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


Laos
 
 
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Lot 901

Laos, 1952-73, International-themed issues, specialized collection, celebrating the UPU, UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ITU, International Letter Writing Week, Rotary, ECAFE, Lions, Space and a couple International Years; each generally comprising the issued stamps, imperforates and deluxe sheets; the 1952 UPU Admission issue with a beautifully hand-colored die-sunk proof signed by engraver Jean Pheulpin; the 1956 First Anniversary of UN Membership with a rare pair of First Day Covers, one of the regular issues, the other of the Airs; also features a set of three perforated WHO essays on stamp paper (mint never hinged) for 1952, 1953 and 1954; clean and fresh throughout, Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 902

Laos, 1954-76, a specialized miscellany, comprising various single-stamp or Laos-themed issues, with topics ranging from King Sisivang-Vong to FDR, Arms of the Republic to the Peace of Vientiane, Marconi, Tourism, Folklore, etc., etc.; most with issued stamps, imperforate singles and/or sheetlets of four, and deluxe sheets; a clean, fresh and pretty collection of Laotian collateral material, Very Fine, scarce material; inspection a must.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 903

Laos, 1952-74, fine array of better items, comprising five sets of the 26 souvenir sheets of the 1951-52 First Issue (three sets loose, two in complete booklets), two complete souvenir booklets for Scott #99a and #C45a, plus single examples of #111a, B8a, C56a-C57a, and C115a, etc., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a useful lot for the dealer; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 904

Laos, 1957-76, Buddhist-inspired thematical specialized compilation, comprising the 1957 Buddhism-themed Airmail, 1965 Hophabang Temple, 1969 Wedding of Kathanam & Nang Sida, 1972 That Luong Festival, 1975 UNESCO Campaign to Save Borobudur Temple and 1976 Pagodas issues; most with stamps as issued, imperforate singles and/or sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets; Hophabang includes a beautiful engraver-signed die-sunk trial color proof in blue with "Contrôl" emboss and a natural deckle edge, Very Fine, find tranquility after some heated bidding.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 905

Laos, 1967-74, Flora and Fauna specialized selection, comprising the 1967 Fish, 1968 and 1974 Insects, 1968 Fruits and 1974 Flowers issues; most some combination of issued stamps, imperforate singles and/or sheetlets of four, deluxe sheets and/or trial color strips from sheets; strong vibrant colors and designs throughout, Very Fine, a lively bunch; be sure to view.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 906

Laos, 1951-52, King Sisavang-Vong specialized First Issue collection (Scott 1-17, C1-C4, J1-J6), a wonderful, high-quality collection beginning with the First Issue complete, an exploded opened-for-display First Issue souvenir booklet with all 26 sheetlets, plus a 1.50pi value engraver-signed, deckle-edged sunk die proof in black gray (very scarce), a couple imperforate singles in different color combinations, a 1.90pi value imperforate sheetlet of four, plus the 60c and 1pi values in magnificent hand-colored, deckle-edged sunken die proofs signed by the engravers, etc., Very Fine, a choice group of scarce First Issue material.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 907

Laos, 1953, Red Cross, specialized holding (Scott B1-B3), comprising the stamps as issued, plus imperforate sheetlets of four of each, along with deluxe sheets of each stamp (with three-headed elephant "Office Royal des Postes & Telecommunications du Laos" blind emboss at lower left), a composite deluxe sheet showing all three stamps side-by-side, as well as a Jean Pheulpin-signed sunken trial color proof of the $1.50+$1 design in green, Very Fine, scarce and attractive.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 908

Laos, 1956, 2500th Anniversary of the Birth of Buddha, specialized holding (Scott 27-29, C20-C21), attractive group comprising the set complete in singles plus matched top margin gutter blocks of four, plus huge-margined imperforate singles from the sheets; fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 909
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Laos, 1957, Laotian Musical Instrument issue complete (Scott 34-36, C24-C26), a magnificent and choice set of six deckle-edged (machined), Jean Pheulpin-signed trial color sunken die proofs in dark green on card, all presented on exquisite custom pages, Extremely Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,800.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 910
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Laos, 1957, Laotian Musical Instrument issue complete (Scott 34-36, C24-C26), beautiful and striking complete set of six die-sunk proofs on machined deckle edge card, each in black and signed Jean Pheulpin, all presented on superb, custom-designed pages, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 911
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Laos, 1957, Laotian Musical Instrument issue, "first state" die proofs (Scott 34-36, C24, C26), superb and extremely rare group of five items, less only the 14k Airmail issue for completion; all being the rare "first state" die proof types showing the basic designs in black, with "1er état" in pencil; pristine mint, each presented on a custom album page, Very Fine+, rare, with only five of each believed to have been produced.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 912

