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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 613

1897 Small Dragon Surcharges
Large Figures
Issued Stamps
5c. on 5ca. pale olive-ochre in a complete double pane of forty, setting IV, with full original gum; some light gum ageing and a couple of light tone marks. A good sheet. It is estimate that there may only be about five complete sheets existing. Photo

Major James Starr, September 1991

Beckeman Collection, November 1998

Note that the surcharge was not designed for the Small Dragon stamps and the centring is a little high on the top row but very low on the lower row. Includes varieties "5" directly over "n" (left pane [4]) and "5" over "nt" (left pane [8]), broken top kun (left pane [20])


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