Friday, October 28, 2016

CHINA - 2016 (II)

New Issue

BREAKING NEWS !!!

This was unexpected... China surprise us with this issue of 5 stamps. Like Russia and the crimean lighthouses, I find this serie very controversial. Why?  These 5 beautiful lighthouses are new, and were builded in the South China Sea. This zone and the mix of the Spratly (Nansha) Islands, reefs,  and artificial islands is in dispute between China, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.




GENERAL INFO:
Code: CHN-2016-02
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Authority: China Post
Title: Lighthouses of China
Format: Serie of 5 se-tenant stamps
Presentation: 
-Minisheet of 10 stamps (2 series)
-Sheets of 20 stamps (4 series)
Dimensions (mm):
-Minisheet: 196 x 155
-Sheets: 180 x 240
Design: Shi Yuan
Printing Process: Photogravure
Paper:
Gum:
Security:
Printed by: Beijin Stamp Factory
Quantity:



Stamp 1 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Huáyáng Jiao  /  Cuarteron Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.



Stamp 2 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Chigua Reef / Johnson South
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Stamp 3 of 5 


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.20 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Zhubi Jiao  /  Subi Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.



Stamp 4 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.50 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Yongshu Reef / Fiery Cross
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Stamp 5 of 5


Currency: Chinese Yuan - CNY
Facial: 1.50 
Service: 
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 50
Perf: 13 1/2 
Lighthouse: Meiji Reef / Mischief Reef
ALL:  
Location: South China Sea.  Zone in dispute.


Full Sheet




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