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The Lee Wong Collection


1885-1888 Small Dragons
 
 
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Lot 168

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 13-15. Scott 10-12 vars.), incredibly well-centred with bold, vibrant colours, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 169

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), wonderfully fresh & beautifully centred, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 170

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), outstanding centring with magnificent colours, clean o.g., Very Fine+, a select quality set.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 171

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), exceptionally fresh with vibrant colours, beautifully centred, clean o.g., Very Fine+, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 172

China, 1885, Small Dragon, 5ca greenish yellow, rough perf 12½ (Chan 18. Scott 12 var.), a magnificent block of 15, with margins at top & bottom, along with interpanneau gutter at left, a simply superb multiple in gorgeous Post Office fresh shade, outstanding, near-perfect centring; hard to imagine a more beautiful multiple, with flawless, full "white" original gum, which is never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem!
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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Lot 173

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), a simply lovely set offering brilliant colours & outstanding centring, full, clean o.g., Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 174

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), beautifully centred with great colours, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 175

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19 etc. Scott 13), complete interpanneau sheet of 40, a splendid sheet in wonderful quality, showing the constant varieties as listed in Chan, etc., exceptionally fresh and beautifully centred, with pristine full o.g. which is never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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Lot 176

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19 etc. Scott 13), complete interpanneau sheet of 40, an extraordinary full sheet in an amazing state of preservation, showing the various varieties as noted by the Chan listings, etc.; the sheet itself is near-pristine and perfectly centred, with bright, vivid colour, full, perfectly clean o.g. which is never hinged; minor natural wrinkle at bottom left mentioned for accuracy, Extremely Fine, a showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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