cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This year marks the centenary of the 1911 Revolution, the event that had far reaching consequences for the fate of the Chinese people. It brought an end to imperial rule in China and also represented the birth of Asia’s first republic. A hugely important milestone on China’s road to modernisation, it is also of remarkable significance for the development of global politics.

The first decade of the 20th century was a time of great upheaval in China. Revolutionary currents were never far from the surface as reformists and reactionaries struggled to gain the upper hand in the Qing government. After the war with the Eight-Nation Alliance, the Empress Dowager Cixi was finally persuaded to launch a series of political, economic, military and educational reforms. However, two policies announced by the Qing court in May 1911 – the formation of a new ‘imperial cabinet’ and the nationalisation of the railways – caused huge public resentment and drove many people to the revolutionary cause. The success of the Wuchang Uprising on 10 October 1911 started a chain reaction, and in less than two months 14 out of the 18 provinces within China’s main borders had declared independence. The imperial regime had been overthrown and replaced by a republican system, signifying a new era of modern China.

Friday, October 14, 2011

hi.. yes I haven't written for ages. no time.. too much travelling and to be more than honest am depressed with so much of what I see on the stamp scene. see my last post. It continues and still there are people bidding . I am on the China Southern first commercial A380 flight next week. I just wait to see what other fake covers turn up on eBay.

The internet is supposed to help communicate to all, yet why do people still get sucked in to the fake or should I say computer generated material. I just give up sometimes. Should I bother I ask myself. No is the answer. Sad but true.

What is new in your world? What new stamps have you found. Old or new? If you tell me something new I will be really surprised as so much is now issued just as revenue raising for the respective Post Office authorities and not intended at all for the use on mail and the "real" stamp collectors among us. Just look at the GB Royal Mail issues. Joke beyond reasoning in my view.

I bought a few "kiloware" lots on eBay recently. I like to experiment and one never knows what one will find. I got a few stamps and found three worth collecting. cat value more than cost. But lets face it these sellers are people who somehow get lots of stamps and they sell them as so called kiloware. Joke, is 500grams kiloware.. I don't think so hahahahaha. They are not dealers, just people taking advantage of a situation they are in. Hey it is a free world and we can all do what earns us a buck I guess.

Just remember, if you are buying this material and you are not buying from an accredited dealer you will not get the quality and content that you would from an accredited dealer. I did buy one lot recently from an accredited dealer and the quality and content was so much better.

Ok enough of my ramblings. be lucky all you bunnies hahahaha have a great weekend Michael

and PS if you don't want quality at a fair price, don't look at my web site

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