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


Japan
 
 
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Lot 558
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Japan, ca. 1866, U.S. 3¢ Washington (Scott #65), cancelled in Kanagawa, cancelled by lovely, clear strike of the very scarce "U.S. Consul/Kanagawa Japan" oval consular mail service marking, Fine to Very Fine, rare, with 1998 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 559
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Japan, 1871-74, Dragon and Cherry Blossom issues, 3 items (J.S.C.A. 1a, 15, 28. Scott 1, 9d, 32), comprising a lovely, four-margined mint 1871, Dragon, 48m brown, laid paper (with guide pin mark at right top); a used 1872, Cherry Blossom, ½s bister brown, Government printing, native paper, the cancel unobtrusive; and a mint (appears never hinged) 1874, Cherry Blossom, ½s brown, foreign wove paper, syllabic 1 ("i"); each incredibly bright and nicely centered, Very Fine. Scott $330 (HK$ 2,600).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 560
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Japan, 1871, Dragon, 48m brown, plate 1, laid paper (J.S.C.A. 1a. Scott 1), position 30 over 38, vertical pair, fresh with good margins, without gum as issued, Very Fine, a lovely pair.
J.S.C.A. yen 60,000 (HK$ 4,310). Scott $450 (HK$ 3,540).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 561

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, ½s brown, Matsuda printing, native paper (J.S.C.A. 9. Scott 9), Plate 2, full sheet of 40, with all margins intact (wider right and bottom); several internal perforation separations, several sensibly hinge-reinforced, with a few spots of toning mainly in the selvage; previously folded vertically between columns 3 & 4 and 5 & 6, still Very Fine, a remarkable survivor.
J.S.C.A. yen 160,000 (HK$ 11,490). Scott $1,000 as singles (HK$ 7,870).
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 4,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 562
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Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, ½s brown, Matsuda printing, native paper, plate reconstructions (J.S.C.A. 9. Scott 9), a study of the four Matsuda Printing plates used to produce this issue; Plate I has 30 positions plated; Plates II and III, 29 each; and Plate IV, 22 positions; minor duplication, the reconstructions consisting of both unused and used examples; photocopies of the complete panes accompany, allowing you to continue the hunt, Very Fine, a remarkable piece of detective work; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 563
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Japan, 1876-83, Kobans, selection of 7, cancelled at Shanghai in 1888 (J.S.C.A. 67, 79, 71, 73, 78-80. Scott 58//74), a bright, fresh group, comprising the 4s, 8s, 10s and 15s Old Kobans, plus 1s-5s UPU Kobans complete, each cancelled by socked-on-the-nose "Shanghai/7/DEC/1888/I.J.P.A." four-character thimbles; 4s value with repaired tear at bottom, still Very Fine as a group, the 15s an incredibly scarce stamp with a true postal cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 564

Japan, 1876-77, Old Koban, 5s brown and 6s orange (J.S.C.A. 68 [2], 69. Scott 59 [2], 60), splendid, select quality group of three items: two 5s values, plus a 6s issue, each wonderfully fresh with vibrant colors, excellent perforations and near-pristine o.g., Extremely Fine.
J.S.C.A. yen 66,000 (HK$ 4,740). Scott $330 (HK$ 2,600).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 565
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Japan, 1883, U.P.U. Kobans, 1s-5s complete, specialized collection (J.S.C.A. 78-80. Scott 72-74), mounted or hinged on custom-made pages, all held in page protectors, a remarkable study of the UPU Kobans; perforation, paper and color shades for each denomination, along with a wealth of cancel types, including Roman-character, large botas, double-circles, Maru-ichi Denpo and non-postal cancels, Postage Due and Telegraph cancels, geometrics, negative initials, thimbles, Shanghai, etc.—including many better; additional examples sorted in glassines, Very Fine collection, a beautiful work of love; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
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Lot 566

Japan, 1934, Communications Day souvenir sheet (J.S.C.A. C56. Scott C8), a simply magnificent sheet, without a single dulled corner, crease or bend; excellent colors on paper that's fresh both front and back, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, as pretty as they come.
J.S.C.A. yen 320,000 (HK$ 22,980). Scott $2,000 (HK$ 15,750).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 567

Japan, 1948-49, 5y and 8y Philatelic Week sheets (J.S.C.A. C140, C173 var. Scott 422a, 479a), lovely, attractive pair of sheets, o.g., never hinged; 8y pristine with three natural margin pinholes at bottom, 5y fresh with small gum mottled spot, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. yen 215,000 (HK$ 15,440). Scott $1,150 (HK$ 9,060).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 568

Japan, 1949, 8y Philatelic Week (J.S.C.A. C173 var. Scott 479a), pristine mint miniature sheet of 5, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. yen 125,000 (HK$ 8,980). Scott $800 (HK$ 6,300).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 569

Japan, 1950, 5th National Athletic Meet complete (J.S.C.A. C194-197. Scott 505-508), sheet of 20, fresh, o.g., never hinged; couple usual and customary pinholes in bottom margin, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. yen 194,000 (HK$ 13,930). Scott $935 as 4 blocks + strip (HK$ 7,360).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 570

Japan, 1950, 5th National Athletic Meet complete (J.S.C.A. C194-197. Scott 505-508), sheet of 20, fresh and clean sheet, o.g., never hinged; a couple of margin flaws (light margin corner crease and customary margin pinholes, etc.), otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. yen 194,000 (HK$ 13,930). Scott $935 as 4 blocks + strip (HK$ 7,360).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 571
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Lot 572
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Japan, 1946, "B.C.O.F./Japan/1946", overprint proof strikes, lovely and very scarce group of four items comprising Gibbons Type 1 overprint in black, plus Type 2 examples in black, red and gold, without gum as issued, Very Fine, fresh and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 573
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Japan, 1946, "B.C.O.F./Japan/1946", ½d orange, overprint proof in red (Scott M1 var. SG J1 var (see footnote after #J7)), a splendid used example, tied to piece by "Aust. Army P.O./18 OC/46/241" c.d.s., Very Fine, a very scarce item. SG £325 (HK$ 3,300).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 574
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Japan, 1946, "B.C.O.F./Japan/1946", 1d brown violet, overprint proofs in red and black (Scott M2 var. SG J2 var (see footnote after #J7)), two fresh used examples, each tied to separate small piece, tied by 18 OC 1946 Army P.O. c.d.s.'s; one showing the overprint proof in red, the other in black, Very Fine, scarce. SG £425 (HK$ 4,320).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 575
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Japan, 1946, "B.C.O.F./Japan/1946", 3d dark violet brown, overprint proofs in gold, black and red (Scott M3 var. SG J3 var (see footnote after #J7)), three select items, each tied to small piece by "Aust. Army P.O./18 OC/46/241" c.d.s.'s; gold overprint slightly oxidized as nearly always, Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce group. SG £850 (HK$ 8,640).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,400.
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