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Sale 22

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


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Lot 605
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Japan, High-Quality Collection, 1871-2002. Extensive and absolutely fresh, almost all mint (many n.h.) mounted on Scott Specialty pages in three Green binders (two with dustcases); complete from 1880s through 2002 less a dozen or so stamps, plus back-of-the-book; tremendous range and depth of key and difficult Classics and early miniature sheets and Lottery sheetlets, including (mint unless noted): Scott #1, 2, 3, 4 (with cert.), 8, 80-84, 85-90, 91-106, 109-12, 127-45, 152-54, 163-66, 188, 222a (scarce!); 227-29, 239-52, 257-79, complete 1938-41 National Parks with souvenir sheets, 369-72, 422a n.h., 425-36, 456-57 n.h., 479-97 n.h., 479a n.h., 498a, 521A-B, 567a, 580a-b booklet panes and booklets, C2, C3-7 n.h., C8 n.h., C9-13 n.h., C14-23, C25-36, o.g., mostly never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, lovingly and painstakingly assembled over several decades, this collection is being offered completely intact: quality is high and stamps are sparkling.
Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 55,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 606

Japan, Powerful Collection to 2009. Superb quality, all mint, and housed in six slip-cased Lighthouse hingeless albums; substantially complete, less only the definitives/regular issues and the National Parks issues, each of which appear as separate lots in this sale; the collection features commemoratives from 1894 on, complete prefecture issues, and hundreds of sheetlets, booklet panes, souvenir sheets, etc.; some highlights include Scott #85-86, 87-90, 109, 110 (2), 111-12, 148-51, 155-58, 167-70, 190-93, 198-201, 227-29, 378a, 385a, all 1948 miniature sheets, 422, 423, 439-42, 457, 479, 479a, 480-97, 508b, 521c, 523-40, 575a, 580a, etc.

Additionally, there is an absolutely enormous amount of face value in the later items, with everything imaginable present; since the collection was formed in Lighthouse albums, some additional items are present for perforations, etc., virtually every item o.g., never hinged, routinely Very Fine, a wonderful lot; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 607
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Japan, Magnificent Collection, 1871-1974. Mounted in two albums, starts with several pages of reference material, then better mint includes 85-86, 87-90, 110, 111-112, 115-123, 145, 163-166, 167-170, 179-187, 190-193, 198-201, 227-229, 257-275, 276-279, 283a, 293a, 306a, 311a, 318a, 323a, 351-361, 369-370, 371-372, 378a, 407, 422a, 425-436, 439-442, 456, 463a, 479, 479a, 480-497, 498 sheet, 504a, 508b, 509-521B, 517a, 519a, 521c, 525-526, 551 sheet, 564a, 572a, 575a, 576 sheet, 580a, 746-754, B11, C3-C7, C9-C13, C14-C24, C25-C38, C39-C42, Offices in China, and appears complete mint to 1974, the second volume contains Philatelic Week issues and first day covers, fresh & clean with eye popping colors, a superior lot that inspection will only confirm, o.g., hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 22,000 - 28,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 608
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Japan, Mint Collection, 1871-1985. Mounted in two Scott albums, better mint includes 1, 148-151, 1155-18, 177-178, 212-213, 283a, 288a, 293a, 318a, 323a, 378a, 400a, 385a, 422a, 448b, 456, 457, 479a, 480-497, 498 sheet, 419a, 572a, 580a, 580b, 576 sheet, B11, C43 pair, much is NH, a magnificent collection to break up, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000.
Realized HK$19,000.
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Lot 609
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Japan, Pristine Mint Collection, 1871-1956. A gorgeous mostly mint collection mounted in a Scott album, better includes 1-3, 113 with 1997 Apex certificate, 166, 179-187, 190-193, 227-229, 283a, 288a, 293a, 311a, 318a, 323a, 378a, 385a, 420a, 456, 457, 448b, C3-C7, C9-C13, and many more, fresh & clean, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 610
 
