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Remittance Certificate
匯銀執據


Remittance Certificate General No. '239', Amoy No. '20', unwatermarked type I, issued at Foochow and to be redeemed at Amoy with uncanceled CIP $5 x 2 in the REMITTANCE panel, ICP 20c in the FEE panel canceled by Foochow Dollar Dater on July 20, 1898. 20 cents commission for a 10 dollar remittance fully paid at Foochow.



There were 22 existing remittance certificates recorded by the authors of The Red Revenue Surcharges - China 1897. The following list was translated from the table on page 599 of Vol. II.

The above certificate is not listed in the list means that the authors of the book had no knowledge of its existence at the time their work was completed. It listed as Temp No.7.

Another unrecorded certificate (Temp No. 26) had been seen as General No. 1023 and Chungking No.1 with watermark and "19--". It was issued at Lungchow with Lungchow Bilingual Dater of Oct. 9, 1900 and to be redeemed at Chungking. It showed remittance of 2 dollar and fee of 4 cent, unfortunately, the stamps on both panels were missing.

Another unrecorded certificate (Temp No. 37) appeared in A Picture Album of China's Qing Dynasty Posts, published by the Cultural and History Centre of Beijing Postal Administration, in 1996. The edges of the certificate, as well as the general and special numbers were all croped out. I did not know if the original was trimmed or the picture was cropped by the editor.

Another unrecorded certificate (Temp No. 27) was shown in The History of Chinese Postage Stamps Vol. 2 (1896-1911), published by the Commercial Press, 2004. It was sent from Shanghai to Tientsin, with General No. 1744 and Tientsin No. 224.

Another unrecorded certificate (Temp No. 39) was from China Guardian's 2005 Spring Auction (Lot No. 2916, May 13, 2005, Beijing). Dated Sep. 19, 1903, from Kiaochow to Peking with General No. 358 and Peking No. 25.

Still another unrecorded certificate (Temp No. 35) was from The Illustrated Covers Postcards Lettercards Remittance Certificates of Revenue Surcharges (II). Dated Mar. 10, 1902, from Shanghai to Nanking with General No. 1473 and Nanking No. 198.

Recent appearance of two unrecorded certificates (Temp No. 21 and No. 22) were shown in PHILA CHINA Hong Kong March 11, 2006 Auction Catalog. Lot No.376 from Lungchow to Wuhu dated Dec. 21, 1899, and Lot No. 377 from Kiukiang to Wuhu dated Jan. 18, 1900.

There are also 3 unrecorded certificates (Temp No. 9, 14, 34)shown in China Philately - Entires and Market Prices, Vol II, and 6 unrecorded certificates (Temp No. 6, 13, 19, 24, 28, 40) shown in The Illustrated Covers Postcards Lettercards Remittance Certificates of Revenue Surcharges (II) by Benjamin Y.K.Hwa, published by The China Stamp Society, Inc.

Two philatelic items (Temp No. 31 and No. 32) appeared in PHILA CHINA March 17, 2007 auction catalog (Lot No.431 and 432). They were issued at January 26, 1901 for Chinkiang to Peking, with the remittance amount of one cent each. From the Issuing Office General No. and Redeem Office Special No., we know that the philatelist (or stamp collector) made at least 8 remittances to Peking at the time: (General No.)G55 (Special No.)S1; G56 S2; G57 S3: G58 S4; G59 S5; G60 S6; G61 S7; G62 S8. Now we see G55 S1 and G62 S8, hopefully, another one or more will show up in the future.

A recent appearance of one unrecorded certificate (Temp No. 33) was shown in Michael Rogers Public Auction No. 109 (December 1, 2007) Catalog. Lot No. 293, from Wuchow to Kiaochow dated May 7, 1901.

Another recent appearance of two unrecorded certificates (Temp No. 4) was shown in InterAsia Auctions' The W.S. Kong Collection of Imperial Dollar Daters, Part I auction (December 6-7, 2008) as Lot No. 8, from Canton to Shanghai dated April 25, 1898. And (Temp No. 20) shown in Part II auction (Spring 2009) as Lot No. ?, from Hankow to Shanghai dated March 14, 1899.

The most recent appearance of an unrecorded certificates (Temp No. 12) was shown in ChengXuan 2009 Spring Auctions (May 26, 2009) as Lot No. 1189, from Wuhu to Chinkiang dated July 30, 1898. This extend the total number of existing remittance certificates to 46.

If you know any remittance certificate other than these 46 exists somewhere, please let me know. Thanks in advance.


