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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


Korea
 
 
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Lot 892
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1895-1902, Taegeuk issues mix, comprising Scott #7 (3 used, with large-part or near-complete Chemulpo French cancels), plus Cheon-overprints (#35-38, no #36E) mint, plus #35 & 36 with French cancels; all fresh and nicely centered; a bonus set of North Korea Occupations #N1-N3 mint never hinged (10wn with partial imprint) thrown in as well, o.g., Very Fine group.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 893
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1895-1902, Selection of Imperial cancels, comprising Scott #6-8 and 37-38, each sound with clearly struck Hangul cancel, Very Fine, nice set of difficult cancels.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 894
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1900-03, 20ch & 50ch definitives (Scott 27, 31, 52), a selection of stunners, the 1900 20ch and 50ch (Scott #27 and 31) mint original gum, the 1903 50ch re-issue (#52) lightly hinged at top; each incredibly fresh and magnificently centered, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 895
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1900, 1p on 25p maroon "Tae Han" overprinted issue, "Tae" omitted (Scott 17C var. Korea P.S.C. 12A var), a doubly-overprinted stamp, with the new value in black and "Tae Han" in red—except there is no "Tae", absolutely lovely with great color, near-perfect centering and a "face-free" Seoul c.d.s. at left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, unlisted in either Scott or K.P.S.C.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 896
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1902, Handstamped Surcharge on "Tae Han" overprint, 3ch on 50p purple (Scott 37g), block of 4, fresh and well-centered, neat Seoul corner cancels, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 897

1950 (Sept. 26), Cover to Nampo, native cover, franked by 6w Flag issue (Scott #16), tied by light but legible 50.9.26 c.d.s., the date repeated in manuscript on reverse; opened at bottom, Fine to Very Fine+, a scarce early cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 898
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Fifty-year collection, 1946-96, from Soviet Occupation issues to modern; earlies a mix of mint and used, originals and reprints, some with duplication; the collection is arranged in five stockbooks with each issue identified by Scott number; a ready-made collection (just add them to your pages), or solid stock for the dealer; no great rarities spotted, but the cumulative catalogue value here is astronomical, generally Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 899

Excellent old-time Postal History collection, lovely and mounted, comprising three scarce early stamps (Scott #1-2 and 6), with the remaining portion of the collection composed of six premium early covers, including single-stamp frankings of 1w Peasants (Scott #10), an interesting cover with 6w North Korea Flag issue (#16) used over the 1w University issue (#17), a 1w blue University issue (#18) cover, 1w turquoise Peasant issue cover (#7), 1wn olive green Order of the Flag issue cover (#21b), plus a lovely and rare cover bearing a vertical pair of imperf x 11 50ch rose red large "50" Diamond Mountain issue (#4); all bear nicely struck cancels, etc., Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 900

1957, 40h and 205h Korea-U.S. Treaty of Friendship souvenir sheet (Scott 264a), lovely colors and clean paper, o.g., never hinged; horizontal crease at lower right as often found, Very Fine save for the crease.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 901

1957, 15h to 30h Christmas & New Year souvenir sheets, complete (Scott 265a-267a), an outstanding trio, with crisp, clean colors on lily-white paper, missing the regular bends and folds so often found on this issue, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, o come, all ye bidders.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$19,000.
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Lot 902

1958, 40h Second Postal Week souvenir sheet (Scott 283a), exceptionally bright and fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 903

1950, 40h Second Postal Week miniature sheet (Scott 283a), fresh, clean sheet, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,400.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 904

1958, 40h Second Postal Week souvenir sheet (Scott 283a); toned with a slight wrinkle at right, Very Fine centering, an opportunity to obtain a tough (and valuable) item, reasonably priced.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 905

1946-48, group of early covers, 31 in total, all commercially used save six First Day Covers sent to a U.S. Department of Justice official stationed in Seoul; each locally used on a variety of handwritten or pre-printed envelopes; range of frankings, including solo uses, pairs or blocks, multicolor, multi-stamp, commemoratives and definitives, with an array of additional markings, the most common being "Released by Censorship; a few condition issues, mainly from being opened several times, but generally sound and clean, a Very Fine group, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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