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Sale 71

Asian Stamps & Postal History


1897 New Currency Surcharges
 
 
 

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Lot 232 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. showing plate variety broken frames at top left and lower left, 2c. on 3ca. pair and 5c. on 5ca., fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 31a-33.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 233 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca., well centred, unused with much original gum, the 2c. on 3ca. has horizontal crease, otherwise fine. Chan 31-33.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 234 China, 1897 Large Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca., deep bright colours, choice centring, fine to very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 34-36.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 235 /() China, 1897 Large Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca., bright colours, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum, the 5c. on 5ca. of pale colour without gum. Chan 34-36.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 236 China, 1897 Large Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca., fine unused with much original gum, the 2c. on 3ca. has light tones. Chan 34-36.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 237 China, 1897 Large Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca., fine unused with much original gum, the 2c. on 3ca. has blotchy impression at foot and light creasing, the 5c. on 5ca. has tone spot at top. Chan 34-36.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 238 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., deep bright colours, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, a few of the lower values including the 10c. on 6ca. (horizontal crease) have light rust spots on reverse, and the 10c. on 9ca. has light corner crease. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 239 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., excellent colours, well centred, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 240 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. (sheet margin at right), bright fresh colour, well centred, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, the 30c. on 24ca. has light diagonal crease and a couple of short perfs. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 241 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., good colours, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 242 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., brilliant colours, particularly well centred, fine unused with part to much original gum, hinge remainders, the 5c. on 5ca. has slight thinning at top and the 30c. on 24ca. has light corner creases at lower right. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 243 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., deep colours, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, the 2c. on 2ca. and 4c. on 4ca. have a few small tones. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 244 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., bright fresh colours, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders, some values including the 30c. on 24ca. have light yellow spots on gum, the 10c. on 9ca. has a few blunt perfs. at bottom left. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 245 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., good colours, well centred, mostly fine and fresh unused with much original gum, the ½c. on 3ca. and 6c. on 8ca. have perfs. trimmed at foot. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 246 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., fine appearance unused with much original gum, some light gum toning. Chan 37-46.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 247 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., variety 3.5mm. spacing, the complete set of eight, bright colours, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, the 5c. on 5ca has light uniform toning, a scarce group of this spacing variety. Chan 37a, 38a, 39a, 40c, 41b, 42c, 44d, 46a.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 248 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 10c. on 6ca., blocks of four, most have interpane or sheet margin on one side, good colours, well centred, mainly fine unused with much original gum, the 1c. on 1ca. has adherences on reverse and the 8c. on 6ca. has brownish gum which just affects appearance from front. Chan 37-43.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 249 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. block of twelve (3 x 4), 1c. on 1ca. irregular block of twelve and 2c. on 2ca. blocks of eight and six, each with sheet margin on at least one side, fine to very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 37-39.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 250 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow panes of twenty (2) in contrasting light and deep shades, position 15 in each pane is the 3.5mm. spacing variety, both have interpane or sheet margins, the latter with trimmed perfs. at foot, fine unused with much original gum, small faults and light tones on gum. Chan 37, a.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 251 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. olive-yellow, Plate C, double pane of forty with interpane margin at top and sheet margin at left, Pane 1, position 15 basic stamp retouched "3", fine unused with much original gum, toned perfs. along far right vertical row and perfs. trimmed at foot as is often the case. Chan 37b, h.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 252 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow or olive-yellow, a selection of multiples with some shades, including block of twelve from the right of the sheet with 3rd stamp in bottom row the 3.5mm. spacing variety, block of fifteen (perfs. trimmed at foot), blocks of four (2, one with "2" in "½" omitted and the other with lower right basic stamp retouched "3"), mainly fine unused with much original gum. Chan 37, a, b, g, j.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 253 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, variety surcharge double, Setting B, Pane 2 [2], excellent colour, centred to right as is characteristic of the examples with this variety, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. An outstanding example of this rare variety. Chan 37k.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


APPROXIMATELY TWENTY-FIVE EXAMPLES OF THIS VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO DATE.

