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China (Ching Dynasty): 1897 Red Revenues
 
 
 

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Lot 1907 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 6, curiously the "Yin" is not overinked as is usually the case, deep bright colour, choice centring on brilliant white paper, very fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1908 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 19, deep colour, exceptional centring, fine to very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1909 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 19, clear bright colour, centred to right, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, paper hinge remainder. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1910 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 3, bright colour on fresh white paper, centred to top right, fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1911 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 14, bright colour on fresh white paper, centred to top right, fine unused with large part to much original gum, paper hinge remnant. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1912 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 14, bright colour, well centred just to top, fine unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders, small picked out inclusion with printing ink in top margin just traversing frame line. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1913 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 14, fair colour, well centred, unused with much gum which may not be original, toned. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1914 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 11, near perfect centring, unused with much original gum, colour oxidised and small toned spot at top. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1915 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 6, smaller central Chinese character ("Yin") in third row, bright colour, heavily inked surcharge, centred to lower left, fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, paper hinge remnant. Chan 84b.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1916 () China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 20, sheet position 100, with characteristic vertical sheet guide lines extending downwards from the lower right corner, deep colour, centred to left, fine unused without gum. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1917 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, the magnificent reconstructed half sheet of fifty with selvedge all round and sheet number "1053", showing the constant varieties comma for stop [5], inverted "s" in "cents" [15], inverted "s" and no stop after "cents" [15], also no stop variety [13], comprised of irregular block of forty, top right vertical sheet number corner pair, block of six and singles (2), bright colour, well centred, overall very fine mint or unused with much original gum, the top right corner pair has a few small tone spots and one perf. thin at foot, there is also thinning in selvedge at right. Chan 84, e, f, h.
Estimate HK$ 900,000 - 1,200,000


Provenance: Lam Man Yin.
  Realized HK$1,035,000
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Lot 1918 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, variety surcharge inverted, position 8, good colour on white paper, well centred (just to upper right), fine unused with much original gum. A highly appealing example of this rare and popular variety. Chan 84i.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000


Provenance: Mess. (Jules) Bernichon and E. Matthey, Paris, dealers' handstamps on reverse.
  Realized HK$575,000
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Lot 1919 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, variety surcharge inverted, position 11, deep bright colour, outstanding centring within large even margins, fine unused with much original gum, minute inclusion at top left and light age spotting on gum which does not affect its fabulous appearance from front. A magnificent example of this desirable variety. Chan 84i.
Estimate HK$ 180,000 - 220,000
  Realized HK$552,000
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Lot 1920 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, variety surcharge inverted and comma for stop, position 5, deep colour, well centred, cancelled by Canton pakua in brown, some oxidisation to reverse, nevertheless a fine example of this rare combination of varieties. Chan 84m.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000