Laos, 1957-77, Arts & Trades-themed specialized selection (Scott 34-36//C85-C86), five issues in total, being the 1957 Musical Instruments, 1959 Education and Fine Arts, 1970 Laotian Silk Industry and EXPO '70, 1971 Paintings by Chamnane Prisayane, and 1977 Trades and Crafts issues; each with a combination of issued stamps, imperforate singles, imperforate sheetlets of four, deluxe sheets and/or trial color proofs from sheets; bright and colorful; toned spots on deluxe sheets for Education and Fine Arts, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty compilation; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 913
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Laos, 1957, Rice Cultivation issue complete (Scott 37-40), beautiful, specialized assemblage of nine items, comprising the set complete in imperforate blocks of four (in issued colors), plus five different progressive color proofs in either pairs or margin, corner-dated strips of three; a select group on custom album leaves, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 914
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Laos, 1957, Rice Cultivation issue complete (Scott 37-40), a magnificent selection of ten rare pieces, comprising two complete sets of deckle-edged sunken die proofs (one set in sepia, the other in black), each signed by Jean Pheulpin—plus examples of the 5k and 26k sunken proofs, unsigned, in royal blue; each beautifully presented on custom pages, Very Fine and choice, a superb and rare group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 915

Laos, 1958, Elephants, specialized holding (Scott 41-47), a beautiful selection of the seven issued stamps, along with three examples of each as wide-margined imperforate trial color proofs (with burelage) in various colors and shades, including several two-color examples and some with ink color notations in pencil, Very Fine, a gorgeous collection.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 916
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Laos, 1959, King Sisavang-Vong (Scott 53), a superb group of five very scarce specialized items, comprising a Jean Pheulpin-signed sunken die proof in black brown with Stamp Printing Works' "Contrôle" emboss at lower left, along with four different trial color proofs in dark green, orange brown, dark carmine, and magenta, each sunk on card; everything presented on splendid custom pages, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 917

Laos, 1959, Historic Monuments, specialized selection (Scott 60-65), wonderful and clean holding comprising the set complete in scarce imperforate sheetlets of four, plus the set complete in six engraver-signed, embossed sunken trial color proofs in various colors, Very Fine, lovely; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 918

Laos, 1961, King Sisavang-Vong Funeral, specialized selection (Scott 66-69), including the issued set along with a complete set of deluxe proofs, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 919

Laos, 1962, King Savang Vatthana, specialized holding (Scott 70-73), a lovely, high-quality collection comprising the issued set, along with a set of deluxe proofs and imperforate sheetlets of four; fresh and near-pristine, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 920

Laos, 1962, Malaria Eradication, specialized holding (Scott 74-76), superb, high-quality assemblage, comprising the issued set, plus a matched set of right margin imperforate singles, the set complete in scarce imperforate sheetlets of four, the Scott footnote-listed miniature sheet, as well as a very scarce pristine-quality deluxe sheet, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful holding of this popular issue.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 921

Laos, 1962, Philatelic Exhibition and Stamp Day, specialized selection (Scott 77-80), an extraordinary holding comprising the scarce perforated and imperforate and imperforate souvenir sheets (four in all) in souvenir booklet, along with a duplicate set of these sheets without the booklet; a complete, pristine set of deluxe sheets, complete imperforate miniature sheetlets of four, a scarce progressive color proof strip of five, plus the entire set tied by special First Day cancels to elegant maximum card designs, Very Fine, a choice group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 922

Laos, 1963, FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign, specialized holding (Scott 81-84, 84b), a high-quality group comprising the issued set of four plus the miniature sheet (the scarcer variety, with the panel at the left of the 5k value green instead of the issued brown), along with the set complete imperforate, miniature sheetlets of four, a full set of deluxe sheets, plus three different progressive color proofs in pairs, Very Fine, fresh and lovely; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 923

Laos, 1963, International Red Cross Centenary, specialized holding (Scott 85-87, 87a), a lovely, pristine collection of the issued stamps and miniature sheet, the stamps as matched upper right corner imperforate singles, a complete set of deluxe sheets, plus the 4k value as imperforate trial color proofs (top margin single plus vertical bottom margin pair and strip of three), Very Fine, exceedingly fresh.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 924

