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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5188

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

HK$20,000 to HK$30,000

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