China 1878 5ca Orange 'Candarins', thin paper 2½mm spacing, SG3.
A fine mint example with small part original gum. A pleasing example of the first postage stamp issue from the Chinese Empire.
The Chinese Empire Large Dragon stamps are one of the most attractive stamp issues of all time. When you soak up the intricate detail of this piece of artwork created with precise accuracy on a minute piece of paper, you can’t help admire the skill involved.
The dragon is an important symbol of Chinese culture. It is considered a symbol of power, strength and good luck.
Finding fine quality mint examples of China’s first postage stamps is challenging. Few examples you will find are as fresh as this.
This stamp comes from the first stamp issue of the Chinese Empire in 1878 and holds the same collecting importance in China as the penny black in Great Britain.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £1,500.
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