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Imperial China
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Stamps of the Chinese Empire
1878-1912

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An on-line Catalog of postage stamps with values, issued by the Chinese Empire

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Unused Revenue Stamps Surcharged for Postal Use

In 1897 when the 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. Some of these are particularly scarce and valuable.

       
Denomination Description - Japan Printing Used Fine Used EF Mint VF Mint EF
3 c 1 c on 3 c red $120 $275 $400 $450
3 c 2 c on 3 c red $120 $400 $740 $800
3 c 2 c on 3 c red $240 $300 $450 $500
3 c 4 c on 3 c red $60 $70 $100 $100
3 c 1 $ on 3 c red $450 $500 $600 $700
3 c 1 $ on 3 c red $3,000 $3,500 $9,000 $10,000
3 c 5 $ on 3 c red $35,000 $40,000 $70,000 $80,000


 

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