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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asia Stamps and Postal History


1897 Small Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager
 
 
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Lot 239

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Scott 28-37. Chan 37-46), large part o.g.; lightly toned paper, ½ca clipped at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 240
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China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Scott 28-37. Chan 37-46), matched set with pakua cancels; 10¢/6ca has a few clipped perfs, 30¢/24ca has light diagonal crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 241
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China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Scott 28-37. Chan 37-46), 10¢/9ca has oval Customs Chungking marking, 30¢/24ca has both Foochow Pakua and Customs Foochow cds in brown, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 242
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China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager, short set, missing top value only (Scott 28-36. Chan 37-45), with extra ½¢/3ca, 8¢/6ca, 10¢/6ca values showing different shades, mostly with o.g., except 10¢/12ca without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 243
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China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Scott 28. Chan 37), sheet margin at left, interpane margin at top and straight edge at bottom, double panes of 20 with gutter in between, o.g., mostly never hinged, bright color; light vertical crease affecting three stamps in left pane, otherwise fresh and Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 244

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion (Scott 29. Chan 38), block of 8 with wide top and left gutter, o.g., never hinged; mostly with blunt perfs, especially on the left gutter, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 245

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion (Scott 29. Chan 38), block of 9 with wide top and left gutter, o.g., never hinged; nearly all with blunt perfs, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 246

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 4¢ on 4ca rose pink (Scott 31. Chan 40), full pane of 20 with selvage at top and sides, nearly full o.g., fresh and Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 247

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 6ca brown (Scott 34. Chan 43), block of 4 with vertical gutter and interpane margin at top, o.g., never hinged, fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 248

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 6ca brown (Scott 34. Chan 43), full pane of 20 with selvage at top and sides, o.g., never hinged, fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 249
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China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 12ca brown orange (Scott 36. Chan 45), full first day of Customs usage strike of Customs Shanghai cds (1897 Feb 2), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 250

China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 30¢ on 24ca carmine (Scott 37 var. Chan 46 var.), broken plate variety with much of top left (and right) corner printing missing, o.g.; lightly toned paper, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 251
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China, 1897, Small Figures Surcharge on Empress Dowager, 30¢ on 24ca carmine (Scott 37. Chan 46), with Customs Lungchow cds showing APL, Very Fine, a rare marking on a high value.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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