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, 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. For information about the China Stamp Society go to: www.ChinaStampSociety.org
Images are from the Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. D. Hopkins Specialized Collection of Chinese Postage and Revenue Die Proofs at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.