紅印花五圓倒蓋研究 (Inverted $5 Surcharged Red Revenue Stamp Study)

 

紅印花“當伍圓“票,其加蓋數量約5000枚。由於面值高,出售極少,大部分都被用在彙票上貼用,彙款兌付後,彙票上繳郵政總局後被銷毀,故“當伍圓”加蓋票流傳於世爲數甚少,只有幾百枚,也屬紅印花加蓋票中珍品之一。在“當伍圓”票中還發現有“當伍圓”倒蓋票。這種倒蓋票是當時在郵局發現的。但郵局發現後並未停用收回。

 

2009年一月香港 Spink 拍賣會中,拍品#1222紅印花倒五圓拍出了歷史高價(港幣$380,000加上15%的佣金,約美金$55,700含佣金)。這已經超越了紅印花原票的價位,在全球金融海嘯的環境裏還有這樣的佳績真不容易,當然這裡也要提到這次拍出的票圖案正中,是倒伍圓裏非常少見。我數年前從柯治軍前輩買入一枚。趙人龍前輩估計倒伍圓的存世量為正蓋票的1/3很多研究資料裏都有提到紅印花倒五圓存世量約70枚,但我本人認爲應該更少許多,估計當初加蓋倒印的數量應不超過500枚,存世量照正蓋的存活率計算,倒蓋約30-40多枚,比红印花小壹圆還稀罕,比小貳倒兼覆多一些。如果以這樣推算的話,這次 Spink 的價錢還很划算?

 

後續

 

我開始著手研究這張票出現過的紀錄,現在已收集到28張彩色照片(22單票,3雙連,8),大多數來自于本人存留的拍賣目錄,參考資料中出現的紅印花五圓倒蓋記錄,在此做個整理,照著大師吳樂園書中版位特徵從新排了版位,這可能第一次這些流散在各地的紅印花倒五圓湊在一起亮相。各位朋友如果有發現任何倒五圓不在以下圖片請跟我聯絡,謝謝

 

以下各位可以看到6號版位有四枚之多,7號和24號有三枚。瓊州的銷印有兩枚(6,15)好像是同一天的戳。如果這兩張出自同一位郵局工作人員,那他手上應該原有25枚。而銷蓋如此正應該是特別小心蓋的,是否留給自己收藏?

 

In Jan. 2009, the Spink Hong Kong auction lot #1222, Inverted $5 Red Revenue, realized the highest recorded price for this rarity. The hammered price was Hong Kong $380,000 before commission; roughly equal to USD$55,700. Many previous studies stated that this Red Revenue inverted variety has about 70 copies existing. I personally think it should be less. The total printed number was estimated at 5,000. The inverted print should be around 500 (10%). There are a few hundreds of regular $5 exist (which I also doubt). Base on the same ratio, the inverted $5 should have roughly 30-40 in existence. This number is less than the small $1. I started to consolidate all the images from previous auction catalogues and other references. I used Wu Le Yuan’s Red Revenue Surcharges book as the guide to identify each stamps plate position. This maybe the first time a study put together so many colored images of this rare stamp.

 

Position 2

Recorded: Wu Le Yuan

wu 1 p2

Position 2

Recored: Tom Chiu

my

Position 5

Recorded: Zurich 2004 Dec

Zurich Dec 04 P5

Postion 6

Recored: Zurich 2008 July

Zurich 08 July p6

Position 6

Recored: John Bull 2007 June

JBull Jun 07 p6

Position 6

Recored: Pan Lung 2009 Feb

2009 feb panlung p6

Position 7

Recored: Pan Lung 2009 Feb

2009 feb panlung p7

Postion 7

Recored: Sun 2001 June

Sun 01 June p7

Postion 7

Recored: Wu Le Yuan/

Zurich 2002 May/Zurich 2007 Nov

 

Wu Zurich 02 May 2 07 Nov p7

Postion 9

Recored: InterAsia 2008 Dec

interasia 08 dec p9

Postion 11

Recored: Spink 2009 Jan

spink 09 Jan p11

Postion 11

Recored: Sun 2001 June

Sun 01 June p11

Postion 12

Recored: Taiwan Red Revenue Book

rr1 p12

 

Postion 13

Recored: Wu Le Yuan/Zurich 2007 June

Wu Zurich 07 June p13

Postion 15

Recored: Wu Le Yuan/

China Guardian 2002 Apr

wu 1 p15

Postion 16

Recored: John Bull 2006 June

JBull Jun 06 p16

Postion 17

Recored: Wu Le Yuan

wu 1 p17

Postion 20

Recored: Wu Le Yuan

wu 1 p20

Postion 20

Recored: Zurich 2002 May/

Zurich 2005 June/ John Bull 2007 Mar

Zurich 02 May 05 Jun JBull 07 Mar P20

Postion 24

Recored: Beijing 1996 May

Beijin 96 p24

Position unknown

Recored: John Bull 2009 Mar

 

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Position 19/24

Recored: Southey 1998 May

Southeby 98 P19 24 May

Position 6/11

Recored: Wu Le Yuan

wu 1 p6 11

Position 17/18

Recored: Corinphila 2007 Dec

corinphila 5 pair p17 18

Position undefined

Recored: Corinphila 2008 Oct

corinphila 08 Oct

 

 

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