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


Hong Kong and Macao
 
 
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Lot 537

Hong Kong, Postal-Fiscal, 1874, $2 olive green, perf 15½x15 (Scott 26. Yang F1), exceptionally bright and well-centered, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 2019 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $375 (HK$ 2,950).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$2,800
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Lot 538

Hong Kong, Postal-Fiscal, 1874, $3 dull violet, perf 15½x15 (Scott 27. Yang F2), lovely color and centering, o.g., small paper adhesion on reverse, Very Fine, with 2019 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $350 (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 539
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Hong Kong, 1890 (dated Apr. 15), magnificent and unique De La Rue Archives appendix sheet, a remarkable sheet in superb quality, dated "April 15th 1890", showing 13 adhesives collectively, 11 of which are unwatermarked proofs, with the 2c rose and 5c ultramarine being the watermarked Crown & CA issued values; the proofs, line perf 14, are exceeding rare and are affixed to the sheet; interestingly, and noted on the sheet, the two 10c values, the $1 on 96c and $5 Postal-Fiscal surcharges are all printed on the two different red paper types of the era, namely that which was adopted for use on British stamps, and the adopted issued red paper used for the 12a India stamps; additionally, the $5 surcharges each show the small "5" variety, which was enlarged for use on the issued stamp; the five remaining proofs comprise the 30 gray green (Yang #41a), 20c on 30c and 50c on 48c surcharges (Yang #42a, 43a), plus $2 dull green and $3 violet Postal-Fiscals, Very Fine in all respects, a showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 140,000 - 160,000

An incredible item of the utmost importance, with most of the 11 proof examples believed to be unique (one similar $5 on $10 value appearing in the Royal Collection).

Current BidHK$140,000
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Lot 540
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Hong Kong, 1891, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2¢ carmine, with Pre-First Day 21 January cancel (Scott 66. Yang C1), lovely, fresh example, cancelled by bold centrally struck "Hong Kong/A/JA 21/91" c.d.s., considered to be back-dated by favor, Very Fine, scarce, with 2018 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Scott $130 for normal (HK$ 1,020).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 541

Hong Kong, 1912, King George V, $10 purple & black on red (Scott 124), Multiple Crown CA watermark, a flawless example, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $575 for hinged (HK$ 4,530).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 542

Hong Kong, 1938, King George VI, $10 green & violet (Scott 166), a simply stunning example, with proof-like printing on immaculate white paper, with the gum equally fresh, o.g., barest trace of hinge, Very Fine, a real looker.
Scott $350 (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 543
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Hong Kong, 1938, King George VI, $10 green & violet, broken "Hong" variety (Scott 166 var), left margin block of 4, as noted in Webb, position R5/1LP, the lower left stamp here; the block fresh and clean; hinged upper left stamp only, the other three (including the variety) never hinged; gum toned as often encountered, still Very Fine.
Scott $1,400 as normal singles (HK$ 11,020).
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$3,600
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Lot 544
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Hong Kong, 1943, "Liquidation of Empire" German War-time propaganda issue, ½d to 3d complete, a fresh "used" set, Very Fine, a seldom-encountered set from Hong Kong; unlisted.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 545

Hong Kong, Japanese Occupation, 1945, 2y-5y complete (Scott N1-N3. SG J1/3. J.S.C.A. 21-23), fresh and well-centered, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine, nice set.
Scott $1,050 (HK$ 8,270). SG £950 (HK$ 9,660).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$2,200
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Lot 546
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Hong Kong, Sensational selection, 1862-1948, all mint, fresh and sound; comprises Scott #1-2, 3 (never hinged), 8, 9 (never hinged), 20, 36, 51, 53 (never hinged), 64, 65 (no gum), 68, 69-70, 107, 128 (never hinged), 147-150 (never hinged) and 178-179 (never hinged), Very Fine on the whole, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 547
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Hong Kong, Excellent and diverse accumulation, including over 50 covers, strong in King Edward VII and early King George V usages; while including a nice range of a couple Victorias, covers are mostly King Edward VII Connell correspondence to Seattle; a few nice slogan cancel covers, a few early Hong Kong view picture post cards, plus later souvenir sheets, Post Office packs, booklets, gutter pairs, frama labels, and more; an interesting and valuable group, Fine to Very Fine or better, examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 548
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Hong Kong, Eclectic and valuable accumulation, interesting and diverse selection including some nice postal history, such as an 8c orange Queen Victoria issue on 1880 cover to Philadelphia, a lovely 10c blue green Queen Victoria on 1886 cover sent Amoy to New Jersey, three lovely King Edward VII-era Hong Kong picture post cards, a nice 1933 King George V Registered cover uprated with 2c and 3c additional postage from Kowloon to Tientsin; plus strong mint omnibus issues like Scott #147-150, 151-153 in corner margin never hinged blocks of ten, plus other items like #167, 168-173, 203-217 (2), 275-288 (2), 308a, 388-403 (2), 922, 1173, and lots more, generally Fine to Very Fine or better, a great mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 549
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Hong Kong, Pretty assortment, classic to modern, beginning with two album pages of Victorias and Edwards with an array of cancels, plus two never hinged sets of the Silver Jubilee issue (Scott #147-150), a Registered Coronation issue First Day Cover sent locally, a never hinged set of the 1948 Silver Wedding issue (both margin copies, the $10 a top left corner) plus a second 10c mint hinged, a matched set of bottom margin singles of the 1974 Arts Festival issue, various souvenir sheets, booklets and strips from the late 1990s, plus a very fun, very well-traveled cover sent Jan. 8, 1925, from Florida to a Dr. E.W. Wright, "c/o American Express Co." in Calcutta—then forwarded to Hong Kong, then to Yokohama (taking a month to arrive!), then to South Norwalk, CT—with a wealth of markings, an additional Japanese franking, and the manuscript note on back "Rec'd back/May 13th '25", Very Fine, a neat little lot; review encouraged.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$1,800
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