Laos, 1964, UNESCO Nubian Monuments Campaign, specialized holding (Scott 89-91, 91a), comprising the set complete (perforated and imperforate) plus the miniature sheet, along with a complete set of deluxe sheets and imperforate miniature sheetlets of four, Very Fine, pristine mint—a nice lot.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 925

Laos, 1964, Neutral and Constitutional Laos, specialized holding (Scott 92-95, 95a), a lovely grouping including the issued set and miniature sheet, plus an imperforate composite deluxe sheet and the set complete in imperforate miniature sheets and deluxe sheets, and finally the set in four black-gray engraver-signed sunken die proofs with deckled edges, etc., Very Fine, a fresh, excellent holding.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 926

Laos, 1964, Phra Vet Legend, specialized holding (Scott 96-99), lovely and clean holding of the set perforated and imperforate, along with the scarce souvenir booklet, a complete set of imperforate sheetlets of four, and a set of sunken die proofs in the issued colors, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 927

Laos, 1964, Foreign Aid to Laos, specialized holding (Scott 100, C43-C45), wonderful and clean mounted collection, including the set complete perforated and imperforate, plus imperforate sheetlets of four and complete deluxe sheets; every item fresh, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 928

Laos, 1965, 6th Anniversary of the Mother & Child Protection Movement, specialized holding (Scott 114, 114a), being the stamp and miniature sheet as issued, a full-margined upper left imperforate single of the stamp, the complete imperforate sheetlet of four, an imperforate deluxe sheet, and a lovely die-sunk trial color proof signed by the engraver, Jean Pheulpin, Very Fine, a pretty compilation.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 929

Laos, 1965, 20th Anniversary of the United Nations, specialized selection (Scott 115-117), comprising the set as issued, complete imperforate sheetlets of four plus a full set of deluxe sheets, Very Fine, fresh; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 930

Laos, 1966, WHO Geneva Headquarters Inauguration, specialized selection (Scott 126-128, 128a), a fresh and pristine holding of the issued singles and miniature sheet, matched upper left corner imperforate singles, imperforate sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets of each value, plus two trial/progressive color sheets of 25 for the 10k value with color and other notations penciled in the margins, Very Fine, scarce material; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 931
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Laos, 1966, Laotian Ceremonies complete (Scott 129-132), a magnificent, specialized assemblage of 12 select items, comprising the complete set in progressive color proof sheets of 20, the 40k value noting the final color selections for the issued stamp; plus embossed monochrome sunken die proofs in sepia (2), black and orange brown, each signed by both designer and engraver (including Rodbooy, Pheulpin and Cami), along with deluxe sheets for the entire set, Very Fine, a superb, pristine group.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
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Lot 932

Laos, 1966, 20th Anniversary of UNESCO, specialized holding (Scott 133-136, 136a), comprising the issued singles and miniature sheet, imperforate sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets for each value, plus an imperforate trial/progressive color sheet of 25 for the 20k value; light toning (overall) on the sheetlets of four (spotty) on the 20k deluxe sheet, still generally Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 933

Laos, 1967, Temple Sculptures, specialized collection (Scott 141-144), a stunning, fresh and pristine holding, comprising for each value—all imperforate—a sheetlet of four, a deluxe sheet, and a horizontal strip of five trial/progressive color printings, as well as a full sheet of trial colors for the 5k value, along with part-sheets of 20 for the 20k, 15 for the 50k and 20 of the 70k values, Very Fine, scarce and attractive; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 934

Laos, 1967, Inauguration of New Post & Telegraph Headquarters, specialized selection (Scott 145-147), comprising the issued set, imperforate sheetlets of four, imperforate deluxe sheets, plus an eye-catching trial color proof sheet of 25, Very Fine, a pretty holding.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 935
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Laos, 1967, Laotian Flowers issue complete (Scott 152-155), a splendid, highly specialized holding comprising the basic set of four complete, plus imperforate sheetlets of four complete, plus monochrome embossed sunken die proofs with the 30k and 75k values in dark green, the 55k in brown orange, and the 80k in violet, each signed by the engraver and with control emboss at lower left; a wonderful and scarce group presented on lovely custom pages, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 936

