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Sale 28

China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 1
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Superlative collection, 1882-1949, remarkably fresh and clean, exquisitely presented on fully annotated homemade quadrille pages housed in a slipcased red Lighthouse binder (marked Hong Kong); starting with Large Dragons #1-3 and 4-6, the selection here boasts duplicated Small Dragons showing varieties in paper and color, a nice array of overprinted Dowagers in various settings, a mint 1898 C.I.P. Coiling Dragons set complete less the elusive $2, a grand 1902-03 Dragons set, with the 10¢ through $5 present, a couple inverted "Republic" overprints, a complete First London Printing of the Junk series whose $5 is superbly centered and $10 nearly perfectly so, 1931 Sun Yat-sen London Print high values (Scott #294-296) never hinged, extensive Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs (displaying different prints, dies, overprints, papers, etc., including a block of nine #446 showing the "fen-fen" error, center stamp), CNCs apparently complete, Golds missing two Hankow high values, solid Silvers including a color variation on #988, Airs complete less #C42, plus Registrations, Dues, Military Stamps and North East Provinces; virtually complete from 1922 onwards, with most mint from the same period; 19th-century cancels include seal, Pakua, Small Customs and Large Dollars; a few condition issues (mostly affecting gum) found here or there, but uncommonly fresh given the commonality of the faults normally encountered; overall a stunning collection on which to build, or to break for retail, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a careful examination will be rewarded.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000.
Realized HK$65,000.
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Lot 2
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Delightful stock compilation, 1885-1912, ten stockpages filled with what every collector or dealer wants, starting with the Small Dragons (all three values, each in quantity both mint and used!), plus the three overprinted Small Dragons (one set mint plus a 5¢ on 5ca used), a neat array of overprinted Dowagers both mint and used (including a vertical pair of 10¢ on 12ca cancelled by a near-complete Hankow 19 JUL 97 Large Dollar chop), I.C.P. Coiling Dragons featuring 1¢ and 2¢ mint blocks of four, plus a mint $1); C.I.P. Coiling Dragons including the $1 (one mint, creased, plus seven used), $2 (four used) and $5 (two used) values, plus the dollar-values overprinted "SPECIMEN", a part-sheet of 20 4¢, several blocks of four or six; plus a nice array of Statistical Department and Waterlow "Republic" overprints including a piece showing both varieties together, cancelled in Shanghai, etc., etc. a surprisingly fresh group that must be seen, Very Fine overall.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000.
Realized HK$70,000.
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Lot 3
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Useful and valuable compilation of classics, neatly arranged on stockpages; majority of items come from the Small Dragons, Dowagers and CIP Coiling Dragons, with a smaller but still good selection of commemoratives, Airmails and other Back-of-the-Book items; much of use throughout, with the overprinted Dowagers both small and large numbers of varying distances; the Coiling Dragons include 1¢ bottom right corner copy, imperforate at bottom; 1¢ gutter pair (both unused), and runs through the $5 value; the Customs-overprinted series runs two copies unused to the 50¢ value (less the 1¢, only one) plus one unused copy of each of the dollar values, and features four used ½¢ values with inverted overprint and a used 3¢ with split overprint; mint and used Commercial Press-overprinted 1¢ and 2¢ values; Scott #190-197 & 199 used; never hinged Chiang Kai-shek complete, with Yunnan (n.h.) and Manchuria (mixed mint and used) complete as well; various 1940s overprints, First Airmail set never hinged, #C43-C47, four China #1N57 used, PRC #7L9-7L12 (Unit Stamps overprinted) mint, etc.; gum ranges from no gum to hinge remnants to never hinged; a few condition issues as expected on items of this era, but overall a fresh, clean and exciting group, Fine to Very Fine with much better, well worth a thorough inspection.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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Lot 4
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Compelling collection, 1865-1949, housed in an Yvert & Tellier album, with all items (whether mint or used) in mounts; generally fresh and clean, and offering a wider range of material than often found in a collection such as this; China proper begins with a smattering of Dowagers (without and with overprints); a pretty I.C.P. Coiling Dragons set complete, the 50¢ to $2 values used, the others mint/unused (the $5 with a corner fault, but still a tough stamp—and this one's beautifully centered); a mostly used C.I.P. Coiling Dragons set, unwatermarked; a duplicated host of Waterlow "Republic" overprints, including single copies of the $1 and $2; nice Junks with duplication, plus a 13¢ Reaper with "SPECIMEN" overprint; commemoratives from the 1920s and 1930s appear complete, and there are enough Dr. Sun's to brighten any day, plus wide-ranging overprints on Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs; Airs (including Scott #C6-C10 never hinged), Dues, Provinces going back to the Junks, and up to and including Japanese Occupations, etc., etc.; the uncommon includes Foreign Offices (France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and Russia), Shanghai Local Post issues (including three Large Dragons), and a set of 1911 Tibet overprints to the $1 value mint. Generally fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine with much better, take the time to review.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 5
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Excellent balance lot from a powerful consignment, extensive and very useful accumulation including numerous 1940s-1960s China and Taiwan U.P.U. Presentation Books, a good range of China Classics in glassines, lots of Thrift Movement miniature sheets (including the scarce red Sinkiang woodchop and Russian Philatelic Society overprints), nice DPPs, lots of wartime and CNC issue varieties, Scott #C6-C10 as blocks of four and never hinged singles, plus much, much more; a valuable and diverse range of material to be sure. A few smallish faults, mostly Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful lot well worth careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 22,000 - 26,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 6
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Valuable and diverse range of errors and varieties, fascinating and substantial mostly mint selection of approximately a couple hundred or so items, each housed in a Scott number-identified glassine; we note items from China proper, Provinces, Japanese Occupations, Taiwan, etc., including fantails, imperforates, offsets, overprint and surcharge varieties, shifts, paperfolds, perforation varieties, plate flaws, gutter pairs, paper types and much, much more; an exceptional, well-identified holding, brimming with outstanding specialist material, Fine to Very Fine or better, a wonderful lot not easily duplicated.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000.
