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Auction: 19009 - The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1
Lot: 1107

1893 First Issue
Proof and Colour Trials
5c. blue on white paper strip of seven [4/10], without gum, showing a complete offset on the lower stamp and partial offset on most others; with sheet margin at foot and some green ink on the surface which appears to be from a different colour printing. A rare multiple with this unique variety. Dougan P2. Photo

There were twenty five different combinations of coloured ink and coloured papers produced for the 5c. value. Only one sheet of ten of each combination was produced.

五分洋錢, 藍色印於白色紙, 帶下邊紙直七連票[4/10]一件, 無背膠, 背面最下一枚有完整的透印變體, 連票其他部份亦有不同程度的透印, 另票面上染有些綠色印料, 可能從其他印色所沾染, 罕見.

HK$30,000 to HK$40,000