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The Michael Rogers Collection of China


1894-1897 Empress Dowager Issue
 
 
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Lot 1055

1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), o.g., a simply outstanding set, with each value selected for their vibrant color and overall appearance; the 1ca, 9ca and 12ca are marginal copies, fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a beautiful set.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 1056

1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), each tied to it's own small piece by blue, matching Shanghai seal cancels, a choice complete set with magnificent colors, fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 1057

1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 24ca carmine, vertical pair imperf between (Scott 24a. Chan 30a), an absolutely magnificent example of this, one of the Rarest Dowager varieties, fresh as the day it was printed with luxurious rich color and excellent centering, full, near pristine o.g. which shows just the slightest evidence of hingeing, Very Fine+, certainly among the finest of the few recorded mint pairs, 1990 APS photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000

A cornerston exhibition piece
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Realized HK$450,000.
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Lot 1058

1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, Mollendorf Special Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24 vars. Chan 22m-30m), a premium quality set of this ever popular issue, full o.g., which is typically lightly hinged or very lightly hinged, remarkably fresh with lovely, vivid colors, Very Fine+, choice.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000.
Realized HK$40,000.
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