Realized HK$100,000.
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Lot 7
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Impressive collection, 1885-1953, on album pages of various makes, a beautiful assembly of nearly all mint stamps; begins with a pretty selection of used Small Dragons, including a 1ca horizontal pair and a 3ca horizontal strip of three, along with three single 5ca examples; various "Republic" overprints, many as multiples, a few as panes (one interpanneau), a couple 1912 local overprints (almost never encountered in a group such as this), early commemoratives, Airmails (including Sinkiang-overprinted examples), Sun Yat-sen (including imperforate corner margin imprint blocks) and Martyrs, some Golds, overprints, First Flight Covers from China and Macao, used multiples, a 1944 War Refugee souvenir sheet, and much, much more, including a small selection of early Taiwan, Very Fine throughout on the whole, be sure to set aside time to view.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 8
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Massive miscellany, presented in seven binders filled with manila stockpages; mint, used, original gum, never hinged, no gum; Republican China Airmails and Postage Dues, Taiwan used, a broad array of Occupation Issues; singles, blocks, imprint blocks…it's all here, and in quantities enough to keep the busiest dealer happy, Fine to Very Fine with better, review a must.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 9
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Amazing balance of a formidable consignment, still containing a wealth of material, from Dowagers (a few) to Dues (many), Republic, PRC & Provinces, Hong Kong to Taiwan; includes excellent mint Taiwan (into the 1970s), strong in Art Series issues with many premium blocks; an old stockbook with good Republic wartime and interior surcharges, CNC multiples, etc.; "Republic" overprints, good Junks, many margin or inscription blocks, a smattering of PRC mint or used, even a 1948 Registered Airmail cover to the US with a whopping 174 $5,000,000 Sun Yat-sen stamps (totaling $870 million in postage and fees!), Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, a must-view.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$40,000.
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Lot 10
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Valuable selection from a powerful consignment, a lovely and diverse selection of odds and ends from a prominent consignment in this sale, still with excellent value remaining; begins with a nice array of Dowager issue reference items, then strong coverage from there including (mint unless noted) Chan #83, 97 (2), 100 (2), 127, 140, 144-145, 152b, 164, 181 (2), 223-225, 246, 268-270, A1-5 (never hinged), D7-14 (used), D32-40, a couple odd Junk specimens, a few 1940s issues imperforate between, Sun Yat-sen printed on reverse, a few better Taiwan items, and more, Fine to Very Fine or better, a useful, wide-ranging selection; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 11
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Select collection, 1885-1949, presented in two binders/albums, plus a stack of glassines or stockcards; the majority of the holding is from the Republican era, though we do note Small Dragons (1ca mint, 3ca and 5ca (2) used), a set of mint overprinted Small Dragons, a vertical pair of 2¢ Dowagers with interpane margin at left, a mint block of nine ½¢ on 3¢ Dowagers (margin at right), a pretty set of I.C.P. Coiling Dragons (Scott #124-127, 127a, 128-130) mint, #J1-J6 mint, plus the random used Coiling Dragon in glassines; the two albums are on homemade pages, and while coverage varies between the two, both offer a decent spread of post-1912 issues, including Statistical Department "Republic" overprints, strong arrays of Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs both "regular" and overprinted, solid Golds, Airs, Dues, etc.; useful duplication throughout, some readily apparent, some needing a bit of sifting, but all well worth the time, o.g., Fine to Very Fine with better, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 12
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Exciting all-China consignment balance, useful, clean and diverse offering of odds and ends, including Taiwan Scott #1028 bold double surcharge, 1126a, 1131-1134 Specimen overprints; Imperial Taiwan Republic Chan #F5a (two used examples); North East Liberated Area Yang #NE44-50 in margin blocks; China ½¢ to 50¢ (less 20¢) mint I.C.P. issues plus $1 Extremely Fine used; Sinkiang Scott #17//37, including $2 to $10 values; PRC Scott #610-611 blocks of four, 960-964, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine, nice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 13
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Two-for-one collection, 1877-1949, neatly hinged on two sets of album pages, one Scott, one Ka-Be, with a nice mint and used assortment and duplication between the two; begins with some Shanghai Locals, Treaty Port issues and Dragons (Large, Small and Coiling), with the degree of coverage picking up from the Junks; note useful overprints from the 1940s, Provinces (Republican and Japanese Occupation), Airs, Dues, etc.; no great rarities spotted, but a useful stock nonetheless, Fine to Very Fine with better, worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 14
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Eclectic China & Taiwan compilation, from Empire to Republic to PRC and ROC, this holding has a bit of everything: a springback binder with a selection of Foreign Offices issues (US, British, French and German); loose album pages of Imperial and Republic issues, including an o.g. Small Dragon and several Coiling Dragons (three with Waterlow "Republic" overprints), a handful of China covers; a wide range of Sun Yat-sen and Martyr issues, most overprinted; a decent mint and used Taiwan collection, including a mint never hinged Emperors set; some items still on their original auction cards, including two sets of rarely encountered Revenues; nothing of earth-shattering rarity encountered, but an excellent source for the dealer or the specializing collector, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, well worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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