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


Laos
 
 
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Lot 817
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Laos, 1951-52, Luang Prabang and Temple at Vientiane issues, specialized holding, lovely group of 38 items comprising the 26 souvenir sheets (not in booklet form), plus imperf sheetlets of 4 of the 70c and 1pi values, plus the 10c postage due, several deluxe sheets, four lovely sunken trial color proofs, imperf strips, etc., Very Fine, excellent specialist group of scarce material.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 818
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Laos, 1951-52, That Luang Temple in Vientiane, 10pi first issue high value, original artist's work (Scott 17), a spectacular and elegant hand-drawn design for the first Laotian issue, produced by the famous early Laotian stamp designer Jean Pheulpin, with his name noted in the inner design at bottom right. A stunning and rare showpiece from the first issue, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 819
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Laos, 1954, Accession of King Sisavang Vong 50th Anniversary, artist-signed sunken die proofs (Scott 25, C13), beautiful group of 12 Jean Pheulpin-signed trial color sunken proofs for the 2pi regular issue and the 50pi airmail issue, each in green, blue, violet, violet brown, red and black colors, all fresh with deckled edges, fresh and Very Fine, exceedingly difficult to duplicate.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500

It should be noted the 2pi and 50pi represent all values of these proofs, as the 3pi trial color sunken die proofs were not prepared
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Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 820
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Laos, 1954, Accession of King Sisavang Vong 50th Anniversary, imperf sheetlets of 4 (Scott 25-26, C13), the set complete and pristine, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a rare set.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 821
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Laos, 1954, Accession of King Sisavang Vong 50th Anniversary, imperf collective deluxe proof sheet (Scott 25-26, C13), a splendid, choice quality imperforate collective deluxe proof sheet of all three values on card, Very Fine, rare, with approximately 20 sheets believed to have been prepared.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 822
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Laos, 1954, 2pi King Sisavang Vong's 50th Anniversary of Accession issue, lovely pair of sunken die proofs (Scott 25), multicolored and artist-signed by Jean Pheulpin; in different color combinations; deckle edges; tiny scissors cut in far margin on one card, otherwise pristine, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 823

Laos, 1954, Accession of King Sisavang Vong 50th Anniversary issue, composite souvenir sheet (Scott 25-26, C13), special perforated and gummed composite souvenir sheet of all three values, o.g., never hinged; trivial gum skip spot, otherwise Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 824
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Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha issue, artist-signed trial color proofs (Scott 27, C21), beautiful, pristine quality group of 10 artist-signed trial color proofs sunk on card, each signed "Jean Pheulpin" with deckle edges; comprised of 2k regular issue and 20k airmail, each in violet, indigo and gray black, plus a 2k in burnt red and 20k in green and brown colors, also includes a stunning, multi-color 20k, hand-painted, Very Fine, rare group.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 825
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Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha issue, imperf collective deluxe proofs on card (Scott 27-29, C20-21), the set complete in two sheets, the first containing the three regular issues, the second with the two airmails, PO fresh, Very Fine, rare, with only 20 sets believed prepared.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 826
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Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha issue, imperforate sheetlets of 4 (Scott 27-29, C20-21), the set complete, PO fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, scarce and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 827
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Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha issue, nine color trial proofs (Scott 27, C21), lovely group, unsigned, on a thinner stock, comprised of 2k regular issue and 20k airmail issue each in violet and red, plus additional 2k in magenta, violet brown, etc., and 50k in a different shade of red, plus a bicolor in green and gray; one value tiny margin tear, Very Fine, scarce assemblage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 828
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Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha issue, special composite souvenir sheets (Scott 27-29, C20-21), the set complete in two pristine composite sheets, one for the three regular issues, the second containing the two airmails, pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 829
