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  • Charles Dickens Hair Strand
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    Charles Dickens Authentic Strand of Hair

    £399.00

    • A guaranteed genuine half inch strand of Charles Dickens' hair 

    Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870) is regarded as the greatest English writer of his age. His broad body of work includes some of the most celebrated novels ever written - including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

    Dickens was born into a middle class family in Portsmouth, but his circumstances changed dramatically when his father was slung into a debtors’ prison in 1824. Dickens was forced to leave school and start work in a boot polish factory to support his family.

    While his father was freed a few months later, allowing Dickens to return to school, this formative experience left him burning with a righteous anger at the conditions the working classes had to endure.

    This half inch strand of Charles Dickens' hair is presented on a display card.

    Superb provenance; the hair originates from the famed collection of Margaretta Pierrepont, wife of President Ulysses S Grant’s Attorney General. Dickens originally gave the hair to his sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth. 

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  • Charles Dickens signed document
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    Charles Dickens signed document

    £15,000.00

    • A large and exceptional land lease signed by Charles Dickens 

    Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870) is regarded as the greatest English writer of his age. His broad body of work includes some of the most celebrated novels ever written - including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

    Dickens was born into a middle class family in Portsmouth, but his circumstances changed dramatically when his father was slung into a debtors’ prison in 1824. Dickens was forced to leave school and start work in a boot polish factory to support his family.

    While his father was freed a few months later, allowing Dickens to return to school, this formative experience left him burning with a righteous anger at the conditions the working classes had to endure.

    Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870) created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Period. His works include A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities, the best selling novel of all time.

    This exceptionally large document, measuring 26½ x 22 inches, is dated 21st March 1863. Boasting impeccable penmanship the document is an Indenture made between Charles Dickens ('Of Higham, in the County of Kent') and John Brooker, a local farmer for the lease of land.

    It relates to 'a piece or parcel of land or garden ground containing by estimation eight acres and sixteen perches or thereabouts as now stumped off formerly woodland part of a piece of land formerly called or known by the name of "Seeming Ruff" but now called "Scrubby Bushes" situate lying and being at or near a certain place called Gads Hill in the Parish of Higham in the County of Kent..."

    The document has been signed by Dickens in bold blue fountain pen at the base, either side of a red wax seal affixed to a small green ribbon.

    Dickens association with Gads Hill is well documented. In 1856 he purchased Gads Hill Place for £1,790. He had first encountered the house in 1821 when he was nine years old and would often walk from Chatham to Gads Hill Place.

    He later wrote "I used to look at it as a wonderful mansion (Which God knows it is not) when I was a very odd little child with the first faint shadows of all my books in my head - I suppose."

    35 years later he purchased the house, initially as an investment, and later as his personal country retreat before moving in permanently in June 1857.

    It was at Gads Hill Place that Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and his unfinished work The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    One of the main characters in Edwin Drood is Stony Durdles the stonemason, who Dickens based on local farmer John Brooker, referenced in this Indenture. In 1897 Elliot Stock, in his book on Dickens' life, wrote "[In] the late veteran Mr John Brooker, of Higham (whose father planted the famous cedars at gads Hill Place), were recognised some of the better qualities and peculiarities of Stony Durdles"

    We've been racking our brains but can't think of another document that mentions both Charles Dickens and the real life inspiration of one of his characters.

    A truly interesting and unique item. Huge size makes for a very impressive display piece.

    Provenance: Ex Christie's 2008

  • Charles I AR Half crown. Tower mint under parliament. Good extremely fine
    Charles I AR Half crown. Tower mint under parliament. Good extremely fine
  • Charles I Hair Strand
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    Charles I Authentic Strand of Beard Hair

    £399.00

    • An authentic strand of beard hair from Charles I (1600-1649)
    • Removed from Charles' body following its exhumation in 1813

    King Charles I (1600-1649) took to the English throne in 1625. An unpopular monarch with a tyrannical bent, he soon turned the powerful institutions of government against himself. His marriage to a Roman Catholic (Henrietta Maria) was another black mark in a Protestant kingdom.

    In 1642 the Parliaments of England and Scotland declared war on the king, under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell. The English Civil War raged for four years, ending in a Royalist defeat. Charles I surrendered at Newark-on-Trent in May 1646 and was beheaded the following year.

