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The Michael Rogers Collection of China


1885-1888 Small Dragons
 
 
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Lot 1038

1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Scott 10-12. Chan 16-18), with the 1ca in horizontal pair, o.g., with the 3ca and 5ca values never hinged(!), fresh and near pristine, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1039

1885, Small Dragon, 3ca lilac, rough perf 12½ (Scott 11. Chan 17), a magnificent, block of 4 with vertical gutter at right, o.g., never hinged, literally as fresh as the day it was printed, displaying extraordinary vivid color and near perfect centering, Extremely Fine, simply a connoisseur quality block.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1040

1885, Small Dragon, 5ca greenish yellow, rough perf 12½ (Scott 12. Chan 18), a splendid horizontal pair, showing 3mm imperf margin at left, o.g., lovely bistre brown shade, exceptionally fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 1041

1885, Small Dragon, 5ca bistre brown, clean-cut perf 12½ (Scott 12. Chan 15), a simply exquisite left margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh and perfectly centered, gorgeous color, Extremely Fine, a Gem quality block!
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1042
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1885, Small Dragon, 5ca greenish yellow, clean-cut perf 12½ (Scott 12. Chan 15), a beautiful left margin pair, cancelled by lovely. red "Customs SEP 91 Wenchow" c.d.s., Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,600.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1043
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1885, Small Dragon, 5ca greenish yellow, rough perf 12½ (Scott 12. Chan 18), a superb, used block of 4, cancelled by black seal killers, fresh and wonderfully centered, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1044

1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 13. Chan 19), a superb quality block of 6, o.g., 3 stamp never hinged, boasting excellent centering and uncommonly well-centered, Very Fine, a lovely block.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1045
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1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 13 var. Chan 19b), an attractive used example showing broken frames at top left to lower center, Very Fine, scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1046

1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 13-15. Chan 19-21), blocks of 4, full, clean o.g., an immaculate, Post Office fresh set of blocks, each remarkably fresh and beautifully centered, Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

A magnificent, exhibition quality set
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Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 1047

1888, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 14. Chan 20), block of 4, full, clean o.g., superior quality, offering vivid, bright color coupled by near perfect centering, Extremely Fine, a Gem!
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1048
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1888, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 14. Chan 20), 2 copies used in Korea, comprised of a bold, good part "Customs 23 APR 9_ Jenchuan", the second with strike of partial "H.O. of Customs 16 May 9_ Seoul" handstamp, each in violet, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1049
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1888, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 14. Chan 20), horizontal strip of 3, cancelled by clean strikes of Tientsin seal killers along with "Customs DEC 24 91 Shanghai" dater, strong color, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1050
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1888, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Scott 14. Chan 20), a choice quality block of 4, cancelled by small "Customs FEB 5 1895 Hankow" c.d.s.'s, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1051

1888, Small Dragon, 5ca olive yellow, clean-cut perf 12, rounded upper right corner variety (Scott 15 var. Chan 21d), o.g., quality example, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 1052

1885-88, Small Dragons, mint selection, comprised of perf 12½, 1ca (2, shades) and perf 12 (a premium example), plus Perf 11½-12 1ca smooth perf, 3ca (2, smooth and rough perf examples) and 5ca (2 rough perf copies). All splendid, clean examples, o.g., generally Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1053
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1885-88, Small Dragons, cancellation selection, comprised of 8 singles, plus a used 5ca rough perforation block of 4, including a couple registered markings, a violet Taku Customs, a Wuhu oval on 3ca, various other Customs markings, etc. Nice specialist group, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1054
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1885-88, Small Dragons, cancellation selection, attractive group of 7 items, all but one Customs cancels, including Hankow, Shanghai, Chinkiang etc. Fresh, a nice group, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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