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Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha issue, imperforate deluxe proofs (Scott 27-29, C20-21), pristine quality, Very Fine, a lovely complete set.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 830
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Laos, 1959, King Sisavang Vong issue, 4k-13k, selection of proofs and specialty items (Scott 52-55), a wonderful, high quality selection of premium specialty items comprised of the set complete in issued colors, deluxe sheets, a nice set of imperf sheetlets of 4, five different trial color proofs sunk on card, plus a very scarce Jean Pheulpin-signed sunken die proof in black brown with embossed seal, etc., Very Fine, wonderful holdings.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 831
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Laos, 1959, King Sisavang Vong issue, special limited production composite sheet and proof sheet (Scott 52-55), pair of very rare items: a composite perforated and gummed souvenir sheet of four, plus an imperf deluxe collective sheet of 4 on cardstock; tiny scuff on reverse in no way detracts and is mentioned solely for accuracy, Very Fine, a showpiece pair of items, it is believed that only 20 or so were produced.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 832
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Laos, 1959, Historical Monuments, 50c-12.50k, artist-signed trial color sunken die proofs (Scott 60-65), a marvelous selection of 17 artist-signed sunken die proofs, all in different colors within the value, all with embossed seals and signed by the appropriate artists, including P. Munier, Charles Mazelin, J. Pheulpin, P. Gandon and others; breakdown shows 50c value (2), 1.50k (3), 2.50k (2), 7k (3), 11k (4) and 12.50k (3); few stray foxing specks here and there, mostly Very Fine, includes two magnificent and rare hand-colored examples.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 833
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Laos, 1959, Historic Monuments issue, 50c-12.50k, specialized limited production composite & proof sheets, etc. (Scott 60-65), lovely, clean group comprised the set of 6 on two perforated, gummed composite sheets, plus imperf deluxe proof sheets in the same format; additionally, we have a complete set of individual deluxe sheets, plus a set of imperf sheetlets of 4, wonderful group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 834
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Laos, 1961, King Sisavang Vong Funeral issue, specialized holding of proofs, etc. (Scott 66-69), outstanding selection of 19 items, comprised of a gummed, perforated composite sheet of 4, plus an imperf composite deluxe sheet of 4, 4k-9k deluxe sheets, 4k-9k imperf sheetlets of 4, 4k-9k trial color proofs in violet brown sunk on card, 4k-9k artist-signed trial colors, all different, two for each value, plus two magnificent and rare hand-colored "Jean Pheulpin" artist-signed multicolor proofs sunk on card with embossed seals, etc.; some foxing or gum disturbance as often encountered; the two hand-colored proofs pristine, scarce assemblage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 835
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Laos, 1962, Stamp Day issue, superb specialized holding of proofs, etc. (Scott 77-80), wonderful specialist's holding comprised of a set of deluxe proofs, perfed and gummed and imperf composite sheets, 1k and 1.50k imperf sheetlets of 4, 1k and 1.50k sunken deluxe trial color sheets in violet brown, four different artist-signed trial colors for the 1.50k value, three different artist-signed trial colors for the 1k value, etc., 19 items in all; a wonderful group, mostly Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 836
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Laos, 1964, UNESCO issue, excellent specialized holding (Scott 89-91, 91a), a clean and superb holding of 10 select items comprising a rare Robert Cami artist-signed embossed "first state" die proof in black, scarce perf and imperf collective deluxe sheets, regular deluxe sheets and imperf sheetlets of 4, etc., Very Fine, wonderful group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 837
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Laos, 1965, Hophabang Temple, lovely specialist's group of 4 proofs and related (Scott 108), comprised of an imperf miniature sheet of 4, an ungummed deluxe sheet, plus an artist signed sunken die color proof in bright green with ministry embossed seal, etc. Fresh, a rare group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 838
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Laos, 1966, Folklore issue, wonderful specialized holding (Scott 129-32), a superb specialist's holding of 17 select items, comprising the set of four complete in imperf sheetlets of 4 and deluxe sheets, plus nine embossed artist-signed sunken trial color proofs, highlighted by two superb, hand-painted examples, fresh and Very Fine, a lovely and scarce assemblage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 839
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Laos, 1967, Temple Sculpture issue, outstanding specialized holding (Scott 141-144), a remarkable and extensive holding comprising 21 items, including imperf sheetlets of 4 and deluxe sheets complete, plus 13 choice embossed artist-signed sunken trial color proofs, highlighted by a rare and magnificent Robert Cami-signed hand-painted example, fresh and Very Fine, a superb group not easily duplicated.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 840
