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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 693

1897 New Currency Surcharges
Small Figures Surcharge
½c. on 3 candareens
½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow variety surcharge double, right pane [20], part original gum with hinge remnant and showing slightly clipped perfs. at foot, typical of the lower rows from these sheets. the displacement of the second surcharge is 0.9mm high and, being the corner stamp, represents the maximum displacement on any of these stamps. Aa example for the connoisseur. S.G. 37d; Chan 37k. Photo

literature: Philatelic Extracts, Spink auction catalogue, 21 January 2007, pages 184-185

Only one sheet of forty (setting B) of this stamp was printed with the surcharge double. Of these only thirty examples have been recorded unused plus one used stamp. The position of the surcharge varies from a slight horizontal misplacement in the upper left corner to the large vertical misplacement in the lower right corner, as illustrated here.

洋銀半分蓋於三分銀票,黃橙色,複蓋變體,右格[20],保留部份原膠,有貼痕,下票齒有修剪,是此版的最下一行的典型現象,複蓋的比正常加蓋高0.9mm,此票位於角位,並展示出其比其他加蓋票的最大的複蓋差距; 陳目37k._x000D_ _x000D_ 著作:2007年1月21日Philatelic Extracts,Spink auction Catalogue.第184-185頁; 只有版式B的四十枚版票是這種複蓋變體,並且只有三十枚被發現記錄下來; 這版最小差距複蓋變體票版由左上角一枚水準橫向開始,一直最到右下角的票是成為複蓋差距最大的一枚,即今圖片中的這枚.

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