There were two panes of twenty each which received the surcharge double. Examples of the double surcharge variety from Pane 1 show the doubling with misplacement to the upper right, while those from Pane 2 show the doubling vertically misplaced.
  Realized HK$97,750
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Lot 254 /o China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca (3), 1c. on 1ca. (4), 2c. on 2ca. (3), 4c. on 4ca. (9), 5c. on 5ca. (3), 8c. on 6ca. (3) and 10c. on 6ca. (2), unused and used, showing various plate or surcharge varieties, including 4c. on 4ca. basic stamp with long stroke in Chinese character "Four", 4c. on 4ca. and 5c. on 5ca. with 3.5mm. spacing, and 10c. on 6ca. with large margin at top showing portion of adjoining stamp (probably from an imperf. between pair), fine and unusual selection, a few small faults. Chan 37-43.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 255 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 1c. on 1ca. vermilion, Plate C, double pane of forty with sheet margin at top and left, excellent colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, one stamp in bottom row has perfs. trimmed at foot, a few trivial adherences on reverse. Chan 38.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 256 o China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 1c. on 1ca. vermilion, variety surcharge inverted, bright colour for this characteristically pale shade, cancelled by part "Hankow" dollar dater of 1897, very fine and fresh example of this rare variety. Chan 38d.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


Provenance: Godfrey Mellor, Robson Lowe (London), 15.5.1969, lot 2241.
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 257 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, watermark reversed, Plate A, double pane of forty, Pane 2, position 15 the 3.5mm. spacing variety, deep colour, well centred, fine and fresh unused with practically full original gum. Chan 39, a.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 258 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, watermark inverted and reversed, Plate C, double pane of forty with sheet margin at left and interpane margin at right, bright colour, well centred with intact perforations, fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 39.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 259 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, watermark inverted and reversed, Plate C, double pane of forty (Panes 9 + 10) with sheet margin at left and interpane margin at right, good colour with intact perforations, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 39.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 260 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, watermark inverted and reversed, Plate C, double pane of forty with sheet margin at left and interpane margin at right, good colour, fine unused with much original gum, one stamp in Pane 2 has missing perf. and two stamps in bottom row have perfs. trimmed. Chan 39.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 261 o China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, variety surcharge double, Setting B, lovely delicate colour, well centred, cancelled by complete Chefoo pakua, very fine and an extremely rare variety used. Chan 39c.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


LESS THAN TEN EXAMPLES OF THE SURCHARGE DOUBLE FROM SETTING B ARE KNOWN, AND ALL ARE USED.

The doubling of the surcharge is positioned vertically with approximately 1mm. spacing between the two surcharges.
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 262 o China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, variety surcharge double, Setting B, rich colour, well centred within good margins all around, cancelled by Chefoo pakua, perfs. trimmed at foot, nevertheless a fine example of this surcharge variety from the rare Setting B. Chan 39c.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 263 o China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, variety surcharge inverted, strong colour, centred to lower left, cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater of 15 October, fine appearance, a few faults including light toning at right, where there is also a 2mm. tear. A highly collectible example of this rare variety. Chan 39d.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Provenance: M.D. Chow, Sotheby's (Hong Kong), 29.4.1996, lot 243.

ONLY ABOUT 20 EXAMPLES OF THIS VARIETY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED.

Many of the used examples are damaged, since these were roughly torn off domestic letters from Shanghai to Hankow by the postal clerk, Heng Hsueh, who was a stamp collector.
  Realized HK$92,000
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Lot 264 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green, partly gummed on front resulting in most of right vertical row of Chinese characters surcharge missing, fine unused with much original gum, light diagonal gum bend. Chan 39var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 265 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green and 4c. on 4ca rose-pink blocks of four, the first with sheet margin at left, the lower pair in each is variety no watermark, fine unused with much original gum, the former has toned gum. Chan 39var, 59var.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 266 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 8c. on 6ca. vertical pair brown, variety imperforate between and at top, fine appearance unused with much original gum, light creasing and uniform toning. Chan 42var.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 267 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 10c. on 9ca. bright green, variety surcharge double, position 19, exemplificative colour on bright white paper, well centred, extremely fine unused with much original gum, minor glazing from hinge on reverse of no importance. An exceptionally fresh and extraordinary example of this great rarity. Chan 44f.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000


Provenance: Godfrey Mellor, Robson Lowe (London), 15.5.1969, lot 2236
"Renaissance", Michael Rogers (Winter Park), 20.3.1999, lot 135.

