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


Chinese Empire
 
 
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Lot 74
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca to 5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), wonderfully fresh with brilliant colors, an attractive set, expertly regummed, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 75
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca to 5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), nicely centered with good color and perforations, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 76

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green and 3ca red brown (Chan 1-2. Scott 1-2), each exceptionally fresh and bright, full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a lovely pair.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 77
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red, thin and thick paper printings (Chan 2, 8. Scott 2, 8), two lovely used examples with the thin paper printing a left margin single and the thick paper printing a smooth perforation type, Very Fine, nice pair.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 78
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red and 5ca orange (Chan 2-3. Scott 2-3), nice group of three items: two copies of the 3ca plus a 5ca example with tiny hinge thin, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 79
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China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca to 5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), 3ca a top margin single, 5ca wonderfully fresh and well centered, a fresh and attractive set, 1ca fresh o.g., 3ca and 5ca regummed; 5ca with a couple of thin spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 80
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margin), 1ca green and 3ca brown red (Chan 4, 5. Scott 4, 5), a fresh mint 1ca with full o.g. and a horizontal crease at foot, along with a used 3ca, with tiny perf tear at left, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 81

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4, 5. Scott 4, 5), each with full o.g.; 3ca very slight and minor corner wrinkle at far lower left margin, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 82

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), deep, rich, intense color, fresh and sound, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 83
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 5. Scott 5), three clean and attractive used examples, fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 84
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca to 5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7-9. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh; 5ca reperfed at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 85
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca bright green & 5ca chrome yellow, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7, 9. Scott 7b var., 9), a fresh, sound 1ca without gum, plus a lovely used 5ca with scarce, violet Aug 10 85 Taku Customs dater, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 86
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), lovely and fresh complete set with bright, vivid colors, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 87
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China, 1878-83, Large Dragons, useful mint or used selection, comprised of 23 items, nearly all 1878 1st issue thin paper types, mostly used, while majority are of acceptable appearance, there are some problems noted, with a nice range of cancels etc., generally Fine to Very Fine appearance, inspection a must.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 88
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China, 1878-83, Large Dragons on thin paper, selection (Chan 2-3, 7-8. Scott 2-3, 7-8), group of four items comprised of 1878 3ca and 5ca mint, 3ca o.g. with creases, 5ca no gum and tiny thin; plus used 1ca thick paper with trimmed perfs and 3ca thick paper with corner perf missing, reasonably attractive group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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