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


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Lot 687

Korea (Empire), 1900, Surcharge on red "Tae Han" overprint, 1p on 5p green, Arabic numeral "1" omitted (Scott 16A var), o.g. appears n.h., Fine to Very Fine, very scarce, signed Champion.
Scott $950 for normal (HK$ 7,360).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 688

Korea (Empire), 1899 (ca.), Seoul locally used cover addressed to British Legation, franked with 2nd printing Poonch set (Scott #6-9) tied by "Hansung" bisected circles; small tear to back flap, which does not detract from this lovely cover, Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 689

Korea (Empire), 1900 (March 31), locally used magnificent philatelic cover, a visually appealing cover showing corner card "Empire de Corée/Ministère de l'Agriculture, du Commerce…" etc., locally used within Seoul, franked on front by issued, but not authorized for use, 1p on 5p pale yellow (Scott #16Ab, catalogue value $1000 mint, unpriced used), in the form of a choice quality block of 9 plus a single, while the reverse shows a 1p on 5p Tai Han overprint block of 10 (5 x 2) unauthorized (Scott #16A; catalogue value $950 mint, unpriced used), all tied by "Seoul Corée" postmarks, as mint, the stamps on this cover catalogue in Scott at an astonishing US$19,500 (!)--an amazing cover, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 690

Korea (Empire), 1900 (October 24), cover from Seoul to Seattle, WA, franked with pair of 5ch perf 10 (Scott #23a), neatly postmarked with a second strike as well; November 19 Seattle duplex receiving backstamp; tear to top right corner, not affecting stamps or markings--still a very attractive cover; accompanied by copy of 1964 Zirkle handbook (p. 93), where the cover is illustrated.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
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Lot 691

Korea (Empire), 1900 (January 17), picture post card from Seoul to Friedenau, Germany, printed matter usage, card marked "Journey Around the World Publishing House"; franked with 1st printing 50p (Scott #9d), postmarked Seoul and with March 10 Friedenau receiving strike; views of Royal Palace and Gardens on reverse; attractive usage following January 1 currency change from poons to chons; stamp value converts to 5ch, a slight overpayment of the 4ch postcard rate. Fresh, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
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Lot 692

Korea (Empire), 1900 (April 2), Seoul local cover, to Foreign Language School franked with 5p Tai Han overprint (Scott #10) tied by two Seoul c.d.s.'s with a third strike alongside; lovely design including fan, castle scene in floral outline and river scene in open book printed on envelope's interior lining, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
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Lot 693

Korea (Empire), 1900 (January 10), Seoul local philatelic cover, franked with 2nd printing 25p with red Tai Han overprint (Scott #12) tied by Seoul c.d.s. with faint second strike; clean and fresh.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800.
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Lot 694

Korea (Empire), 1903 (May 11), postal card from Fusan to Tokyo, unsevered 4ch + 4ch brown Message-Reply Card with the message half canceled by "Fusan 11 MAI Coree" c.d.s., and the reply half addressed to Seoul and canceled by Tokyo domestic postmark dated May 21; no arrival markings or messages, etc. Pristine, Very Fine, rare intact card.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 695

Korea (Empire), 1903 (June 17), cover from Chemulpo to Seoul, franked with 3ch on 50p Provisional Surcharge (Scott 37), a neat, attractive cover showing embossed "Holme, Ringer & Co/Chemulpo/Corea" flap seal, with the stamp itself a 2nd printing example; reverse shows Hansung same-day, bisected circle backstamp; addressed to Baron Gunzburg in Seoul, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 696

Korea (Empire), 1903 (December 30), unsealed printed matter cover from Chemulpo to Budrio, Italy, franked with strip of four 1ch on 2nd printing 25p (Scott #35), tied by faint "Chemulpo Coree" c.d.s.'s; Moji, Japan transit backstamp (January 13, 1904); sent by well-known stamp dealer and forger, H. Kuroiwa, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 697

Korea (Empire), 1903 (May 13), cover from Chemulpo to Seoul, franked with Handstamped Surcharge on Second Issue, 3ch on 50p purple (Scott 37), a lovely, exceptional clean cover showing embossed "Holme, Ringer & Co/Chemulpo/Corea" seal on flap, with stamp tied by one of two Chemulpo c.d.s.'s, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 698

Korea (Empire), 1904 (May 17), philatelic cover from Chemulpo to Tsingtau (German Kiautschou), 1ch greenish blue postal card uprated with 2ch on 1st printing 25p and 4ch Falcon (Scott #36, 43), all canceled with "Chemulpo Coree" postmarks; May 30 Tsingtau Kiautschou receiving stamp on front, handwritten German message on reverse; fresh and attractive, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 699

Korea (Empire), 1904 (November 26), postal card from Chemulpo to Kiel, Germany, a lovely, attractive 1 cheun card uprated by 3, 4, 5 and 6ch Falcon issues, all tied by "Chemulpo 26 Nov 04 Coree" c.d.s.'s (note inverted month slug), with Kiel arrival marking of 17 January 1905, Fine to Very Fine, a colorful, scarce and delightful philatelic usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 700

Korea (Empire), 1904 (July 25), Seoul local cover, franked with 3ch Falcon (Scott #42) tied by two Seoul c.d.s.'s. Neat, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
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Lot 701

Korea (Empire), 1904 (August 4), Seoul locally used picture post card, franked with 1ch and 3ch Falcons (Scott #40, 42), tied by two of three Seoul c.d.s.'s; clean and fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 702

Korea (Empire), 1904 (April 20), picture post card from Seoul to Ipswich, England, franked with 4ch Falcon (Scott #43), and with "Via Siberia" noted in manuscript, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$600.
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Lot 703

