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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 31

1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), exceptionally fresh with brilliant colors, full, clean original gum, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 32
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), wonderfully fresh with beautiful colors, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 33

1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), wonderfully fresh and well-centered, with bold, vivid colors, Very Fine, a most attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 34
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), exceptionally fresh and bright, 3ca and 5ca full, clean o.g.; 1ca without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 35

1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), 1ca offered in deep green shade, o.g., Very Fine, a fresh, attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 36

1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh and nicely centered set, o.g. (1ca expertly regummed), Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 37
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3); 5ca few slightly blunted perforations at bottom right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 38

1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, full, clean original gum; 5ca couple slightly roughish perforations at right, otherwise Very Fine, a nice set.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 39
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh and nicely centered, 1ca and 3ca no gum, 5ca full o.g.; 1ca nibbed perforation at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 40
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, 5ca with partial Newchwang 81 Customs dater; 1ca couple minor blunted perforations at top, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 41
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), 1ca cancelled by Shanghai AUG 80 Customs dater & 3ca by centrally struck green Ningpo SEP 12 88 Customs, Very Fine, lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 42
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 43
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), each fresh with bold colors and excellent centering, fresh, cancelled by strong strikes of Chinkiang Customs daters, the 1ca being an 1879 usage, Very Fine, a choice set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 44
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), each cancelled by Chinkiang Customs daters, with the 1ca an 1879 usage, Very Fine, a fresh, attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 45
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), a splendid, clean set, each cancelled by Chinkiang Customs daters, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 46
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, each cancelled by Chinkiang Customs daters, the 3ca and 5ca being 1879 usages, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 47
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, with bright colors; the 3ca with a single short perforation at right, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 48
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 49
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 50
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, 1ca in particularly dark, intense shade; the 3ca with a few blunted perforations at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 51
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), interesting and useful mint and used selection of 21 items, comprising 1ca (9 mint/unused examples, most without gum, plus 3 used examples), 3ca (2 mint and 2 used), plus six used 5ca examples; few smallish flaws, etc., only a couple of which are visible, bulk Fine to Very Fine, well worth a close review.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Realized HK$38,000.
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Lot 52
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca green and 5ca orange (Chan 1, 3. Scott 1, 3), lovely, clean and attractive all-used group of ten examples, comprising five each of the 1ca and 5ca values; generally fresh and nicely centered, with some nice cancels noted, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 53
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Chan 1. Scott 1), an attractive example cancelled by somewhat light but near-maximum strike of "Customs/SEP [?]/78/Newchwang" dater; stamp with several faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance, but still an exceptionally early first-year usage and particularly scarce on the 1ca value.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 54
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red plate proof (Chan 2 var. Scott 2 var), a fresh, top margin horizontal imperforate pair on thick wove paper, without gum; right stamp with tear through upper margin into design, left stamp tiny pinhole, Fine to Very Fine++, a rare and attractive pair.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 55
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1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 3ca brown red and 5ca orange (Chan 2-3. Scott 2-3), two superior quality used examples, each cancelled by maximum possible strikes of green "Customs/SEP 12/88/Ningpo" daters, Very Fine, a lovely choice pair.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 56
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red & 5ca orange selection (Chan 2-3. Scott 2-3), nice, all-used selection of four items comprising a sound 3ca value, two choice Very Fine+ 5ca values, plus an additional 5ca with perforation flaws at upper left, bulk Very Fine, an attractive group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 57

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), incredibly fresh and perfectly centered with vivid color and bold impression, full, clean o.g., Extremely Fine, a gem.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 58
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a superb quality used example, cancelled by full, bold strike of green "Customs/SEP 12/88/Ningpo" dater, Very Fine, a pristine beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 59
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a magnificent example cancelled by full, maximum strike of "Customs/Nov 1/79/Chinkiang" dater, Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 60
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), fresh, a lovely, attractive example cancelled by excellent, clean strike of "Custom-House/Wuhu" oval killer, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 61
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), fresh, a splendid used example, cancelled by neat "Customs/JUN/79/Newchwang" dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 62
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a particularly choice example, well-centered with vibrant color, cancelled by near-maximum strike of "Customs/AUG 13/81/Chinkiang" c.d.s., Very Fine+, a beauty!
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 63
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a lovely, beautifully centered example, cancelled by bold, perfect strike of "Customs/SEP 26/79/Chinkiang" dater, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 64
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a choice example cancelled by full strike of "Customs/MAR 3/80/Chinkiang" dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 65

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca vermilion (Chan 2a. Scott 2 var.), brilliant vermilion shade, incredibly fresh, full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 66

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red, plate flaw at right corner claw (Chan 2d. Scott 2 var.), fresh and beautifully centered, a splendid example of this scarce, eye-catching plate flaw, full o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 67