    Charles I occupies a key position in English history as the first (and last) monarch to be tried of treason and beheaded.

    Following his execution in London, Charles I’s head was sewn back on to his body. He was buried at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

    Over time, the location of the king’s tomb was forgotten. It was only rediscovered in 1813, during renovation works to the chapel. Sir Henry Halford, then physician to King George III, carried out an exhumation of the remains that year.

    It was during this process that Halford clipped two locks from the body of Charles I. This strand comes from those two locks. 

    Halford wrote at the time: “The pointed beard, so characteristic of the period of the reign of King Charles, was perfect”.

    This authentic half inch strand of beard hair is a wonderfully unusual item, perfect for any curio collection.

    It comes presented on an 8 x 5.75 inch display card, perfect for framing.

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  • Charles II AR Crown 1671 fine / very fine
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    Charles II AR Crown 1671 fine / very fine

    £390.00

    Charles II AR Crown 1671 fine / very fine
  • Charles II signed document
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    Charles II signed document

    £1,950.00

    In 1649, Charles I met his end at the Tower of London. Oliver Cromwell was now the ruler of England. Within days, the Scots crowned Charles’ son Charles II. In 1651, Charles II attempted to wrest control of England at the Battle of Worcester but was roundly trounced. He fled to France, where he remained in exile until 1660 – two years after the death of Cromwell. Charles II was a hugely popular king, known to his subjects as the Merry Monarch. His reign was a welcome relief from Cromwell’s Puritanism.
     
    This is a spectacular 9 x 14 inch vellum document bearing a major signature from Charles II (1630-1685) at the top of the page. Charles signs “Charles R” (the R is for Rex – Latin for king). It’s dated November 13, 1668. 
     
    The text addresses the Commissioners of the Treasury (including George Monck and the Duke of Albermarle). It requests a salary payment of £100 to Peter Du Moulin, Secretary of the Council for Trade and a chaplain at Canterbury Cathedral.
    The piece is mounted on white paper and displays a light tear that goes through signature, along with some toning, 
     
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  • Charles Lindbergh signed photograph
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    • A signed photograph of Charles Lindbergh, taken on his triumphant return voyage from Paris to New York in 1927

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974), nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy and The Lone Eagle, was a pioneering aviator who began his illustrious career in the skies as an US Air Mail pilot. 

    At the age of just 25, he emerged from obscurity to capture the $25,000 Orteig Prize for his solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris on May 20-21, 1927. 

    The event rocketed him to international fame, and there was "tremendous public hysteria" in America. He was awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his legendary flight.

    His fame meant that he was able to champion the development of commercial aviation and Air Mail services in the United States, making him one of the leading figures responsible for the progression of aviation technology at the time.

    Following his son, Charles Jr, being kidnapped and murdered in the "Crime of the Century" in 1932 - a result of Lindbergh's fame - his family moved overseas. They returned as America joined the second world war, with Lindbergh flying numerous combat missions in the Pacific Theatre. 

    Following the second world war, Lindbergh styled himself as an explorer, inventor and prize-winning author, as well as an environmentalist - a truly remarkable man.

    An absolutely superb signed photograph (By Underwood & Underwood of Washington DC) measuring 18cmx23cm, mounted to a total size of 28cmx38cm.

    The sepia styled photo shows Lindbergh posing in front of the fuselage of the Spirit of St Louis. Lindbergh has signed underneath:

    "To Mr Fred Buckholy, Charles A. Lindbergh" adding the date "June 12, 1927".

    The photograph was therefore signed the day after Lindbergh's triumphant return home to the US aboard the USS Memphis when a fleet of warships, pursuit planes, bombers and the airship USS Los Angeles followed him up the Potomac River to the Washington Navy Yard where President Calvin Coolidge awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    It's therefore possible/probable that the photo was taken aboard the USS Memphis on June 11th and printed on the same day by Underwood and Underwood. 

    The day after signing this photo a ticker-tape parade was held for Lindbergh down 5th Avenue in NYC.

    Within a year of Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis flight from NYC to Paris a quarter of all Americans had personally seen Lindbergh and the the Spirit of St Louis, pilot applications had tripled and the number of licensed aircraft had quadrupled.

