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


1899-1952 Issues
 
 
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Lot 530
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Japan, 1899-1907, Chrysanthemums, 5r to 1y nearly complete, with Kanji "Mihon" overprint (J.S.C.A. 101-118 vars. Scott 91-108 vars.), set complete less the 5r value; Scott #99a (shade) included, unused without gum, generally Fine to Very Fine, very rare almost complete set.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 531

Japan, 1899-1907, Chrysanthemums, 5r to 1y complete (J.S.C.A. 101-118. Scott 91-108), including an extra 50s value (shade), generally fresh and well centered, clean o.g., mostly Very Fine, a nice set.
J.S.C.A. 189,600 yen (HK$ 13,230). Scott $508 (HK$ 3,940).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 532

Japan, 1908, Empress Jingo, unwatermarked, 5y green (J.S.C.A. 119. Scott 113), an absolutely stunning mint example, well centered, full pristine o.g., never hinged (!), Extremely Fine and choice.
J.S.C.A. 230,000 yen (HK$ 16,050). Scott $875 (HK$ 6,780).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 533
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Japan, 1908, Empress Jingo, unwatermarked, 10y dark violet, kanji Mihon Specimen overprint (J.S.C.A. 120. Scott 114), superb quality, pristine mint, o.g., very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 25,000 yen as Mihon (HK$ 1,740). Scott $1,200 as normal (HK$ 9,300).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 534

Japan, 1908, Empress Jingo, unwatermarked, 10y dark violet (J.S.C.A. 120. Scott 114), a simply gorgeous stamp, offering intense rich color and outstanding centering, full pristine o.g. which shows just the very, very slightest evidence of hinging (if hinged at all!), Extremely Fine, a surefire, connoisseur example.
J.S.C.A. 300,000 yen (HK$ 20,930). Scott $1,200 (HK$ 9,300).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 535

Japan, 1908, Empress Jingo, unwatermarked, 10y dark violet (J.S.C.A. 120. Scott 114), deep, rich color with outstanding centering overall, lightly brownish o.g., Very Fine+.
J.S.C.A. 300,000 yen (HK$ 20,930). Scott $1,200 (HK$ 9,300).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 536
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Japan, 1914, Empress Jingo, watermarked, 5y-10y complete, Mihon (Specimen) overprints (J.S.C.A. 121-122. Scott 146-147), fresh and beautifully centered, unused without gum, Very Fine+, scarce.
J.S.C.A. 45,000 yen as Mihons (HK$ 3,140). Scott $1,075 as normal (HK$ 8,330).
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
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Lot 537

Japan, 1914, Empress Jingo, watermarked, 5y to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 121-122. Scott 146-147), wonderfully fresh and nicely centered, with strong vibrant colors, a lovely pair of high values, fresh clean o.g., Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 300,000 yen (HK$ 20,930). Scott $1,075 (HK$ 8,330).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 538

Japan, 1914, Empress Jingo, watermarked, 5y to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 121-122. Scott 146-147), an exceptionally lovely set boasting bright, vibrant colors, nicely centered (especially the 10y value, which is exceptional), and each with full clean o.g. which is lightly hinged, Very Fine+, a lovely pair of high values.
J.S.C.A. 300,000 yen (HK$ 20,930). Scott $1,075 (HK$ 8,330).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 539

Japan, 1914, Empress Jingo, watermarked, 5y green (J.S.C.A. 121. Scott 146), an incredible example of this popular issue, perfectly centered amid huge even margins, wonderfully fresh with outstanding color, full pristine o.g., very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, a true connoisseur example.
J.S.C.A. 120,000 yen (HK$ 8,370). Scott $425 (HK$ 3,300).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 540

Japan, 1913, Tazawa, unwatermarked, ½s to 1y complete (J.S.C.A. 131-141. Scott 115-125), a magnificent, select hand-picked quality set, fresh clean o.g., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, difficult to find in this quality.
J.S.C.A. 354,500 yen (HK$ 24,730). Scott $1,222 (HK$ 9,470).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 541