References: Tony T.W. Kwan, "Small Figure Double Surcharge 10 Cents on Empress Dowager 9 Candarins Stamp", Asian Philatelist, Vol. 5 (Oct. 2014), pp. 29-34. Illustrated.

ONLY ONE PANE OF TWENTY WAS PRODUCED WITH THIS ERROR, AND ALL TWENTY POSITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN IDENTIFIED.
  Realized HK$460,000
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Lot 268 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 30c. on 24ca. rose-carmine block of four, fine to very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Chan 46.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 269 China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 30c. on 24ca. rose-carmine (2), one shows broken "n" in "Cn." and the other broken "c" and retouched "n" in "Cn.", unused with much original gum, the former has creasing and the latter is fine. Chan 46var.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 270 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, distinctive colour, well centred, fair appearance unused with much original gum, toned at top and also at bottom left, a rare stamp unused. Chan 47.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 271 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, cancelled by usual part "(Customs)/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. in brown, fine to very fine. Chan 47.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 272 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, cancelled by usual part "(Customs)/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. in brown with 1897 year date, fine. Chan 47.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 273 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, cancelled by usual part "Customs/(Shanghai)" double-ring d.s. in brown, fine. Chan 47.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 274 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, centred to foot with surcharge misplaced so that all of "cent" is at top, cancelled by usual part "(Customs)/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of March 1897 in brown, fine to very fine. Chan 47var.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 275 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 10c. on 9ca., the 2c. on 2ca. is in a vertical pair but with lower stamp faulty, fine appearance used, three including the 8c. on 6ca. are toned. Chan 47-53.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 276 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca., 2c. on 2ca. to 5c. on 5ca. and 10c. on 9ca., fine used. Chan 47, 49-51, 53.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 277 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 1c. on 1ca. reddish orange block of four, top left stamp has broken Chinese character "Yin", deep bright colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, perforations trimmed at foot. Chan 48, a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 278 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 1c. on 1ca. reddish orange (2) and 5c. on 5ca. dull orange (2), fine unused with much original gum, a couple of faintly toned perfs. Chan 48, 51.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 279 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 2c. on 2ca. green vertical strip of four (toned lower right corner) and large figures 1.5mm. setting on Dowager 1st printing 1c. on 1ca. reddish orange vertical pair, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 49, 66.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 280 /o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 4c. on 4ca. rose-pink used and large figures surcharge 1.5mm. setting on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow mint. Chan 50, 65.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 281 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 5c. on 5ca. dull orange and Large Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 4c. on 4ca., unused with much original gum, the 4c. on 4ca. toned and has short perf. at right. Chan 51, 68.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 282 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 8c. on 6ca. chocolate, fine to very fine and fresh mint. Chan 52.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 283 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 10c. on 12ca. brown-orange, deep bright colour, centred to top with wide margins on the other three sides, of fine appearance unused with much original gum, uniform toning. A notable example of this great rarity. Chan 54.
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 300,000


Provenance: Dr. Warren G. Kauder, Robson Lowe (London), 10.11.1971, lot 370.

THERE ARE LESS THAN TEN UNUSED EXAMPLES WHICH TODAY'S LEADING EXPERTS AND SPECIALISTS WOULD UNANIMOUSLY ACCEPT AS BEING THE GENUINE "GOLDEN DRAGON". OF THESE, THREE EITHER HAVE A STRAIGHT EDGE OR ARE REPERFORATED AT FOOT.

The "Golden Dragon" ranks among the rarest unused stamps not only of the 1897 New Currency Dowager surcharges, but also of all China. Of the Dowager surcharges, the rarest unused stamp is the large figures 1.5mm setting on Dowager first printing 2c. on 2ca. green ("Emerald Lady"), of which only two examples are recorded. Next comes the "Golden Dragon", which is, in fact, far rarer in unused condition than the large figures 1.5mm setting on Dowager first printing 30c. on 24ca. ("Red Ruby"), which is only known in unused condition.

