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The backside of a China Cover

The backside of a China Cover

In the last few weeks it seems that the news has been awash with stamp world rarities being cast into the limelight, and one in particular has caused a bit of fuss about what’s been put on the back of the thing rather than what we all tend to focus upon, the front....
The 1897 Red Revenue 2c Green Surcharge

The 1897 Red Revenue 2c Green Surcharge

As if our recent revelation of the re-discovery of the $2 Hall of Classics block with inverted centre were not enough, an earlier Chinese rarity of comparable importance has also now appeared….or, more accurately, re-appeared. The “Red Revenue” issues have intrigued...
Four Treasures of the Chinese Republic

Four Treasures of the Chinese Republic

THE RE-DISCOVERY OF THE LEGENDARY AND UNIQUE 1915 $2 HALL OF CLASSICS BLOCK OF FOUR WITH CENTRE INVERTED After lying for decades unseen, one of the foremost Chinese, and indeed world, rarities has surfaced.  I last had the privilege of seeing this icon of philately...