Japan, 1913, Tazawa, unwatermarked, ½s to 1y complete (J.S.C.A. 131-141. Scott 115-125), attractive, well-centered set, with full o.g. (slightly brownish on some values), Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 354,500 yen (HK$ 24,730). Scott $1,222 (HK$ 9,470).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 542

Japan, 1913, Tazawa, 1y yellow green & maroon (J.S.C.A. 141 etc. Scott 125//145a), unwatermarked, nice group of five 1y values (Scott #125, 145 (3), 145a), highlighted by an attractive 1913 unwatermarked example, o.g., Fine to Very Fine, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 543

Japan, 1914-25, Tazawa, large ("old") die, 5r to 1y complete (J.S.C.A. 142-157. Scott 127-145), all fresh and nicely centered, clean o.g., mostly lightly hinged, Very Fine, a nice set.
J.S.C.A. 130,500 yen (HK$ 9,100). Scott $386 (HK$ 2,990).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 544

Japan, 1929, Tazawa, small ("new") die, 30s orange & green (J.S.C.A. 161. Scott 142), imprint block of 10, pristine mint and Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen as imprint block (HK$ 6,280). Scott $170 as 10 stamps (HK$ 1,320).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 545

Japan, 1937, Showa white paper definitives, ½s to 1y complete (J.S.C.A. 174//219. Scott 239-252), fresh and near pristine, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, a nice quality set.
J.S.C.A. 93,000 yen (HK$ 6,490). Scott $314 (HK$ 2,430).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 546
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Japan, 1929, Mt. Fuji & Deer, large ("old") die, 4s orange and 20s brown violet (J.S.C.A. 189, 191. Scott 172a, 176a), blocks of 4, fresh mint, o.g., hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, Very Fine, scarce multiples.
J.S.C.A. 260,000 yen (HK$ 18,140). Scott $600 (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 547

Japan, 1930, Mt. Fuji & Deer, small ("new") die, 20s brown violet (J.S.C.A. 194. Scott 176), imprint block of 10, o.g., never hinged; very light and trivial margin toning at right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce.
J.S.C.A. 180,000 yen as imprint block (HK$ 12,560). Scott $260 as 10 stamps (HK$ 2,020).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 548
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Japan, 1923, Earthquake Emergency Series, ½s to 20s complete (J.S.C.A. 200-208. Scott 179-187), matched set of top left corner margin blocks of 4, a splendid and delightful set, fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine, a scarce set of multiples.
J.S.C.A. 192,000 yen (HK$ 13,400). Scott $779 (HK$ 6,040).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 549

Japan, 1924, Empress Jingo, 1st watermark, granite paper, 5y to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 209-210. Scott 188-189), each incredibly fresh and perfectly centered, full clean o.g., Extremely Fine, a lovely pair.
J.S.C.A. 145,000 yen (HK$ 10,120). Scott $625 (HK$ 4,840).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 550

Japan, 1924, Empress Jingo, 1st watermark, granite paper, 5y gray green (J.S.C.A. 209. Scott 188), a pristine, huge margined example, Post Office fresh in all respects, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, choice!
J.S.C.A. 65,000 yen (HK$ 4,540). Scott $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 551

Japan, 1924, Empress Jingo, 1st watermark, granite paper, 5y gray green (J.S.C.A. 209. Scott 188), fresh and well-centered, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a beauty.
J.S.C.A. 65,000 yen (HK$ 4,540). Scott $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
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Lot 552

Japan, 1924, Empress Jingo, 1st watermark, granite paper, 5y gray green (J.S.C.A. 209. Scott 188), deep, intense color; pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a pretty stamp.
J.S.C.A. 65,000 yen (HK$ 4,540). Scott $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 553

Japan, 1924, Empress Jingo, 1st watermark, granite paper, 10y dull violet (J.S.C.A. 210. Scott 189), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a choice quality example.
J.S.C.A. 100,000 yen (HK$ 6,980). Scott $375 (HK$ 2,910).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 554