Laos, 1967, 10th Anniversary of Laotian Red Cross, specialized holding (Scott B9-B11, B11a), consisting of the set of issued stamps and miniature sheet of three, along with matched upper right corner imperforate singles, imperforate sheetlets of four, and imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a pretty set.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 937

Laos, 1968, International Human Rights Year, specialized selection (Scott 160-162, 162a), comprising the issued stamps and miniature sheet, imperforate sheetlets of four (with additional matched set of upper right corner imperforate singles), plus imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a lot to light your flame.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 938

Laos, 1968, 20th Anniversary of the World Health Organization, specialized holding (Scott 163-167, 167a), colorful compilation of the issued set and miniature sheet, along with imperforate top right margin singles, imperforate sheetlets of four and imperforate deluxe sheets; a bit of light toning on the 110k and 250k sheetlets, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
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Lot 939

Laos, 1968, Laotian Army, specialized holding (Scott 168-170, C52-C53, C53a), an immaculate collection of this issue, comprising the regular issues and Airmail along with miniature sheet of five, along with a matched set of upper right corner imperforate singles, along with imperforate sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets, Very Fine, fresh and bright.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 940
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Laos, 1969, Scenes from the Royal Ballet issue (Scott 184-189, C56-C57), superb and scarce, highly specialized assemblage of 18 items, comprising imperforate sheetlets of four of the 30k, 40k,60k and 110k values, all inscribed "Juin, 1969/Thomas De La Rue" in the lower margin, plus date-showing singles; a complete set of imperforate sheets of one, each dated either "Mars, 1969" or "Juin, 1969/Thomas De La Rue"; and a set of composite sets of the eight values in two imperforate sheets; each absolutely pristine, Very Fine, a marvelous specialist's group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 941

Laos, 1969, 50th Anniversary of the International Labor Organization, specialized selection (Scott 190-191), comprising the issued stamps, imperforate sheetlets of four, imperforate deluxe sheets, artist-signed die-sunk trial color proofs of the 60k and 300k values (with printing press-design "Contrôle" blind emboss at lower left), plus a trial color pair and full sheet of 25 of the 60k value, Very Fine, scarce material.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 942

Laos, 1970, Wat Xiengthong, specialized selection (Scott 196, C65-66), a very pretty holding of the stamps as issued, plus imperforate margin singles, sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets, Very Fine, as fresh as the day they were printed.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 943

Laos, 1970, Drums, specialized holding (Scott 197-198, C67), comprising the stamps as issued, plus imperforate sheetlets of four, plus imperforate deluxe sheets, plus an engraver-signed sunken-die trial color proof for the 55k value, with printing press-design "Contrôl" blind emboss at lower left, Very Fine, make some noise for this set.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 944

Laos, 1970, 25th Anniversary of the United Nations, specialized holding (Scott 205-206, C75), a lovely array, fresh and clean throughout, of the three issued stamps, plus imperforate upper right margin singles and sheetlets of four for each, along with imperforate deluxe sheets and an engraver-signed sunken-die trial color proof in red of the 70k value, with printing press-design "Contrôl" blind emboss below, Very Fine, a pretty grouping.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 945

Laos, 1971, God and Goddesses, specialized selection (Scott 207-208, C76), comprising imperforate corner margin singles, sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets; clean, fresh and bright across the board, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 946

Laos, 1971, Traditional Artisanry, specialized holding (Scott 209-211), a lovely, colorful compilation, featuring the issued stamps, corner-margined imperforate singles, imperforate deluxe sheets, plus sunken-die trial color proofs for the three values, each signed by the engraver and with printing press-design "Contrôl" blind emboss: 30k in red brown, 50k in a very deep purple, 70k in deep blue; 30k proof signature in pen, 50k and 70k each with single natural deckle, Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 947

Laos, 1971-72, Two Sprays of Orchids, specialized holding (Scott 216-218, 230-232, C79, C89), the 1971 set (Scott #216-218, C79) comprising the issued stamps, imperforate singles and sheetlets of four, plus imperforate deluxe sheets; the 1972 set (#230-232, C89) with the issued set, imperforate singles and sheetlets of four, along with imperforate deluxe sheets of the 40k and 60k values; the stamps nearly as fresh and lovely as the flowers depicted, Very Fine, floreat this floral arrangement.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
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Lot 948

Laos, 1971, 20th Anniversary of Laotian Independent Postal Service, specialized selection (Scott 223-225, 223A), the four stamps and miniature sheet as issued, with imperforate singles and sheetlets of four; strong colors, crisp printing and pristine paper throughout, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 949

