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1897 New Currency Surcharges
 
 
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Lot 169

1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), blocks of 4, with the 1¢ on 1ca an upper right corner margin example and the 5¢ on 5ca a top margin block, all wonderfully fresh and bright, o.g., all stamps never hinged, Very Fine, a splendid set of multiples.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 170
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1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), clean mint set of three, the 1ca never hinged, the 5ca with narrow inter-pane margin at right; used 2¢ on 3ca (Scott #26, Chan #32) with nice portion of Amoy Customs March 1897 cancel, Very Fine, pretty set.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 171
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1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), lovely selection comprising clean mint and used complete sets, plus an additional 1¢ on 1ca right margin horizontal pair, fresh, largely Very Fine, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 3,800 - 4,200.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 172
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1897, Small Figures surcharge on Small Dragon, 1¢ on 1ca green (Chan 31. Scott 25), a wonderful quality complete interpanneau sheet of 40, offering rich, intense color along with outstanding centering, cancelled by small Shanghai FEB 24 Customs (CTO); tiny, completely unobtrusive tear in interpanneau gutter, Very Fine and choice, a lovely sheet.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 173
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1897, Small Figures surcharge on Small Dragon, 5¢ on 5ca olive yellow (Chan 33. Scott 27), complete interpanneau sheet of 40, pane 2 position 12 showing rounded corner variety, etc., and the entire sheet cancelled by 12 perfect strikes (CTO) of small "Customs/MAY 21/1897/Shanghai" daters, in splendid, exceedingly high quality with bold, vivid color and choice centering, Very Fine, a rare gem sheet.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 28,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 174

1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), blocks of 4, a simply exquisite set of blocks, each boasting excellent, vivid colors and outstanding centering, along with full original gum which is never hinged (!), Very Fine, a stunning and rare set.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 175
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1897, Large Figures surcharge on Small Dragon, 5¢ on 5ca olive yellow (Chan 36. Scott 77), complete interpanneau sheet of 40, a magnificent and rare sheet, boasting rich, vibrant color with excellent centering; pane 1 position 11 showing rounded corner variety; a few isolated gum toned specks of no consequence, mentioned solely for accuracy; bottom row with blunted perforations, otherwise a beautiful and elusive sheet in an overall outstanding state of preservation, o.g., all but one stamp never hinged, Very Fine, rare and choice.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000.
Realized HK$110,000.
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Lot 176

1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), a magnificent, stellar quality set, wonderfully fresh with vibrant colors and great centering, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 177

1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), fresh and near-pristine, with full, clean original gum, Very Fine+, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 178
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1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), an attractive mint or used set with the 8¢ on 6ca, 10¢ on 9ca (tiny hinge thin) & 30¢ on 24ca mint, all others used with a nice range of cancels, fresh and mostly Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 179
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1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), splendid fresh set offering bold colors & excellent centering; includes a nice variety of Customs or pakua cancels, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 180
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1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 181
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1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), fresh and particularly well-centred, with a nice variety of Customs or pakua cancels, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 182
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1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow to 5¢ on 5ca dull orange, and 10¢ on 6ca brown (Chan 37-41, 43. Scott 28-32, 34), blocks of 4, fresh and near-pristine, o.g., nearly all never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 183

1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Chan 37. Scott 28), dual interpanneau pane of 40, with sheet margin at left, fresh and nicely centered, full, pristine o.g., never hinged; some perforation clips along bottom row, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive multiple.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 184
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1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Chan 37. Scott 28), pane of 20, cancelled (CTO) by multiple small "Customs/MAR 5/97/Shanghai" daters; some perforation clips along bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 185

1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca olive yellow (Chan 37b. Scott 28 var.), pane of 20, pristine mint, o.g., never hinged; perforation clips along bottom row as often encountered, Very Fine, a lovely multiple.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 186

