Some rare stuff

Back to main page

红印花原票

 

Printed by Waterlow and Sons in London are intended for use by the Maritime Customs. The 3 cents Red Revenue stamps of 1886 were later converted into postage stamps. Out of a sheet of 100 unsurcharged, only 54 copies have been recorded. This stamp has been recorded as No. 21 in the Huang’s Handbook (perf. 14). It is one of the most fresh copies exists.

 

红印花加盖暂作邮票的原票,面值3分,以红为主色,刷有红、朱红、绛红,因曾被误认为是印花税票,而得名《红印花票》。其实,它是上海海关于18969月印制的原拟用于报关单上贴用的收费凭证,后因商人反对,未能实施,从未发行。红印花票是用雕刻版精印,代表当时印刷技术的最高水平。1897年清代国家邮政为应急需,便利用上海海关未发行的《红印花票》加盖改作邮票。在加盖之前,仅取出2全张共200枚,用于馈赠中外高级官员、存档加盖设计等,其余全部用于加盖改作邮票。因此,未经加盖的红印花原票,存世量約54枚。此枚原為柯世軍所有,為所有原票中難得的完美品相

 

红印花加盖“当伍圆”

 

The $5 surcharge was derived from large $1 by changing the Chinese fonts “One” and numeral “1” to “Five” and “5”. Even though 5,000 stamps were surcharged, nearly all were used on remittance certifications. Most certificates has to be destroyed by the government rule. The mint survival copies mostly were soaked off from the certificates. The mint OG copies are very hard to come by. The one shown with lower margin is plate position 24. The second one is position 8.

 

红印花加盖“当伍圆”邮票,是红印花加盖暂作邮票中面值最高的一种。由于面值高,出售很少,大部分被用于汇票上贴用,很少为邮资使用,实寄封极少。贴在汇票上的“当伍圆”邮票,在汇款兑付后,汇款执据即上缴邮政总局销毁,流传于世的为数甚少。据有关资料记载,这种红印花加盖“当伍圆”邮票,总数量为5000枚。

 

?

红印花加盖“当伍圆” 倒盖

 

The inverted $5 shown is plate position 2. I only know about 20 mint and used copies recorded.

 

红印花加盖“当伍圆”倒盖则更少。有記錄的倒五元約十枚。

红印花加盖小肆分

 

Only two complete sheets (200 stamps) were printed with small 4.?Some considered the small 4 cents are printing proofs. However the used copies do exist. The mint copy is position 10 (with extra print on the base design upper right)

 

在红印花加盖“暂作洋银肆分”邮票时,初加盖用的版上阿拉伯数字“4”比较小,只加盖了200枚,后又改为大号“4”字。因此,红印花加盖“暂作洋银肆分”票有大、小字之分。小字4分是红印花加盖票的珍贵邮票之一

红印花加盖小肆分”舊票

 

The used small 4 cents position 22 with 1897 Shanghai dollar cancel

Small 2 cents w/ sheet number 1453

 

Large $1 were primarily used for parcel posts and money orders. Multiples are rather scarce. There are only three copies of vertical strip of 4…one mint and two used. The used strip shown (position 7,12,17,22) cancelled with Swatow Pa Kua and and 9/7/97 dollar chop (inverted S in September)

 

Rare Pakhoi Cover to Germany via Hong Kong

小贰分字右移,清析背印,底图上移

 

Small 2 cents on 3 cents mint with original gum showing three varieties

1.      Middle Chinese character (Zhang) of the right vertical row shifted to right

2.      The suffused surcharge with the ink showing through partly on reverse

  1. The original front frame shifted up

 

?  

 

Sept. 27 1899 cover to Hamilton, Canada (23.10) via Yokohama and Vancouver (3.10) bearing Red Revenue small 2C, ICP 4C, CIP 2C, cancelled by bilingual "Kiukiang" c.d.s . and Japan Koban 10s, cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s (30.9), a fine franking composed of three different issues and a very rare destination, there being only two covers recorded to Canada.

 

Large 2 cents with Chinese character “郵” missing. Part of the “2” also missing. Large 2 cents has the highest quality of prints. There are very little varieties in this value

 

 


?/span>

Any questions or comments, please email to tchiu@yahoo.com