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


Later Commemorative Issues
 
 
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Lot 343
China (People's Republic), 1979-80, Beijing Scenery issue, original hand-painted artist-signed artwork (Scott 1471-173), superb set of three original paintings depicting 1Y Jingshan Park, 2Y Summer Palace and 5Y Beihai Park, fresh, Very Fine, a beautiful set.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 344
China (People's Republic), 1987, Dunhuang Murals 1st Series complete, original watercolor artwork (Scott 2091-2094), superbly executed set of four, signed by artist Wu and affixed to 10¼ x 13¼-inch black framed card, magnificent designs, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
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Lot 345
China (People's Republic), 1988-94, 2nd to 5th Dunhuang Mural issues, selection of artist-signed original watercolors (Scott 2150//2509), a magnificent group of six original watercolors signed by Wu; examples correlate to issued stamps from the 2nd to 5th issues: Yang # T553, 92-11/29, 92-11/31, 94-8/119, 94-8/120 and 94-8/122 (Scott #2150, 2407, 2409, 2506, 2508 and 2509); each affixed to 13½ x 10¼-inch black mounting card, Very Fine, a simply beautiful group.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 346
China (People's Republic), 1990, Dunhuang Murals 3rd Series complete, original artwork (Scott 2283-2286), the set of four complete, each an exquisite masterpiece signed and chopped by the artist Wu, mounted on 10¼ x 13¼-inch black framed card, Very Fine and choice, simply a wonderful set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
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Lot 347
China (People's Republic), 1990, Mount Hengshan issue, 8f and 20f, original artist-chopped watercolors (Scott 2305, 2307), two remarkable, elegantly executed unique original watercolors corresponding to the issued 8f Towering Temple and 20f Forested Mountainside designs; each painting housed in 17¾ x 12-inch mounts; an appealing, desirable pair, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 348
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China (People's Republic), 1994, Pagodas of Ancient China issue, artist-signed die proofs (Scott 2545-2548), beautiful offering of the complete set of four Pagoda designs, artist-signed and sunk on card, along with the issued set complete in bottom margin blocks of four, fresh, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 349
China (People's Republic), 1994, Ancient Pagodas of China issue, original artist-signed pen-and-ink artwork (Scott 2545-2548), beautiful hand-drawn designs for all four values complete, on 161 x 210 mm card stock affixed to black cards, highly detailed and skillfully prepared; 2y Youguo Pagoda card with slight stain, otherwise Very Fine and choice, rare.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 350
China (People's Republic), 1995, Mount Songshan issue, 20f to 60f, original dual artist-signed artwork (Scott 2628-2630), a simply exquisite group of original watercolor paintings for the first three values of the original set of four, each affixed on cardstock mountings ranging in size from 18½ x 13¾ inches to 21 x 14½ inches; also included are signed and chopped FDCs by each artist, Li Defu and Yang Wenqing, Very Fine and choice, some of the finest stamp art we have seen.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 351
China (People's Republic), 1995, Mount Sanqingshan issue, 50f "Music Charm", original artist-signed and -chopped artwork (Scott 2626), beautiful and elegant original watercolor, signed and chopped by the artist, on 7¾ x 12¼-inch card, fresh, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 352
China (People's Republic), 1995, Shaolin Temple Anniversary issue, original artist-signed watercolors (Scott 2589, 2591-92), magnificent group of three items correlating to the issued 20f Temple Entrance and 50f and 100f Martial Arts Scenes, each highly detailed and exquisitely produced; each painting approximately 12 x 8½ inches (15½ x 11 inches, including matting); includes two artist-signed and -chopped FDCs, pristine and Very Fine, a splendid group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 353
China (People's Republic), 1995, Jinhua Mountain issue, unadopted original artwork, artist-signed and -dedicated (Scott 2614/2619), two splendid pieces of work signed by artist Zhu Shu-zheng and given to Mr. Zhao Wenyi; this issue, produced by Zhu, won the award for the best stamps produced in China for 1995; beautiful items, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 354
China (People's Republic), 1996, Dunhuang Murals, 6th Series complete, original artist-signed and -chopped artwork (Scott 2704-07), the set complete, with each item affixed to 10¼ x 13¼-inch black mounting card, signed and chopped by artist Wu, superb, exquisite work, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
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Lot 355
China (People's Republic), 1996, Wutaishan issue, set of six unadopted original watercolor paintings, superbly produced items, affixed to 13¾ x 9¼-inch white card frames, signed and chopped by the artist, Li Qing-fa; these beautiful designs depict Wen Shu Buddha, Zhen Hai Temple, Nan Chan Temple, Ta Yuan Temple, Xian Tong Temple and Colored Buddhas from Nan Chan Temple, outstanding designs, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 356
China (People's Republic), 1997, Ancient Temples in the Wutai Mountains issue, original watercolor artwork (Scott 2776-2781), a simply magnificent group of six items, each exquisitely produced and framed out within a 22½ x16½-inch blue matting, with the paintings themselves approximately 11 x 6 inches; included are five accepted designs for Yang #383-86 and 388 (Scott 2776-79 and 2781), along with an unaccepted design which was later only slightly modified for the second 150f value (Yang 387, Scott 2780); each item absolutely superb with artist's signature and chop on reverse; also includes two artist-signed and -chopped FDCs for the issued set, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 357
China (People's Republic), 1997, Maiji Grottoes Statues issues, 50f to 200f, original artist-signed paintings (Scott 2770-2774), the set complete, less only the first 50f value (Scott #2769, Yang 375), comprising five magnificent artist-signed original watercolors mounted on 10½ x 12¾-inch frames; also includes artist-signed FDCs (3) of the entire set, incredible group, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 358
China (People's Republic), 2000, Taer Lamasery issue, original artist-signed and -chopped watercolors (Scott 3026-3028), spectacular group of three magnificent original watercolors, each artist-signed and -chopped, in approximately 21½ x 15¼-inch black matting, with the paintings themselves approximately 15½ x 11½ inches, representing three of the four stamps from the set; includes set of maximum card FDCs; beautiful group, Very Fine and choice and choice.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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