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


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Lot 45
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), the 1ca and 3ca values fresh mint (no gum), the 5ca fresh with great color and partial blue Peking seal cancel (a few nibbed perforations at top), Very Fine, nice group. Scott $2,425 (HK$ 19,090).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 46
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine+. Scott $1,725 (HK$ 13,580).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 47
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), attractive, all-used group of six items, comprising two of each value; the 3ca includes plate flaw at bottom right variety (Chan #2d), etc.; couple smallish flaws here and there, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine. Scott $3,450 (HK$ 27,160).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$5,500
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Lot 48
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China, 1878-83, Large Dragons, 1ca to 5ca (Chan 1-2, 9. Scott 1-2, 9), a lovely used selection comprising 1ca and 3ca thin paper printings, plus a choice 5ca thick paper smooth perforation type, with perfect, bold Chefoo seal cancel, Very Fine, fresh. Scott $1,775 (HK$ 13,980).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 49
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Chan 1. Scott 1), an attractive example cancelled by somewhat light but near-maximum strike of "Customs/SEP [?]/78/Newchwang" dater; stamp with several faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance, but still an exceptionally early first-year usage, particularly scarce on the 1ca value. Scott $725 (HK$ 5,710).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 50
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a lovely, fresh horizontal pair, cancelled by bold, centrally struck blue Peking seal cancel, Very Fine, remarkably fresh. Scott $800 (HK$ 6,300).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 51
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a lovely, fresh used example, cancelled by near-maximum strike of "Customs/NOV 5/78/Newchwang" dater; few trivial blunted perforations at right, Very Fine, an exceedingly early first-year usage from Newchwang. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 52
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a superb stamp, with incredibly intense color, cancelled by partial strike of "I.G. of Customs Peking" double-ring cancel in blue, Very Fine, a very scarce marking when found on the stamps themselves. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 53
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China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), 1ca bottom margin single, each value fresh and well-centered, 3ca with Customs cancel; 5ca minor trivial perforation crease at left, otherwise Very Fine, a lovely set. Scott $2,275 (HK$ 17,910).
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$4,500
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Lot 54
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China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), each exceptionally fresh and absolutely sound, with the 5ca just a stunning example, Very Fine. Scott $2,275 (HK$ 17,910).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 55

China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca green & 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), each fresh with bold colors, o.g.; the 3ca with a tiny paper speck by the dragon's head, otherwise Very Fine. Scott $1,700 (HK$ 13,390).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$3,400
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Lot 56

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), two lovely and fresh mint examples, o.g., Very Fine. Scott $1,200 (HK$ 9,450).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 57
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Chan 6. Scott 6), a well-centered example with intense color, neatly cancelled; trivial, barely noticeable pinpoint thin speck, otherwise Very Fine+. Scott $1,500 (HK$ 11,810).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 58
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Chan 6. Scott 6); slightly nibbed perforation at bottom right, otherwise fresh and sound, Very Fine, scarce this nice. Scott $1,500 (HK$ 11,810).
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 59
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca to 5ca complete (Chan 9, 10-11. Scott 7-9), the 1ca and 3ca rough perf 12½ types, the 5ca with smooth perforations, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,625 (HK$ 12,800).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 60
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10-12. Scott 7-9 vars.); 5ca with corner crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,625 (HK$ 12,800).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 61

China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, rough perf 12½ (Chan 10. Scott 7 var.), a lovely, well-centered example, o.g., Very Fine. Scott $675 (HK$ 5,320).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 62
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca vermilion, rough perf 12½, semicircle to left of "CANDARINS" (Chan 11f. Scott 8 var.), an absolutely superb example offering vibrant color and excellent centering, blue seal cancel, along with partial Shanghai French Post Office transit, Extremely Fine. Scott $500 as normal (HK$ 3,940).
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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