Auction: 13009 - Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 2152

China
1913-33 Junk Issue
1914-19 First Peking Print
$2 black and blue variety centre inverted, a lower margin imprint single showing the plate number [49], tied on local Shanghai registered cover by Shanghai 1923 (29 Oct.) machine cancellation with a fine strike of the boxed registered handstamp at foot and the arrival c.d.s. on reverse. With the Chinese Post Office registration receipt affixed to the reverse; the adhesive with pulled perf. and other imperfections at right. This is the unique example of this famous error on cover. A legendary cover and a highly desirable item of Chinese philately

Sold for HK$4,000,000

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