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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History

China: All Periods and Areas
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Lot 1
China, Powerful Mint and Used Collection, 1878-1949. A vast and valuable collection of many hundreds on Minkus pages in one volume; absolutely chock full of premium items like Scott #1-3, 5-6 (with the 5ca wide margin a lovely example), 7-9, 10-11 (2), 13-15, 16-24 (less the 12ca #23), 25-27, 28-37, 44. 47-55, along with duplicates of most values such as 53-55, 59, 73-74, 77, 78-79, 80 (2), 86-95, 98-109, 110-22, 134, 138-39, good ROC overprints, 178-89, 190-201, lots of Junk issues, 1920s commemoratives, extensive mint Sun Yat-Sen issues, strong CNCs, Golds including 936, good Silvers with provisional issues, C1-10, extensive Dues, plus strong offerings from Manchuria, Sinkiang, Yunnan, some offices in Tibet and more, largely Fine to Very Fine, a solid lot of popular material, a careful and thorough inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 110,000 - 130,000.
Realized HK$140,000.
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Lot 2
China, Extensive and Valuable Accumulation. A fantastic old-time selection, housed in four stockbooks, of thousands arranged by issue, beginning with the Small Dragon issues to about 1930; there are large quantities of better values here, such as 1¢ Small Dragons (5 mint, 15 used), 3¢ Small Dragons (28 used, with several lovely multiples on piece), 5ca Small Dragons (16 used), etc.; the Dowagers are outstanding as well, including Scott #16 (3 mint, 1 used), 17 (1 mint, 2 used), 18 (4 used), 19 (1 used), 20 (1 used), 21 (3 used), 22 (2 used), 23 (2 used), etc.; Surcharges are exceptional like 30 (15 used), 65 (27 mint), 53-54 mint, etc.; in addition, we note quantities of ICPs and Coiling Dragons, Junk issues (including $10 #268, 17 used examples, 131 and 133 used blocks of 24) and much, much more, far too numerous to mention, largely Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful lot packed with useful and popular material; well worth a thorough inspection.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$130,000.
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Lot 3

China, Valuable Mostly Mint Collection, 1885-1949. Assembled in a pair of silk-covered stockbooks, offering a wide range of premium items like Scott #10-11, 13-15 with duplicates of 13-14, 19, 22, 24, 51, 53, 59, 86-94, 108, 122, 124-30, 134, 146-58, 189, 190-200, 219 (2), 1920s commemoratives like 276-79, 280-83, 284-87, 290-96, 297-306, 307-310, 349-63, plus nice Silvers, C1-10, J1-6, etc. Used highlights include 12 (2), 23, 53, 54 (2), 70, 94-95, 138-39, 189, and lots more. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely, clean lot; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 4
China, Magnificent and Extensive Highly Specialized Money Order Stamps Collection. A superb, in-depth collection comprising many, many hundreds of pieces, beginning with eight rare 1924 trial color die proofs in various colors of the first issue, proceeding onto scarce mint examples of the 1925 issue, study by printing houses (Commercial Press, Central Trust, Kwang-hwa, Japanese printings, etc.), extensive perforation analysis, wonderful local and provincial overprints and surcharges from the Northeast Provinces, Yunnan, Shantung Anhwei, Szechwan, Taiwan, plus early PRC usages; additionally, many examples are used on document, gold and silver yuan period usages, anti-bandit overprints, errors and more, Very Fine and choice, a truly remarkable study, not easily duplicated, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$260,000.
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Lot 5
China, Attractive Collection to 1949. A clean and useful collection of many hundreds, neatly assembled in a like-new three-ring Scott Specialty album; includes a decent showing of Imperial issues like used Scott #2, 4, 6, 18-19, 21, 22-23, 37, 54, 78 (2), plus lots of Coiling Dragons, Junks including 349-63, 1920s commemoratives, wartime surcharges, mint CNCs, plus other mint issues like 26, 276-79, 307-10, 376-80, extensive CNCs, Golds, Silvers like 984-87, 991-96, 997-1006, modest Occupations, but nice Provinces, C1-5, etc., Fine to Very Fine, ideal basis for further expansion; examine.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 6

