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Lot 253



China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, variety surcharge double, Setting B, Pane 2 [2], excellent colour, centred to right as is characteristic of the examples with this variety, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. An outstanding example of this rare variety. Chan 37k.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


APPROXIMATELY TWENTY-FIVE EXAMPLES OF THIS VARIETY ARE KNOWN TO DATE.

There were two panes of twenty each which received the surcharge double. Examples of the double surcharge variety from Pane 1 show the doubling with misplacement to the upper right, while those from Pane 2 show the doubling vertically misplaced.


 
Realized HK$ 97,750



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