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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


1885-1888 Small Dragons
 
 
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Lot 134
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1885, Small Dragon, 3ca lilac, perf 12½ (Chan 14, 17. Scott 11), two premium used examples: a 3ca smooth perf, tied to small piece by lovely, near-maximum strike of "Custom-House Wuhu" oval in black, plus a rough perf variety with partial red "Amoy Customs Mail Matter", Very Fine, a fresh pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 135

1885, Small Dragon, 5ca olive yellow, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 15. Scott 12 var.), spectacular left margin block of 4, remarkably fresh and perfectly centered with incredibly vibrant color, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 136
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1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), 1ca displays extra dot to right of "Da" variety (Chan #16g), a pretty set with good color and outstanding centering, 5ca no gum with paper adhesion on reverse (soakable), others original gum, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 137
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1885, Small Dragon, 3ca lilac & 5ca greenish yellow, rough perf variety (Chan 17-18. Scott 11-12var), a splendid pair with the most vivid colors imaginable, each cancelled by bold, near-maximum strikes of "Customs/AUG19/96/Wenchow" c.d.s.'s in red, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 138
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1885, Small Dragon, 3ca lilac [2] & 5ca greenish yellow, rough perf variety (Chan 17, 18. Scott 11, 12), three exceptionally fresh used examples selected to show red ca. 1896 Wenchow Customs cancels; group comprises 3ca (two examples, one showing portion of additional "Mail Matter" marking) plus a single 5ca value, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 139

1885, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, rough perf 12½ (Chan 17. Scott 11 var.), upper left corner margin block of 4, an item of extraordinary quality, displaying perfect centering and gorgeous, vivid color, along with full unblemished original gum which is never hinged, Extremely Fine, a gem block.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 140

1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), a lovely set, o.g., each lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 141

1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), a beautifully centered set with excellent color and clean paper, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 142

1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), fresh with vivid colors, full, clean o.g., Very Fine+, a choice set.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 143

1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), wonderful, superb quality group of pristine, very, very lightly hinged blocks, comprising a 1ca block of four, a 5ca right margin block of four (with position 2 the "rounded corner" type), plus the 3ca value in a pristine, right margin block of six, Very Fine+, choice.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 144

1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19. Scott 13), superb quality top margin block of 4, an extraordinary block boasting the most unbelievably vibrant color imaginable, perfectly centered, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, a true gem.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 145

1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19. Scott 13), lower left corner margin block of 5, pristine and beautifully centered with vibrant color, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 146

1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19. Scott 13), an attractive and scarce complete interpanneau sheet of 40, well-centered with bold color, showing the various constant plate varieties as noted in Chan, etc., o.g., never hinged; a few trivial, isolated gum tone specks, etc., nearly Very Fine, an attractive sheet.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 147

1888, Small Dragon, 5ca olive yellow, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 21. Scott 15), complete interpanneau sheet of 40, a splendid and exceptionally scarce pane offering fresh, distinctive color and excellent centering, with pane 2 position 20 showing rounded corner variety, a lovely sheet in an overall excellent state of preservation, full original gum and never hinged; a few isolated and very trivial gum tone specks, with several marginal specks as well, nearly Very Fine, a showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000.
Realized HK$130,000.
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Lot 148
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1885-88, Small Dragons, useful, nearly all-used selection (Scott 10//15), nice group of 36 items, all but three 1ca values used, including both printings, shades, perforation types, items of cancellation interest, etc; includes 1ca (12), 3ca (17) and 5ca (7) values, along with a couple forgeries, etc.; some light toning or minor small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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