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


French Offices in China
 
 
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Lot 803
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French Offices in China, 1894-1900, Peace & Commerce, plate proofs on bristol paper (Scott 1//12A. Maury 1-11), blocks of four with simulated perforations, complete set of eleven, each imperforate and corresponding to the top right corner margin of the proof sheets prepared for the 1900 Paris Exposition, and comprising 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 40c, 50c, 75c, 1fr & 5fr, Very Fine. Maury €8,000 (HK$ 65,740).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 804
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French Offices in Canton, 1908, Cambodian Girl, 30c brown and black, deluxe proof of overprinted issue (Scott 56 var. Yvert 58 var), proof of overprinted issue, plus stand-alone overprint printed below stamp design; couple marginal flaws, all far from and in no way detracting from central design, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce item.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 805
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French Offices in Canton, 1906, 75c vermilion and black, trial color die proofs of issued colors and overprints (Scott 60. Yvert 62), lovely and elusive selection of three items: the un-overprinted Indochina stamp in issued color (tiny hinge thin), plus two different examples each in issued colors showing two different types and sizes of "CANTON" and Chinese overprints, fresh, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$3,400.
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