1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca olive yellow, bar and "2" of "½" omitted (Chan 37j. Scott 28a var.), fresh, o.g., Very Fine, a scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 187
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1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 8¢ on 6ca brown, imperf between (Chan 42d. Scott 33a), vertical pair, a splendid, eye-arresting variety, cancelled by dual partial brown small Customs MAR 1897 daters, well-centered; tiny, shallow thin speck mostly between the stamps, otherwise Very Fine, a great rarity, with less than 10 pairs recorded, only two of which are used.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 188
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1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 6ca brown (Chan 43. Scott 34), dual interpanneau gutter block of 24, in splendidly superior quality, presenting blocks of 12 on each side with full margins on three sides, this block offers a remarkable overall state of preservation, with rich brown color, nice centring, full, pristine o.g., with all but two stamps never hinged, Very Fine+, a lovely showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 189

1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Chan 47. Scott 38), block of 4, wonderfully fresh with brilliant, vivid color, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce gem-quality block, 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 190
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Chan 47. Scott 38), distinct color, neat Large Dollar chop cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 191

1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion (Chan 48. Scott 39), deep, intense color; nicely centered, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
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Lot 192
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, 10¢ on 12ca brown orange, The Golden Dragon (Chan 54. Scott 45), nicely centered example on clean paper, with guideline along left-hand vertical perforations; cancelled by Ningpo pakua in brown; a few wrinkles, still Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 193
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), exceptionally fresh with vibrant colors, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 194

1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), fresh with brilliant colors, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 195
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), 1¢ on 1ca value mint o.g., all others fresh with a nice variety of cancels, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 196
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 10¢ on 9ca yellow green (Chan 62. Scott 53), vertical strip of 3, a lovely multiple, fresh, cancelled by brown "Customs/APR 23/1897/Shanghai" small Customs dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
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Lot 197

1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on 2nd printing Dowagers, 10¢ on 12ca yellowish orange and 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red (Chan 63-64. Scott 54-55), fresh mint, with full clean o.g., Very Fine, a nice pair.
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 4,000.
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Lot 198
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red, "Three" character type C (Chan 64c. Scott 55 var.), perfectly centered amid huge margins, bold pakua cancel, Very Fine, scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 199
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1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red, "Three" character type C (Chan 64c. Scott 55 var.), fresh and well-centred amid huge margins, neat, clean pakua killer cancel, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 200

1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red, "30" shifted to right (Chan 64g. Scott 55 var.), a pristine right margin single, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine+, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 201
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1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, 2¢ on 2ca green, "The Emerald Lady" (Chan 67. Scott 58), wonderfully fresh with bold first printing color and light blue cancel, Very Fine, a choice example of this elusive issue.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 202
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1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, 8¢ on 6ca chocolate (Chan 70. Scott 61), perfectly centered with faint blue cancel; light overall toning and tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 203
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1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74-80. Scott 65-71), lovely used group, with a nice variety of cancels noted, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
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Lot 204
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1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74-80. Scott 65-71), fresh; 5¢ on 5ca nibbed corner perforation, otherwise mostly Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
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Lot 205

1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca pale chrome yellow, inverted surcharge (Chan 74g. Scott 65a), centered to left, which is customary for this variety, o.g., Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 206

1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca pale chrome yellow, inverted surcharge (Chan 74g. Scott 65a), wonderfully fresh & exceptionally well-centered for this issue, full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 207

1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 2¢ on 2ca yellow green, inverted surcharge (Chan 76c. Scott 67a), an attractive, uncommonly well-centered example, good part original gum; light overall even toning, otherwise Very Fine, a rare, eye-catching variety.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$38,000.
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Lot 208

1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 10¢ on 9ca dull yellow green and 10¢ on 12ca pale brown orange (Chan 79-80. Scott 70-71), each fresh with good colors, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 209
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1897, Large Figures surcharges on Re-engraved Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-2¢ on 2ca complete (Chan 82-83. Scott 73-74), fresh and near-pristine, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, ½¢ on 3ca "key" value never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 210
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1897, Large Figures surcharges on Re-engraved Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-2¢ on 2ca complete (Chan 82-83. Scott 73-74), well-centered and Post Office fresh, with the ½¢ on 3ca "key" value never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$700.
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