Chekiang Revenue Re-touches

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Chekiang Revenue Re-touches

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A while ago I bought the album sheet shown below. This claims to show a series of re-touches, but does it? The question is - would they bother?

I know these stamps were for bonds but I know little more about them. They are listed in Chi Wen Yen's books but with no description only a number (and I don't have a key to what all the numbers mean - is there one)?

If you can answer any of these questions it would be a help and probably not just to me.

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Re: Chekiang Revenue Re-touches

Post by Tommy1 »

These appear to be re-touches. We do not know the plate positions. The plate also appears to be quite dirty, consistent with revenues.

Can a CSS member enlighten us because in my sources there are no mentions of retouches. We probably need a full sheet scan.

The owner should be proud to own these and write them up.


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