Japan, Attractive Definitive/Regular Issue Collection to 2014. Lovely and clean, mostly mint regular issues housed in a pristine Lighthouse hingeless album; begins with some nice earlies like Scott #5, 9, 32, 40, 44, etc., but is strongest from the Chrysanthemums on, including 107, 134-36, 140-45, 142-45a, 179-87, 212-13 pairs, 239-52 (less 248), 259a booklet, 257-75, 276-79, 351-56, 362-73, 388, 430a booklet, and apparently complete from 1953 on, including a few airmail sets like C3-7, C9-13, etc. Fresh, o.g., nearly all never hinged, generally Very Fine, a lovely lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 611
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Japan, Back-of-the-Book Selection, Mostly All Mint. Excellent, lovely, high quality premium selection of better sets and singles, chock-full of highlights such as (mint) Scott #C1-2, C3-7 (n.h.), C9-13 (3 n.h. sets), C25-38, C43 pair; Offices in China #20, 21 (used), 32, 47, B4-5 (blocks of 10); an unusual Postal Savings form, mint and used examples of M1, M2 used, M5 unused, etc. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, wonderful lot; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 612
 
Japan, Clean, All Mint Selection, 1920s-50s. Useful small group of stockpages with an excellent range of better values like Scott #227-29, 276-79, 283a, 422, 439-42 (2), 455 (sheet of 30), 479, 480-97 (2), 505-08, 575a (2), C14-24, C25-29, lots of Park sheets and sets and much, much more; wonderful lot. Fresh, most o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 613
 
Japan, Wonderful, Exceptional Quality Old-Time Mint Selection. Valuable and clean, in Scott-numbered glassines, including some better earlies like Scott #53, 54A, plus strong mint (often n.h.) from the 1920s on, including 163-66, 295-98, 1948 miniature sheets, stamp week sheets, 190-93, 480-96, 508b, 230-33 and 523-38 n.h. blocks and much, much more, mostly Very Fine, great mix--examine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 614
 
Japan, Excellent All Mint Selection, 1896-1949. A lovely, fresh and high quality assemblage on a group of stockpages, with a few items lightly duplicated; loaded with premium items such as Scott # 110, 111-12, 155-58, 163-66 (2 examples of 166), 167-70, 179-87, 190-93, 198-201, 369-73, 388 (pair), 422, 423, 425-35, 456, 457 (2), 479 (2), 517-19, 521, 609 (2), B11, C3-7 and many others. Fresh, large majority o.g., never hinged, routinely Very Fine, a wonderful lot.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 615
 
Japan, Lovely All Mint Selection, 1920s-50s. Loaded with useful items such as Scott #190-93 (n.h.), 378a, 385a, 456; lots of Lottery sheets like 522a (2), 551a; excellent, lightly duplicated 1948 miniature sheets, 517a, 519a (2), 523-40, 580a (2), C9-13 (n.h.) and lots more; clean and excellent holding. Fresh, most o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 616
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Japan, Useful Tail-End of Consignment. Comprising various mint or used Classics on a variety of album pages, with the vast majority of value in the Dragons, from the 1871 48m and 100m through the Cherry Blossoms (which include better values), Bird issues, etc.; condition varies, much is Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 617
 
