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Def 009 Re-drawn Empress Dowager's Birthday Commemorative Issue Surcharged in Large Figures with Narrow Interval (1897)

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Stamp SN A009
Stamp Name Def 009 Re-drawn Empress Dowager's Birthday Commemorative Issue Surcharged in Large Figures with Narrow Interval (1897)
Stamp Cat Standard Definitive Stamps
Stamp Cat Myth, Emblems
Issue date 1897-05-01
Suspersion date 1897-09-30
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing
Works, R.O.C.
Drawer R. A. de Villard
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition (4×5)×2

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 It has already been stated that Empress Dowager’s Birthday Commemorative Stamps were repeatedly printed and surcharged in dollar currency for use as definitive stamps· In the later period among those surcharged in big Arabic figures the 1/2 ¢ and 2¢ stamps overprinted on the 3-candarin and 2-candarin denominations, respectively, were produced by new plates re-drawn by R. A. de Villard with slight alterations (P-2 & P-3). Such stamps are commonly known as 〝Re-drawn stamps.〞Following are the differences in stamps produced by the original and re-drawn plates:

2-candarin stamps
1. Original design: the numeral〝2〞is small and has a curved base.
2. Re-drawn design: the numeral〝2〞is larger and the base straight.

3-candarin stamps
1. Original design: the characters 〝參分〞 are small. The〝Pa Kua〞is not clear.
2. Re-drawn design: the characters 〝參分〞 are larger. The lines in〝Pa Ku〞look clearer .