1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), left margin single, well-centered, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 68
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a lovely, fresh used example, cancelled by near-maximum strike of "Customs/NOV 5/78/Customs" dater; few trivial blunted perforations at right, Very Fine, an exceedingly early first-year usage from Newchwang.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 69
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), fresh, a splendid used example, cancelled by bold, maximum strike of blue "Customs/JUL 20/88/Ningpo" dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 70
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a superb stamp, with incredibly intense color, cancelled by partial strike of "I.G. of Customs Peking" double-ring cancel in blue, Very Fine, a very scarce marking when found on the stamps themselves.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 71
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1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), three lovely, sound used examples, fresh, each showing portions of Chefoo Customs daters, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 72
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), a very lovely and fresh complete set, with the 1ca cancelled by red Shanghai Customs and the 3ca showing Newchwang 82 Customs; the 5ca high value has a very tiny and slight thin speck, otherwise fresh and of beautiful appearance, Very Fine, nice set.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 73
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), each exceptionally fresh and absolutely sound, with the 5ca just a stunning example, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
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Lot 74
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), exceptionally fresh & well-centered; 5ca with couple tiny, shallow and trivial thin specks, otherwise Very Fine, a most attractive used set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 75
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), an attractive set, 1ca cancelled by "Paris & Brest/2/NOV/83" paquet cancel; each value with a couple trivial nibbed perforations, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 76
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), exceptionally fresh, fault-free set; 1ca in rich dark green shade with red Customs dater, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 77
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), fresh and well-centered set, with vibrant colors; 5ca tiny thin at top and light crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 78
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), each exceptionally fresh with bold, vibrant colors; the 3ca with a nibbed perforation, the "key" 5ca value sound, Very Fine, nice set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 79
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), each fresh and sound with bold colors, nice centering and full perforations, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 80
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), attractive mint or used selection of 16 items, comprising 1ca (4 unused examples (no gum), plus 2 used), 3ca (1 unused (no gum) and 5 used), plus 5ca (4 used examples); most values with smallish flaws (i.e., tiny thins, perforation flaws, etc.), but bulk Fine to Very Fine appearing, worth a review.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 81
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca to 5ca, outstanding all-used selection (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), wonderful, clean and attractive compilation of 36 items, comprising 1ca (2), 3 ca (26) and 5ca (8); although there are some of the normally expected smallish flaws, quality must be considered substantially better than normal, with many lovely examples, especially with the 5ca value; fresh, Fine to Very Fine, a super lot, ideal for the trader; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 70,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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Lot 82
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), a Fine to Very Fine used pair.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 83

1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), each fresh and well-centered, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 84
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), fresh and nicely centered, each cleanly regummed, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 85
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1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 86
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), fresh and nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 87

1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), a magnificent pair, each fresh and perfectly centered with full perforations, exceptionally clean o.g., Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 11,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 88

1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), each fresh with bold colors, o.g.; the 3ca with a tiny paper speck by the dragon's head, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
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Lot 89

1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), reverse shows amazing partial triple impression, with Holcombe's pencil notations, a spectacular, superb quality mint example, perfectly centered, with vibrant color, full, pristine o.g., Extremely Fine, a fascinating item.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 90
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), attractive, fresh example, cancelled by red "Customs/OCT 12/82/Shanghai" dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 91
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), a choice quality, wonderfully fresh and perfectly centered used example, cancelled by nearly full strike of red "Amoy Customs Mail Matter" oval handstamp, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 92
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), rejoined top margin horizontal pair, fresh, cancelled by red Shanghai Nov 82 Customs daters, Very Fine, an attractive pair.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 93

1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), two lovely and fresh mint examples, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
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Lot 94
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, watermark of papermaker's name (Chan 4h. Scott 4 var.), a splendid example in a particularly deep, rich shade; showing a nice part of papermaker's watermark, fresh, unused without gum, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 95

1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, watermark of papermaker's name (Chan 4h. Scott 4 var.), a superb mint example, which by itself is perfectly centered, showing near-full portion of "T" from papermarker's watermark, full, clean original gum, Extremely Fine, a gem.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 96
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, watermark of papermaker's name (Chan 4h. Scott 4 var.), a magnificent used example, which is beautifully centered and lightly cancelled, showing a huge portion of "LO" papermaker's watermark, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 97
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca and 5ca (Chan 5-6. Scott 5-6), attractive all-used selection, comprising three examples of the 3ca value plus one 5ca value which, apart from a couple slightly roughish perforations at top, is fresh and sound, mostly Fine to Very Fine, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 98
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 5. Scott 5), a spectacular quality top margin single, cancelled by bold, near-perfect strike of red "Customs/SEP 30/82/Shanghai" dater, Extremely Fine and choice, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 99
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Chan 6. Scott 6), a wonderfully fresh example, with vibrant color and good perforations, cancelled by bold dual strikes of the rare "Wenchow Customs Mail Matter" oval in red, with the two strikes together forming a virtually complete cancel; tiny, inconsequential perforation tip tear at top, otherwise Very Fine+, a superb example of this rare cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
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Lot 100
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Chan 6. Scott 6), phenomenally clear design in the best color you could hope for, very well centered and bearing a partial blue Beijing seal cancel; tooth missing top and left are hardly noticeable, Very Fine, one of the prettiest you'll see.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 101
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1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Chan 6. Scott 6), two used examples in different shades; one shows two partial Newchwang Customs corner cancels plus a partial Dutch receiver (small closed tear), the second in a richer shade, with a couple of very slight flaws, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 102

