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


1885-1888 Small Dragons
 
 
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Lot 89

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 5ca olive brown and 5ca bistre brown (Chan 15, 18b. Scott 12, 12a), beautiful pair of 5ca values, with the bistre brown rough perforation type, fresh with great color, full, clean o.g., Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 90

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca to 5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), 5ca marginal, a wonderful, clean set, each with sharp, vivid colors, full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 91

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca to 5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), wonderfully fresh and beautifully centered, full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 92

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca to 5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), 3ca a top margin single, a clean and attractive set, fresh, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 93
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China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca to 5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), a lovely set, each cancelled by identical "Customs Dec 31 1896 Shanghai" small Customs daters showing inverted "1896" year slug, Very Fine, attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$4,000.
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