The only recorded unused multiple was the famous block of four from the Dr. Warren G. Kauder collection, which was purchased by Lyons Livingston at the Robson Lowe auction in 1971, but this was lost in an airplane crash from Bangkok to Hong Kong, in which Livingston also perished.
  Realized HK$598,000
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Lot 284 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 10c. on 12ca. brown-orange, characteristic first printing colour, well centred, cancelled by "Customs/Soochow" double-ring d.s. of "Jun 16 1897" in brown, pulled perf. at top and some blunt perfs. at foot, nevertheless a fine example of this rare stamp. Chan 54.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 285 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 10c. on 12ca. brown-orange, characteristic first printing colour, excellent colour, large margins on three sides (reperfed at foot), centrally cancelled by Ningpo pakua in brown, fine appearance, a few toned perfs. at top. Chan 54.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 286 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 30c. on 24ca. rose-carmine, lustrous colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 55.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 287 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing 30c. on 24ca. rose-carmine horizontal pair, right stamp variety "30" 2mm. above "cents", unused, colour somewhat faded due to exposure to sunlight, regummed, two violet marks on reverse just show through to front, nevertheless a highly collectible example of this rare variety, especially in a se-tenant pair with the normal 2.5mm. setting. Chan 55, d.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 288 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 289 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., deep bright colours, particularly well centred, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, the 10c. on 12ca. has light age spots on gum not visible from front. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 290 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. 4on 24ca., excellent colours, well centring, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, the 8c. on 6ca. has gum wrinkle. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 291 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., bright colours, fine unused with part to much original gum, the 8c. on 6ca. has light rust affecting a few perfs. at right. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 292 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., bright colours, the 30c. on 24ca. particularly deep shade, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, the ½c. on 3ca. has short perf. at left. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 293 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., fresh bright colours, well centred, fine unused with part to much original gum. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 294 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., strong colours, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 295 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., fine unused with much original gum, the 8c. on 6ca. has short corner perf. at top left. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 296 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., fine unused with much original gum, the 8c. on 6ca. has trimmed perfs. at top, the rest are fine. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 297 /() China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 5c. on 5ca. and 10c. on 9ca. to 30c. on 24ca., the 30c. on 24ca. is horizontally misperforated through the bottom frame line, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, the 1c. on 1ca. and 2c. on 2ca. without gum. Chan 56-60, 62-64.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 298 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 5c. on 5ca. and 10c. on 9ca. to 30c. on 24ca., unused with part to much original gum, the 30c. on 24ca. is first printing but lightly toned, the others are fine. Chan 55-60, 62-63.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 299 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., blocks of four, bright to deep bright colours, particularly well centred for these, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, the 30c. on 24ca. has brownish gum just showing through to front in places and a small patch of gum missing at top left corner, a fine to very fine and desirable assembly. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000
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Lot 300 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 5c. on 5ca., 10c. on 9ca. (with interpane margin at top) and 10c. on 12ca., blocks of four, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, the 10c. on 9ca. block has defect in margin at top right not affecting the stamp which has small patch of gum missing there and the lower pair has light horizontal crease, the 10c. on 12ca. has light gum bends. Chan 56-60, 62, 63.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 301 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing, a mint or unused selection of blocks, comprising ½c. on 3ca. interpanneau block of six and blocks of four (3), 1c. on 1ca. blocks of four (3), 2c. on 2ca. blocks of four (3) and vertical strip of five, 4c. on 4ca. irregular block of fifteen, interpanneau block of six, blocks of four (5, one block lower pair no watermark), 5c. on 5ca. blocks of eight (3), and 10c. on 9ca. block of four (top left stamp grease stain), mainly fine and fresh unused with much original gum. A nice assembly. Chan 56-60, 62.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 302 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., cancelled by dollar dater, pakua or combination of both, mainly fine, the 8c. on 6ca. has a couple of short perfs. at upper left. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 303 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., cancelled by dollar daters, mainly fine. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 304 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., cancelled by dollar daters, mainly fine. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 305 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca., fine used, the 10c. on 12ca. has slight oxidisation. Chan 56-64.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 306 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca., 1c. on 1ca. and Large Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 3rd printing ½c. on 3ca. (2), all are "tall" stamps, fine used. Chan 56, 57, 74.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 307 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. yellow panes of twenty (2), Panes 3+ 4, both showing interpane or sheet margins on two or more sides, the former fine unused with part to large part original gum, and the latter unused with much original gum (toned) and faults. Chan 56.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 308 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 1c. on 1ca. salmon-red double pane of forty with sheet margin at left and interpane margin at right, fine appearance unused with much original gum, manuscript marks in interpane margin between stamps and a few adherences in corners. Chan 57.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 309 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 1c. on 1ca. salmon-red with imperforate gutter margin at right, exceptionally centred within enormous margins, extremely fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 57g.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 310 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 1c. on 1ca. salmon-red with imperforate gutter margin at right (9mm.), exceptionally tall stamp, well centred within large even margins, very fine mint. Chan 57g.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 311 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 1c. on 1ca. salmon-red [5] with part interpane margin at left, variety basic stamp "missing" or "broken" bat, neatly cancelled by pakua, fine. Chan 57a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 312 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 2c. on 2ca. yellow-green pane of twenty with sheet margins at top (reduced) and left and interpane margin at right, fine appearance unused with much original gum, a few small faults. Chan 58.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 313 /() China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 2c. on 2ca. yellow-green block of four with interpane margin at top, Pane 4, positions 1-2/5-6, top horizontal pair with "2" 3mm. below Chinese character; also singles (2, one marginal), both showing 3mm. spacing, fine unused. Chan 58, b.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 314 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 2c. on 2ca. yellow-green with imperforate gutter margin at left, cancelled by Customs double-ring d.s. in brown, fine. Chan 58i.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 315 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 4c. on 4ca. pale rose, variety incorrect "Four" of surcharge, from Pane 3, position 10, fine unused with part original gum. Chan 59b.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 316 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 4c. on 4ca. pale rose, horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, intense colour, well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, paper hinge remainders on reverse. A choice example of this rare variety. Chan 59e.
Estimate HK$ 70,000 - 90,000


