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Stamp with Dragon Design
tianjin 2
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The issue of "dragon stamps" marked the creation of the modern China Postal services. It is important research information regarding the early postal service history of the Customs.

History of the Object
Tianjin's first official post office was opened in March 1878. In July of the same year, Tianjin Customs published the first set of Chinese stamps which used the name "Customs Yunlong first stamp", commonly known as "dragon stamp".

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Type
Print 
Materials
No watermark paper 
Measurements
Length: 3.1 cm, Width: 2.9 cm Length: 2.8 cm, Width: 2.5 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Printing office of Shanghai Customs 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1878, 1882, 1883 
Function
Payment for posting letters 
Acquisition
Unknown 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tian Jin Museum 
Museum
Tianjin Museum 
Credit line
 

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