China 1897 (Jan) 4c on 3c deep red, SG90

SKU: JC836

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China 1897 (Jan) 'Red Revenue' 4c on 3c deep red, 'large' surcharge as type 10, SG90.

A fresh well centred example with large part original gum.

The Red Revenue stamps are Qing Dynasty revenue stamps which were overprinted (surcharged) so as to be used as postage stamps in 1897. Their limited number, fine design and intaglio printing process make these stamps some of the most sought after in the world. 

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