Expertisation: Experts and Consultants certificate (2007).
  Realized HK$345,000
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Lot 1921 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 3, small pre-printing paper irregularity at lower right has resulted in deformed printing of "UE" of "Revenue" on basic stamp, cancelled by Customs double-ring d.s., fine and a most striking and unusual coincidental plate variety. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 1922 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 20, compound perforation, horizontal perf. 14 at top and foot and vertical perf. 13½ at left and perf. 12 at right, well centred, cancelled by Customs c.d.s. in brown, blunt lower left corner, otherwise fine and scarce triple compound perforation variety. Chan 84 var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1923 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 13, variety no stop after "cents", deep bright colour, choice centring, cancelled by "Customs/(Shanghai)" double-ring d.s. of "Feb 26 1897", very fine, a few perfs. with faintest traces of foxing of no significance. Chan 84f.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1924 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 15, inverted "s" of "cents", bright colour, well centred within large margins, lightly cancelled by Customs c.d.s. which leaves the variety clear, very fine. Chan 84g.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1925 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 15, inverted "s" and no stop after "cents", exceptionally bright colour, outstanding centring, cancelled by Customs Shanghai c.d.s. which leaves the variety clear, very fine and choice, transparent grease spot under hinge at top. Chan 84h.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1926 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 15, inverted "s" and no stop after "cents", well centred, cancelled by pakua, fine to very fine. Chan 84h.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1927 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 4, shaved "s" in "cents", good colour, particularly well centred, neatly cancelled by "Kiukiang" dollar dater, very fine. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1928 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 20, centrally cancelled by "Customs/Foochow" double-ring d.s. of "Apl 10 97" in brown, light uniform toning, otherwise fine and an early date. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 1929 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, vertical pair, positions 19/9, good colour, well centred, cancelled by Customs c.d.s. (a little oily), fine. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1930 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, two examples, cancelled by part "Imperial Post Office/Nanking" oval d.s. in violet and "Kiukiang" dollar dater respectively, a few toned or slightly trimmed perfs., otherwise fine. Chan 84.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1931 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, position 15, inverted "s" of "cents", and large figures 1c. on 3c. position 21, fine to very fine appearance unused with part to much original gum, small faults. Chan 84g, 87.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1932 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. (2), and large figures 1c. on 3c. and 2c. on 3c. cancelled by Customs daters, one has practically complete "Customs/Canton" double-ring d.s. of "Jun 17 1897", mainly fine, one small figures 2c. on 3c. has thin (4). Chan 84, 87, 88.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1933 o China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. and large figures 2c. on 3c (6), cancelled by large part complete pakua (5), "Cu(stoms) Hankow" double-ring d.s. of "May 24 1897", and "(Ha)nkow" dollar dater, mainly fine appearance, faults which are mostly of a minor nature (7). Chan 84, 88.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1934 China, 1897 Red Revenue small figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, variety surcharge double in violet and black, position 7, distinct doubling throughout, basic stamp is of deep colour, exceptionally well centred within large even margins, fine unused with much original gum, some glazing from protective mount (mostly where hinge is), a few barely discernable tone spots at foot. A splendid example of this important rarity. Chan 85a.
Estimate HK$ 1,400,000 - 1,800,000


Expertisation: Gebrüder Senf, Leipzig
Signed H. Bloch
Signed J.R. Hughes
Signed P. Holcombe.

Provenance: Shao Kuo Hwa
J.B. Whang
Woo Lo-Yuan, Sotheby' s (Hong Kong), 29 April 1996, lot 311
Robert Tan, Zurich Asia (Hong Kong), 7.12.04, lot 519.

References: Directorate General of Posts, Ministry of Communications. The Revenue Surcharges China 1897. Vol. I (Taipei, 1984), p. 32. Illustrated.
Directorate General of Posts, Ministry of Communications. The Revenue Surcharges China 1897. Vol. II (Taipei, 1987), pp. 482-483. This is item 16 in the listing of 22 examples recorded.

