A highlight of this yea上海会所品茶微信e rare stamp exhi

ibition drawn f上海会所品茶微信rom the collections of the China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum.

A lot of these rare stamps help record the transformation of China and its modern history, such as the coil

ing dragon stamps of the Qing Dynasty printed with the words “provisional neutrality” and “Republic of China”.

The overprints were added after the Revolution of 1911, when the Republic of China (1

912-49) overthrew the Qing government but did not have enough time to print new postage stamps.

he exhibition also included the manuscripts of Robert Alexis

de Villard, the original designer of the coiling dragon stamps. His manuscripts are the earl

iest stamp design records in the China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum’s collection.

“Considering a lot of postal materials from that era have been lost, his manuscrip

ts are an important record in China’s postal history, from which we can learn the ins and outs of stamp design du

ring that time,” says Ma Lin, vice-president of the Wuhan Philatelic Association.

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