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Laos, 1969, That Luang Temple, original artist's work (Scott 194), a beautiful archival original artwork by artist M. Monvoisin of the famous temple in Luang Prabang. A lovely design, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 841
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Laos, 1970, Native Drum issue, excellent specialized holding (Scott 197, C167), a wonderful selection of 13 items comprising 30k regular issue and 125k airmail values in imperf sheetlets of 4 and deluxe proofs, plus nine lovely embossed artist-signed sunken trial color proofs in a variety of different colors, Very Fine, scarce assemblage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 842
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Laos, 1971, Rotary International, specialized holding (Scott 214-215), excellent specialist's holding of 12 items, comprising imperf sheetlets of 4 and imperf deluxe sheets, plus eight scarce and pristine artist-signed embossed trial color proofs all in different colors, fresh and Very Fine, wonderful group not easily duplicated.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 843
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Laos, 1973, 40k Lion's International, wonderful specialist's group of 3 proofs and related (Scott 237), comprised of a Very Fine never hinged sheet of 4 in issued colors, an imperf deluxe sheet in issued colors, plus a lovely artist signed sunken trial color die proof in violet with ministry seal, etc. A scarce and lovely group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 844
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Laos, 1975, UNESCO Campaign to Save Borobudur Temple, original artist's work (Scott 270), a beautiful, eye-appealing piece of archival original artwork, showing manuscript "approved" notation, along with red seal of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, etc. A splendid design, the companion to the 100k value which appears in this sale, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 845
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Laos, 1975, UNESCO Campaign to Save Borobudur Temple, 100k value, original artist's work (Scott 270), a splendid, original piece of the artwork for this issue, showing Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications seal in red, with manuscript approved notation all on front, with reverse noting details in pencil for number of stamps and souvenir sheets to be ordered, issue date and other specifics. A beautiful piece, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 846
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Laos, Airmail, 1954, 2pi Laotian Temples, group of deluxe sheets (Scott C13 var.), 6 select sunken deluxe sheets, in violet, red, violet brown, brown violet, green and blue, fresh, a rare group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 847
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, production trial color sheets (Scott C7-12), a superb and rare set of six archival sheets of 25, mostly monochrome as eventually issued, but including selected recommended color combinations, a few albino prints, etc., o.g., never hinged, generally Very Fine, beautiful, striking and rare archival material.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 848
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, special printing, imperf (Scott C7-C12), sheetlets of 4, pristine mint, a rare and choice set, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,800.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 849
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, selection of artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C7-C12), a magnificent and diverse range of 23 items, all signed by artist "Jean Pheulpin", comprised of 4pi (2) in violet brown and light brown, 6.50 pi (4) in indigo, dark green, brown and dark violet, 9pi (5) in dark green, indigo, violet, brown and dark violet, 11.50pi (4) in brown, blue, violet and dark green, 40pi (4) in indigo, violet, violet brown and dark green, and 100pi (4) in dark green, violet, indigo and violet brown. A superb holding, not easily duplicated, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 850
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, sunken deluxe proofs (Scott C7-C12), in sepia, fresh and near pristine, a rare set, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 851
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, sunken die proofs (Scott C7-C12), in black, set of 6, all but 11.50pi and 40pi signed, most with deckled edges; 100pi with ½ inch tear at bottom right margin, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce set.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 852
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, deluxe sheets (Scott C7-C12), 2 sets, comprised of collective deluxe proofs, ungummed, printed on card, plus gummed deluxe sheets, each with 4 stamps on one sheet and 2 on the other, Very Fine, rare, with only 10 to 15 of each printed.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 853
