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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 824
 
Perfect retail consignment, 1949-87, a blockbuster of a lot, with many items normally lotted individually; some early material, but the bulk of the holding is in complete years 1981-83 and 1987, with virtually all items present as singles, blocks of four, souvenir sheets and full panes; per the consignor, there are complete runs between Scott #1677-1884 and 2075-2115, with highlights including blocks of four of #1711-1712, 1740-1747, 1765-1772, 1792-1797, 1805-1809, 1824-1831, 1833-1837, 1840-1843; souvenir sheets #1761 (2), 1810 (2), 1820, 1844; and full panes of #1703-1708, 1711-1712, 1740-1747, 1749-1760, 1765-1772, 1779-1784, 1792-1797, 1805-1809, 1824-1831, 1833-1837, 1840-1843, 1864-1871; over 100 First Day Covers as well, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a magnificent and valuable stock; the complete inventory can be viewed online.
Estimate HK$ 70,000 - 80,000.
Realized HK$130,000.
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Lot 825
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Captivating collection, 1949-2016, a magnificent half-century-plus of Chinese philately, beginning with two green springback albums covering 1949-78 on homemade quadrille pages; highly complete, with many early issues present as both original printings and reprints (this alone making for an excellent reference collection), followed by a mix of stockbooks, China Post Year Books or Year Sets covering 1969-71 (offering duplication to the springbacks), 1979-89, 1991-2004 (including special folder for Hong Kong's return) and a partial set for 2016; loads of highlights, some of which include (mint, unless noted) Scott #245a-248a, 313-316, 357 (first-day cancelled), 456, 467-482, 487-489, 518-522 never hinged, 518 (cancelled, but inscribed "1950"), 542-549 in China Philatelic Co. tri-fold plus a second set never hinged, 569-573 never hinged, 588-589 in CPC tri-fold plus a second set hinged, 600-604, 615-617 never hinged, 655-660 never hinged, 661-680, 684-695 perf and imperf never hinged, 716-731, 708-710 perf and imperf never hinged (8f imperforates imprint singles), 713-715 imperf never hinged, 767-781 never hinged, 798b never hinged, 799-803 never hinged, plus a virtually complete run of Cultural Revolution-era issues, missing just #954-956 (and 999A, needless to say) for completion; some toned gum or perforations, and a crease here or there, but overall sound, generally Very Fine, an instantaneous collection, or brilliant stock to meet nearly any customer's needs; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 70,000 - 80,000.
Realized HK$130,000.
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Lot 826
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A must-see hodge-podge of issues, a splendid holding with a wealth of better material, all separated by issue in glassines, though in no particular overall order; vast majority mint and never hinged, with minimal but useful duplication; we note booklets, souvenir sheets, items with margins, Cultural Revolution-era issues, etc., etc.; among the highlights are mint Scott #245a-248a, 355-357 (3), 467-482, 606-609 (margin pairs), 708-710, 713-715, 766 (4), 795, 828-832, 842-849, 1090-1094 (4), 1143-1148, 1218-1221 (9, some with toned perforations or gum), 1222-1227 (tête-bêche pairs), 1242-1244 (margin strips of 3 and blocks of 6), 1255-1270 (5), 1275-1277 (9, in blocks, etc.), 1278-1280 (19), 1329-1332 (21, in blocks and strips), 1333-1336 (15, in margin blocks or strips), 1497 (8), 1501 (4), 1557-1572, 1586, 1613-1616, 1618-1625, 1749-1760, 1789a (complete booklet), 1832a (complete booklet), 1864-1871, 1980 (30), 1987 (37), 2036 (40), 2048 (20), 2095 (10), 2130 (9), 2157 (31), 2188 (19), C1-C5, C6-C10, and used #456 (right margin single), 506-517, 716-731, 767-781, 863-873 (3), 938, 949-956, 957-959, 960-964, 967-980, plus a Northwest China Yang #NW94, two marginal imprint blocks, one mint, one centrally cancelled by Tihwa 12.28.1950 bilingual dater, and much, much more, Very Fine on the whole, absolutely set aside time to view this one—it will not disappoint.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.
Realized HK$65,000.
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Lot 827

