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Lot 1162

Hong Kong, Postal Fiscals : 1897 Postal Fiscal $1 on $2 olive-green, variety diagonal Chinese handstamp omitted, unused with part original gum coloured light grey-black in places presumably from some foreign surface (harshly called "traces of stained original gum" in the certificate), good colour, well centred, light overall soiling and light crease (not uncommon on this issue because of the thin paper and gum), the discovery copy of this previously unrecorded major variety, with the condition flaws of very marginal relevance on this important and unique stamp. SG F10 var.
Estimate HK$ 220,000 - 260,000

Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (2010).

The diagonal handstamp omitted variety will be listed in the next edition of the Gibbons Catalogue as F10b. The same variety on the Postal Fiscal $1 on $2 dull bluish-green is already listed in the Gibbons Catalogue (SG F11b), with only one example recorded by Gurevitch.

Realized HK$ 253,000

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