New World Record price of Philatelic Item from the 1894-1897 Empress Dowager Issues | 18 January 2019 | SPINK CHINA
Spink sets a fantastic New World Record for Philatelic Item from the 1894-1897 Empress Dowager Issues at auction.
Lot 535 – Small Dragons five candareen complete double pane sheet of forty, realised: HK$300,000
Lot 542 – Small Dragons five candareen imperforate vertically in a horizontal pair cancelled by Tiensen seal, realised: HK$240,000
However it was the stamps on envelope which stole the show with an envelope from Tamsuy and a large envelope which was struck with the only recorded strike of the Hankow registered handstamp.
Lot 576 – an registered envelope from Tamsuy to Shanghai, realised: HK$420,000
Lot 599 – an registered envelope from Hankow to Berlin, realised: HK$540,000.