Provenance: "Renaissance", Michael Rogers (Winter Park), 20.3.1999, lot 154.
  Realized HK$92,000
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Lot 317 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 4c. on 4ca. pale rose, horizontal interpanneau pair, variety imperforate between interpane margins, typical pastel-like shade, centred to left and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, fine unused with part original gum, hinge remainders. A rare variety. Chan 59f.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


ONLY SIX IMPERFORATE BETWEEN INTERPANNEAU PAIRS RECORDED.
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Lot 318 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 8c. on 6ca. reddish brown, fine impression and exceptional colour approaching that of the first printing of the basic stamp in this shade, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, even though classified as a second printing this bears a striking resemblance to the first printing; also small figures 10c. on 6ca. reddish brown for comparison. Chan 43, 61.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 319 /o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 10c. on 9ca. yellow-green unused (7) and used (2), showing various positional varieties, very good to fine. Chan 62.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 320 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 10c. on 9ca. yellow-green block of twelve (4 x 3) with interpane margin at top and sheet margin at right, very good appearance unused with much original gum which is toned in places and shows through to front, light vertical crease across 2nd vertical row of stamps. A scarce multiple. Chan 62.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 321 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 10c. on 9ca. yellow-green vertical strip of four from Pane 1, positions 6/11/16/21, position 16 shows broken "Yin" and position 21 with top central character showing broken left foot, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 62, c.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 322 /() China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 10c. on 12ca. orange-yellow unused (6), showing various positional varieties, three with original gum, mainly fine, one stamp has corner crease. Chan 63.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 323 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red vertical pair with sheet margin at top, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, light horizontal crease/bend crosses the lower stamp. Chan 64.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 324 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red vertical pair, top stamp is the variety of Chinese "Three" type A, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 64, a.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 325 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red, variety of Chinese "Three" type B, fine unused with small part original gum. Chan 64b.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 326 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red, variety of Chinese "Three" type B, from the right Pane, position 6, centred to top right, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 64b.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 327 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red, variety "30" 2mm. above cents, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 64d.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 328 China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red block of four from Pane 2 with interpane margin at top and sheet margin at right, top right stamp [5] variety "30" 2mm. above cents, very fine and fresh unused with full original gum, manuscript writing in margin at top and natural creasing in sheet margin at right. Chan 64, d.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 329 /o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red varieties (3), comprising broken plate, "30" shifted to right, and no stop after "cents", fine used; also variety of Chinese "Three" unused with much original gum (toned). Chan 64a, g, h, var.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 330 o China, 1897 Large Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd printing 30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red (5), one (perfs. trimmed at foot) on piece with complete Shanghai dollar dater of "1 Oct 97" in blue, mainly fine used. Chan 64.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 331 China, 1897 Large Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, fine to very fine appearance unused with much original gum, short perf. at top. Chan 65.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Unsold
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