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China (Empire and PRC): Stamps and Postal History
including the Legend of the Dragon Collection


1897 Small Dragon & Empress Dowager Surcharge Issues
 
 
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Lot 8072

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), blocks of four, the 1c on 1ca from the top left corner of the sheet, good colors with that of the 2c on 3ca especially deep and bright, well centered, unused with large part original gum which has some slight aging, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$8,000
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Lot 8073

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31, d-33. Scott 25-27), with additional 1c on 1ca figure "1" 3.5mm. below Chinese characters, unused with part to much original gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 8074

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), unused with part to much original gum, a few minor blemishes, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 8075
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), blocks of four, bright fresh colors, particularly well centered, the first two are mint never hinged, the 5c on 5ca with large part original gum, lower pair never hinged, top right stamp has two trivial age spots on gum, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.
Current BidHK$8,000
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Lot 8076
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), blocks of four, lustrous colors, particularly well centered, the 5c on 5ca with part sheet margin at top, unused with practically full original gum, the 2c on 3ca and 5c on 5ca never hinged, the 1c on 1ca has brownish gum and the other two a few minor age spots on gum, the first and last have a few split perfs., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$8,000
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Lot 8077

China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), fresh with strong colors, well centered, unused with large part original gum, a few light age spots on the gum, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8078

China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), good colors, well centered, unused with large part original gum, the first two have gum tones, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8079

China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), matched set of blocks of four with sheet margin at left, the 5c on 5ca surcharge misplaced to top, bright fresh colors, outstanding centering, unused with large part original gum, the 2c on 3ca has some aging on gum which barely shows through to the front of one stamp and the 5c on 5ca has faint age spots on gum, otherwise Very Fine and a stellar appearing set of blocks.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Current BidHK$15,000
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Lot 8080

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), the 24ca in a deep rich shade, well centered, unused with large part original gum, the 24ca has part original gum, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$7,000
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Lot 8081
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China, 1897, Surcharges, group of four stamps (Chan 37j, 64a, 82, 83), comprising small figures ½c on 3ca olive yellow with fraction bar and "2" of "½" omitted, large figures wide surcharge on 2nd printing 30¢ on 24ca variety "Three" of Chinese character type A, and redrawn ½c on 3ca and 2c on 2ca, unused or used (30c on 24ca), a few faults, Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 8082

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), vibrant colors, well centered, unused with part to large part original gum, Very Fine and fresh.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8083

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 2¢ on 2ca yellow green (Chan 58. Scott 49), double pane of 40 with sheet margins at top and right, Panes 3 and 4, dramatically misperforated horizontally, bright fresh color, unused with practically full original gum, stamps in lower row have perfs. trimmed at foot, Fine to Very Fine and an interesting multiple.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8084
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 2¢ on 2ca yellow green, imperf left gutter margin (Chan 58i. Scott 49 var.), horizontal pair, centrally canceled by "Wuhu" dollar dater of "15 Oct 97" in brown, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 8085

China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, 8¢ on 6ca chocolate (Chan 70. Scott 61), deep rich color, well centered, fresh, mint, never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8086

China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 74-81. Scott 65-72), excellent colors and centering, the rare 30c on 24ca is of strong color for this difficult stamp, unused with large part original gum, the 30c on 24ca has yellowish gum and a few minute specks in paper, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000.
Current BidHK$18,000
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Lot 8087
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca pale chrome yellow, inverted surcharge (Chan 74g. Scott 65a), lovely delicate color, well centered, unused without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8088

China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 4¢ on 4ca pale rose, inverted surcharge (Chan 77b. Scott 68a), pale shade, centered just to top left, unused with much original gum, color faded, Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 8089
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 10¢ on 9ca dull yellow green, inverted surcharge (Chan 79b. Scott 70a), horizontal pair, canceled by "Canton" dollar dater, smudged strike, sound, Fine and a scarce variety in a used multiple.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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