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Chinese Treaty Ports

20th May 1893 to 3rd December 1898

China Treaty Ports    

Hankow Sc1
Cheefoo Sc1
Chungking Sc1
Kewkiang Sc1a
1 Hankow
2 Cheefoo
3 Chungking
4 Kewkiang
20th May 1893 Sc1 SG1 6th Oct 1893 Sc1 SG1 Dec 1893 Sc1 SG-M1 1st Jun 1894 Sc1a SG1

Chinkiang Sc1
Wuhu Sc1
Ichanf Sg1
Amoy Sc1
5 Chinkiang
6 Wuhu
7 Ichang
8 Amoy
6th Aug 1894 S1c SG1 26th Nov 1894 S1c SG1 1st Dec 1894 Sc1 SG1 8th Jun 1895 Sc1 SG1

Foochow Sc1
Nanking Sc1
Wei Hai Wei SG1
9 Foochow
10 Nanking
11 Wei Hai Wei
 
1 Aug 1895 Sc1 SG1 20th Sep 1896 Sc1 SG1 8th Dec 1898 Sc1 SG1  


Treaty Ports
State Description Format Seq FI Sc SG Mi Y&T $

 

Amoy ½ cent green perf 11½, no wmk, litho 8 314 1 1        
Cheefoo ½ cent green perf 11½, "smoke" wmk ,litho 2 296 1 1        
Chinkiang ½ cent rose-red perf , no wmk. litho 5 309 1 1        
Chungking 2 cash red-orange perf 12½, no wmk, litho 3 297 1 M1        
Foochow ½ cent prussian blue perf 13½ to 15½ and compound, no wmk, litho 9 317 1 1        
Hankow 2 cents reddish-violet, pale lilac rouletted, no wmk, typo locally 1 294 1 1        
Ichang ½ candarin dull orange-brown perf 10½-11½, no wmk, typo 7 311 1 1        
Kewkiang ½ cent black, pink perf 12, no wmk, typo 4 307 1 1        
Nanking ½ cent brownish-grey perf 11½, no wmk, litho 10 321 1 1        
Shanghai - - - 122 - - - -    
Wei Hai Wei 2 cents black, scarlet imperf, no wmk 11 337 1 1        
Wuhu ½ cent black perf 11½-12½ and compound, no wmk, litho 6 310 1 1        

Shanghai, a port, but not a treaty port, included here for convenience.
Chinkiang, perf 11, 11½, 11x11½ or 11½x11

These posts were set up by foreign traders to save the expense of the existing private mail services. Starting in Shanghai, they expanded along the coast and extended to Japan. When the Imperial Post was established, the restrictions introduced put the Treaty Port posts out of business.