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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


1897 Imperial Chinese Post and Later Issues
 
 
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Lot 116
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China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢ purple (Chan 92. Scott 86), pane of 20, with margins at right and bottom; top row with rice paper-like hinge all the way across, positions 11-12 disturbed original gum, all other stamps never hinged, Very Fine, as nicely and evenly centered a pane as you'll find. Scott $110 without n.h. premium (HK$ 870).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 117
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China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 4¢ brown (Chan 95. Scott 89), full pane of 20, exceptionally fresh and nicely centered, with full clean original gum and all but five stamps never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $220 without n.h. premium (HK$ 1,730).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 118

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $1 deep red & rose (Chan 101. Scott 95), fresh with brilliant colors and beautifully centered, with full pristine o.g., Very Fine+, a beauty. Scott $325 (HK$ 2,560).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 119

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $2 orange & yellow (Chan 102. Scott 96), bold, rich color and wonderfully fresh, o.g.; centered to left with a few customary ragged perforations, Fine. Scott $3,000 (HK$ 23,620).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 120

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $5 yellow green & rose (Chan 103. Scott 97), exceptionally fresh and well-centered, with good, lovely colors, fully intact perforations along with full original gum (a few trivial toned spots), Very Fine+, an all-around pretty stamp. Scott $1,800 (HK$ 14,170).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 121
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China, 1898-1906, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked and unwatermarked group (Chan 104//128. Scott 98//122), comprising the ½¢ to $2 1898 watermarked set (all original gum, some appear never hinged, some with hinge remnant), plus the $5 from the second unwatermarked printing without gum; eye-catching colors across the board, Very Fine. Scott $2,147 (HK$ 16,910).
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 122
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China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 1¢ ocher, imperf between (Chan 105c. Scott 99a), vertical pair, imperforate between and at bottom, showing a complete strike of an Imperial Post Office rectangular wooden carved district dater, with name of office in upper field, from Nanxun District (Huzhou, Jejiang Province—an unlisted location in P. Chan), Very Fine, a real eye-catcher.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 123

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, $1, $2 and $5 high values (Chan 113-115. Scott 107-109), a stunning trio on clean paper with vivacious colors—the $5 especially so, o.g., Very Fine, true beauties all. Scott $1,950 (HK$ 15,350).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 124
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China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ ocher, retouched "One" character (Chan 117c. Scott 111 var.), position 12 on pane 8, beautiful color on clean, white paper; pinhole thin at left of "Da", otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 125
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China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ deep orange, imperf between (Chan 117ia. Scott 111 var.), vertical strip of 3, wonderfully fresh and well-centered, unused without gum, Very Fine, a scarce variety. Scott $350+ (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 126

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ deep orange, imperf between and imperf top margin (Chan 117ki. Scott 111 var.), vertical strip of 5, fresh and perfectly centered, o.g.; a couple minor stray toned gum specks of little consequence, Very Fine, a striking, eye-arresting variety. Scott $700 ++ (HK$ 5,510).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 127

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ gray yellow, imperforate vertically (Chan 117s var. Scott 111a var), horizontal strip of 3, wonderfully fresh and bright, Very Fine, a striking and scarce variety. Scott $350+ (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 128

China, 1902, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 4¢ chestnut, imperf between (Chan 119a. Scott 113b), vertical pair, nicely centered with good color, full o.g., with a few stray toned specks, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $350 (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 129

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 5¢ orange (Chan 121. Scott 115), dual pane of 40, fresh with brilliant color, o.g.; a couple trivial stray toned specks, Very Fine, a lovely multiple.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 130

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 10¢ deep green, imperf between (Chan 122e. Scott 116b), horizontal pair, o.g., hinge remnant, Fine to Very Fine, scarce variety. Scott $725 (HK$ 5,710).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 131
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China, 1902, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $5 green & salmon (Chan 128. Scott 122), horizontal pair, an attractive unused pair, expertly regummed, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce multiple. Scott $1,750 (HK$ 13,780).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 132

China, 1902, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $5 green & salmon, imperf left margin (Chan 128a. Scott 122 var.), nice colors and centering, a lovely used example showing full margin at left, tied to small piece by neat blue bilingual "Tientsin/12 JAN/08" c.d.s., about Very Fine, a showpiece, an incredibly rare item, listed in Chan mint, but unpriced as used.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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Lot 133
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China, 1908, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ deep green, imperf between (Chan 129e. Scott 124a), horizontal pair, fresh mint, without gum, Fine to Very Fine+, a scarce variety. Scott $350 (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 134

China, 1909, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 3¢ slate green, imperf between (Chan 130d. Scott 125a), horizontal pair, fresh mint, full clean o.g., Fine to Very Fine+, an attractive variety. Scott $350 (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 135
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China, 1908, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 10¢ ultramarine, imperf between (Chan 134j. Scott 129a), a splendid left margin horizontal pair, wonderfully fresh with vibrant color and excellent centering, without gum, Very Fine+, scarce. Scott $400 (HK$ 3,150).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,400.
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