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China bargains

  • China Port Arthur 1948 Guangdong Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition SGNE48/9.

    China Port Arthur 1948 Guangdong Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition set of 2, $50 on 20f brown. Light bend, fresh unmounted mint original gum example of the rarest of all the Port Arthur commemorative issues. 

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  • China 1897 Large surch $1 on 3c deep red, fresh part original gum. SG91

    China 1897 Large surcharge $1 on 3c deep red, SG91.

    A fresh quality example with part original gum.

    A scarce and popular stamp.

    In 1897, the new Qing Dynasty government took charge of the Post Office. There was an immediate need for a large quantity of stamps, especially those of high value. While waiting for the delivery of new stamps from Japan a Provisional Issue was made using existing stock from the Imperial Customs.

    A quantity of 600,000 of the 3c Revenue stamps received from England were surcharged with different values. The high value surcharged stamps, such as this $1 example, are very scarce and highly sought after by avid collectors.

    The SG catalogue price is £6,000.

  • China 1897 (Jan) Small figure surcharge on Dowager Empress Issue. SG37/36
    China 1897 (Jan) Small figure surcharge on Dowager Empress Issue, set of 10 to 3c on 24ca rose-carmine, 10c on 9ca some perf tones and rather heavily hinged, part to large part original gum. (Catalogue £4,500) SG37/46