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


1897 Large Figures Surcharges on Empress Dowager
 
 
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Lot 252
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China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 1st Printing, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Scott 38 var. Chan 47 var.), overprint light and blurred, used with Customs cds, Fine to Very Fine, a rare variety on a rare stamp and unrecorded.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

On examination under magnification, the cancel is unquestionably on top of the overprint, guaranteeing it is genuine
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Lot 253
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China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharges on Dowager 2nd Printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Scott 47-55. Chan 56-64), large part o.g. except 5¢ on 5ca no gum, fresh, Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 254
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China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharges on Dowager 2nd Printing, set of 8 (Scott 48-51, 53-55, 65. Chan 57-60, 62-64, 74), without 8¢/6ca and ½¢/3ca is a Narrow Surcharge, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 255

China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharges on Dowager 2nd Printing, 1¢ on 1ca, 2¢ on 2ca, 4¢ on 4ca, 5¢ on 5ca (Scott 48-51. Chan 57-60), o.g., lightly hinged (number written on back of 5c/5ca), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 256

China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, ½¢ on 3ca chrome yellow, imperf left side (Scott 47. Chan 56), o.g., fresh color, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 257

China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, ½¢ on 3ca chrome yellow (Scott 47. Chan 56), 2 blocks of 4, one is a gutter block, the other has a wide top gutter, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 258

China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, ½¢ on 3ca chrome yellow (Scott 47. Chan 56), top right irregular gutter block of 16, o.g., never hinged; couple tone spots and small piece missing from 1 stamp, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 259

China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 10¢ on 12ca yellowish orange (Scott 54. Chan 63), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 260

China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red (Scott 55. Chan 64), o.g., fresh gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 261
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China, 1897, Large Figures Wide Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red (Scott 55. Chan 64), without gum, fresh color, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 262

China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 1st Printing, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Scott 56. Chan 65), o.g., fresh; tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 263

China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, ½¢ on 3ca pale chrome yellow, imperf top gutter (Scott 65 var. Chan 74 var.), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 264

China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, ½¢ on 3ca pale chrome yellow (Scott 65. Chan 74), block of 6 with both top and left gutters, also a horizontal strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 265

China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 2¢ on 2ca yellow green (Scott 67. Chan 76), center block of 26 with crossed gutters and left block of 14 with left sheet margins, o.g., never hinged, very fresh gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 266
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China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 2¢ on 2ca yellow green (Scott 67 var. Chan 76 var.), pre-printing paper fold across top of stamp plus perf shifted to right, with brown Shanghai Dollar dater, Fine, scarce double variety on a Dowager surcharge stamp.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 267
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China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 4¢ on 4ca pale rose, imperf top gutter (Scott 68 var. Chan 77 var.), pakua cancel, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 268

China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 4¢ on 4ca pale rose, imperf left gutter (Scott 68 var. Chan 77e), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 269
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China, 1897, Large Figures Narrow Surcharge on Dowager 2nd Printing, 30¢ on 24ca pale rose (Scott 72. Chan 81), right perf shift cutting into design of next stamp on right, Swatow Dollar dater, Fine and scarce.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.
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