    By 1929 US air passenger numbers had increased from 5,782 to 173,405 a year.

    Without doubt the best Lindbergh signed photo we have ever handled. 

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  • Charles Schulz Autograph
    • A copy of Is This Good-bye Charlie Brown? signed by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz 

    American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is best known for his comic strip Peanuts which featured the now iconic characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages and reprints of the strip regularly appear in newspapers today.

    Charles Schulz has signed this hard-back copy of Is This Good-bye Charlie Brown? on the inside cover page. 

    He writes: "To Matt - Charles M. Schulz". The book is in excellent condition.

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    Charles Schulz autograph on lobby card

    £750.00

    • A lobby card for Snoopy, Come Home (1972) signed by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz 
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    American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is best known for his comic strip Peanuts which featured the now iconic characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages and reprints of the strip regularly appear in newspapers today.

    This Charles Schulz signed lobby card is from Snoopy, Come Home, a 1972 animated musical film. Although initially a box office flop, the film has since become a huge success due to multiples television airings and its release on DVD. 

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  • Charles Schulz Signed Copy of Charlie Brown
    • A Charles Schulz signed copy of Charlie Brown & Charles Schulz 

    American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is best known for his comic strip Peanuts which featured the now iconic characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages and reprints of the strip regularly appear in newspapers today.

    A copy of Charlie Brown & Charles Schulz that Schulz has signed and inscribed in felt tip pen on the first page:

    He writes: "For Stephen, with best wishes, Charles M. Schulz"

    There are a few tears and stains to the dust-jacket but otherwise the book is in fine condition. 

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  • Charlie Chaplin signed portrait
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    Charlie Chaplin signed portrait

    £1,950.00

    • An ink portrait of Charlie Chaplin signed by Chaplin himself
    • Dated to 1952, around the release of Limelight

    Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of the silent era. Born into poverty in Victorian London, he found his way to the stage and on to Hollywood. He came up with the character of the Tramp in 1914. By 1918 he was a household name. A string of classic movies followed, including The Kid (1921), Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940).

    This is an ink portrait of Charlie Chaplin in character as the Tramp by the Danish artist Carl Werner Skogholm. The drawing is dated 1952. Chaplin has signed to the right of his portrait “Yours truly, Charlie Chaplin”.

    The date means Chaplin likely signed around the release of Limelight (1952), in which he stars as a washed up former comedian. This is around the time he was barred from America for being a suspected communist. 

    The item is fixed to a paper backing with tape to the top left and bottom right corners. 

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  • Che Guevara signed certificate
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    Che Guevara signed certificate

    £4,950.00

    • A document featuring the autograph of Che Guevara - one of the most significant political figures of the 20th century

    • Discover more about this piece here 

    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (1928-1967) was a writer, guerrilla leader and Marxist revolutionary, who played a major role in the Cuban Revolution.

    In 1959 Guevara and Fidel Castro led a group of insurgents to overthrow the government of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and established Cuba as a Communist state. 

    This 'Honourable Mention' certificate was presented to worker Hiram Peres de Alejo in March 1962 for his "endeavour in the increase of production".

    Under the new Communist regime, Guevara had abolished all pay raises, and so Cuban workers were encouraged with moral, rather than material incentives.

    These included a system of diplomas, medals, certificates, honourable mentions in factory bulletins, and public ceremonies.

    The certificate bears Guevara's iconic, instantly recognisable autograph, which reads simply "Che", along with an embossed official government seal.

    The document measures 27.8 x 35.3cm, with several separations repaired on the reverse, and slight creasing and toning. These do not affect Guevara's signature.

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    • Cher signed cowboy hat
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      Cher signed cowboy hat

      £995.00

      • A cowboy hat signed by Cher in silver pen on the brim

      Cher began her career in the 1960s alongside then husband Sonny Bono. The duo had a string of hits throughout the decade and a popular TV show.

      After they split in 1974, Cher launched a successful solo career – both as an actor and a singer. She has achieved a Billboard number one in every decade from the 1960s to the present, the only artist ever to do so.

      Today she continues to tour and star in movies. 

      This is a black faux snakeskin cowboy hat, featuring a signature from Cher on the brim in silver pen.

