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

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Lot 306
Taiwan: Imperial Province, 1888, Horse and Dragon, 20 cash olive gray trial color proof (Chan F15), a splendid medium/thin paper narrow margin Trial Color Proof, 35 x 35 mm; pristine, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 307
Taiwan: Republic Province, 1949-50, surcharges on N.E. Provinces, 2¢-50¢ complete (Scott 91-96), includes both color surcharges of the 5¢ on $44, without gum as issued, Very Fine. Scott $620 (HK$ 4,880).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 308
Taiwan: Republic Province, 1945, delightfully detailed overprints on Japanese issues collection, neatly arranged in a binder in sheet holders, comprising singles, blocks and full sheets (all mint), plus several covers exhibiting these issues' usages; the complete 3s to 10y set is present as singles (2) plus panes of 100; a second full sheet of the 3s is included, one showing the overprints misplaced, the other printed on very thick buff paper; there are a range of multiples, the 3s to 5y in 48 multiples showing various plate varieties (all literally pointed out by arrocators), the 10y in two multiples, one being a block of 12; errors include overprints double on 3s and 5s, overprints misplaced 3s and 5s (each a block of four), basic stamps with double impressions (10s, 30s (2, plus block of nine)), and a 10y block of four showing the overprint inverted; the second overprinting is represented by the 5s (overprint misplaced) and 10s (8, including three inverted and four double overprints) values; the collection is rounded out by the Japanese issue without overprints (one complete set of nine, plus an additional copy each of the 3s, 5s and 10s values), Very Fine, one to thrill the specialist; imaged in full online.
Estimate HK$ 180,000 - 200,000.
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