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  • China 1883 Candarins, SG7/9
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    Paul Fraser Collectible

    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 (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 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 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.