Japan, 1937, Empress Jingo, 3rd watermark, white paper, 5y to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 211-212. Scott 253-254), fresh and nicely centered, clean o.g., Very Fine, a lovely pair.
J.S.C.A. 190,000 yen (HK$ 13,260). Scott $725 (HK$ 5,620).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 555

Japan, 1937, Empress Jingo, 3rd watermark, white paper, 5y to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 211-212. Scott 253-254), fresh with lovely colors, nicely centered, full clean o.g., Very Fine, 10y signed Bühler.
J.S.C.A. 190,000 yen (HK$ 13,260). Scott $725 (HK$ 5,620).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 556

Japan, 1937, Empress Jingo, 3rd watermark, white paper, 5y to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 211-212. Scott 253-254), wonderfully fresh with vibrant colors, outstanding centering, full clean o.g., with the 10y value very lightly hinged, Very Fine+, a beautiful pair.
J.S.C.A. 190,000 yen (HK$ 13,260). Scott $725 (HK$ 5,620).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 557

Japan, 1938-39, 1st Showa Series Coils, ½s to 14s complete (J.S.C.A. 240-243. Scott 276-279), vertical pairs, pristine mint select quality, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 73,900 yen (HK$ 5,160). Scott $270 (HK$ 2,090).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 558
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Japan, 1945-46, 3rd Showa Series, 2s to 10y complete (J.S.C.A. 247, 267-276. Scott 351-361), a splendid specialist's selection of 42 blocks of 4, including shades, white papers, 30 sen double impression, 1st and 2nd printing of the 3 sen, 2 blocks of the 5 sen blue error of color, several imprint blocks etc. An excellent, unusual unit, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 559

Japan, 1942, 2nd Showa Series, 10s crimson & dull rose, dull rose (map) omitted (J.S.C.A. 255Rva. Scott 334a), fresh mint, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, a lovely example of this scarce and popular variety.
J.S.C.A. 70,000 yen (HK$ 4,880). Scott $475 (HK$ 3,680).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 560
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Japan, 1947, 1st New Showa Series, imperf, 100y Plum Blossoms (J.S.C.A. 293. Scott 370), imprint block of 4, pristine mint, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 82,000 yen as imprint block (HK$ 5,720). Scott $220 as 4 stamps (HK$ 1,700).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 561

Japan, 1947, 2nd New Showa Series, 100y Plum Blossoms (J.S.C.A. 307. Scott 372), imprint block of 4, pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 80,000 yen as imprint block (HK$ 5,580). Scott $220 as 4 stamps (HK$ 1,700).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 562

Japan, 1948-49, Occupational Series, 2y to 500y complete (J.S.C.A. 312-323. Scott 425-436), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely, clean set.
J.S.C.A. 211,900 yen (HK$ 14,780). Scott $1,197 (HK$ 9,280).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 563

Japan, 1949, Occupational Series, 100y Blast Furnace and 500y Locomotive (J.S.C.A. 322-323. Scott 435-436), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 185,000 yen (HK$ 12,910). Scott $1,050 (HK$ 8,140).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 564

Japan, 1950-52, Showa Unwatermarked and National Treasures Series, 80s to 500y complete (J.S.C.A. 324-347. Scott 509-521B), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, nice set.
J.S.C.A. 302,050 yen (HK$ 21,070). Scott $1,511 (HK$ 11,710).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 565

Japan, 1952, Showa Unwatermarked Series, 100y Blast Furnace (J.S.C.A. 332. Scott 521A), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 566

Japan, 1952, Showa Unwatermarked Series, 100y Blast Furnace (J.S.C.A. 332. Scott 521A), pristine mint and perfectly centered, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. 90,000 yen (HK$ 6,280). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 567

Japan, 1952, Showa Unwatermarked Series, 500y Locomotive (J.S.C.A. 333. Scott 521B), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 80,000 yen (HK$ 5,580). Scott $400 (HK$ 3,100).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 568

Japan, 1951, 1st National Treasures Series, 50y Chuguji Kannon souvenir sheet (J.S.C.A. 351. Scott 521c), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 55,000 yen (HK$ 3,840). Scott $250 (HK$ 1,940).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$600.
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