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


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Lot 631

Japan, 1871, Dragon, 100m blue, plate 1, laid paper (J.S.C.A. 2a. Scott 2), position 6; tied to small Western-style envelope by partial kensa zumi cancel with additional boxed Tokyo Mail Service strike in red; used from Tokyo to Yokohama; sent from Tsukiji by "Loureiro"; front of cover addressed in English; harmless file fold through center of cover, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 250,000 yen (HK$ 17,440).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 632

Japan, 1871, Dragon, 100m blue, plate 1, wove paper (J.S.C.A. 2c. Scott 2a), tied by a choice, full strike of Minakuchi large kensazumi cancel, on a choice quality cover from Minakuchi to Otsu. Opened for display, fresh, Very Fine, a stunning and rare cover.
J.S.C.A. 250,000 yen (HK$ 17,440).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$60,000.
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Lot 633

Japan, 1871, Dragon, 200m vermilion, plate 2, laid paper (J.S.C.A. 3f. Scott 3b), position 13, a wonderful example tied by bold and beautiful Shizuoka large kensazumi cancel on cover to Ojima via Okitsu. An exceedingly rare and beautiful cover and a stunning showpiece, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 350,000 yen (HK$ 24,420).
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$90,000.
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Lot 634

Japan, 1872, Dragon, 5s blue green, wove paper (J.S.C.A. 8d. Scott 8b), single stamp franking, position 8, on Dec. 1872 letter from Tamuke (postmaster seal) to Osaka. A magnificent cover with stamp tied by 2 choice strikes of Tamuke (probably a postmaster seal), with reverse showing bold, red Uzen yachi postal receiving / handling agency mark, boxed Tokyo postal bureau lunar cancel dated 27 Dec 172 and boxed vermilion Osaka lunar dater of 31 Dec. Front also shows boxed vermilion "evening delivery" marking. 5 sen was properly used as a domestic letter rate not exceeding 200 ri in distance, while both markings of Yachi are only recorded on this cover, which is the earliest reported entire of Yachi, with the postal agency opening only 3 months prior, Very Fine and choice, a Great Rarity of Japanese Philately, ex Metzlaar (1981) and Ruggiero (2014), with 1976 P.F.J. photo certificate signed Dr. Ichida, Koisumi, Dr. Tani and Amano, along with superb, highly detailed 2014 Eichhorn photo certificate.
J.S.C.A. 1,500,000 yen (HK$ 104,650).
Estimate HK$ 75,000 - 100,000.
Realized HK$110,000.
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Lot 635
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Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 1s dark blue, type III and 2s vermilion, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 10f, 11. Scott 10, 11), tied by bold and beautiful strike of Tottori boxed cancel on attractive cover front. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 636

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 1s blue, foreign wove paper, syllabic 10 ("nu") (J.S.C.A. 29. Scott 33), vertical pair tied by indistinct cancel on domestic cover to Sakura (red X.4.8 arrival handstamp below), Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 20,000 yen (HK$ 1,400).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 637

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 2s yellow, two syllabic 23 ("ma") and 1s brown, syllabic 13 ("wa"), both foreign wove paper (J.S.C.A. 30, 42. Scott 34, 41), tied by multiple strikes of muted cancels on a lovely, highly attractive 1875 special delivery cover from Tokyo to Yokohama. Reverse shows manuscript instructional markings. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 638

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 1s brown, foreign wove paper, syllabic 15 ("yo") (J.S.C.A. 42. Scott 41), a lovely vertical pair, tied by choice quality cancels on an 1875 cover from Kakegawa to Tokyo, with all additional handstamp markings of exceptional quality as well, Very Fine, a beauty.
J.S.C.A. 15,000 yen (HK$ 1,050).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 639

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 4s green, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i") and 2s yellow, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 43, 50. Scott 42, 54), tied by indistinct killer cancel on domestic cover to Sakura (red X.12.2. arrival handstamp), Fine to Very Fine, a nice usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 640

Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 6s orange, foreign wove paper, syllabic 20 ("ne") (J.S.C.A. 45. Scott 44), used on domestic registered cover from Takashi to Kamikado (two small towns), uprated with 2 sen Old Koban; 2 backstamps plus red registry / transit markings, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 641
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Japan, 1875, Cherry Blossom, 2s yellow, without syllabic (J.S.C.A. 50. Scott 54), tied by Fukusuiken boxed cancel on cover front; address and destination not clear; red "9 days" marking alongside, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 642

Japan, 1916, 10s Heir Apparent (J.S.C.A. C17. Scott 154), nice quality single tied to unmailed picture post card (depicting the Farman Hydro-Biplane) by perfect strike of violet commemorative cancel. Fresh and clean, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 643

Japan, 1919, First Airmail Flight, 1½s-3s complete (J.S.C.A. C22-23. Scott C1-C2), each tied to individual unmailed picture postcard by red 8.10.4 airplane design special cancels, Fine to Very Fine, attractive pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 644

Japan, 1919, First Airmail Flight, 1½s-3s complete (J.S.C.A. C22-23. Scott C1-C2), lovely group of three individual cards, each with airmail motif picture postcards franked with C1 and C2 on individual cards, plus a third card, a 1½s postal card with an additional copy of C1, each with date-different airplane commemorative cancels, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 645

Japan, 1934, Communications Day souvenir sheet (J.S.C.A. C56. Scott C8), a magnificent quality sheet canceled by four bold strikes of 13.2.8 CDS, addressed to Tokyo, neat and highly attractive small cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 646

Japan, 1950, 5th National Athletic Meet (J.S.C.A. C194-197 var. Scott 508b), block of 4 tied by duel, red first day cancels to lovely, cacheted airmail cover to the U.S., original J.P.S. enclosure included, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$600.
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