China 1878-83 5ca yellow 'Candarins', thin paper, SG3a

SKU: RS1090

Sale price£1,000
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China 1878-83 5ca yellow 'Candarins', thin paper, 2mm spacing, SG3a.

A fine used horizontal pair by two part Shanghai seals in black.

A scarce multiple 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.

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: £1,100+.

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