Powerful mint collection to the mid-1980s, housed in six silk-covered stockbooks, absolutely packed with premium items, such as mint Scott #31-34, 245a-248a, 344a, 357a, 402-404, 418-419, 438-440, 441-444, 453-455, 456, 487-489, 494-496, 497-501, 504-505, 506-517, 518-522, 523-524, 536-537, 542-559, 569-573, 588-589, 588a, 592-599, 600-604, 610-611, 615-617, 635-636, 639-646, 655-660, 681-683, 684-695 perforated and imperforate, 795, 798a, 799-803, 806-809, 834-841, 842-849, 860-862, 863-873, 899-906, 919, 920-921, 927-929, 930-935, 936-937, 991, 998, 999, 1001-1004, 1005-1006, 1011-1015, 1047-1052, 1054-1057, 1067-1075, 1080-1083, 1085-1088, 1104-1107, 1108-1113, 1126-1129, 1211-1214, 1255-1277, 1547-1554, 1557-1572 and much, much more—a valuable, extensive collection to be sure; some gum dryness or toning on the earlier material, with the problem disappearing as we move along, o.g., never hinged in nearly all cases, Fine to Very Fine or better, well worth a thorough inspection.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$100,000.
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Lot 828
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Substantial collection, 1949-71, neatly hinged (with annotation) in a Schaubek springback album; the collection offers a solid degree of completion, especially among the Cultural Revolution-era stamps; the album starts with 1946-49 Provincial/Liberation issues, some Scott-listed, some only with Gibbons numbers, with PRC proper early issues a standard mix of original printings and reprints; among the highlights (mint, unless noted) are Scott#1-4, 5-7, 8-11, 35-48 (less #37), 72-73 (corner blocks of four with sheet number), 234, 245a-248a, 344a, 398-401, 467-482, 506-517 used, 523-524, 527-528, 542-559 used, 600-604, 620-627 used, 639-646, 655-660, 661-680, 767-781, 798b (inscription strip, used), 834-841, 924-926, 927-929, 930-935, 936-937, 949-953, 954-956 used, 991, 998, 1001, 1004, 1005-1006, 1007-1010, 1067-1071, 1074a, 1075, 1076-1079 and 1080-1083; a lovely collection all around, o.g., Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, inspection will be rewarded.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 829
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Pleasing collection, 1949-83, in a still-sturdy Yvert & Tellier album with all items, whether mint or used, neatly mounted; highly complete, with very few of the condition issues so often seen—our spot checks turned up very few items with discolored or spotted gum, etc.; early issues are the usual mix of originals and reprints, mint or used, but with the majority mint throughout; some of the many highlights include (mint, unless noted) Scott #1-4, 95-98, 117-121, 128-131, 245a-248a cancelled, 290-294, 313-316, 326-329, 355-357, 456, 467-482, 506-517, and never hinged #438-440, 487-489, 497-498, 542-549 (less 546-547, used), 592-599, 612-614, 639-646, 661-680 (668 an imprint single), 684-695, 783-790, 834-841, 842-849, 859-862, 863-873, 927-929, 930-935, 936-937, 956, 969, 970, 1011-1015, 1054-1057, 1067-1071, 1074a, 1075, 1080-1083, 1084-1089, 1090-1094, 1095-1098, 1104-1107, 1108-1113, 1255-1270, 1389-1398, 1557-1572, etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Realized HK$60,000.
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Lot 830
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Perfectly replete collection, 1950-81, and virtually complete as well; neatly mounted on two-sided Minkus album pages, the collection is surprisingly clean throughout, with many sought-after issues; some of the highlights include (mint, unless noted) Scott #95 (with margin) to 98, 245a-248a, 301-303, 344a, 351-354, 357a (few spots of foxing), 418-419, 467-482, 494-496, 542-559 used (#559 mint), 561-562, 569-573, 661-680 used, 760-765, 767-781 used, 795, 818-820, 842-849, 919, 920-923, 936-937, 965-966, 991, 998 (2), 999, 1001-1004, 1007-1010, 1011-1015, 1045, 1045a, 1067-1071, 1074a, 1075, 1076-1079, 1080-1083, 1084-1089, 1090-1094, 1095-1098, 1104-1107, 1108-113, 1126-1129, 1255-1270, 1389-1398, 1483, 1547-1554, 1557-1572, 1632-1635, and much, much more, Very Fine overall, be sure to view.
Estimate HK$ 22,000 - 28,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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Lot 831
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Useful and enticing compilation, 1949-97, comprising much of the consignor's duplicates and material never put into albums, with strongest stock being up to the 1970s, with bits and bobs (but still good bits) after; neatly arranged on stockpages and stock cards, there is a world of value here, with items ranging from Scott #5-7 mint and used reprints, early overprints, commemorative and definitive sets (many duplicated), Cultural Revolution-era items in pristine condition, etc., etc.; we note several booklets and presentation folders along with used Scott #542-559, 661-680, 716-731, 956, 975, 982-987; and mint (never hinged, unless noted): #445//452 (five mint imprint singles), 527-528, 681-683 unused, 708-710, 732-736, 920-923, 927-929, 949-950 & 952-953, 982-987, 998, 1126-1129, 1211-1214, 1573, and much, much more, Very Fine on the whole, a worthwhile lot; inspection encouraged.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 832

