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

Stamp Collections
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Lot 576
Japan, Highly detailed and valuable Old Koban specialized collection, 1876-77 (Scott 55-76), presented on Hagnar stockpages all housed in a slipcased album; each stamp of the issue is preceded by full-color specialized pages of the Japan Stamp Color Guide (in Japanese) describing the paper, shade and other varieties found, with the stamps included—both mint and used—covering many if not most of those varieties; as beautiful as the mint stamps are, the real treasure is in the cancels, running the full gamut of types, sizes, etc., of the period; additional examples of each denomination are held in glassines at the end of that stamp's "listing"; many scarce, unusual, and non-JSCA listed cancels throughout, Very Fine, a detailed review will be most rewarded; see it all in person or online.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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Lot 577
Japan, Outstanding, highly complete collection, 1871-1998, beautifully housed in five Palo hingeless albums with slipcases, including Prefecture issues (complete less a handful) for 1989-98; a wonderful collection built with an eye to quality; 1871-73 issues are a mix of genuine and forgeries, with all issues through Tazawas a mix of mint and used; virtually all mint from the 1921 commemoratives on, and virtually complete from about 1915, needing just a handful of issues for completion; we note National Parks singles and sheets complete (less Kirishima) and never hinged, complete 1947-48 souvenir sheets, complete 1950s lottery sheets, as well as a selection of Military and Offices stamps; among the many highlights are used Scott #5, 6, 15, 45 (syl. 5), 47 & 50 (both syl. 1), 51, 52 (faulty, not counted), and 53-54A; and mint #85-86, 109, 110, 140a, 148-151, 167-170, 179-187, 190-193, 198-201, 212-213, 276-279, 521A-521B (barest trace of hingeing, appear never hinged), B11, C1-C2, C3-C7, C8 (hinged at very top edge of sheet) and never hinged #222a, 351-361, 378a, 385a, 388, 400a, 421a, 422a, 423, 439-442, 448n, 456, 457, 479, 479a (small gum stain at bottom of center stamp), 480-497, 521c, 523-540, 564a, B11, C14-C24, etc., etc.; bonus binder of additional material, including a second set of #C1-C2 (each with APS certificate), miniature sheets (some in light quantity), a few booklets, and more, Very Fine overall, a simply magnificent collection with astronomical total catalogue value; viewing will not disappoint.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 578
Japan, Extensive and valuable accumulation, comprising many, many hundreds of items, including a nice used #1, some better Kobans and Chrysanthemums, scores of miniature sheets (including Parks), 1948 sheets, lots of 1000Y sheets, plus Scott #163-166, 381a (100!), 457, 505-508 (two strips of four plus a block of four), 521c (2), 609 (corner margin block of four), extensive used Military stamps, and much, much more, bulk Fine to Very Fine, a valuable holding for sure; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 579
Japan, A quartet of used collections, covering 1899-1989, comprising a specialized collection of over 160 stamps bearing roller cancels from 1899-1960; a solid accumulation of about 600-700 Mt. Fuji & Deer series, sorted by issue on stockcards, with perfins and nicer cancels included (plus some unused), plus several copies of the old-die 8s olive brown and two covers; a two-volume collection, both albums slipcased, running 1937-59, with many better items including several Parks sheets along with Scott #422a and 456, each First Day-cancelled; plus thousands of New Showa Animal, Plant and National Treasures definitives, again with a scattering of never hinged singles and blocks, the majority of the holding selected for cancel types with hundreds of swordguards, thousands of combs, machine cancels, rollers, etc., Very Fine overall, an absolute goldmine for the cancels specialist; be sure to view.
