Home Page                             Search 

 

 Stamp Printers by Country

 CHINA 

Printers by country letter 
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  Where?
 
Bibliographies by country letter 
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Imagery by country letter
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

    = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

Printer names in italic against "Stamp printing primarily done by..." signifies that the printer has been seen used by that country within a mid-2011 or later philatelic magazine new stamp issue listing. Non-italicised signifies a recent use, but prior to mid-2011.

China is quite complex due to the various stamp issuing authorities, etc., so the stamp catalogue breakdown for this country has been retained, rather than the strict alphabetical listing elsewhere on this web-site.

Stamp printing for this country is primarily done by: Beiging, Henan, Liaoning and Shenyang Printing Houses (PR China)

[Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports] First postage stamp issued: 1865 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Central China Press, Kewkiang.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1894 for Municipal Post at Kewkiang.

Fohkien Printing Office, Amoy.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1895 (Overprints / surcharges) for Municipal Post at Amoy.

Kelly and Walsh, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1894 for Municipal Post at Chungking.

Shanghai Lithographic Society, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1894 for Municipal Post at Wuhu.

E. Shing, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1894 (Overprints) for Municipal Post at Chinkiang.



[Chinese Empire] First postage stamp issued: 1878
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Customs Statistical Department, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1878 for Imperial Customs Post, China.



[Republic] First postage stamp issued: 1912
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Chinese Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Peking.
Abbreviation known by: BEPP.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1912 for China.



[War Against Japan] First postage stamp issued: 1938 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Central Trust, Chungking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1944 for China.

Chung Hwa Book Co., Chungking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1944 for China.

Dah Tung Book Co. & Ta Tung Printing, Chungking.
Abbreviation known by: DTB.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 for China.

Paicheng Printing Co., Nanping.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1944 for China.



[Communist Conquest & Post-War Inflation] First postage stamp issued: 1945 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Central Trust, Shanghai and Peking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for China.

Chung Ming Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for China.

Dah Tung Book Co. & Ta Tung Printing, Shanghai.
Abbreviation known by: DTB.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for China.

Dah Yeh Printing Co., Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for China.

Fak Ning Press, Hankow.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for China.

Honan District Office, Honan.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 (Overprints) for China.

Hwa Nam Printing Co., Chungking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for China.

San Yih Printing Press Co., Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1948 (Surcharges) for China.

Union Press, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 (Overprints) for China.



[Provinces] First postage stamp issued: 1927 
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded.



[Soviet Republic] First postage stamp issued: 1930
Ministry of Finance Printing Bureau, Ruijin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1932 for Chinese Soviet Republic.



[Central & South] First postage stamp issued: 1937 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Central Printing Co., Guangzhou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for South China.

Daming Printing Co., Hankou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Central Plains Postal Administration, China.

Dawen Printing Co., Nanchang.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for Jiangxi, China.

Fuxing Printing Co., Hankou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for Hubei, China.

Guoguang Printing Co., Hankou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Central Plains Postal Administration, China.

Jiujiang Printing Co., Jiujiang.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for Jiangxi, China.

Mingchang Printing Co., Kaifeng.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for Central Plains Postal Administration, China.

Ruixing Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for South China.

Wanfeng Printing Co., Kaifeng.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Central Plains Postal Administration, China.

Xinhua Book Shop Press, Zhengzhou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Central Plains Postal Administration, China.

Xinyu Printing Co., Kaifeng.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1948 for Central Plains Postal Administration, China

Yongchang Press, Kaifeng.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for Central Plains Postal Administration, China.



[East] First postage stamp issued: 1942 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Beihai Bank, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 for Shandong, East China.

China Printing Co., Tianjin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for East China People’s Post, East China.

Commercial Press, Shanghai.
Abbreviation known by: CMPA.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for East China People’s Post, East China. 

Dadong Book Co., Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for East China People’s Post, East China.

Dazhong Printing Co., Hangzhou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for East China People’s Post, East China.

Hanmolin Printing Co., Nantong.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Jiangsu-Anhui Border Area, East China.

Huainan Bao Press, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1942 for Huainan, East China.

North Anhui Daily Press, Hefei.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for North Anhui, East China.

Postal Savings and Remittance Book Press, Nanjing.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for East China People’s Post, East China.

Sanyi Printing Co., Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for East China People’s Post, East China.

Suzhong Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 for Central Jiangsu, East China.

Taofen Printing Co., Nantong.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Jiangsu-Anhui Border Area, East China. 

Xinhua Printing Works, Qingzhou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1947 for Shandong, East China 

Xuemei Village Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for East China People’s Post, East China.

