China 1897 (Mar) large figure surcharge, spaced 21/2mm on Dowager Empress (2nd printing) 1/2c on 3ca yellow, upper marginal vertical pair, error imperforate horizontal, Unused SG57a.
The upper stamp has a thin patch which has caused a couple of tiny punctures, but with large part original gum. A very difficult error to find in good condition and this is a good representative example of this scarce error.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £4,250.
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