China 1878 Large Dragons set, SG1/3

SKU: JP5744

Sale price£3,250
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China 1878 1ca green, 3ca brown-red and 5ca orange, 'Large Dragons', thin paper 2¼mm spacing, SG1/3.

Fine mint examples with large part original gum, rarely seen so fine.

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 set.

This set of stamps were the first stamps issued by the Chinese Empire in 1878 and hold the same collecting importance in China as the penny black in Great Britain.

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