Hi Kristiina,I am not an expert, but from what I see the cancellations show the same date of first day of issue.Why do you think this?Best regardsRiccardo
but if you see this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Wt_gfAOJrSc/SaaGqtWrKZI/AAAAAAAAA78/g1co-zvRP3M/s1600-h/china5-2009.jpg then..? is my cover real FDC?
I think it's a real posted FDC because the circular guller show the same date of first day issue. The other cover show the Harbin cancellation, because the FDC was sent from there.It's probable your cover was sent from another location, but you have got a real posted FDC.In Italy happens in the same way.Best regardsRiccardo
I just want to say, that i live in small city. My local small postoffice do not issue FDC-s. I have to order them from main philately office in capital city. I think, that swap partner should tell before; that he can not send official FDC. As he offered to me to swap real posted FDC-s, then i was thinking that we are talking about official ones.
Hi Kristiina,As I say, there have many different situation can't be controlled by collector in China. For example in small town, only one post office sells official FDC in small quantity - about 10-20, however some people not only buy 1. Or in other city, only pre-order customer (whole year) can obtain official FDC on day of issue, no one is exception (I tried, even I am tourist). One more case is sell FDC not in official price !You shown cover in here is come form Xiamen, it is not a big but not small city in south of China. But the link - cover is come from Shanghai, it is second large city in China, it is very different - in selling policy or situation ...I try to guess this one who sent for you, as the location of the postmark. I think he MUST info you that what will send to you, either it is official or unofficial. The airmail rate from China to Europe is 6 yuan, registered mail is 14 yuan up to 20g.