Estimate HK$ 16,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 580
Japan, A stockbook of forgeries, Dragons to Kobans plus overprints, 16 pages of forgeries; comprises Dragons: 62 Spiro, 13 Hirose and two Kamigata; Cherry Blossoms: 605 Wada (all plated), 85 Spiro, 10 Kamigata, six Hirose and three from an unknown, skillful forger; Kobans: 42 Wada and a Spiro; plus forged overprints of Offices in Korea (27 examples), Offices in China (24), Military (6) and First Airmail (6); generally fresh with all appearing sound, Very Fine overall, a lovely study.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 581
Japan, Outstanding collection of plated Wada Dragon forgeries, 246 in total, of both imperforate and perforated issues, cancelled and uncancelled; includes three rare varieties: 100mon, Plate A, State I, Position 3 without sanko; 5s, Plate A, State II, Position 3 uncancelled; and 5s, Plate A, State I, Position 2 uncancelled; fresh and sound throughout, Very Fine, a lovely compilation; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 1,000.
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Lot 582
Japan, Nice accumulation, clean little selection, including good National Athletic Meet blocks of four (#508b and others), #421a, 439-441, 473a, a few better souvenir sheets such as #453a, 457, 463a (2), 479a (never hinged), 504a, plus a clean #C8 Communications Day sheet; fresh throughout, mostly Fine to Very Fine or better, a nice lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 583
Japan, Wonderful premium mint selection, excellent, clean all-mint selection (one item used, Scott #154, the 10s Heir Apparent) comprising better items only, including mint Scott #166, 167-170, 227-229, 276-279, 369-372, 435-436 plus a second #436, 457, 521, 521A, 521c, C1, C3-C37, C25-C38, etc.; fresh with original gum throughout, most lightly hinged, some never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 584
Japan, Collection of Japanese stamps used in Taiwan, 1895-1945, 62 different mounted or hinged on special album pages; examples run from Scott #47 to #B1-B2; mostly definitives, but note commemoratives including #149-151, 152, 155-156, 158 (2), 178280, 299-300, 313-314, etc.; includes an additional stockpage with duplicates (75); various cancellation types (noted at least one roller) and towns possible, Fine to Very Fine with better, an attractive holding; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 585

Japan, Selection of four premium miniature sheets, 1935-49 (Scott 222a, 456 [2], 479a), attractive group, comprising a 1935 1½s New Year's Greeting sheet (Scott #222a, JSCA #N1a), a 1949 8Y Philatelic Week sheet (Scott #479a, JSCA C173 var), plus two examples of the 1949 Children's Exhibition sheet (Scott #456, JSCA #C159); New Year's sheet with some minor gum toning, others with a trivial small flaw or two, Fine to Very Fine or better, examine. Scott $1,490 (HK$ 11,730).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 586
Japan, Clean array of mid-modern better, 1935-49, comprising never hinged complete sheets of the 3s Manchukuo Emperor's Visit (Scott #219) and the 2s and 4s Nikko National Park issues (#280-281); both Daisen-Setonaikai and Kirishima Park sheets (each never hinged and with original folder), along with a rarely seen National Park Stamp series folder; plus a complete pane of 30 of the 1949 Children's Day issue (#455; 26 stamps never hinged); some toning to the Children's Day sheet, mostly in the margin, still Very Fine overall, inspection invited. Scott $815+ (HK$ 6,420).
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 587
Japan, Enticing Revenues collection, most all items on their original auction house pages and fully annotated by Shimonura number; nice array of types, designs and purposes, with most items cancelled—though we do note some mint/unused; includes full sheets of #330 (some perforation separations) and 343, an Officially Sealed label, a few imprint blocks, etc., etc.; minor duplication, useful for the dealer or the plating specialist, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, infrequently offered material; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 588
Japan, A mountain of miscellanies, 1876-1995, comprising several sets (some complete, some partial) of album pages with various used issues throughout, with more used loose in an envelope; approximately 40 covers from 1902 onward, with most First Day Covers from the mid-1960s or later commemorative-cancelled items; several mint never hinged souvenir sheets on dealer cards (including five examples of Scott #685a); a small-format stockbook with some mint, even a pristine 1942 50s banknote, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,300.
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