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Def 008 2nd Customs Dragon Issue Surcharged in Large Figures (1897)

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Stamp SN A008
Stamp Name Def 008 2nd Customs Dragon Issue Surcharged in Large Figures (1897)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Myth, Emblems
Issue date 1897-05-01
Suspension date 1897-09-30
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Some 2nd Customs Dragon stamps, being returned from remote post offices, were received in Shanghai so late that the plate for making surcharges in small figures was discarded. Consequently, those stamps were surcharged together with Dowager commemoratives in big figures and narrow interval, now commonly known as 〝Small Dragon Issue Surcharged in Large Figure.〞