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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 641

1894 Dowager Empress
Second Printing (Unsurcharged)
24ca. rose-carmine in a horizontal pair with right margin, with full original gum; large margins at top and bottom. A fine and attractive multiple from pane 2 [14-15]. Photo

Sir Percival David, November 1965

It is difficult to estimate how many unsurcharged second printing stamps were produced. Studying illustrations from past catalogues it is likely that about 300 each of the low values and 180 each of the high values passed into public hands.
It appears that the perforatimg of these unsurcharged stamps was performed in a hurry as there are many sheets where the perforations are well out of alignment.
The 24ca. is the easiest stamp to map as this is the value which is more often illustrated in past literature. I have illustrations of 75 stamps which includes several multiples. It is interesting to note that there are some distinct similarities in the positions of the perforation from different panes

再版貳錢肆分銀(無改值)橫雙連帶右邊紙樣票,玫玫紅色,原膠,上下邊紙寬闊,來自第二格[14-15],保存尚佳. _x000D_ _x000D_ 源流:1965年11月Sir Percivai David. 這是難以估計有多少再版的無改值票被印製,從以前的圖錄看約有低值票各三百枚及高值票各一百八十枚交到公眾手中,該批無改值的再版票齒孔都較為整齊,當中24分銀票是最早被記載於早期文獻中; 本人擁有75幅插圖顯示了來自各種不同格的大同小異票,充滿有趣味性.

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