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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5163

1897 New Currency Surcharges
Large Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing
2c. on 2ca. pale yellow-green, variety surcharge inverted, in a block of four with interpanneau margin at left; the surcharge is from pane I [15/20] and includes positional varieties gin broken at right [15] and short extending stroke of yang [20]. Lightly mounted with large part original gum. There is a blunt corner perf at top but this barely detracts from this this extremely fine block on brilliant white paper.

This delightful multiple is a unique block of four.

Chan 76c; S.G. 80a. Photo

Earnest R. Ackerman

Major James Starr, September 1991

Beckeman Collection, May 1999

Only one sheet of eighty was produced, of these we have records of only 29 unused and 3 used examples. This is the only block

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