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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 690

1897 New Currency Surcharges
Small Figures Surcharge
½c. on 3 candareens
½c. on 3ca. yellow-orange in a block of thirty from setting B, including the complete right pane showing the positional variety including large stop (R[7]) and 3.5mm spacing (R[15]). The stamps are from either panes 1 and 2 or 5 and 6 and feature the retouched "3" type B (left pane [11]). With full original gum; vertical crease at right, fresh. Photo

Dr Chan Shiu Hon (The Empress Dowager Birthday Commemorative Issues and Surcharges) was unable to locate which pane this particular retouched "3" originated

洋銀半分蓋於三分銀票,黃橙色,三十方連,來由版式B,包括右格全版,此版有雙體; 包括"Cent"後大㸃和3.5mm距離(R[15]). 郵票不論來自第一和第二格又或第五和第六格,都有"3"字B型修飾(左格[11],全背膠,有些微垂直皺外,顏色鮮艷,品相中上._x000D_ _x000D_ 陳兆漢先生著"慈禧壽辰紀念票及其加蓋票"一書上未能有分辨出那一格才是"3"字B型修飾.

HK$6,000 to HK$8,000