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Lot 464

China, 1912 "Provisional Neutrality" overprint for use in Foochow 3c. to $5, the complete set of four, and Postage Due ½c. to 30c., affixed to 1912 (January) Chinese Post Office typewritten presentation sheet with contemporary details of the issue, prepared for a member of the French diplomatic corps, the stamps have rich bright colours and are affixed to the sheet by small pieces of stamp margin selvedge serving as hinges, very fine and brilliantly fresh unused with much original gum, the sheet has some light rust spotting with two such minute spots on the perfs. of the $5 which are of no consequence to the exceptional quality of the stamps. An important historical contemporary reference item for this rare issue. Chan 140-143, D17-D22.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000

The recorded quantity of sales for the Foochow postage values were as follows : 3c. (6,000 examples), $1 (96 examples), $2 (96 examples) and $5 (280 examples).

Auction Record
Sotheby's & Corinphila (Hong Kong), 7.10.1997, lot 295.


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