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

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Lot 555

Macao, 1911 (Nov. 16), registered "Customs Lappa" cover, sent Macau to Hong Kong, an eye-catching cover, franked by Scott #159 and 161 (2) bisects, tied by two of three 16.Nov.11 Macau c.d.s.'s; red straightline "REGISTER" handstamp with black-on-deep red "Provincia de Macau" Registry label on front, along with "Hong Kong/C/18 NO/11" receiver; back bears doubled but legible "Customs/NOV 16/1911/Lappa" dater, along with partial double-ring Hong Kong marking, which appears to be a Maritime Mail dater; slightly reduced at left upon opening, Very Fine, an all-around lovely item.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 556
Macao, Definitives collection, 1888-1915 (Scott 35//255. Yang 32//242), comprising the 1888 King Luiz series (mixed perforations); 1894 and 1898-1903 King Carlos issues, complete less the 31a purple and 5a brown; 1913 Ceres and 1915 "REPUBLICA" (Lisbon overprints, mixed perforations); wonderfully centered with brilliant colors, o.g. or without gum as issued; 3p Ceres with part, dryish gum, otherwise fresh, Very Fine, inspect, the First Ceres Issue scarce as a set.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 557
Macao, Clean mint accumulation, featuring a nice range of souvenir sheets, such as Scott #517a, 529a (3), 610, 616 (2), 634, plus #339-340, 352, 383-390, C7-C15, some Postal Tax issues, etc., generally fresh, with mostly all never hinged, Very Fine, nice lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,800.
Realized HK$3,000.
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