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


1894-1897 Empress Dowager 60th Birthday
 
 
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Lot 94

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca to 24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), fresh with lovely, vibrant colors, o.g., Very Fine, a most attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 95

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 12ca orange and 24ca carmine (Chan 29-30. Scott 23-24), each fresh and nicely centered, a nice pair of high values, full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 96

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 24ca carmine (Chan 30. Scott 24), an exceptional mint example of this high value, perfectly centered and near pristine, full clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 97

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 1ca red orange (Chan 22S. Scott 16n), a lovely left margin single in distinct second printing shade, fresh, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine, signed Livingston in margin.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 98

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 2ca yellow green (Chan 23S. Scott 17n), lovely pastel shade, fresh, full clean o.g., Fine to Very Fine, scarce, signed Bloch and A. Korzyn.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 99

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 3ca chrome yellow (Chan 24S. Scott 18n), an attractive right margin single in a beautiful distinctive shade, o.g.; few specks of album offset on reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 100

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 4ca pale rose (Chan 25S. Scott 19n), magnificent, distinct second printing shade, wonderfully fresh and bright, full pristine o.g. which is ever-so-lightly hinged, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 101

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 5ca yellow (Chan 26S. Scott 20n), vivid, fresh color, nicely centered, with full clean o.g., Very Fine, signed Livingston.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 102

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 9ca light green (Chan 28S. Scott 22n), lovely, delicate second printing shade, fresh and beautifully centered, o.g., Very Fine, rare, signed Bloch and J.T.Y.L.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 103

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 12ca pale orange yellow (Chan 29S. Scott 23n), lovely, delicate and distinctive second printing shade, o.g., Fine to Very Fine+, rare.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 104

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 24ca deep rose red (Chan 30S. Scott 24n), a magnificent example boasting bold, intense color, centered slightly to the left, fresh and near pristine, o.g., Very Fine, a wonderful example, signed Bloch.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 105

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 24ca deep rose red (Chan 30S. Scott 24n), a fresh example in the customary 2nd printing shade, full o.g., Fine to Very Fine, a lovely example of this elusive printing.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 106

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, von Mollendorf Special Printing, 24ca deep rose red, small selection (Chan 30M. Scott 24n var.), a splendid group of 3 items composed of a Mollendorf single, a cigarette paper proof, plus a 2nd printing color proof on medium white paper, a top margin single, all fresh, Very Fine, a choice group.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$12,000.
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