1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7-9. Scott 7-9 vars.), excellent, vibrant colors, o.g., Very Fine, a most attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 103

1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7-9. Scott 7-9 vars.), slightly brownish, but full o.g., Fine to Very Fine, attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 104
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7-9. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 105
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7-9. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh, attractive set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 106
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 7-9. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh and beautifully centered with bold colors, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 107
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, perf 12½ (Chan 7//12. Scott 7-9), lovely and attractive selection of five items: 1ca smooth perforations used; 3ca (two used, both rough and smooth perforation types) and 5ca smooth perforations; also includes a mint, full o.g. example of the 3ca semi-circle at right of lower left "3" variety in vibrant vermilion shade, with a single short perforation (otherwise Very Fine+), fresh, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive group.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 108
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green & 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Chan 7-8. Scott 7-8), each extraordinarily fresh with bold, vivid colors, unused without gum, Very Fine, a lovely pair.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 109

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green & 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Chan 7-8. Scott 7-8), each fresh, with great color and impression, o.g., Very Fine, a lovely pair.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 110

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green & 3ca brown red, perf 12½ (Chan 7-8. Scott 7-8), a simply stunning pair, offering brilliant, vibrant colors and excellent centering, full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 111
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, smooth and rough perf 12½ types (Chan 7, 10. Scott 7, 7 var.), lovely and attractive selection of six unused examples, comprising three smooth and three rough perforation types, fresh, three with o.g. and three without gum, generally Fine to Very Fine or better.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 112
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 8. Scott 8 var.), cancelled by lovely strike in violet of the scarce "Customs/DEC 26/85/Hankow" dater, Very Fine, a choice example of this elusive cancel.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 113
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 8. Scott 8 var.), a premium quality example with vivid color, fresh, cancelled by choice strike of blue "Customs/JUL 20/88/Ningpo" dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 114
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca vermilion, smooth and rough perf 12½ examples, semicircle to left of "CANDARINS" (Chan 8c, 11f. Scott 8, 8 var), two splendid examples, the smooth perforation type quite scarce and with partial blue Customs cancel, Very Fine, a choice, quality pair.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 4,500.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 115

1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh with rich colors, o.g., Very Fine+, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 116
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh, clean set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 117
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), wonderfully fresh, clean set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 118
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), fresh with strong colors, Very Fine, nice set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 119
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), wonderfully fresh with vibrant, intense colors, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 120
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), an exceptional used set, fresh, the 3ca and 5ca values cancelled by Newchwang Customs daters, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 121
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), exceptionally fresh with bold, vivid colors, Very Fine, a choice quality set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 122
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1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough & smooth perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.), lovely and attractive all-used selection of 21 items offering both perforation types, comprising 1ca (1), 3ca (7) and 5ca (13); the 5ca values contain some stellar quality examples, fresh, generally Fine to Very Fine, many better, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 123

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10. Scott 7 var.), a magnificent mint example with vibrant, fresh color and bold, clear impression, full o.g., Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 124

1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10. Scott 7 var.), a lovely, well-centered example, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 125
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red & 5ca yellow, rough perf 12½ (Chan 11-12. Scott 8-9 var), a lovely, well-centered pair with fresh, rich colors, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 126
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red & 5ca yellow, rough perf 12½ (Chan 11-12. Scott 8-9 var), a stunning used duo, each beautifully centered with rich, vibrant colors, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 127
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1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca vermilion, rough perf 12½, semicircle to left of "CANDARINS" (Chan 11f. Scott 8 var.), two choice-quality examples, with vivid color, each neatly cancelled, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 128
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1878-83, Large Dragons, all-used selection (Chan 2-3, 8-9. Scott 2-3, 8-9), useful group of 12 items, four of which have visual faults; lot consists of Chan #2 vertical pair, top stamp missing upper right corner; Chan #3 (7 examples, mostly sound with light toning); Chan #8 and 9 (2), most could be cleaned up and improved, Fine to Very Fine appearance, examine.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 129
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1878-83, Large Dragons, 1ca to 5ca (Chan 1-2, 9. Scott 1-2, 9), comprising 1ca and 3ca thin paper (1ca thin spot), plus 1883 5ca yellow thick paper, smooth perforation, fresh, generally Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 130
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1878-83, Large Dragons selection (Scott 2, 7 [2] & 9), the 3ca value (Scott #2) mint no gum; the others with neat seal cancels; one 1ca value with a tiny thin, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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