1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress set of 9 to 24ca, imperforate proofs on thin unwatermarked wove paper in the colours of the second printing, ungummed (Chan proof type 5), each in a block of 4 with good to large margins, some light creasing as almost always with these items, fresh colours and each block signed Peter Holcombe, very rare and most attractive
1897 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress, "Mollendorf" special printing on unwatermarked paper, set of 9 to 24ca rose-red in blocks of 4, 9ca yellow-green with variety imperf between lower pair and margin, a few tones and upper pair of 3ca block lightly creased, large part o.g., a rare set in multiples
1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress (1st printing), 9ca dull green lower left corner block of 4 including inverted cliche, error imperf vertically and between lower (tete-beche) pair and margin, minor crease affects lower left stamp, fresh large part o.g., a spectacular item and the only known multiple from this position exhibiting this combination of error and variety, a unique showpiece!
1897 (May) large figure surch, 2½mm spacing on Dowager (2nd ptg), set of 9 to 30c on 24ca deep rose-red, ½c on 3ca, 2c on 2ca and 10c on 12ca unused, others a trace of toning, part to large part o.g. (cat £6500+)
1900-06 no wmk 1c brownish orange, upper marginal vert strip of 3, error imperf horizontally, extensive adhesions on reverse but good facial appearance. (cat £1800+) scarce despite imperfections, unused