Credits and Acknowledgments

Prepared by Thomas Lera, Winton M. Blount Research Chair, The Council of Philatelists Research Committee, Michael Rogers and H. James Maxwell.

This finding aid was prepared with the assistance of the Council of Philatelists Research Committee members Chair Roger Brody, John Hotchner, Robert Odenweller, Robert Rose, Herbert Trenchard, Alan Warren, Richard Winter, NPM Database Administrator Kate Diggle, and Museum Specialist James O’Donnell, Preservation Technician Manda Kowalczyk, and Museum Technician Rebecca Johnson. Special thanks go to Michael Rogers and H. James Maxwell of the The China Stamp Society, Inc. for their assistance in helping the Committee identify the unique items described above.

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Images are from the L.W. Christenson’s Specialized Collections of Taiwan and the China Treaty Ports at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.