Compelling collection of contemporary sheets and blocks, 1989-98, perfect for the dealer or packet maker, a wide range of full sheets, part-sheets and miniature/souvenir sheets, all fresh and pristine; sheet stamps range from half-sheets of 25 to complete sheets of 20 to 80, as issued, with souvenir sheets in quantities of up to 50 each; many organized by year in their own plastic sleeve, some loose and will need sorted into order, but very pretty commemorative and New Year issues along with some earlier singles and Scott #1457a (8 strips); #2315 sheet of 80, #2300a & #2309 50 each (of the latter, 19 have the three-bars-connected inscription variety), etc., etc.; even the sheets that have been broken were done in such a way that all marginal markings are intact, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely lot; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 833

Sumptuous selection, 1960-75, with a few earlier, all housed in glassines containing sets as singles and blocks of four, many marginal; vast majority are middle period items, with a good selection of issues in and around the Cultural Revolution era; note as singles Scott #639-646, 684-695, 930-935, 936-937, 960-964, 1074a, 1076-1079, 1084-1089 (2), 1090-1094 (6), 1095-1098, 1104-1107 (2), 1108-1113, 1114-1116, 1126-1129, 1228-1231, 1232-1238, and as blocks: #1047-1052 (2), 1103, 1228-1231, 1232-1238, 1L136-1L139; useful duplication, as many sets are present as both singles and blocks, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine overall, well worth the time to review.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$40,000.
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Lot 834
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Sensational used collection, 1978-2005, housed in four red Fidelity albums, on both pre-printed and homemade pages; a jaw-droppingly highly complete all-used collection of recent PRC with items singly, on piece and/or on cover; this isn't a sloppy "what I found in the bin" collection: nearly everything here is fresh and clean (some showing wear from their travels), with more than just the standard singles present; we note souvenir sheets (regular and overprinted), booklet panes, strips…nearly all that was issued during the period; beginning in 1978 with Scott #1405 and running through 2005's Olympics issue (#3464 as a full strip of five); in between we find #1433, 1457a on cover, 1483 on piece, 1497, 1501, 1540-1541, 1573, 1586 (perforations intact but missing some red along the left side), single from 1617, 1645a, 1664a, 1664b on cover, 1764a complete booklet, 1832a, 1844 on piece, 1863 (2 color varieties), 1900a, 2309 (3, two with three bars connected variety), 2448a (2), 2563-2566 souvenir sheet perf and imperf (noted in Scott), 2775a (2), 2989a, and much, much more, Very Fine overall, a remarkably tough collection to compile; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 835

Valuable mostly all-mint selection, substantial and occasionally duplicated selection of sets, singles and miniature sheets on a group of stockcards; highlights include (mint, unless noted) Scott #344a (mint and used), 661-680, 708-710 imperforate (3 sets), 713-715 imperforate, 767-781 (3 sets), 960-964 (used), 982-990 (used), 991, 998, eight different Mao's Poems values, 1000 (pair), 1011-1015 (3), 1497 (3), 1501 (3), the unissued North East Province $50,000 green, and lots more; some usually smallish flaws, mostly gum issues, are noted, bulk Fine to Very Fine, useful lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 836

