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


1897-1911 Issues
 
 
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Lot 1115

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢ to $5 nearly complete (Chan 92-101, 103. Scott 86-95, 97), less only the elusive $2 value, wonderfully fresh with great colours, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1116

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢ to $5 nearly complete (Chan 92-101, 103. Scott 86-95, 97), less only the $2 value, but including an imperforate bottom margin $5 proof single on watermarked paper, o.g.; $5 with a few short perforations at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1117
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China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, ½¢ to $5 complete, with sans serif "Specimen" overprints (Chan 104-115. Scott 98-109), lovely and fresh, clean set of 12 values, each without gum (having been soaked off of presentation page), with the ½¢, 1¢, 2¢ and $2 watermarked and the balance unwatermarked, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1118

China, 1898-1906, Chinese Imperial Post, mixed set (Chan 102//127. Scott 100//121), comprising watermarked 2¢-10¢, 30¢, 50¢ and $5 values, with unwatermarked ½¢, 1¢, 20¢, $1 and $2, all o.g. with fresh colours, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1119

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, ½¢ to $5 complete (Chan 104-115. Scott 98-109), wonderfully fresh with strong, rich colours, o.g., Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1120

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, ½¢ to $5 complete (Chan 104-115. Scott 98-109), a beautiful, fresh set with great colours and centring, o.g.; $1 very trivial hinge thin speck and $5 with slight discolouration at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1121

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, ½¢ to $5 complete (Chan 104-115. Scott 98-109); some gum disturbance, but generally Fine to Very Fine, signed C Chu.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1122
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China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 1¢ ocher (Chan 105. Scott 99), horizontal pair, cancelled by lovely strike of scarce "Hwang Hsien/JAN 16 1900" bilingual oval handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
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Lot 1123

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 5¢ salmon, imperf between (Chan 108g. Scott 102b), horizontal pair, facially fresh and nicely centred; some gum discolouration, otherwise Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 1124

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, $1 to $5 high values (Chan 113-115. Scott 107-109), fresh and well-centred with bold colours, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1125

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, $1 to $5 high values (Chan 113-115. Scott 107-109), an attractive trio, o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1126

China, 1901-06, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢ to $5 complete (Chan 116-128. Scott 110-122), a fresh and vibrant set with great colours, full, clean o.g., Very Fine, with the $5 high value a very exceptional example.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 1127

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, 2¢ scarlet, vertical pair imperforate horizontally & horizontal pair imperforate between (Chan 118e, 118g. Scott 112a, 112c), each fresh and well-centred; few minor gum toning specks on each, otherwise Very Fine, nice pair of pairs, 1183, 118g, 112a, 112c.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1128

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ deep red, imperf between (Chan 118o. Scott 112e), vertical strip of 3, fresh and uncommonly well-centred, o.g.; few minor gum discolouration specks, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce and seldom-offered variety.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 1129

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 20¢ maroon, imperf between (Chan 123d. Scott 117a), horizontal pair, exceptionally well-centred, fresh, full clean o.g., Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1130
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China, 1902, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $5 green & salmon (Chan 128. Scott 122), fresh with nice colours, expertly regummed, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1131

China, 1908, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ deep green, imperf between (Chan 129e. Scott 124a), horizontal pair, a gem-quality pair in all respects, perfectly centred with deep, rich colour, o.g., Extremely Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1132

China, 1905, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 5¢ mauve, imperf between (Chan 132h. Scott 127c var.), vertical pair, wonderfully fresh with near-perfect centring, full o.g., Very Fine+, rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1133

Chinese Offices in Tibet, 1911, 3p on 1¢ ochre, inverted surcharge variety (Chan T1a. Scott 1a), a superior-quality example, fresh and perfectly centred with great color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1981 B.P.A. photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000

An incredible example of this great rarity, of which only two panes of 20 were printed
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Realized HK$19,000.
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