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The Michael Rogers Collection of China


1897 Small Figures Surcharges
 
 
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Lot 1059

1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Scott 25-27. Chan 31-33), a lovely, select quality set which includes an additional 1c on 1ca value showing downward shift of surcharge, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1060
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1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Scott 25-27. Chan 31-33), a nicely cancelled used set, with the 1¢ on 1ca showing a lovely "Customs FEB 17 90 Ningpo" dater, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1061

1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Scott 28-37. Chan 37-46), a brilliant, select quality set, o.g., offering splendid colors and centering, fresh, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 1062

1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow, bar and "2" of "½" omitted (Scott 28a. Chan 37i), o.g., never hinged (!), fresh, Fine to Very Fine, a striking and scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 1063

1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 9ca dark green, retouched "NINE" variety (Scott 35 var. Chan 44b), Chan type A in a lovely, upper right position 5 corner margin single, o.g., Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1064
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1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 30¢ on 24ca carmine, imperf at right margin (Scott 37 var. Chan 46 var.), showing full 6mm imperf margin, cancelled by brown Soochow Customs, fresh and well centered, Very Fine, a lovely example of this Rarity.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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