China 1900-06 $2 claret and yellow, Waterlow printing, SG132

SKU: RS1520

Sale price£500
In stock


China 1900-06 $2 claret and yellow "Bean Goose", no watermark, Waterlow printing, SG132.

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

This classic stamp issue depicts a wild goose (or Bean Goose). The bean goose was an important motif in Chinese poetry symbolising “bearing a message of love from afar”.

It is an apt and appealing symbol for this Qing Dynasty stamp. It reminds us of one of the wonderful uses of letter writing and the prepaid postal system which facilitate distribution - spreading messages of love.

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