One pane of twenty-five was originally surcharged in violet; however, the surcharge was deemed to be too light, so it was surcharged a second time in black.
  Realized HK$2,185,000
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Lot 1935 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 17, deep rich colour on bright white paper, centred just to left, fine to very fine unmounted mint, of post office freshness. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1936 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, with part offset on reverse, vibrant colour on immaculate white paper, extremely fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1937 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 17, vivid colour on crisp white paper, near perfect centring, extremely fine and fresh mint. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1938 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 7, bright colour on crisp white paper, outstanding centring, extremely fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1939 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 19, bright colour, superb centring, extremely fine and fresh unused with part to large part original gum. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1940 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 19, deep bright colour, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part original gum. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1941 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 21, good colour, well centred, fine to very fine mint. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1942 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 4, bright colour, centred just to right, fine mint, small paper hinge remnant. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1943 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 21, deep rich colour, centred just to top left, fine and fresh unused with much original gum (some glazing on hinge remainder). Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1944 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 1, deep colour, centred to lower right, fine unused with part to large part original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1945 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 12, good colour, well centred, fine appearance unused with part original gum, slight gum thinning. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1946 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 23, clear fresh colour, centred to right, fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders and rounded top left corner. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1947 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 7, deep colour, centred to top right, fine unused with much original gum, tiny gum thin at top. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1948 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 20, good colour, well centred, fine unused without gum, tiny surface scuff at foot. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1949 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 17, well centred, fine appearance unused without gum, toned. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1950 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 11, very good appearance unused without gum, colour sulphurised. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1951 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 15, large box of central character, deep bright colour, exceptional centring, very fine and fresh unused with part original gum, small adherences and hinge remainders. Chan 87a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1952 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 6, large box of central character, deep colour, well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 87a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1953 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 16, large box of central character, bright colour on fresh white paper, centred just to lower right, fine mint. Chan 87a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1954 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 6, large box of central character, clear colour, particularly well centred, fine unused with much original gum, a few lightly foxed perfs. at lower right. Chan 87a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1955 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 15, large box of central character, good colour, centred just to left, fine appearance unused with large part to much original gum, faint traces of gum thinning. Chan 87a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1956 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 16, large box of central character, vibrant colour, near perfect centring, very fine appearance unused, regummed. Chan 87a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1957 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, horizontal pair, positions 16-17, left stamp [16] is the large box of central character, compound perforation, left stamp perf. 12 x 14 and right stamp perf. 14, excellent colour, well centred, very fine unmounted mint, the usual numerous gum skips. Chan 87, a, var.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1958 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, a splendid horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet with complete sheet margins on two sides, positions 24-25, the latter with "one cent" 3mm. below Chinese character, sheet positions 99-100, the latter with characteristic vertical sheet guide lines extending downwards from the lower right corner, exquisitely bright fresh colour on lustrous white paper, very fine pristine unmounted mint, the few habitual gum skips. A marvelous positional piece. Chan 87, d.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 1959 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, block of four with sheet margin at top, positions 3-4/8-9, bright colour, well centred on fresh white paper, very fine mint, the few usual gum skips, mounted in margin only, barely discernable fox marks on a few perf. tips of no importance to the outstanding quality of this lovely block. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$86,250
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Lot 1960 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, block of four with sheet margin at top, positions 3-4/8-9, brilliant colour on immaculate white paper, very fine and wonderfully fresh unused with part to large part original gum, some backing paper adherences on reverse. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$66,700
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Lot 1961 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, block of four, positions 6-7/11-12, the first [6] with large box to central character, surcharge shifted to right, good colour, choice centring, fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 87, a.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 1962 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, block of four, positions 3-4/8-9, good colour, outstanding centring, fine unused with much original gum, light gum toning, a few split and reinforced perfs. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1963 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, a complete pane of twenty-five (5 x 5) from the top left corner of the sheet representing the complete setting with the constant varieties, positions 6, 15 and 16 large box of central character, position 5 crack on right side of central character "One", and position 25 "one cent" 3mm. below Chinese character, good colour, well centred, fine unused with large part to much original gum, buckling along horizontal perfs. between 4th and 5th rows of stamps. An exceptional pane. Chan 87, a, b, d.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000
  Realized HK$253,000
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Lot 1964 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 24, fresh bright colour, well centred, cancelled by "Fooch(otherwise)" dollar dater in brown and part Japanese c.d.s., very fine, violet pencil marks on reverse. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1965 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, position 12, cancelled by Hangchow pakua in brown, fine appearance, oxidised and a few rough perfs. at top. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000


Expertisation: Experts and Consultants certificate (2007).
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Lot 1966 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, nice colour, well centred, cancelled by six clearly identifiable bars of pakua of what is believed to be Lungchow in brown, fine. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


