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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 630

1894 Dowager Empress
First Printing on Thin Laid Paper
2ca. light, bright green, a lower margin pair tied on piece by "customs/chinkiang" dated 1894 (24 Dec.); there are a couple of faint age marks which do not detract from this unusual and important piece. This does appear to have been cut from an envelope and with Peter Holcombe note on the reverse.. Photo

Paul Hock, October 1983

Beckeman Collection, May 1999

Other pairs of these proofs are recorded used, but these are all with red Customs Anping datestamps and were origianlly on Captain Binns covers

初版2分銀綠色帶下邊紙舊票剪片,銷1894年12月24日鎮江海關戳,雖然票上有些少老化斑紋,但絕不影響這件從信封剪下的罕見及重要剪片,背面有Peter Holcombe的筆記._x000D_ _x000D_ 源流:1983年10月Paul Hock; 1999年5月Beckeman Collection; 別些雙連樣票也有被使用的記錄,但都來自Captain Binns的銷紅色安平海關戳信封.

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