Stamp Stories from around the world

Three series of “Large Dragons” were published in the period from 1878 until 1883. In the fall of 1885 a new series of “Small Dragons” was issued. Three values, were issued with the face value of 1, 3 and 5 candareens. The dragons were smaller in size in comparison to the Large Dragon stamps, but with greater detail of the dragon. The central theme of both issues remained the same. Today’s stamp is a mint 3 candareen stamp with a catalog value of $125.