List of Existing Remittance Certificates



Serial No. Issuing
Office
Issuing
Date
Issuing Office
General No.
Redeem Office
Special No.
Redeem
Office
Stamp for
Remittance
Stamp for
Fee
Temp. No.
1 Canton 2.9.1898 36 10 Shanghai ICP $1 x 1 ICP 2c x 1 1
2 Foochow 3.12.1898 63 7 Tientsin RRS $5 invert strip of 2 ICP 20c x 1 2
3 Foochow 4.25.1898 116 12 Tientsin RRS $5 x 1 ICP 10c x 1 3
* Canton 4.25.1898 119 77 Shanghai ICP 50C x 1 ICP 2c x 1 4
4 Tientsin 7.15.1898 1079 44 Peking Missing ICP 10c x 1 5
* Tientsin 7.16.1898 1080 45 Peking RRS $5 x 1, ICP $5 x 1 ICP 20c x 1 6
* Foochow 7.20.1898 239 20 Amoy CIP $5 x 2 ICP 20c x 1 7
5 Soochow 7.21.1898 189 120 Shanghai Missing ICP 20c x 1 8
* Foochow 7.21.1898 251 31 Amoy RRS $5 strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 9
6 Kiungchow 7.22.1898 131 1 Wuhu ICP $5 x 2 ICP 20c x 1 10
7 Foochow 7.26.1898 265 41 Amoy RRS $5 x 1 ICP 10c x 1 11
* Wuhu 7.30.1898 168 18 Chinkiang ICP $5 x 1, $1 x 1 CIP 10c x 1, 2c x 1 12
* Foochow 8.4.1898 305 66 Amoy RRS $5 x 2 CIP 20c x 1 13
* Foochow 8.4.1898 306 67 Amoy RRS $5 strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 14
8 Hankow 8.8.1898 458 10 Chinkiang CIP $2 x 2, $1 x 1, $5 x 1 CIP 20c x 1 15
9 Kiungchow 8.23.1898 160 4 Foochow RRS $5 x 2 ICP 20c x 1 16
10 Chinkiang 9.5.1898 206 126 Shanghai RRS $5 x 1, ICP $1 x 1, ICP 50c x 1, ICP 20c x 1, ICP 5c x 1, CIP 2c x 1 ICP 10c x 1 17
11 Wenchow 11.23.1898 ? ? Canton RRS $5 invert strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 18
* Wenchow 11.23.1898 105 10 Canton RRS $5 strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 19
* Hankow 3.14.1899 228 377 Shanghai 5 stamps totalling $2.25 missing CIP 4c x 1, CIP 2c x 1 20
* Lungchow 12.21.1899 1349 1 Wuhu ICP $2 x 1, CIP $2 x 1 CIP 4c x 2 21
* Kiukiang 1.18.1900 24 2 Wuhu CIP $5 x 1 CIP 10c x 1 22
12 Newchwang 3.5.1900 978 47 Tagu CIP $5 x 1, $1 x 1 CIP 10c x 1, CIP 2c x 1 23
* Shanghai 5.3.1900 866 170 Tientsin RRS $5 x 1, $1 x 3, CIP $2 x 1 CIP 20c x 1 24
13 Kiungchow 9.24.1900 253 89 Shanghai RRS $5 invert strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 25
* Lungchow 10.9.1900 1023 1 Chungking Missing Missing 26
* Shanghai 10.9.1900 1744 224 Tientsin Missing RRS 2c x 1, 1c x 2 27
* Kiungchow 10.11.1900 261 92 Shanghai RRS $5 invert strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 28
14 Kiungchow 11.17.1900 338 1 Lungchow RRS $5 invert x 2 CIP 20c x 1 29
15 Kiungchow 12.8.1900 395 2 Lungchow ICP $5 x 2 CIP 20c x 1 30
* Chinkiang 1.26.1901 55 1 Peking RRS 1c x 1 CIP 2c x 1 31
* Chinkiang 1.26.1901 62 8 Peking CIP 1/2c x 2 CIP 2c x 1 32
* Wuchow 5.7.1901 ? ? Kiaochow Missing CIP 4c x 2 33
* Soochow 3.5.1902 413 20 Shanghai CIP $1 x 3, CIP 20c x 2, CIP 5c x 1 CIP 40c strip of 2 34
* Shanghai 3.10.1902 1473 198 Nanking CIP $2 x 1, CIP 10c x 1, CIP 5c x 1, RRS 1c x 1 CIP 4c x1, CIP 2c x 1 35
16 Wenchow 8.2.1902 398 4 Ningpo CIP $1 x 1, CIP 50c x 1, CIP 20c x 1 CIP 4c x 1, CIP 2c x 1 36
* Shanghai 8.15.1902 ? ? Wuhu CIP $1 x 1, CIP 50c x 1, CIP 30c x 1 CIP 4c x 1 37
* Yangchow 10.2.1902 435 211 Shanghai CIP $5 x 1, CIP 30c x 1 CIP 10c x 1, 4c x 1, 2c x 1, 1c x 2 38
* Kiaochow 9.19.1903 358 25 Peking CIP $2 x 4, CIP $1 x 2 CIP 5c x 2 39
* Wuchang 10.12.1903 2143 313 Peking RRS $1 x 1, CIP $5 x 1, CIP $1 x 2 CIP 10c x 1, 4c x 1, 2c x 1 40
17 ? ? ? ? ? RRS $5 x 1 ? 41
18 Foochow 2.8.1898 ? ? ? RRS $5 x 1 ? 42
19 Kiungchow 3.11.1898 ? ? Kiungchow RRS $5 invert strip of 2 ? 43
20 Kiungchow 3.11.1898 ? ? Kiungchow RRS $5 strip of 2 ? 44
21 Kiungchow 10.11.1900 ? ? Shanghai RRS $5 invert strip of 2 CIP 20c x 1 45
22 ? ? ? ? ? RRS $5 x 1 ? 46

*: Not in the original list.
Original Note: Insufficient data for items from No. 17 to No. 22, for reference only.



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