World Stamps

Exhibition of China in London

February 02, 2015 11:37 AM

  • Philatelists who contributed to the "Imperial Gems of China" exhibition at the Royal Philatelic Society London, and who came to London for the event are left to right: Danny Wong; Chris King, president of the Royal Philatelic Society London; Anna Lee; Charles Chan; Andrew Cheung; and Robert S. P. Kong.

The following is a press release from the Royal Philatelic Society London

On Jan. 29-30, members of the Royal Philatelic Society London were treated to an incredible display of the "Imperial Gems of China."

No fewer than 22 philatelists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, plus one from France and one from Singapore, contributed to what Patrick Maselis, vice president of the society, described as "a great exhibition."

The displays encompassed: pre-adhesive postal history; Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports with Shanghai Local Post; customs mail and the Chinese Imperial Post; the Republic of China and liberated area; the Frontier Islands; the colonies, Port Arthur, Macau and Taiwan.

Danny Wong, Andrew Cheung and Anna Lee organized the exhibition. They were joined in London by Charles Chan and Robert S. P. Kong.

Introducing the exhibits, Danny Wong commented that all had "shown our best" to create a "representative array covering all periods and all territories, thereby making history."

Those wishing to visit the Royal Philatelic Society London at 41 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6JY, or be a guest at one of its meetings, are asked to contact in advance the administrative office,