EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1878 5-CANDEREEN LARGE DRAGON.
Scott Catalogue value of $5,800.00 as four hinged singles does not adequately represent the value of a never-hinged block in such superb quality
FINE-VERY FINE. A VERY SCARCE BLOCK OF THE 1897 TWO-DOLLAR IMPERIAL CHINESE POST - MADE EVEN MORE RARE BY THE PRESENCE OF AN INTERPANNEAU MARGIN AT RIGHT.
With 2019 Frumkin certificate in which he notes this is the only such interpanneau example he has seen on the $2.00 stamp. Scott $12,000.00 as four normal singles
FINE AND RARE RETURNED CHINA POSTAL REPLY CARD TO RUSSIA USING BOTH CHINESE AND RUSSIAN STAMPS.
At this time, Harbin, Manchuria had a sizeable Russian population. After the Russian Revolution in 1917, over 100,000 Russian White Guards and refugees retreated to Harbin. Communication and relations between Russia and China at this period was quite tense, hence an explanation why the Chinese postage was left uncancelled, and possibly not accepted.