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Lot 263

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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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