Stockbook of staples, 1950-77, in lovely embroidered silk covers, a ten-page (20-side) six-row stockbook filled with mint issues from 1950 to 1977; all fresh, clean and sound, including Scott #249-266, 426-437, 445-452, 590-591, 639-646, 684-695, 713-715, 783-790, 810-817, 1054-1057, 1067-1071, 1074a, 1075, 1076-1079, 1054-1089, 1090-1094, 1095-1098, 1099-1102, 1103, 1104-1107, 1108-1113, 1114-1116, 1131-1142, 1215-1217, 1255-1270, and more, o.g., never hinged or without gum as issued, Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 837
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Wide-ranging collection, 1947-2001, comprising a bit of everything, including homemade albums in notebooks, auction lots on their original cards, a slew of Beijing Stamp Company new issue folders, maximum cards, and many, many blocks of stamps mostly from the 1980s and 1990s; decent Liberated Areas items, with North East China issues including pristine souvenir sheets (Scott #1L36a and 1L44a, both mint); Central China Kiangsi Postal and Telegraph Administration overprints and a set of 1949 Liberation of Hankow, Wuchang and Hanyang (all mint, #6L57-6L62); PRC proper consists of mostly used pre-1980, with blocks of four mint never hinged from the mid-1980s on, the sheer volume making up for the lack of any fantastically valued single items; there's even a 1949 Silver Yuan Diplomatic cover from Canton to Washington, DC; generally clean (even earlies), with later material Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 838

Substantial mint accumulation, clean group, with much in blocks of four, not all in sets, but including a fine array of premium items like Scott #968 block of four, better post-Cultural Revolution items, some Liberated Areas including imperforates, printed on both sides, etc.; a nice mix, o.g., never hinged or without gum as issued, largely Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$40,000.
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Lot 839
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Substantial accumulation, useful and clean, often duplicated and mostly mint, including a nice range of miniature sheets such as Scott #1607 (9), 1863 (5), 1863a (4), 1904, 2036 (23), 2067 (21), 2095 (19), 2120a (19) and 2411 (large quantities), etc.; we also note a sizeable selection of mostly mint sets and singles in glassines, with some premium items noted, fresh, mostly Very Fine, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 840
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Broad, mixed accumulation, in need of some organizing, but much nice material throughout; PRC proper are mainly early and mid-year issues, a mix of mint and used, with useful duplication; Liberated Areas material is particularly of interest, with a North East China souvenir sheet of four (Scott #1L44a, small tear at top margin), North China Large Victory issue, etc., etc.; some items on manila stockpages, some on album pages, many either in glassines or on their original long-ago auction cards, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, do take a look.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 841
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Official "Postage Stamps of the People's Republic of China" book, 1949-59, cloth-bound 1959 edition compiled by The China Philatelic Company and printed in Peking by the Foreign Languages Press; presents a short history of Chinese philately followed by detailed listings for each issue through March 1959 with spaces for the stamps (regular issues and commemoratives, Airmails, Postage Dues), many of which are present either mint or used; includes Scott #344a mint; blank pages at end "for new issues" are filled with Liberated Areas issues from North East, East and Central China; many of the stamp hinges are coming loose, but the book itself is on the whole solid and still quite usable, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 842
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Intriguing collection, 1949-66, housed in a brown "Stamp Bazaar" album, with a broad range of issues either mint or used; solid coverage for the 1950s through about 1966, along with mint Liberated Areas selections (North East, Central, Southwest, South and North China); note Scott #445-452 never hinged, 569-573 used, 636 used, 639-646 used, 661-680 mint (less #677-678), 684-695 mint, 696-707 mint, 804-805 used, 833 mint, 907-916 & 917-918 mint, J1-J9 mint; 1L150-1L153 reprint mint, 1L160 original in set of reprints, etc.; generally fresh and clean, the album still serviceable—with plenty of room for expansion, Fine to Very Fine with better.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$5,000.
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