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The Lee Wong Collection


Chinese Provinces
 
 
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Lot 432

Chinese Provinces, Fantastic collection, outstanding, clean and valuable mostly mint old-time collection on homemade pages; loaded with premium sets and singles like mint (Scott numbers) Manchuria #1-20, 21-24, 25-28, 29-32; North East Province #M3, Q1 (used); excellent Sinkiang including #1-16, 34-37, 39-42, 43-46, 47-68, 70-73, 74-77, 78-81, 82-88, 89-97, plus Shanghai and Peking overprint types, C5-C12, C15-C19; Szechuan #1-3, 4-11, 12-23; Taiwan #1-9, 28A, J6-J9, J10-J12; Yunnan #1-20, 21-24, 25-28, 29-35, 46-48, 49-60 and lots more. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, lovely lot; well worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 433

Manchurian Provinces, 1927, ½¢ & 1¢ with inverted overprints, also 1½¢ vertical pair, top stamp overprint omitted (Chan KH1a-2a, 3 vars. Scott 1-3 vars.), a fresh and scarce eye-catching group, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 434

Manchurian Provinces, Lovely vintage selection of postal history, attractive compilation of 15 covers, plus one cover front, al franked by various Junk issue combinations overprinted for use in Manchuria; we note a nice range of origin c.d.s.'s, rates and franking combinations, destinations, Registered usages, etc., Fine to Very Fine, excellent group for the specialist; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 435

Manchurian Provinces, Useful Manchurian Local Overprints (MLO) accumulation, a nice mint holding on a couple stockcards, including duplicated 2f booklet panes, various blocks of 4 and singles, plus some glassines with large multiples, Airmails, etc., Fine to Very Fine, useful mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 436

Sinkiang, 1921, Post Office Anniversary overprinted set complete (Chan PS39-PS42. Scott 39-42), half-sheets of 50, each with margins on three sides, with imprints at top and bottom; incredibly fresh and well-centred, with full pristine o.g. which is never hinged; some separations as to be expected, Very Fine, scarce multiples.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 437

Sinkiang, 1921, Post Office Anniversary overprinted set complete (Chan PS39-PS42. Scott 39-42), complete sheets of 100, in superb quality, neatly folded through the centre with just a minor amount of expected separations; these sheets are exceedingly well-preserved and wonderfully fresh with pristine o.g., Very Fine and choice, a rare surviving set.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 438

Sinkiang, 1916, "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" 2nd overprint on Hall of Classics, 1st Peking printing, $20 black & yellow (Chan PS38. Scott 38), fresh mint, a lovely, attractive example of this scarce issue, o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 439
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Sinkiang, 1916, "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" 2nd overprint on Hall of Classics, 1st Peking printing, $20 black & yellow (Chan PS38. Scott 38), exceptionally fresh & nicely centred, neat, unobtrusive corner cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 440
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Sinkiang, 1923, "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Constitution "SPECIMEN" overprints complete (Chan PS43-46. Scott 43-46), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a splendid rare set.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 441

Sinkiang, Airmail, 1933, handstamped on Junk, 5¢ rose mauve and 10¢ blue (Chan PSA1-2. Scott C1-2), wonderfully fresh & well-centred with vibrant colours, o.g., Very Fine, a lovely pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 442
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Sinkiang, Airmail, 1933, handstamped on Junk, 5¢ rose mauve and 10¢ blue (Chan PSA1-2. Scott C1-2), each wonderfully fresh & well-centred, cancelled by perfect Tihwa centrally struck c.d.s.'s, Extremely Fine, signed F.X. Chun.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 443

Sinkiang, Airmail, 1933, handstamped on Junk, 5¢ rose mauve (Chan PSA1. Scott C1), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed F.Z. Chun.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 444

Sinkiang, Airmail, 1933, handstamped on Junk, 10¢ blue (Chan PSA2. Scott C2), pristine mint and perfectly centred, full clean o.g. which shows just the slightest evidence of hinging, Extremely Fine, a gem, signed F.Z. Chun.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 445
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Sinkiang, Airmail, 1932, handstamped on Reaper, 15¢ blue (Chan PSA3. Scott C3), attractive example of this scarce value, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 446

Sinkiang, Airmail, 1932, handstamped on Reaper, 30¢ deep brown purple (Chan PSA4. Scott C4), a stunning, pristine example, fresh & nicely centred, o.g., never hinged stamp (hinged in margin only), Very Fine, signed Heiman & Sanabria.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 447

Sinkiang, Amazing and valuable postal history selection, splendid group of ten items, including a Scott #C3 Airpost-franked cover, two lovely uprated 6c Sinkiang postal cards used to Germany, several nice Registered or AR covers, a cover written by Sven Hedin in his hand to Germany, small town usages like Hotienchow, Kuche, Suilai, Turfan, etc., largely Fine to Very Fine, a lovely group well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 448
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Sinkiang, Extensive old-time official perfin collection, 1916, excellent and very substantial, well-assembled mounted collection put together decades ago; includes about 500 items in all, arranged by denomination and perfin type (i.e., normal, reversed, horizontal and normal, horizontal and reversed); interesting collection ripe for further study and expansion, Fine to Very Fine, specialist's delight; examine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 449
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Szechuan, Airmail, 1949, $10,000 on $27 (Chan SA7e. Scott C2b), right margin block of 4, overprint on $27 without CNC surcharge, fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine, scarce, signed L. Y. Woo.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 450

Tibet, Excellent old-time postal history selection, comprising approximately 38 items, including various India/Tibet combination covers, complete sets of Scott #9-13 and 14-18 (2) covers, several stampless Official covers, numerous covers franked with Scott #14-18, examples of Scott #4 and 6 (rare) on cover, a nice 1924 Mt. Everest cover, a scarce Scott #16 cover with Dechen postmark, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a true old-time specialist's lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 451

Yunnan, 1949 (Aug. 1), air letter sheet, used Kunming to Chicago, neat aerogramme franked by 30¢ on $20 violet surcharge (Scott #68), tied by two Kunming origin c.d.s.'s, Fine to Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 452

Yunnan, 1949 (Aug. 22), airmail envelope, mailed Kunming to Los Angeles, franked by the lovely combination of 1¢ on $200,000 (Scott #61, single plus block of 4), 10¢ on $20,000 (#64), 30¢ on $20 (#68) and $1.20 on $100,000 (#69), all tied by Kunming 22.8.49 c.d.s.'s. Fresh, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 453

Yunnan, Nice group of covers, 1920s-30s, seven in all, from the 1920s to the early 1930s, all franked by Yunnan Province-overprinted Junk issues (one cover with a stamp missing); we note nice usages (e.g., Registered), franking combinations, town cancels, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, good specialist's group.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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