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Lot 492


China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint $1 red and flesh, variety overprint inverted, stamp position 46, overprint type 3, cancelled by "Kwangtung/Canton" native c.d.s. (17 June…), excellent colours, outstanding centring, microscopic airhole, a very fine example of this great rarity of the early Republic. Chan 164b.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000

From studies undertaken of the genuine extant examples, it appears that all were used on the same day, 17 June 1st year (1912), in Kwangtung, Kwangchow, though the city and province names are not legible on some of the examples.

This example appears to join position 38, overprint type 11 (ex Theodore Siddall, Major James Starr, Henry Nyi, and Jane and Dan Sten Olsson, Interasia, 30.1.2010, lot 476) and position 45, overprint type 4 (ex Brun Pederson, Henry Nyi. Interasia, 25.9.2011, lot 2115; Prize Selections from the Rocpex Taipei '81, p. 241).


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