and then superseded them.

;Dates : 1949 -;Capital : Beijing (Peking);Currency : (1949) 100 cents = 1 dollar: (1955) 100 feu = 1 yuan

;See also : CPR Regional Issues

Chinese Post Offices

;Refer : Tibet (Chinese Post Offices)

Chinese Provinces

;Main Article Needed :

;Includes : Kirin & Heilungkiang;: North Eastern Provinces;: Sinkiang;: Szechwan;: Yunnan

;See also : CPR Regional Issues;: Manchukuo

Chinese Republic

;Dates : 1912 - 1949;Capital : Peking (Beijing);Currency : 100 cents = 1 dollar

Chios

;Refer : Khios

Christmas Island

Christmas Island was discovered by Captain William Mynors on Christmas Day 1643 and annexed by Britain in 1888.It was transferred to Australia in 1958 and is now part of Northern Territory.

;Dates : 1958 -;Capital : Flying Fish Cove;Currency : (1958) 100 cents = 1 Malaysian dollar: (1968) 100 cents = 1 Australian dollar

Chungking

;Refer : Tchongking (Indo-Chinese Post Office)

Sources

* Stanley Gibbons Ltd: various catalogues
* [http://www.jl.sl.btinternet.co.uk/stampsite/home.html Encyclopaedia of Postal History]
* Stuart Rossiter & John Flower: "The Stamp Atlas"


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