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Auction: CSS74 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 1097

1897 New Currency Surcharges
Large Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing
1c. on 1ca. salmon-red showing the variety missing bat, pane III [5]. In an oversize block consisting of pane II (16), pane III complete and pane IV (12); with full original gum. Includes positional varieties cracked dot of yang pane II [12], gin broken at left pane II [16], broken foot of kun pane III [6] and [17], in addition pane II [19] shows "nt" of "cent" nearly missing. A spectacular and interesting block as all these sheets were split into two panes before distribution to the post office. Photo

Major James Starr, September 1991,

Beckeman Collection, May 1999

再版大字長距洋銀壹分蓋於壹分銀,鮭紅色第二,三及四格超大相連, 第二格餘十六枚,第三格全格二十枚,第四格餘十二枚; 其中第三格[5]有漏蝙蝠變體,第二格[12]"洋"字左旁㸃有破,第二格[16]"金"有破及第三格[6]和[17]"艮"破脚變體; 另外在第二格[19]的"cent"中"nt"两字母幾乎漏缺; 很特別的大方連票,在分配到郵局前這全格版票己被撕開了. 集郵家們可遇不可求的大方連,保留全背膠.

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