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The Michael Rogers Collection of China


1878-1883 Large Dragons
 
 
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Lot 1003

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1004
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), deep rich color, cancelled by "Customs MAR 10 84 Chinkiang" cds, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1005

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent, true "Post Office" fresh example, Extremely Fine, choice!
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 1006
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), no crossbar in "H" of "CHINA" variety, neat, unobtrusive seal cancel, Very Fine, scarce and undervalued variety.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1007
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), an attractive used example, cancelled by "Customs AUG 21 80 Shanghai" cds; light tone spot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1008

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), o.g., with the very slightest evidence of hinging, pristine, Extremely Fine, a Gem!
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 4,500.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 1009
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), cancelled by excellent strike of "Customs JUN 5 80 Chefoo" c.d.s., a premium quality example, fresh, Very Fine, rare!
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1010
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), a lovely example, cancelled by near full strike "Customs DEC 21 78 Newchwang" c.d.s., nice, very early usage of the Newchwang Customs dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 1011
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), a fresh, attractive example, cancelled by "Customs NOV 79 Newchwang" c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1012
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), cancelled by dual strikes in blue of "I.G. of Customs OCT 12 78 Peking" c.d.s.'s, fresh, a nice, early usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 1013
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), a lovely, well centered example, cancelled by clean "Customs SEP 26 78 Newchwang" c.d.s., a nice, very early usage example of the Newchwang Customs dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 1014

1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4. Chan 4), full, clean o.g., a magnificent example, possessing brilliant, intense color and perfect centering, Extremely Fine, a Gem!
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1015
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4. Chan 4), light seal cancel, a splendid used example with particularly intense color, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1016

1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), a magnificent used example, cancelled by near full strike "Customs JUL 22 82 Newchwang" no year date cds, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1017
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), a choice quality used example cancelled by bold Tientsin negative seal, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1018
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), a particularly select quality used example cancelled by lovely, blue Peking seal, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1019
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), a fresh and attractive used example cancelled by "Customs AUG 25 83 Chinkiang" cds, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1020
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Scott 6. Chan 6), a truly superior quality used example, fresh and absolutely sound with near perfect centering cancelled by two partial strikes of "Customs NOV 7 83 Newchwang" cdss, Extremely Fine and choice, as nice an example of the 5ca wide margin imaginable.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 1021

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, perf 12½ (Scott 7. Chan 7), smooth perforation type, lightly hinged on full, clean o.g., fresh, Very Fine, a beauty!
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1022

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), smooth perforation type, part o.g., brilliant color, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1023
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), smooth perforation type, a fresh and nicely centered example, cancelled by "Customs JUL 11 Newchwang" no year date, Very Fine, a beauty!
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1024
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), smooth perforation type, a well centered example, with sharp, vivid color cancelled by near maximum strike of "Customs FEB 13 86 Chinkiang" cds; shallow thin spot, otherwise Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1025
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), smooth perforation type, cancelled by "Customs JAN 25 Newchwang" no year date, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1026
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), smooth perforation variety, cancelled by choice, near maximum strike of "Customs AUG 29 Newchwang" no year date cancel, fresh, Very Fine+, a beauty!
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1027
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), smooth perforation type, cancelled by near-maximum strike "Customs NOV 14 Newchwang" no year date c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1028
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), a beautiful smooth perforation example in the vivid vermilion shade, cancelled by "Customs MAR () 86 Chinkiang" c.d.s., Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1029

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 11), rough perforation type, full, clean o.g., a particularly choice quality mint example, boasting excellent centering and color, Very Fine, a lovely stamp.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1030
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 11), rough perforation type, in an unusual, bold shade, fresh and well centered cancelled by nice strike of "Customs NOV 3 84 Chinkiang" cds, Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1031
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 11), rough perforation variety, cancelled by maximum strike "Customs AUG 10 79 Chinkiang" c.d.s., fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1032
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 11), rough perforation type, cancelled by "Customs MAR 10 83 Newchwang" c.d.s., fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1033

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), smooth perforation type, full, clean o.g., superb quality mint example, well centered, in a lovely lemon shade, Extremely Fine, a wonderful stamp!
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1034
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), smooth perforation type, cancelled by partial, black Chefoo seal, Extremely Fine, a Gem!
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1035

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 12), rough perforation type, large part o.g., an absolutely gorgeous example, offering outstanding centering along with beautiful, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, a Gem!
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1036
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 12), rough perforation type, a wonderful, fresh example, cancelled by bold "Customs JUL 1 86 Chinkiang" cds, Fine to Very Fine+, pretty stamp.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1037
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 12), rough perforation type, cancelled by centrally struck "Customs JAN 26 86 Chinkiang" cds, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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