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


1872-1876 Cherry Blossom and Bird Series
 
 
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Lot 466

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 2s vermilion, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 11. Scott 11), plate 1, horizontal pair, wonderfully fresh with vibrant color, a stunning pair, full o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 56,000 yen (HK$ 3,910). Scott $200 (HK$ 1,550).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 467

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 10s blue green, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 12a. Scott 15), perf 12 x MLL, a simply magnificent example of this scarce issue, perfectly centered, with full perforations, brilliant rich color, full clean crackly o.g., Superb, an example for the finest singles collection.
J.S.C.A. 60,000 yen (HK$ 4,190). Scott $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 468

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 10s blue green, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 12a. Scott 15), a splendid choice quality example, wonderfully fresh with distinctive color, near pristine, full very clean o.g., Very Fine, a Gem!
J.S.C.A. 60,000 yen (HK$ 4,190). Scott $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 469

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 20s lilac, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 13a. Scott 17), magnificent brilliant color in customary pastel shade, fresh, a superior quality example, full clean o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $650 (HK$ 5,040).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 470
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Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 20s violet, Matsuda printing, native wove paper, black dot sumiten Specimen overprint (J.S.C.A. 13b. Scott 17a), lovely delicate pastel shade, fresh and perfectly centered, unused without gum, Very Fine, rare in this quality.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen as normal (HK$ 6,280). Scott $750 as normal (HK$ 5,810).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,800.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 471

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 20s violet, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 13b. Scott 17a), a sparkling, stellar example boasting excellent centering with full perforations, along with superb color, a lovely stamp, exceptionally clean o.g., Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $750 (HK$ 5,810).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 472
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Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 10s yellow green, Government printing, native laid paper, inverted Mihon Specimen overprint (J.S.C.A. 20a. Scott 16), a striking, eye-arresting and rare variety of the type II Mihon overprint, beautifully centered, full clean o.g., Very Fine and choice.
J.S.C.A. 100,000 yen as normal (HK$ 6,980). Scott $475 as normal (HK$ 3,680).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 473

Japan, 1873, Cherry Blossom, 10s yellow green, Government printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 20b. Scott 16a), a truly spectacular bottom margin mint example boasting delightful delicate color, remarkable centering and full intact perforations, full immaculate o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and choice, a stamp befitting of the finest singles collections, signed Tyler.
J.S.C.A. 110,000 yen (HK$ 7,670). Scott $1,150 (HK$ 8,920).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 474

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 2s yellow, native wove paper, syllabic 16 ("ta") (J.S.C.A. 22. Scott 28), fresh with brilliant color, well centered, o.g., hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $425 (HK$ 3,300).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 475

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 4s rose, type I, foreign wove paper (J.S.C.A. 26. Scott 24), fresh and nicely centered, large part o.g.; tiny minor hinge thin specks, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive example of this scarce issue, with 2010 Newiger photo certificate.
J.S.C.A. 120,000 yen (HK$ 8,370). Scott $650 (HK$ 5,040).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 476
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Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 30s gray, foreign wove paper (J.S.C.A. 27. Scott 25), an attractive example canceled by Hiogo killer; small closed tear at bottom, otherwise Fine+, rare.
J.S.C.A. 1,300,000 yen (HK$ 90,700). Scott $7,500 (HK$ 58,140).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 477

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 2s yellow, foreign wove paper, syllabic 5 ("ho") (J.S.C.A. 30. Scott 34), beautifully well centered with bold vibrant color, a lovely stamp, full clean o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 80,000 yen (HK$ 5,580). Scott $450 (HK$ 3,490).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 478
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Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 4s rose, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i"), sumiten black dot specimen overprint (J.S.C.A. 31. Scott 35), a lovely fresh example of this rare issue, unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 520,000 yen as normal (HK$ 36,280). Scott $3,500 as normal (HK$ 27,130).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 479

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 6s violet brown, foreign wove paper, syllabic 16 ("ta") (J.S.C.A. 32. Scott 36), sharp impression with rich color, full clean o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 35,000 yen (HK$ 2,440). Scott $200 (HK$ 1,550).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 480
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Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 10s yellow green, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 33. Scott 37), beautifully well centered with deeply etched impression and vivid color, fresh, a lovely example, unused without gum, Very Fine, ex Towson.
J.S.C.A. 60,000 yen (HK$ 4,190). Scott $525 (HK$ 4,070).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 481