      A fabulous piece of memorabilia that totally encapsulates the star's flamboyant style.

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    • China (Shanghai) 1865 antique numerals 8ca olive-green, SG4
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      China (Shanghai) 1865 antique numerals 8ca olive-green, 'CANDAREENS' plural, wove paper 8ca olive-green (printing 59), SG4.

      A fresh mint example with four large margins. It is extremely difficult to find better quality examples than this one.

      Being the first postage stamp issue from China, with the iconic 'Dragon' design, it is a stamp which will always be favoured by collectors.

    • China (Shanghai) 1896 Amoy Postage Due overprint in black, SGD14

      China (Shanghai) 1896 Amoy Postage Due overprint in black, 2c blue (stone I), SGD14.

      A fine quality marginal example. A couple of shortish perforations evident but benefiting from large part original gum.

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    • China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG 1/3
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      China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG 1/3

      £1,800.00

      China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange, thin paper, 2½mm spacing, each used by part to large part Chefoo seal in black. SG 1/3.

      A fine quality used set of the first stamp issue from the Chinese Empire.

    • China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG1/3
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      China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange SG1/3

      £3,500.00

      China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange, thin paper, 2½mm spacing, SG1/3.

      A fine quality set of the first stamp issues of the Chinese Empire. The first two are unused without gum, the 5ca with part original gum. 

    • China 1878 3ca brown-red SG2
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      China 1878 3ca brown-red SG2

      £800.00

      China 1878 3ca brown-red, 2½mm spacing on thin paper, horizontal pair from setting 1,clichés 11-12, used by light CUSTOMS/NINGPO circular datestamp in blue, cliché 12 showing constant variety 'break in dragons' lower-right claw', left stamp minor imperfections (mentioned for accuracy), a scarce multiple. SG2
    • China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red SG7,8a
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      China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red SG7,8a

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      China 1883 1ca green and 3ca pale red, thicker paper, 2½mm spacing, rough perforations, SG7,8a.

      Lovely fresh examples, unused without gum.

      The SG catalogue price is £2,250.

    • China 1883 Candarins, SG7/9
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      China 1883 Candarins, SG7/9

      £1,400.00

      China 1883 "Candarins" thicker paper, 2 1/2mm spacing 1ca pale green, 3ca vermilion and 5ca chrome-yellow, SG7/9.

      The odd small imperfection but still lovely used examples of the first stamp issues from the Chinese Empire, each used by part sea in blue.

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    • China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress SG16/24
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      China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress SG16/24

      £1,100.00

      China 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress (first printing), used set of 9 to 24ca rose-carmine, SG16/24. Some toning or other small faults (9ca pinhole) although others including the 5ca are largely in fine condition, each used by part to large part seal cancel. SG16/24

      The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £1,500.

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    • China 1897
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      China 1897 "Imperial Customs Post' Tokyo printing SG106

      £4,000.00

      China 1897 "Imperial Customs Post' Tokyo printing $2 orange and yellow, SG106.

      A fine mint example of this very scarce stamp with fresh colour. A couple of slightly short perforations with traces of original gum.

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    • China 1897 (Aug) Tokyo Tsukiji type foundry printing. SG104b

      China 1897 (Aug) Tokyo Tsukiji type foundry printing, 50c deep green error of colour, SG104b.

      A fine quality example with large part original gum and some typical light gum toning.

      The error arose with the 10c colour being used in error instead of the intended bright yellow-green of the 50c stamps.

      Very scarce with only 240 believed to have been issued.

    • China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red SG90
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      China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red SG90

      £1,800.00

      China 1897 (Jan) Revenues 4c on 3c deep red, 'large' surcharge as type 19, SG90.

      A pleasing quality example. Although rather heavily hinged, it is fresh and well centred with part original gum. 

    • China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red, SG90
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      China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red, SG90

      £2,500.00

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      China 1897 (Jan) 'Red Revenue' 4c on 3c deep red, 'large' surcharge as type 10, SG90.

      A fresh well centred example with large part original gum.

      The Red Revenue stamps are Qing Dynasty revenue stamps which were overprinted (surcharged) so as to be used as postage stamps in 1897. Their limited number, fine design and intaglio printing process make these stamps some of the most sought after in the world. 

