Lot 2941 ()China (People's Republic), 1953 Russian October Revolution 35th Anniversary Recalled Set. Without gum as issued, Very Fine and very rare.
Scott No. 194-197vars. $7,250.
Stamps in same designs with two additional characters meaning "Soviet" in the single-line Chinese inscription, and in different colors, were unofficially released at several small post offices in Hunan, Fukien and Canton areas in February, 1953, but were withdrawn after only a small number had been sold.