China, Valuable Very Eclectic Accumulation. A fascinating and very diverse, neatly assembled and well annotated group of specialized groups collectively with thousands in all, housed in a large stock book, we note Taiwan Scott #1037-1040 imperf on presentation folder, 1037-1040 perf'd on First Day cover, 1041 on V.F. First Day Cover, a sizable, specialized section of Martyrs issues by paper and perf, wide/narrow types etc., specialized Paicheng & Central Trust issues by paper and perf plus some treaty Ports, M.L.Os, strong revenues and Postal Savings issues, some anti-bandits and more. A useful holding, Fine to Very Fine, well worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 7
China, Extensive and Powerful Specialized Pagoda Revenue Collection. A fascinating and very extensive, well-assembled collection of many hundreds of stamps, documents, etc., all with issues illustrating pagodas, including the Iron Pagoda, Luho, Liaoning, Lin Yin Tze, Pei-ha and many others; included are great document usages, overprints and surcharges, printing house analyses, Japanese occupations, essays, errors, provincial usages and more; an exceptional, unique lot, Fine to Very Fine or better, should be viewed to be fully appreciated; examine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$90,000.
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Lot 8
China, Useful, Mostly Used Collection, 1878-1949. Substantial, mounted collection of many hundreds of stamps housed in a Minkus album; includes better like (used, unless otherwise noted) Scott #3, a few Small Dragons and Dowager surcharges, 78 (mint), lots of Coiling Dragons, 138-39, plus later ROC overprints, good Junks and extensive Sun Yat-Sen types, wartime surcharges and DPPs, good 20th century interior surcharges, nice post-war with CNCs and golds, some Provinces and other BOB issues, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice representation for the period; examine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 9
China, Highly Unusual, Eclectic Accumulation. Very diverse old-time selection comprised of various odds and ends: like Northeast Province Scott #Q1 (3 used examples), various Japanese Occupation issues, 528s, Manchukuo 1-18 mint, a lovely specialized duplicated selection of Taiwan handstamp Postage Dues, a substantial selection of Mengkiang unissued stamps with Mongolian inscriptions including revalued issues, a nice group of identified East and West Szechwan anti-bandit overprints, plus 15 complete sets--some in multiples--of the unauthorized 1948 Chi Yang Gold Yuan issue, Chan G76-77, etc., Fine to Very Fine, lovely, wide-ranging mix; well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 10
China, Extensive and Diverse Consignment Balance. A useful holding housed in a small box including a very clean, mostly all mint Shanghai collection of perforated issues with better items like Scott #42-44, 46-49, 54-55, 59, 69-70, 73, 78, 80, 84-88, 89-91, 101-107, 124-28 and many later issues, with surcharges, postage dues, etc.; also note two long glassine boxes packed with issues from the Treaty Ports, PRC Scott #7L1-5 South China, Very Fine folded sheets of 120, plus lots more, Fine to Very Fine, good mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$40,000.
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Lot 11
China, Useful Mostly Used Collection, 1878-1940. Old-time collection on quadrille pages, somewhat scattered but containing a nice array of better values such as used Scott #2-3, 5, 9, some Small Dragons, plus some Dowagers and surcharges, a Large 2¢ Red Revenue, lots of Coiling Dragons, back-of-the-book issues and more, Fine to Very Fine, useful mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 12
China, Interesting Old-Time Collection. Useful collection on nice hand-produced and annotated pages, including a nice range of wartime issues, with DPPs, the best being a 16¢ inverted Shensi overprint, plus lots of 50¢ surcharges, Golds including a Scott #843A, unissued Menkiang issues, C1-10 (some stuck), five lovely 1931 First Flights and more; diverse mix, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 13
China, Useful Little Accumulation. Diverse old-time mix on stockcards, including a bit of early PRC, useful China surcharges, provinces like Scott Hupeh #1-2, Yunnan 21-24, 25-28 (3), Szechuan 12-23, Sinkiang 82-88, Kwangsi 8-17, plus B9a (2 used), 47, etc., Fine to Very Fine, good mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 14
China, Interesting Consignment Balance. With a range of just about anything, including a folder with early PRC sheets and large blocks, various stockcards and album pages, some early Macao, etc.; needs a careful review for sure, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 15
China, Useful and Diverse Accumulation. Comprising various little mounted collections of Junks through the Golds, lots of mint Taiwan and PRC sets, lots of 1979 to early 1980s PRC silk FDCs, some Liberated Area material, French Offices and Indo-China, a few nice Treaty Port specialty pieces and more, mostly Fine to Very Fine, eclectic mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 16
China, Diverse Tail-End of Consignment Holding. Including a small stockbook of Macau with mostly used early issues, plus lots of modern miniature sheets, better mid-period mint sets like Scott #372-81, 383-90, 440-42, etc.; we also note nice 1960s Taiwan FDCs, 1960s-90 Hong Kong FDCs, some modern PRC FDCs, a few early picture post cards, etc., Fine to Very Fine, useful mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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