China 1897 2c on 3c deep red "Red Revenue", SG89

SKU: RS2236

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Sale price£550
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China 1897 (Jan) 2c on 3c deep red "Red Revenue", 'Large’ surcharge type 19, SG89.

A fine and fresh mint example with large part original gum.

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.


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