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Sale 14

Lot 1905


Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green block of four from late printing, positions 3 and 4, three stamps show horizontal kiss print (partial second impression to left of full impression), mint (two unmounted), good colour, well centred, slightly yellowed gum, very fine and rare block. S.G. 54.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

The block of four is the largest recorded multiple, with only ten blocks known. It is illustrated in Alfred M. Chu, Hong Kong. The 1898 10¢ on 30¢ Provisional Issue, p.45.

Realized HK$ 36,800

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