C.F. Liu and His Sycee Collection  劉建芳先生及其收藏


Mr. C.F. Liu is an important and outstanding sycee collector; hiscollection, weighing in at over 20,000 taels, is believed to be the largest private hoard in the world. Mr. Liu is also well known in Taiwan as a political figure, he was elected as the major of Jia Shien Subcounty (甲仙鄉) in the southern part of the island, and served many terms. He is now enjoying his retired life in that beautiful subcounty.

Mr. Liu started collecting sycee in the early 1990's, and since then he has not only assembled a large collection, but also one which is distinguished by the rarity and historical meaning of each piece. ?It is proper to say that the collection is if of such high quality that any one of Mr. Liuís choices would be most collectorsí dream. It is absolutely fantastic to illustrate the history of sycee with so many specimens, and among them, there are so many rare beauties.

An exhibition hall for Mr. Liuís sycee collection was opened during the summer of 2004 in Jia Shien Subcounty, and the public was able to view the collection without charge. Following a warm invitation, the webmaster was able to enjoy Mr. Liu's hospitality and have a detailed review of the sycee collection in the exhibition during 2/6-2/7/05. With Mr. Liuís permission, Sycee On Line will soon share highlights of the collections with our viewers who are not able to visit the exhibit.
 

 

Landmark of Jia Shien Subcounty Autographed by Mayor CF Liu

 

劉建芳先生是當代最重要的中國銀錠收藏家之一,他的銀錠收藏,以重量計,超過二萬兩,是公認最大的私人收藏。在台灣,劉先生曾活躍於南部的地方政治圈,多次當選高雄縣甲仙鄉鄉長,目前他正在山明水秀的甲仙鄉安怡地享受著退休生活。

劉先生自1990年代初開始收藏銀錠,對他的稱許不應只是在其收藏數量之多,也在其藏品的珍稀與饒富歷史價值﹗或許可以這麼說,劉先生的藏品出自其個人之精選,而每一件都可能是絕大多數收藏者追逐之目標。不由得驚嘆,何以得以用如此之多的珍品構築出一部銀錠史。

去年夏天,劉先生個人銀錠的展示室於甲仙鄉落成,對民眾免費開放。在劉先生盛情邀請與招待下,個人利用春節假期期間的兩天(2/6-2/7)往訪並參觀其巨藏,獲益良多。在劉先生的慨然同意下,本網站將以專題的方式陸續刊登此行拍得劉先生的重要藏品以饗同好。

 

Hubei

  Hubei 100 Tael Boat

  Hubei 50 Tael Boat

  Hubei, Tong Cheng County Official Monetary Bureau 50 Tael Boat Dated the 31st Year of Kuang Hsu

  Hubei Salt Li Bureau 50 Tael Boat

  Jiang Han Customs 50 Tael Boat Dated the 5th Year of Kuang Hsu

Chi District 5 Tael Round

Kueichow

Ann Soon Prefecture 5 Tael Tea Blossom

Shi Nan Prefecture 10 Tael Drum

Kueichow Donation Bureau 10 Tael Drum

Wong An County Land & Poll Tax 10 Tael Drum

Gansu

Gansu 50 Tael Square Dated the Republican Period

Chung Hsin County 2 Tael Waist

Dong Ler County 2 Tael Waist

Kuang Chang County 2 Tael Waist

Zhen Ning County 2 Tael Waist

Jiangsu

Chang Su County 50 Tael Boat Dated the 40th Year of Chien Lung

The Sino-Russo Asiatic Bank 50 Tael Boat Dated the 26th Year of Kuang Hsu 

Gin Kuei County 50 Tael Boat Dated the 42nd Year of Chien Lung

Capital Ration from the Huai River Territory 50 Tael Dated the 32nd Year of Kuang Hsu

Chang Su County 5 Tael Round

Ching Pu County 5 Tael Round

Dan Yang County 5 Tael Round

Wu Jin County Li Tax Bureau 10 Tael Drum

Jiangsi

Gio Jiang New Customs 50 Tael Boat Dated the Kuang Hsu Period

Chekiang

Kuai Gi County 50 Tael Boat

Szechuan

Lu Customs Tea Tax 10 Tael Drum

Naval Defense Donation Tax10 Tael Drum Dated the 21st Year of Kuang Hsu

Le Zhi County Loan Bond 10 Tael Drum Dated the 24th Year of Kuang Hsu

Shansi

Dai District Good Luck 50 Tael Boat Dated the Hsuang Tong Period

Yunnan

Ta Lang District 18 Tael Square Dated the 8th Year of Hsien Feng

Hong Fa Firm 6 Tael Triple Groove

Nan Ning County 5 Tael Triple Groove

Hobei

The Sino-Russo Asiatic Bank 5 Mace Boat

Kuangtung

Kuangtung Maritime Customs 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 2nd Year of Hsien Feng

Kuangtung Maritime Customs 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 30th Year of Tao Kuang

Zen Hua County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 58th Year of Chien Lung

10 Tael Salt Tax Square Trough Dated the 5th Year of Jia Ching

Chao District Deputy Commissioner of the Salt Administration 10 Tael Salt Tax Square Trough 

Deputy Commissioner of the Salt Administration 10 Tael Salt Tax Square Trough Dated the 10th Year of Tao Kuang 

Hsin Huei County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 12th Year of Kuang Hsu 

A 10 Tael Square Trough Issued by Yi Ho-A Member of the Kuangtung 13 Firms Dated the 14th Year of Jia Ching

A 10 Tael Square Trough Issued by Yang Shan-An Affiliate of the Kuangtung 13 Firms or A Salt Merchant, Dated the 8th Year of Jia Ching

A 10 Tael Square Trough Issued by Jou Shan-An Affiliate of the Kuangtung 13 Firms or A Salt Merchant, Dated the 14th Year of Tao Kuang

A 10 Tael Square Trough Issued by Le Kuei- A Salt Merchant, Dated the 21st Year of Tao Kuang

A 10 Tael Square Trough Issued by Le Kuei- A Salt Merchant, Dated the 2nd Year of Hsien Feng

Nan Hai County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 14th Year of Kuang Hsu 

Kuangsi

Wuzhou Prefecture 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 30th Year of Tao Kuang

Wu Yuan County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 25th Year of Jia Ching

Wuzhou Prefecture 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 6th Month but without a Year

Tern County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 16th Year of Kuang Hsu

Xuan Hua County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 23rd Year of Kuang Hsu

Chuan District 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 24th Year of Kuang Hsu

Huai Yuan County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 27th Year of Kuang Hsu

Ching County 10 Tael Square Trough Dated the 30th Year of Kuang Hsu

Kueiling Prefecture 10 Tael Drum Dated the 3rd Year of Kuang Hsu

Outer Mongolia

Da Ching Bank, the Ku Lun Branch 50 Tael Boat Dated the Year of Hsuan Tung

Miscellanies

Gift Minor Boat


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