Provenance: Ex Lam Man Yin.
  Unsold
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Lot 1967 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, cancelled by virtually complete Ningpo pakua, fine appearance, stamp oxidised. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Expertisation: Clear Experts and Consultants certificate (2007).
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Lot 1968 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, block of four, positions 8-9/13-14, deep rich colour, well centred, cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "Mar 1 1897", fine to very fine. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 1969 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red, a used selection (4) with cancellation interest, comprising surcharge shifted to right cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "May 21 1897", "Customs/Hankow" double-ring d.s., Hankow dollar dater and "Nin(gpo)" dollar dater, mainly fine, one has colour slightly oxidised and two others have inconsequential tones. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1970 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red and 2c. on 3c. red, good colours, well centred, fine unused without gum, the 2c. on 3c. has faintest trace of thinning at top. Chan 87, 88.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1971 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red and 2c. on 3c. red, fine appearance unused with large part to much original gum, the former lightly oxidised and the latter has a few tones. Chan 87, 88.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1972 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. red and 2c. on 3c. red, good colours, well centred, fine appearance unused, the 2c. on 3c. has much original gum, light overall yellowing. Chan 87, 88.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1973 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, surcharge shifted to left, deep colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, a few trivial rust spots on perfs. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1974 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, deep bright colour, near perfect centring, light diagonal (gum) crease, otherwise very fine mint. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1975 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, bright colour on fresh white paper, outstanding centring within large even margins, very fine unused with part original gum, adherences on reverse. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1976 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, deep bright colour on brilliant white paper, well centred, but just to left, nevertheless within unusually large margins, fine to very fine and fresh mint, hinge remainder. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1977 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, good colour, particularly well centred within large margins, fine unused with part original gum. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1978 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, bright colour, well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1979 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, surcharge shifted downwards, good colour, fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1980 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, bright colour, centred to lower right, fine and fresh unused without gum. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1981 () China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, bright fresh colour on white paper, very fine appearance unused, regummed. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1982 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, good colour, well centred, unused with traces of original gum, lightly toned, otherwise fine. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1983 / China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, block of four, positions 3-4/8-9, deep rich colour further accentuated by the heavy impression of the surcharge, well centred on immaculate white paper, very fine and pristine mint, lower pair unmounted. An exquisite block. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$109,250
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Lot 1984 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, a magnificent block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet with complete selvedge on two sides, positions 16-17/21-22, good colour, well centred, unused with much original gum, light tones, nevertheless a fine and handsome block. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 1985 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, good colour, choice centring, on fragment, tied by "Hankow" dollar dater of "21 Nov 98" in brown, very fine. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1986 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, deep colour, well centred, cancelled by "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. of "Au 10 97", very fine. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1987 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, bright colour, excellent centring, cancelled by dollar dater, fine to very fine. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1988 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, clear sharp colour, well centred, cancelled by pakua, fine to very fine. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1989 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, two examples, each cancelled by part "Customs/Chungking" oval d.s., one has light horizontal crease, otherwise fine to very fine. Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,500
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1990 o China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. red, four slightly differing shades and impressions of surcharge, cancelled by Customs or dollar daters (one is Chefoo, lightly toned), mainly fine to very fine (4). Chan 88.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1991 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 20, deep rich colour on brilliant white paper, outstanding centring, very fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1992 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 3, vivid colour on bright white paper, choice centring, very fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1993 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 9, slight offset on reverse, bright colour on crisp white paper, excellent centring, very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainder. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1994 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 20, bright fresh colour on white paper, outstanding centring, very fine unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1995 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 4, bright colour, well centred (just to right), fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1996 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 4, deep colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 1997 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 22, good colour on fresh white paper, particularly well centred, fine unused with part to large part original gum, some gum glazing from mount. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1998 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 3, good colour, well centred, fine unused with large part original gum, hinge remainder. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1999 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 13, well centred within large margins, unused with large part to much original gum (minor disturbance from hinge), colour a little oxidised, otherwise fine. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2000 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 8, deep colour, well centred, fine unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders, light uniform toning. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2001 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 3, centred to top, fine unused with much original gum, colour a little sulphurised and short perf. at foot. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 2002 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 7, bright colour, near perfect centring, unused with part disturbed gum, rounded upper right corner, otherwise fine. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2003 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 25, bright colour, centred to right, fine and fresh unused with part to large part original gum. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2004 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 9, good colour, outstanding centring within large even margins, fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainder, creased corner perf. at lower right. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2005 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 7, heavy impression of surcharge slightly shifted to right, deep colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders and colour a trifle oxidised. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2006 China, 1897 Red Revenue large figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. red, position 21, slight offset on reverse, bright colour, particularly well centred, margin at foot trimmed as is often the case with examples from the lower row of the sheet, very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 89.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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