    • China 1897 (Jan) set of 10 to 30c on 24ca rose-carmine, SG37/46

      China 1897 (Jan) set of 10 to 30c on 24ca rose-carmine, small figure surcharge on Dowager Empress, first printing, SG37/46. A fine quality mint set with large part original gum.

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    • China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, SG57a
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      China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, SG57a

      £1,600.00

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      China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, spaced 21/2mm on Dowager Empress (2nd printing) 1/2c on 3ca yellow, upper marginal vertical pair, error imperforate horizontal, Unused  SG57a.

      The upper stamp has a thin patch which has caused a couple of tiny punctures, but with large part original gum. A very difficult error to find in good condition and this is a good representative example of this scarce error. 

      The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £4,250.

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    • China 1897 (May) large figure surch SG78d
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      China 1897 (May) large figure surch SG78d

      £8,500.00

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      China 1897 (May) large figure surch, spaced on 1½mm, on Dowager Empress third printing, ½c on 3ca dull yellow, var surch spaced only on ½mm, fine used by part dollar chop in blue, very rare with less than twenty examples being recorded. SG78d
    • China 1897 (May), Large figure surcharge, SG67
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      China 1897 (May), Large figure surcharge, SG67

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      China 1897 (May), Large figure surcharge, spaced 1½mm on 'Small Dragon' 2c on 3ca mauve, SG67.

      A fine quality example of this difficult stamp to find in good condition. Lightly toned with large part original gum.

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    • China 1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, SG33
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      China 1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, SG33

      £4,500.00

      China 1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, 24ca deep rose-red from unissued second printing from new stones, SG33.

      Rather heavily hinged with part original gum, but a very scarce stamp. 

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    • China 1897 Large figure surch, SG66/68
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      China 1897 Large figure surch, SG66/68

      £5,500.00

      China 1897 Large figure surcharge, 1½mm spacing on 'Small Dragons' set of 3 to 5c on 5ca olive-yellow tied to small piece by part Shanghai 'dollar chops', SG66/68.

      These stamps are rarely seen used and, despite some typical toning, this piece is a very fine early Chinese Empire rarity.

    • China 1897 small figure surcharges on 'small dragons', SG34/36

      China 1897 small figure surcharges on 'small dragons', set of 3 to 5c on 5ca olive-yellow, SG34/36.

      Mint set of 3 in fine quality, with large part original gum.

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    • China 1900 American Bank Note Company recess ptg 1000ca carmine. SG revenue
      China 1900 American Bank Note Company recess ptg 1000ca carmine, imperf example in upper right corner block of twelve with plate number 3, opt specimen in blue and punched, with additional large voilet h/s covering upper row 'return to'..ISSUE ROOM.. To be held for reference' from the ABNCo archives, attractive and scarce. SG revenue.
    • China 1912 Commemorating the Revolution, Sun Yat-sen set of 12. SG242/53

      China 1912 Commemorating the Revolution, Sun Yat-sen set of 12 to $5 slate, SG242/53.

      A fine quality mint and fresh set of this popular commemorative issue. The 16c is without gum and the $2 with a couple of short perforations. All other stamps in the set with large part original gum.

    • China 1913 London Waterlow printing SG D334a
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      China 1913 London Waterlow printing SG D334a

      £4,000.00

      China 1913 London Waterlow printing, 1c blue vertical pair with interpane margin at left, error imperforation between, SGD334a.

      A fresh quality mint example with large part original gum of this rare variety.

    • China 1919 United States Postal Agency in Shanghai 1919 surcharges set of 16, SG1/18

      China United States Postal Agency in Shanghai 1919 surcharges set of 16 to $2 on $1 purple-black. Also includes 1922 2c on 1c blue-green and 4c on 2c carmine, SG1/18.

      These stamps represent all issues of the United States Postal Agency in Shanghai which was open from 1 July 1919 to 31 December 1922. They were valid for use on mail despatched from the US Postal Agency in Shanghai to addresses in the United States.

      A nice well centred mint and fresh quality complete set of these rare stamps, with original gum.

      The combined SG catalogue price for all stamps in the set is £2,550 (stated as cheapest price). Well centred examples are referred to as worth double this amount making this an attractively priced set.