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Sale 75

Lot 456

China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 5c. orange, a complete sheet of 240 (less two stamps from the lower right pane), with selvedge nearly all round, unused with backing paper, each stamp with Waterlow punch hole, one stamp defective, some splitting along perfs. with one horizontal row completely severed, toned and soiled to varying degrees, with printer's pencil annotations in margins relating to file number, date and production numbers, "File Copy", "181504, 6/2/1902, 600,000" and interesting note in interpanneau margin "Wrong colour". An exceptional archival item, having survived in complete sheet format. Chan 121.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


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