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos complete, deluxe proofs (Scott C7-C12), a pristine faultless set in issued colors, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 854
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Buddha Statues, hand-painted artist-signed sunken die proofs (Scott C8-9, 11-12), magnificent group of four deckled-edge sunken proofs in exquisite colors, signed by Jean Pheulpin, Very Fine and choice, pristine and rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,800.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 855
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Laos, Airmail, 1953, Buddha Statues, 6.50pi to 100pi, rare "first state" artist-signed die proofs (Scott C8-12), five values, less the 4pi low value, each with basic design in black, signed by Jean Pheulpin and noted "1er Etat, 1/2", a beautiful and remarkable group, Very Fine, a showpiece group, only two of each item prepared.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 856
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Laos, Airmail, 1954, 50pi Laotian Temples, deluxe proof (Scott C13), in indigo and blue green, Post Office fresh, scarce, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 857

Laos, Airmail, 1954, 50pi Laotian Temples, trial color production piece (Scott C13), corner margin pair with gutter, 12.1.54 dated corner, left stamp printed in brownish violet, second stamp bicolored in dull violet and sienna shades. A scarce production piece to be sure, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 858
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Laos, Airmail, 1954, 50pi King Sisavang Vong's Accession, five artist-signed sunken trial color die proofs (Scott C13), choice, clean group of five Jean Pheulpin-signed proofs in turquoise, blue, brown, red and brown red, each with deckle edges, etc., Very Fine, nice, scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 859
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Laos, Airmail, 1954, 50pi King Sisavang Vong's Accession, magnificent pair of die proofs (Scott C13), a simply spectacular pair of artist-signed multicolored sunken die proofs (with different color combinations) and with deckle edges; each signed Jean Pheulpin, Very Fine, an exquisite and rare pair.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 860
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, hand-painted artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), a stunning group of 10 items including the set of 6 complete, along with duplicates of the 4k-6k and 20k values in different color combinations, each signed "Jean Pheulpin" with full deckled edges, Extremely Fine, exceptionally rare, with approximately 3 to 5 of each produced.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 861
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana complete, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in black, a magnificent eye-appealing set showing full deckled edges, each signed "Jean Pheulpin", with additional notation on each "1er État 5/5", pristine mint, Extremely Fine and choice, exceedingly rare, with only 5 sets produced.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 862
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, proof group (Scott C14-C19), complete sets of deluxe sheets and imperf never hinged blocks of 4, fresh, Very Fine, a very scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 863
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in sienna, a superb quality set in a rarely offered color, each signed "Jean Pheulpin" with full deckled edges, pristine and rare, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 864
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in black, a pristine complete set, with all 2 values signed "Jean Pheulpin" with deckled edges, Very Fine and choice, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 865
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in violet, a lovely set produced in slightly varying shades of violet or blue violet, each signed "Jean Pheulpin" with full deckled edges, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 866
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in brown, a splendid complete set with deckled edges, all but one signed "Jean Pheulpin", Very Fine and choice, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 867
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in indigo, a superb quality set with full deckled edges, each signed "Jean Pheulpin", fresh, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 868
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Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana complete, artist signed sunken die proofs (Scott C14-C19), in indigo blue, each signed "Jean Pheulpin", most trimmed, 3 showing deckled edges at top and at bottom, fresh mint, a lovely and rare set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 869
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Laos, Airmail, 1957, Monk & Buddha design, superb artist-signed trial color die proof collection (Scott C27-30), amazing selection of 34 monochrome "Jean Pheulpin" artist-signed sunken die proofs, all different within the value type; comprised of 10k Monk (10 different), 15k Monks in Boat (11 different), 18k Smiling Buddha (7 different) and 24k Temple Painting (6 different), a splendid, high quality group, Very Fine and choice, exceedingly difficult to duplicate.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 870

Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, collective deluxe proofs (Scott C14-C19), 2 sets, comprised of a complete perforated set on 2 never hinged sheets, plus a like set of imperf on thicker ungummed proof paper, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 871
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Laos, Airmail, 1957, Monk & Buddha design, spectacular multicolor artist-signed sunken die proofs (Scott C27-30), a gorgeous, rare assemblage of 12 items, three for each of the four values in the set; each sunk on card and signed by artist Jean Pheulpin, each color design is completely different and collectively offer a simply beautiful group, Very Fine and choice, rare.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 872
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Laos, Airmail, 1957, Monk & Buddha design, specialty composite sheets/proofs (Scott C27-30), lovely and very scarce group comprised of the set complete on two perforated, gummed specially produced souvenir sheets, which are Very Fine, n.h., plus the same format in imperf collective deluxe proofs on card, very scarce items produced in very limited quantities.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 873
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Laos, Airmail, 1957, Monk & Buddha design, 10k and 18k-24k, scarce bi-colored artist-signed sunken die proofs (Scott C27, C29-30), extensive and very scarce assemblage of 13 items, all signed "Jean Pheulpin"; comprised of 10k Monk (7 items), 18k Smiling Buddha (4 items) and 24k Temple Painting (2 items), each showing two color combinations with all different, fresh, Very Fine, very scarce format.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 874
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Laos, Airmail, 1957, Monk & Buddha design, imperf deluxe proofs and imperf sheetlets of 4 (Scott C27-30), o.g., never hinged; couple sheetlets with very slightly dryish gum or trivial corner bends, otherwise, Very Fine, scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 875
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Laos, Airmail, 1960, National Tourist Industry, excellent specialized holding (Scott C35-38), superb and clean specialist selection of nine items comprising perf and imperf deluxe collective proof sheets, six lovely embossed artist-signed sunken trial color proofs, etc., fresh, Very Fine, lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 876
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Laos, Airmail, 1962, Makha Bousa Festival issue, artist-signed trial color sunken die proofs (Scott C39-42), a spectacular group of 16 artist-signed (various) sunken trial colors, each different within the value group, each embossed, etc.; composition shows 3 examples each for all values 11k-25k, plus exquisite hand-colored examples for the 14k and 25k, plus two for the 20k, lovely group, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 877
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Laos, Airmail, 1962, Makha Bousa Festival issue, selection of specialized proofs, etc. (Scott C39-42), lovely selection of 12 items comprised of deluxe sheets complete, imperf sheetlets of 4 complete, plus a very scarce complete set of unsigned deluxe sheet trial color proofs in violet brown, fresh, Very Fine, nice lot.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 878
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Laos, Airmail, 1972, Wood Carvings issue, exceptional specialized holding (Scott C91-93), an exceptional and extensive holding comprising 19 items in all, including imperf sheetlets and deluxe sheets complete, along with 13 pristine embossed artist-signed sunken trial color proofs in all different colors, fresh, Very Fine, select group.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 879
Laos, Airmail, 1973, 90k Nang Mékhala weather goddess (WMO Centenary issue), original artwork (Scott C108), a splendid, elegantly produced watercolor on card, 8½ x 13½ inches, complete with overlay, produced by artist Ky Phungchaleun, wonderful, eye-appealing design, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 880
Laos, Airmail, 1973, 150k International Meteorological Cooperation Centenary, original artist work (Scott C109), a magnificent, superbly produced original watercolor design complete with overlays on 13½ x 8½ inch card, produced by artist Ky Phungchaleun, beautiful design, fresh, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 881
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Laos, Outstanding and Extensive Specialized Holding By Issue, 1962-75. A superb holding of approximately 160 clean, high quality specialist pieces, comprising 45 imperf sheetlets of 4, 59 deluxe sheets, 54 mostly artist-signed embossed trial color proofs, plus booklets, etc; begins with coverage for Scott #79 and continues on for 92-95, 96-99, 99a, 108, 129-32, 194-95, 196, 205-06, 207-08, 214-15, 235-36, 239-40, 241, 256, 268-68C, 270-71, C65-66, C75, C76, C80-82, C94-95, C103, C108-09, etc., fresh and high quality throughout, Very Fine, a splendid holding of these popular items.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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