China has become one of the world's most significant economies in recent years. Anything related to China could be as highly sought after as gold. China stamps are no exception!
StampNews.com invites our readers to get acquainted with the precious information presented in “How to Collect & Invest in China Stamps” book that will be more than helpful in creating your invaluable and unique collection of China's stamps.
Out of 60 million stamp collectors around the world, one third comes from China. There are more than 20 million people in the world who are collecting China stamps; and the number is increasing. Many investors are in fact laughing their way to the bank with significant gains on their China stamp portfolio.
Recently, a 15-year stamp collector Richard Tang has published a book entitled "How to Collect & Invest in China Stamps". This 268-page book, fully illustrated in colors, reveals quite a handful of information about China stamps and how to build a solid collection for potential future liquidation.
Chapter 1 gives an overview of stamp collecting, basic terminologies, the current trends, the myths, and most importantly, what this book is all about.
Chapter 2 discusses how China stamps have become so popular over the past decades.
Chapter 3 covers the development of China stamps through different periods of the history, from Qing dynasty, to Chinese Republic, Japanese occupation, the civil war, Mainland China and Taiwan after 1949. Special regions such as Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Formosa and Treaty Ports are also included in the chapter.
Chapter 4 highlights key rarities, high value and highly demanded areas of Chinese Philately. There's also a value guide for PRC stamps, based on current market and 20 years ago's market.
Chapter 5 lays out a step-by-step guide to building a China stamp collection.
Chapter 6 reveals many great sources to buy China stamps, some of which might still remain unknown to many collectors.
Chapter 7 is about how to sell your China stamps to maximize revenue, based on the author's own experience.
Chapter 8, entitled "Investing in China Stamps", covers a few available options in the market for those who want to take the hobby to the next level.
Chapter 9 concludes the book with the Dos and Don'ts when collecting China stamps.