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 10s yellow green, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 33. Scott 37), good color, full typically crackly o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 30,000 yen (HK$ 2,090). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 482

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 10s yellow green, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 33. Scott 37), wonderfully fresh with bold rich color, full clean o.g., Very Fine, a lovely stamp.
J.S.C.A. 30,000 yen (HK$ 2,090). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 483

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 30s gray, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 35. Scott 39), a very beautiful example boasting outstanding centering with vibrant color, full exceptionally clean o.g., Extremely Fine, a true connoisseur example, with 2009 Takahashi certificate.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $525 (HK$ 4,070).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 484

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 30s gray, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 35. Scott 39), fresh and finely etched, with good color, full crackly o.g., Fine+, scarce.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $525 (HK$ 4,070).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 485

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 12s rose, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 36. Scott 46), a superb quality example with bold vivid color, well centered, full clean o.g., Very Fine, a lovely stamp.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 486

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 12s rose, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 36. Scott 46), a splendid near pristine example offering perfectly centered and perforations, full clean crackly o.g., Extremely Fine and choice, with 2008 Eichhorn photo certificate.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 487

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 12s rose, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 36. Scott 46), exceptionally fresh and beautifully centered, fresh, with full crackly o.g.; minor album offset at upper left corner, Very Fine, a lovely example.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 488

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 12s rose, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 36. Scott 46), a splendid mint example offering a highly detailed impression and excellent centering, clean o.g.; a trivial corner perf tip thin mentioned solely for accuracy, otherwise Extremely Fine and choice.
J.S.C.A. 80,000 yen (HK$ 5,580). Scott $500 (HK$ 3,880).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 489

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 12s rose, foreign wove paper, syllabic 3 ("ha") (J.S.C.A. 36. Scott 46), a spectacular example of this terribly difficult syllabic type, wonderfully fresh with excellent color, full clean o.g., nearly Very Fine, rare! .
J.S.C.A. 700,000 yen (HK$ 48,840). Scott $3,500 (HK$ 27,130).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 490

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 15s lilac, foreign wove paper, all 3 syllabics complete (J.S.C.A. 37. Scott 47), fresh with good colors, full o.g.; each with small thin spots, Fine to Very Fine appearance, an attractive group.
J.S.C.A. 220,000 yen (HK$ 15,350). Scott $1,050 (HK$ 8,140).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 491

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 15s lilac, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 37. Scott 47), a simply spectacular mint example with extraordinary bold color for this issue, along with huge margins, full crackly o.g., Extremely Fine and choice, a Gem! with 2008 Eichhorn certificate.
J.S.C.A. 80,000 yen (HK$ 5,580). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 492
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Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 15s lilac, foreign wove paper, syllabic 3 ("ha") (J.S.C.A. 37. Scott 47), fresh and nicely centered, unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine, signed Kruger.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $350 (HK$ 2,710).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 493

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, with syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), remarkably fresh and beautifully centered, full, wonderfully clean, crackly o.g., Extremely Fine, an outstanding gem quality example.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $600 (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 494
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Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, with syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), a beautiful and fresh, well-centered example with a small neat boxed killer; tiny perf tip thin, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $600 (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 495
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Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i"), sumiten black dot specimen overprint (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), brilliant color, full customarily crackly o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen as normal (HK$ 6,280). Scott $600 as normal (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 496

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), fresh color and nicely centered, small part o.g., Very Fine, signed Eichhorn.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $600 (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Unsold
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Lot 497

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), a beautiful example, with wonderful color and impression, full perfectly clean o.g. which shows the very slightest evidence of hinging, Very Fine and choice, a beauty, signed J.R. Hughes.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $600 (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 498

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), an exquisite mint example, incredibly well centered, full wonderfully clean o.g., Very Fine, a connoisseur example, with 2009 Takahashi photo certificate.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $600 (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 499

Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), a wonderful mint example of this terribly difficult issue, fresh and nicely centered, full exceptionally clean o.g., Very Fine, an outstanding stamp.
J.S.C.A. 230,000 yen (HK$ 16,050). Scott $1,250 (HK$ 9,690).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 500
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Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), remarkably fresh and beautifully well centered, fresh, with light unobtrusive bota cancel, Very Fine, a beauty!
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $550 (HK$ 4,260).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 501
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Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 3 ("ha") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), perfectly centered, with lovely vibrant color, expertly regummed; tiny perf thin speck, Extremely Fine appearance, a wonderful example of this very scarce unused stamp.
J.S.C.A. 200,000 yen (HK$ 13,950). Scott $1,200 (HK$ 9,300).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 502
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Japan, 1875, Bird Series, 45s lake, foreign wove paper, syllabic 3 ("ha") (J.S.C.A. 38. Scott 50), a remarkably well centered example with bold intense color, neatly cancelled by a choice foreign mail crossroads killer, Very Fine, a pretty stamp.
J.S.C.A. 85,000 yen (HK$ 5,930). Scott $425 (HK$ 3,300).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 503

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 1s brown, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 39. Scott 51), a superior quality bottom margin example, offering uncommonly rich, intense color, with full clean o.g., Very Fine+, a marvelous example of this rarity, ex-Caspary.
J.S.C.A. 1,300,000 yen (HK$ 90,700). Scott $6,500 (HK$ 50,390).
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 504

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 4s green, without syllabic, type I (J.S.C.A. 40a. Scott 52), superb block of 4, a splendid, remarkably fresh block which is perfectly centered with deep, rich color, with full, flawless quality crackly o.g., Extremely Fine with the bottom stamps being n.h., a stunning and rare showpiece.
J.S.C.A. 240,000 yen (HK$ 16,740). Scott $2,000 (HK$ 15,500).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 505

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, ½s gray, 1s brown, and 4s green, foreign wove paper, with syllabics (J.S.C.A. 41-43. Scott 40-42), syllabics 2 ("ro"), 17 ("re") and 1 ("i") respectively, each well centered, fresh and clean, a nice group, full o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 36,500 yen (HK$ 2,550). Scott $200 (HK$ 1,550).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 506

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 6s orange, foreign wove paper, syllabic 10 ("nu") (J.S.C.A. 44. Scott 43), perfectly centered with vibrant color, full clean crackly o.g. (pencil mark on gum), an Extremely Fine gem.
J.S.C.A. 35,000 yen (HK$ 2,440). Scott $175 (HK$ 1,360).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 507

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 30s violet, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 48. Scott 49), fresh and beautifully centered, with full clean o.g., Very Fine+, a beauty.
J.S.C.A. 35,000 yen (HK$ 2,440). Scott $175 (HK$ 1,360).
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 508
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Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 30s violet, foreign wove paper, syllabic 2 ("ro") (J.S.C.A. 48. Scott 49), 2 examples, one with sumiten black dot specimen overprint and one as regularly issued, specimen with large part o.g., issued stamp unused without gum, Very Fine, issued stamp signed Kruger.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen as normal (HK$ 4,880). Scott $350 as normal (HK$ 2,710).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 509
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Japan, 1875-76, Cherry Blossom, 1s to 5s, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 49-51. Scott 53-54A), nice, mostly used specialist's selection, comprising 1s brown (8 used examples), 2s yellow (2 unused, 8 used, including a position 1 corner margins single), plus three unused examples of the 5s green value; a clean and attractive group, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 510

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 1s brown, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 49. Scott 53), block of 4, a superior quality top margin block, remarkably fresh, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, Extremely Fine, an immaculate block in the finest quality.
J.S.C.A. 64,000 yen (HK$ 4,460). Scott $300 (HK$ 2,330).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 511

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 2s yellow, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 50. Scott 54), block of 4, magnificent, true Post Office fresh condition, brilliant color, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, a gem quality block.
J.S.C.A. 88,000 yen (HK$ 6,140). Scott $360 (HK$ 2,790).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 512

Japan, 1876, Cherry Blossom, 5s green, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 51. Scott 54A), a particularly choice mint example printed on porous cotton paper, perfectly centered, full clean o.g., Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 40,000 yen (HK$ 2,790). Scott $190 (HK$ 1,470).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,600.
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