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The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan


1876-1952 Later Issues: Regular Issues
 
 
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Lot 2876

1876-77, Old Kobans, 5 rin to 30 sen, full, clean o.g., a magnificent, select quality group, each fresh and well centered, uncommon to find this nice! Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 61-68, 70-71, 73-75. Scott 55-59, 61-62, 64-66, 68-70.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000.
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Lot 2877

1876, Old Koban, 5 rin slate, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh in every respect, outstanding centering, Extremely Fine and choice.
J.S.C.A. 61; 40,000 yen (HK$ 3,100). Scott 55.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
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Lot 2878

1877, Old Koban, 6 sen orange, o.g., never hinged (!), a superior quality stamp in a remarkable state of preservation, rich bold color and outstanding centering with full, intact perforations, a remarkable example of this popular issue, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 69; 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 60; $160 (HK$ 1,240).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2879

1877, Old Koban, 12 sen rose, full, clean o.g., fresh and near pristine, with beautiful, fresh pastel shade along with outstanding centering, a beauty! Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 72; 50,000 yen (HK$ 3,880). Scott 63; $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2880

1877, Old Koban, 30 sen violet and 30 sen red violet, two lovely mint examples in distinctive shades, full o.g., fresh, Fine to Very Fine, red violet shade signed Tyler.
J.S.C.A. 75a, 75b; 100,000 yen (HK$ 7,750). Scott 66, 66a; $500 (HK$ 3,880).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 2881

1877, Old Koban, 45 sen carmine, a simply magnificent example, absolutely pristine in every respect; beautifully centered with full perforations, boasting true, "Post Office" fresh color; a Gem example for the connoisseur singles collection, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 76; 170,000 yen (HK$ 13,180). Scott 67.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 2882

1877, Old Koban, 45 sen carmine, o.g., nicely centered with good perforations, scarce stamp, nearly Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 76; 120,000 yen (HK$ 9,300). Scott 67; $775 (HK$ 6,010).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2883
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1877, Old Koban, 45 sen carmine, punched proof, bottom margin block of 4 with full imprint, punched between each horizontal pair, printed in paler shade than the issued item, Very Fine and choice, a rare archival item.
J.S.C.A. 76. Scott 67.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 2884

1883, U.P.U. Kobans, 1 sen-5 sen complete and 1888-92, New Kobans, 5 rin-1 yen complete, full, clean o.g., a superb quality, fresh and beautifully centered set; except 4 sen and 8 sen trivial hinge thin specks, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 78-80, 81-90; 609,500 yen (HK$ 47,250). Scott 72-74, 75-84; $663 (HK$ 5,140).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2885
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1902, 25th Anniversary U.P.U. Presentation Book, a lovely Japanese delegation UPU book containing 33 adhesives affixed and cancelled by special "shironuki" (negative cross or bota) cancellation created for this presentation book purpose. Premium stamps include Scott 43, 45-50, 55-57, 102-08 etc. Fresh, Very Fine, rare, only 500 books produced.
J.S.C.A. 200,000 yen (HK$ 15,500).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 2886

1908, Empress Jingo, 5 yen green, unwatermarked, full clean o.g., fresh, beautifully centered and near pristine, a beauty! Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 119; 200,000 yen (HK$ 15,500). Scott 113; $875 (HK$ 6,780).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 2887

1908, Empress Jingo, 10 yen dark violet, unwatermarked, o.g., wonderfully fresh and well centered, a beauty! Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 120; 300,000 yen (HK$ 23,260). Scott 114; $1,200 (HK$ 9,300).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 2888

1920, Empress Jingo, 5 yen-10 yen complete, o.g., fresh; 10 yen slightly nibbed corner perf, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 121-122; 300,000 yen (HK$ 23,260). Scott 146-147; $1,125 (HK$ 8,720).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2889
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1913, Tazawa, ½ sen-1 yen complete, unwatermarked, full o.g., with most lightly hinged or never hinged, fresh, near pristine quality complete set, beautifully centered, scarce to find in this quality, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 131-141; 354,500 yen (HK$ 27,480). Scott 115-125; $1,251 (HK$ 9,700).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 2890
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1914-25, Tazawa, 5 rin-1 yen complete, large ("old") die, o.g., all never hinged except 1 sen, 30 sen and 50 sen, Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 142-157; 130,500 yen (HK$ 10,120). Scott 127-145; $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2891
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1929, Mt. Fuji & Deer, 8s olive green and 20 sen brown violet, large ("old") die, o.g., 8 sen very lightly hinged, 20 sen never hinged, fresh, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 190, 191; 98,000 yen (HK$ 7,600). Scott 174a, 176a; $300 (HK$ 2,330).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2892
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1923, Earthquake Emergency Series, ½ sen-20 sen complete, type 1 specimen overprints, struck with 2 character overprints, fresh and scarce, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 200-208. Scott 179-187.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2893

1924, 5 yen-10 yen Empress Jingo, granite paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, fresh and near pristine, nice pair, Very Fine, signed Buhler.
J.S.C.A. 209-210; 145,000 yen (HK$ 11,240). Scott 188-189; $625 (HK$ 4,840).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2894

1937, Empress Jingo, 5 yen-10 yen complete, white paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh and nicely centered, a lovely set, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 211-212; 190,000 yen (HK$ 14,730). Scott 253-254; $725 (HK$ 5,620).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2895

1938, Showa, 14 sen rose lake & pale rose coil, vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, pristine mint, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 243; 65,000 yen (HK$ 5,040). Scott 279; $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 2896

1949, Occupational Series, 500 yen Locomotive, o.g., never hinged, pristine, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 323; 87,000 yen (HK$ 6,740). Scott 436; $525 (HK$ 4,070).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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