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Lot #4240

CHINA Revenue Stamps

1910 "Imperial Chinese Post" (design similar to U.S. 1c Louisiana Purchase), American Bank Note Company India proof die sunk on card (120x120mm), total of seven designs in lake color, all are foreign countries or "International Postage", several designs are recognizable such as U.S. 1883 2c labeled "International Postage" with value expressed in Brazilian "Reis", and a frame with "PERU" label of an 1899 Cuban stamp and frame of a 100r Brazilian Official, but labeled "New Zealand", etc. (it has been suggested that this is the work of an apprentice engraver to show (and improve) his hand lettering work, with photocopies of George W. Brett's article from the Fall 1979 Essay Proof Journal, discussing this piece in great detail). A fascinating and rare item, of great interest to collectors of China and several other countries
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