Korea (Empire), 1905 (May 8), picture post card from Seoul to Lucerne, Switzerland, franked by 4ch Falcon (Scott #43); sent from French Legation, with French "Shang-haï/11 Mai 05/Chine" transit and June 15 Lucerne receiving stamps, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 704

Korea (Empire), 1905 (March 27), Seoul local cover, franked with 1ch and 2ch Falcons (Scott #40, 41) tied by two of three "Seoul/27 Mars 05/Coree" c.d.s.'s, Very Fine, attractive neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
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Lot 705
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Korea, Valuable, Premium Accumulation from 1895 on. Lovely, clean and diverse selection chock-full of premium items such as (mint unless noted) Scott #6-9, 13G-15 (used), 26-27 and 32 (each no gum), 353-55 var (each with "POSTAG" error, 65 different postally-used miniature sheets (317a//904), 718-20 imperf pairs and imperf imprint blocks of 4 and much, much more; a very worthwhile group, Fine to Very Fine or better, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 5,500 - 6,500.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 706

Korea (South), 1946, unissued 50ch and 1won values of the U.S. Military Government Office Overprint series (Korea P.S.C. U5, U7), fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, a very scarce pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 707

Korea (South), 1948, Kyongju Observatory, 14wn light blue (Scott 94a), fresh and perfectly centered, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 708
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Korea (South), 1951-52, Participating Nations issue, complete set of 44 (Scott 132-173), o.g., hinged or never hinged, fresh and Very Fine, nearly all n.h.; nice set.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 709
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Korea (South), 1955, 20hw and 55hw National Athletic Games presentation sheets (Scott 223-224 var. Korea P.S.C. 97-98), superior quality devoid of customary bends, etc., without gum as issued, Very Fine+, only 1000 sets prepared.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 710

Korea (South), 1956, 20hw and 55 hw Presidential Inauguration presentation sheets (Scott 227-28 var. Korea P.S.C. PSC103-04), deluxe, premium quality, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, very scarce in this condition; only 1000 sets issued.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 711
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Korea (South), 1956, 20hw and 55hw Olympic Games presentation sheets (Scott 229-230 vars. Korea P.S.C. 105-106), fresh and near pristine, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice, a lovely set, only 1000 sets prepared.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 712

Korea (South), 1956 10hw, 20hw and 50hw Definitives Issue presentation sheets (Scott 235-37 var. Korea P.S.C. PS145-47), light, natural gum bends as normal, Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 1000 sets issued.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
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Lot 713

Korea (South), 1957, I.T.U. Anniversary souvenir sheet (Scott 243-244 var. Korea P.S.C. PSC111), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged; light, trivial natural gum bend as nearly always, Very Fine, a beauty, only 1000 examples issued.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 714

Korea (South), 1957, ITU Anniversary sheet (Scott 243-244 var. Korea P.S.C. 111), fresh mint, o.g., never hinged; with a couple light, natural bends as customary, Very Fine, only 1000 issued.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 715

Korea (South), 1957, Boy Scouts 50th Anniversary souvenir sheet (Scott 245-46 var. Korea P.S.C. PSC113), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a choice quality example.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 716

Korea (South), 1958, 40w Second Postal Week souvenir sheet (Scott 283a. Korea P.S.C. PSC116a), fresh mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 717

Korea (South), 1958, 40h Second Postal Week souvenir sheet (Scott 283a. Korea P.S.C. C116c), fresh mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 2000 issued.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 718

Korea (South), Booklet, 1957, 40h King Sejong (Scott 255a), pristine unexploded booklet of five panes, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely example.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 719

Korea (South), Outstanding and Extensive Collection of Inscription Blocks of 4 or 6. Many hundreds, ranging from definitive issues to commemoratives to New Year's stamps (including KPSC N1-3: rare), etc., each in a fully annotated glassine; each item is present in either a block of 4 or 6 as appropriate, o.g., never hinged, fresh and generally Very Fine, a wonderful lot--inspection invited, many of these are scarce to rare in the imprint format.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 720

Korea (South), Postal History Accumulation: Excellent and Diverse. A wonderful and extensive holding of hundreds of items, including a sizeable group of miniature sheets commercially used on cover, along with many additional scarce commercial usages; we also note some better FDCs, TB seal items, unusual items like postal card cut-outs attempted to be used as postage, etc., mostly Very Fine, uncommon group ideal for the internet trader, with many items or groups fully identified; worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 721

Korea (South), Substantial Miniature Sheet Accumulation. Each in glassines, including a wealth of better items, such as Scott #264a Friendship sheet, 285a ROK Anniversary, 286a, 287a-89a, 301a, 304a and dozens more. Fresh, o.g., never hinged, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 722

Korea (South), Massive Horde of Definitive/Regular Issues Franked on Domestically Used Covers, 1960s-90s. An enormous, somewhat organized holding of over 3000 domestically used covers, all franked with a wide variety of definitive issues; bulk are single-stamp frankings, with a wealth of issues represented, Fine to Very Fine, ideal holding for the cancelation enthusiast; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 723

Korea (South), Horde of Domestically Used Covers Franked with Commemorative Issues, 1960s-90s. Massive, organized specialist's accumulation of over 3000 covers, all domestically used and franked, in nearly all cases, with a single commemorative stamp; includes a tremendous range of different stamp issues, cancels, etc., Fine to Very Fine, highly unusual holding to be sure; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 4,000.
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Lot 724
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Korea (South), Postal Stationery, Extensive Mostly Mint Horde. A very substantial, well-organized and identified stock of many, many hundreds, mostly mint and identified by KPSC numbers with noted quantities; bulk of items are from the 1970s to early 1990s, with many different categories represented as listed in KPSC; we also note some FDCs, etc., Very Fine, unusual holding; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,400.
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