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Paul Fraser Collectible

China 1897 Large surch $1 on 3c deep red, fresh part original gum. SG91

£5,500.00

China 1897 Large surch $1 on 3c deep red, fresh part original gum. SG91

JC1492

£5,500.00

China 1897 Large surcharge $1 on 3c deep red, SG91.

A fresh quality example with part original gum.

A scarce and popular stamp.

In 1897, the new Qing Dynasty government took charge of the Post Office. There was an immediate need for a large quantity of stamps, especially those of high value. While waiting for the delivery of new stamps from Japan a Provisional Issue was made using existing stock from the Imperial Customs.

A quantity of 600,000 of the 3c Revenue stamps received from England were surcharged with different values. The high value surcharged stamps, such as this $1 example, are very scarce and highly sought after by avid collectors.

The SG catalogue price is £6,000.