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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 895

1897 New Currency Surcharges
Large Figures Surcharge, Covers
2c. Under ¼ Ounce
1897 (25 Sept.) Brass envelope to Soochow bearing redrawn 2c. on 2ca vertical strip of three (straight edge at foot) tied by Shanghai Dollar dater in deep blue and, on the reverse, Soochow Dollar dater (26.9) arrival; a little roughly opened and one stamp with defective corner. Pays triple rate. A scarce value on cover. Photo

Beckeman Collection, November 1998

Covers and Cards of Empress Dowager Jubilee and its Surcharge issues, Tony Kwan, 2011 (illustrated page 992)

The postage rate was fixed at 2c. per ¼ ounce on 24 Aprl1897

1897年9月25日寄蘇州貼慈禧壽辰紀念大字短距改版洋銀貳分蓋於貳分直三連票銷深藍色上海日戳,背蓋9月26日蘇州到達戳,其中一枚票缺角。付三倍郵資,少見。_x000D_ _x000D_ 當時每¼安士重量郵資為洋銀貳分

HK$20,000 to HK$25,000