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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 1077

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), a splendid complete set offering bright, vivid colours and excellent centring, fresh, o.g., Very Fine+, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1078

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), a beautiful set with uncommonly fresh, intense colours; nicely centred, o.g., a few hinge remnants, Very Fine, a most attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1079

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 24ca carmine (Chan 30. Scott 24), incredibly fresh right margin single with magnificent colour and perfect centring, o.g., never hinged (!), Extremely Fine, a gem.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1080

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 4ca pale rose (Chan 25S. Scott 19n), fresh with lovely pastel second print colour, o.g., Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1081
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, wonderful all-mint selection (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), a lovely, generally fresh and overall nice-quality assemblage of 63 items in total, comprising 1ca (18), 2ca (11), 3ca (12), 4ca and 5ca (3 each), 6ca (5), 9ca (4), 12ca (1) and 24ca (6, attractive), the large majority are fresh; we note an occasional smallish flaw or no gum example, Fine to Very Fine, a solid mint holding of this popular issue; examine.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 1082
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, extensive all-used selection (Chan 22-24, 26-30. Scott 16-18, 20-24), a lovely and generally quite clean, all-used selection of 138 items, containing good representation of all values less the 4ca; the holding is composed of 1ca (13), 2ca (17), 3ca (52), 5ca (4), 6ca (14), 9 ca (19), 12ca (10) and 24ca (9), for the most part quality is fresh; an occasional smallish flaw noted here or there, generally Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful lot of this always-popular issue; examine.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 1083
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China, 1894-97, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, outstanding accumulation, a wonderful and substantial holding of mint or used singles or multiples, better values, cancellations, spacing varieties, etc., assembled on a group of stockpages; we note better items such as ½¢ on 3ca small figure surcharge (Scott 28, Chan 37; two full double-panes of 40 plus two part, interpanneau panes of 36 and 38, each of these with smallish flaws or toning), plus many mint premium singles like Scott #49 (interpanneau block of 8), 42 (2), 47 strip of 4, 52, 56, 68 (2), 69 (2), 73 pair; 4 mm spacing like #28f, 29b, 30d, 30f, 32b, 35c (signed FZ Chun); quantities of mint or used 1894 Dowagers, #53 with extremely fine Chungking oval, premium used items on piece, and much, much more, the majority Fine to Very Fine, a splendid and valuable lot; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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