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Sale 20

Lot 644

China, 1897 (13 May) envelope to Shanghai (16.5) bearing large figures 1c. on 3c. horizontal pair, deep colour, near perfect centring within wide margins, cancelled by "Customs/Soochow" double-ring d.s., envelope a trifle reduced at right, very fine 2 cents single rate usage. Ex Richard Canman, James B. Whang and Lam Man Yin. Chan 87.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000

References: Revenue Surcharges. L.Y. Woo Collection (Taipei, 1983), p. 61. Illustrated.
The Revenue Surcharges China 1897, Vol. I, p. 112. Illustrated.
Benjamin Y.K. Hwa, The Illustrated Covers, Postcards, Lettercards, Remittance Certificates of Revenue Surcharges, Vol. I, p. 119. Illustrated.

Realized HK$ 109,250

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