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


1876-1892 Koban Issues
 
 
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Lot 513

Japan, 1876-77, Old Koban, 1s to 30s (J.S.C.A. 62, 68, 69, 75. Scott 57, 59, 60, 66), select quality group of four items, comprising 1s, 5s, 6s and 30s issues, exceptionally fresh, o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 114,000 yen (HK$ 7,950). Scott $503 (HK$ 3,900).
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 514

Japan, 1876-77, Old Koban, 4s to 10s (J.S.C.A. 67-71. Scott 58-62), a superior quality, select group, full clean o.g., Very Fine+.
J.S.C.A. 92,000 yen (HK$ 6,420). Scott $390 (HK$ 3,020).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 515

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 6s orange (J.S.C.A. 69. Scott 60), an attractive example of this difficult issue, offering fresh lovely color and good perforations, o.g., Fine to Very Fine, signed Calves and E. Diena.
J.S.C.A. 40,000 yen (HK$ 2,790). Scott $160 (HK$ 1,240).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 516

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 12s rose (J.S.C.A. 72. Scott 63), a magnificent, superior quality mint example, perfectly centered with bold, vivid color and full, intact perforations, full crackly o.g., Extremely Fine, a connoisseur's example.
J.S.C.A. 60,000 yen (HK$ 4,190). Scott $225 (HK$ 1,740).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 517

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 12s rose (J.S.C.A. 72. Scott 63), beautiful vibrant color with full intact perforations, a lovely stamp, full clean o.g., nearly Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 50,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott $225 (HK$ 1,740).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 518

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 12s rose (J.S.C.A. 72. Scott 63), beautiful, uncommonly rich color, incredibly fresh and nicely centered, full clean o.g., Very Fine+, a beauty.
J.S.C.A. 50,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott $225 (HK$ 1,740).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 519

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 15s yellow green and 20s dark blue (J.S.C.A. 73, 74. Scott 64, 65), each fresh with good colors, full clean o.g., Fine to Very Fine, each signed E. Diena and Calves.
J.S.C.A. 65,000 yen (HK$ 4,540). Scott $290 (HK$ 2,250).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 520

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 30s violet (J.S.C.A. 75. Scott 66), this is one of those remarkable quality stamps that comes by only rarely, possessing vibrant Post Office fresh color, while being perfectly centered with full, intact perforations, pristine o.g., never hinged (!), Superb, truly a stamp for the finest of singles collections.
J.S.C.A. 60,000 yen (HK$ 4,190). Scott $225 (HK$ 1,740).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 521

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 45s carmine (J.S.C.A. 76. Scott 67), a simply superb quality bottom margin imprint single, remarkably fresh with near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine, a true connoisseur example.
J.S.C.A. 170,000 yen (HK$ 11,860). Scott $775 (HK$ 6,010).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 522

Japan, 1877, Old Koban, 45s carmine (J.S.C.A. 76. Scott 67), a splendid, superior quality example, offering nice color and centering, full intact perforations, fresh, full clean o.g., a wonderful stamp, signed E. Diena and Calves, with 2008 Eichhorn certificate.
J.S.C.A. 120,000 yen (HK$ 8,370). Scott $775 (HK$ 6,010).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 523

Japan, 1879, Old Koban, 50s carmine (J.S.C.A. 77. Scott 71), a magnificent example offering nice centering, full intact perforations and great color, a wonderful stamp, full clean pristine o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 50,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott $225 (HK$ 1,740).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 524

Japan, 1883, U.P.U. Kobans, 1s to 5s complete (J.S.C.A. 78-80. Scott 72-74), blocks of 4, fresh mint, o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 95,000 yen (HK$ 6,630). Scott $206 (HK$ 1,600).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 525

Japan, 1888-92, New Kobans, 5r to 1y nearly complete (J.S.C.A. 81-85, 87-90. Scott 75-79, 81-84), a magnificent hand-selected group of 9 values, missing only the 15 sen value to be complete, each stamp boasts outstanding color and centering, full, exceptionally clean o.g., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, very scarce this nice! .
J.S.C.A. 100,000 yen (HK$ 6,980). Scott $554 (HK$ 4,300).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 526

Japan, 1888-92, New Kobans, 5r to 50s (J.S.C.A. 81-83, 85-89. Scott 75-77, 79-83), lovely quality, fresh, o.g., generally Very Fine, nice group.
J.S.C.A. 81,000 yen (HK$ 5,650). Scott $433 (HK$ 3,360).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 527

Japan, 1892, New Koban, 3s lilac rose (J.S.C.A. 82. Scott 76), block of 9, pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, choice.
J.S.C.A. 36,000+ yen (HK$ 2,510). Scott $135+ (HK$ 1,050).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 528

Japan, 1888, New Koban, 4s olive bister (J.S.C.A. 83. Scott 77), upper left corner margin block of 15, Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 52,500+ yen (HK$ 3,660). Scott $195+ (HK$ 1,510).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 529

Japan, 1888-92, New Koban issues, 25s to 1y (J.S.C.A. 88-90. Scott 82-84), a magnificent, select quality trio of the series' three high values; fresh and beautifully centered, with full, clean o.g., which is never hinged (!), Very Fine+, choice.
J.S.C.A. 85,000 yen (HK$ 5,930). Scott $410 (HK$ 3,180).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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