Yihai Art Book Printing Co., Wuxi.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for East China People’s Post, East China.



[North]   First postage stamp issued: 1937 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Border Area Bank, Fuping.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1947 (Surcharges) Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Border Area, North China.

Honghai Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1942 for Saxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan Border Area, North China.

JinwenPrinting Co., Zhangijiakou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 for Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Border Area, North China 

People's Printing Works, Peking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for North China People’s Post, North China.

South Hebei Bank, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1943 for Saxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan Border Area, North China..



[North-East] First postage stamp issued: 1946 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Chengwenxin Book Co., Andong.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for Andong, North-East China.

Daxin Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for NorthEast People’s Post, North-East China

Democratic Daily Press, Zhengjiatun.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for Ximan, North-East China.

Dongji Printing Co., Harbin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 (Surcharges) for Liaoning, North-East China.

Gongan Printing Co., Dalian.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for Port Arthur and Dairen, North-East China.

Guangfa Printing Co., Harbin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1947 for North-East China People’s Post, North-East China.

Jingyi Printing Co., Shuangcheng.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 (Overprints) for Liaoning, North-East China.

Minbao Press, Andong.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for Andong, North-East China.

North-East Pictorial Press, Shenyang.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 for North-East China
People’s Post, North-East China.

Taidong Daily Press, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 (Surcharges) for Port Arthur and Dairen, North-East China.

Xinxing Printing Co., Tonghua.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for Liaoning, North-East China.



[North-West] First postage stamp issued: 1945 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Administration Press, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Overprints) for Shaanxi, North-West China.

Guanghua Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1946 for Shaanxi-Gansu-Ningxia, North-West China.

Lanzhou Daily Press, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Overprints) for Gansu-Ningxia-Qinghai, North-West China.

Maoji Printing Co., Xian.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Overprints) for Shaanxi, North-West China.

Yiwenzhai Stationery Press, Xian.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Overprints) for Shaanxi, North-West China.



[South-West] First postage stamp issued: 1945 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Wenhui Press, Guiyang.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1949 (Surcharges) for Guizhan, South-West China 

Youhui Printing Co., Nanjing.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1950 for South-West China People’s Post, South-West China.



[People’s Republic] First postage stamp issued: 1949 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House, Beijing
also known as
Beijing Security Printers.
Founded: 1959.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for China [People’s Republic].
Main printing process(es): Litho, gravure
No website found as of 2012. 
 
The Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House went into full-scale stamp production during 1959, having been completed that year.

Dah Yeh Co., Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1952 for China [People’s Republic]. 

C and C Security Printers, Beijing.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2011 for Papua New Guinea. 

East China Revenue Office, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1950 for China [People’s Republic].

Henan Provincial Posts and Telecommunications Printing House
also known as
Henan Province Anti-Counterfeit and Secret Keeping Technology Printing Co., Zhengzhou.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for China [People’s Republic].
Main printing process(es): Litho
No website found as of 2012.

The plant origin, the predecessor of Beijing Stamp Plant .1970 moved to Beijing from Henan Yanshi, in 1980 and moved the capital of Zhengzhou.

Liaoning Printing House, Liaoning.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2011] for China [People’s Republic].
Main printing process(es): Litho
No website found as of 2012.

Nanking Printing Co., [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1950 for China [People’s Republic].

Printing Research Institute, Bank of China, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1987for China [People’s Republic].

Shanghai Banknote Printing House, Shanghai.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for China [People’s Republic].

Shenyang Posts and Telecommunications Printing House, Shenyang.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?] for China [People’s Republic].
Main printing process(es): Litho
No website found as of 2012.



[Japanese Occupation of China] First postage stamp issued: 1941 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Hsin Min Press, Peking.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 for China.

Union Printing Company, Shanghai.
Abbreviation known by: UPC.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1945 (Surcharges) for China.



[Foreign Post Offices in China] First postage stamp issued: 1886 
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded.



[Kiaochow] First postage stamp issued: 1896
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded.



[Kwangchow] First postage stamp issued: 1906 
No stamps appear to have been produced locally. However, various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printer(s) have gone unrecorded.



[Manchukuo] First postage stamp issued: 1932 
Various local overprints and surcharges were made, but the name(s) of the printers have gone unrecorded.

Chikazawa Yoko Co., Harbin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1935 (Surcharges) for Manchukuo.

Manchukuo Central Bank, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1935 for Manchukuo.

Manchukuo Government Printing Bureau, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1940 for Manchukuo.

Manchukuo Government Supplies Division, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1936 for Manchukuo.

 Page Version: 1.1, 2012.  All material Copyright  © 2000-Date Glenn H Morgan FRPSL.