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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 502

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
Proofs and Essays
Mencarini's Presentation Proofs
1ca., 3ca. and 5ca. in slate-black on stout cream paper; there are a few light tone spots which do not detract from this scarce set. Each with F.Z.Chun handstamp on the reverse. Photo

Godfrey Mellor, May 1969

Paul Hock, October 1983,

Beckeman Collection, May 1999

J. Mencarini discovered some clichés of the Large and Small Dragon stamps and had sheetles of four made up and printed in slate-black. It is believed that he only had three sets of blocks of four printed

綿嘉理義黑色樣票,壹分銀,三分銀及伍分銀; 印在厚身奶油色紙之上,有極微小黃㸃,但絕不影響此套樣票的珍罕性,每枚樣票背面郵均有陳復祥先生的印記._x000D_ _x000D_ 源流:1969年5月Godfrey; 1983年10月Paul Hock; 1999年5月Beckeman Collection; 綿嘉理義發現些大龍及小龍子時,曾以不同面值子模中,選出各四枚,用藍黑油墨印製四方連樣票,相信他只印有三套四方連.

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