Japan, Premium Selection of Mint Definitive Issues, 1876-1937. Substantial group of over 100 mint items from the Koban issues through the 1937 Mt. Fuji issue, plus Offices in China; while there are no great rarities present, there is little or no duplication and a nice showing of low- to mid-range items, many in nice condition, bulk Fine to Very Fine, a nice lot well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 618
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Japan, Tail-End of Consignment Accumulation. Offering a wide range of material, including a selection of National Park sheets (from number 1 (2) through 16) all in their original folders, a couple National Park covers, folders (without stamps); "Mihon" overprint of Scott #703, three booklets, a mint wrapper and envelope entire, and several Geisha postcards, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, a little bit for everyone; worth the look.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 619
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Japan, Cherry Blossom Issues, 1872-73. Attractive mostly used selection of 27 items, nearly all identified by plate and position, with additional notations regarding plate flaws, etc.; includes ½s (1 mint, 3 used), 1s blue (4 mint, 5 used), 2s vermilion and 2s rose (2 used each), 2s yellow (4 used) and 4s rose (6 used); clean and useful specialist group, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 620
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Japan, Cherry Blossoms, Lovely Mint Selection, 1874-75. Nice selection of 16 items, including Scott #9 (2), 10, 18, 33 (syllabic 6), 40 (syllabic 2-4), 41 (syllabic 14-16), 42 (syllabic 1), 43 (syllabic 11), 45, etc.; couple usual smallish flaws, o.g. or without gum, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 621
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Japan, Cherry Blossom Issues on Foreign Wove Paper, 1874 (Scott 32-34, 37-39). Substantial, mostly all used selection of 31 items (plus a couple not counted such as the 4s rose defective), all identified by plate and position, including ½s brown (3 mint, 3 used), 1s blue (5 used), 2s yellow (12, 11 used and a mint syl. 15), 10s (2 used), 30s (3), etc.; some nice cancels spotted as well; a few smallish flaws with the worst not figured, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 622
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Japan, Cherry Blossoms, Lovely & Clean Selection. A high quality group of mint or used Cherry Blossoms with a fine range of better values, like mint Scott #11, 32 syllable. 2, 34 syllable. 15, 40, 42 syllable. 3, 43 syllable. 16, 48 (2), plus used 13a, 14a with lovely red postage due marking, 34 syllable. 1 (2) and syllable. 3, 36, 37 syllable. 2, 38 syllable. 5 (2 Very Fine copies), etc. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine, most better, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 623
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Japan, Cherry Blossoms, Excellent Mostly Used Selection, 1875 (Scott 40//52). 35 items, the bulk of which are annotated by plate and position or syllabic type, including ½s gray (Scott #40, 4 mint), 41 (1 mint, 2 used), 42 (1 mint, 4 used), 43 (2 used), 44 (1 mint, 3 used), 45 (3 used), 48 (1 mint, 10 used) and 52 (2 used); attractive, useful group of popular issues, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 624
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Japan, Post-Cherry Blossom Definitive Issues, Excellent and Valuable Selection. A wonderful, nearly all mint, mostly all premium selection of only regular issues from the Kobans on; chock-full of better such as mint Scott #57 block of 4, 65, 70, 77 strip of 3 "Mihon" overprint, 73 top margin, 80, 81 (2, one n.h.), 84 (3, fresh o.g.), 127-45, 179-87, 189 (2), 253, 521, 580a, 609 (4) and much, much more; in addition, there are some very outstanding examples present. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, a superb holding of these popular issues.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 625
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Japan, Commemorative Issues, Lovely All-Mint Selection. Clean and valuable selection of mostly better commemoratives identified by Scott numbers, including #85-86 (2), 110, 163-66, 167-70, 227-29 (2 sets, one n.h.), excellent n.h. Parks sets, plus 460-63 n.h. blocks of 4, 501-04 "Mihon" blocks of 4, 422 (5), 479 (2), 492 (2), Sports issue blocks including 508b, etc., o.g., most never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely group well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 626
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Japan, Souvenir Sheets, Outstanding Collection. Clear-face stock sheets holding clean and high quality items, absolutely loaded with premiums such as mint Scott #222a, 378a, 385a, 423 (mint and used), 456, 575a, extensive 1948 miniature sheets highlighted by 407a, 456, 457, 498a, 509a//521c, B11 and more. Fresh, o.g., most never hinged, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, an excellent lot--examine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 627
 
Japan, Souvenir Sheets, Nice Selection. Clean and useful, occasionally lightly duplicated group comprising mostly better items, including Scott #378a, 385a, 1948 miniature sheets like 407, 408 (11), 423, 437 (5), 432 sheet of 20, 457, B9-10 sheets of 30, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine or better, very nice variety.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 628

Japan, Miniature Sheets, Clean Mint Collection. Lovely selection of nice quality sheets, with a nice range of premium items, such as Scott #455a, 517a, 521c, 522a, 551a, 594a, B11 and many others. Fresh, o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine, nice lot.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
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Lot 629
 
Japan, National Parks, Outstandingly Comprehensive Collection, 1936-74. A splendid, exceptionally high quality collection on Lighthouse hingeless pages, comprising all issues and souvenir sheets complete for the entire series; all items are pristine mint, with a good number of duplicates included as well, all o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, impressive lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 630
 
Japan, National Parks Souvenir Sheets Complete, 1938-56 (Scott 283a//625a), a superior quality assemblage of all 19 National Parks sheets complete with their original folders; unlike other offerings of this type, each sheet here was hand-picked for quality and, as such, there are no creases, toning, etc., that oftentimes plague these issues; in addition, there are "Mihon" Specimen examples for the Chubu-Sangaku and Bandai-Asahi issues, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a wonderful choice group.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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