Laos, 1972, International Book Year, specialized holding (Scott 226-227, C87), a six-page story, starting with the issued stamps, quickly followed by a full set of imperforate singles and sheetlets of four; the saga continues with imperforate deluxe sheets in the issued colors, then by trial color proofs (die-sunk and engraver-signed with "Contrôl" blind emboss), the 30k and 70k values in shades of red, the 125k in violet; neatly wrapped up by trial color proof sheets of 25 of each of the 30k and 70k values, Very Fine, a stirring good yarn; be sure to pick it up.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 950

Laos, 1972, 25th Anniversary of UNICEF, specialized holding (Scott 233-234, C90), comprising the issued stamps; imperforate singles, sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets; plus engraver-signed, "Contrôl"-embossed, die-sunk trial color proofs, the 50k value in a yellow orange, 80k in light violet, and 120k in black, Very Fine, rarely offered.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 951

Laos, 1973, Religious Festival Costumes, specialized holding (Scott 235-236, C101-C102), a truly pretty outfit, with the stamps as issued plus matching imperforate singles and sheetlets of four, along with full length trial color proof sheets of 25 for all but the 40k value; neat, clean and fresh throughout, Very Fine, be sure to try these on for size.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 952

Laos, 1973, 50th Anniversary of INTERPOL, specialized selection (Scott 242-243, C110), an open-and-shut case: the trio of stamps as issued with imperforate deluxe sheets, plus a trial color proof full sheet of 25; this scene is pristine—not a fingerprint, smudge or blot to be found, Very Fine, investigate.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 953

Laos, 1975, Sapphires, specialized selection (Scott 256-257), diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but these blue beauties will make you reconsider; a scintillating set consisting of the stamps as issued, imperforate singles and sheetlets of four, imperforate deluxe sheets, plus a "Contrôl"-embossed, engraver-signed die-sunk trial color proof (in green, of all colors), along with a set of trial color printings from a sheet: singles each in blue and orange, plus a top margin vertical strip of three in yellow green, yellow and pale red brown, Very Fine, a gem of a grouping.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 954

Laos, 1975, Year of the Rabbit, specialized selection (Scott 261, 262a), comprising the single and se-tenant pair as issued and imperforate, plus imperforate deluxe sheets of each and a die-sunk proof in black, signed by the engraver, Jumelet, and blind embossed at lower left with the Imprimerie des Timbres-Poste's printing press-design "Contrôl", Very Fine, hop to it when it comes time to bid.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 955

Laos, 1975, Legend of Vet Sandone, specialized selection (Scott 268-268C), the set of four as imperforate singles and blocks of four (their margins suggest they came from a larger press sheet), plus imperforate deluxe sheets; fresh and bright with great designs and color, Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 956

Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos Ceremony, specialized selection (Scott C7-C12), a lovely and very nicely centered set of the issued stamps (the $9 value with an interesting plate flaw of a line of green running just above the bottom perforations), plus an imperforate single of the $6.50 value in gray green rather than the issued blue green and with a hint of margin burelage at far right, as well as two examples of the $1000 stamp overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red, one attached to the first page of an article, by the French Director of Posts & Telecommunications, Henry Bouchon, which appeared in the government publication France-Asie, $50 UPU issue (#C6) with similar overprint attached to back page of the article, Very Fine, incredibly rare, these being two of only three values ever issued with "Specimen" overprints (see the next lot for the third, plus the end of Bouchon's article).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 957

Laos, Airmail, 1955, Scenes from the Ramayana, specialized holding (Scott C14-C19), an exquisite group, with the stamps as issued fresh and bright, the imperforate deluxe sheets absolutely pristine, plus an example of the 2k green and black value with a red "SPECIMEN" overprint, the latter on the final page of French Director of Posts & Telecommunication Henry Bouchon's article on Laotian postage stamps in the journal France-Asie, Very Fine, #C14 is the third of three stamps Laos ever issued with a "Specimen" overprint; the other two (and the first leaf of Bouchon's article) are offered in the lot immediately above.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 958
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Laos, Airmail, 1957, 12k Khong Vong (Scott C25), from the Laotian Musical Instrument issue; this a beautiful and select group of six pristine, sunken trial color proofs, comprising a Jean Pheulpin-signed example in black (on machine-deckled card), plus unsigned examples in gray, carmine, brown orange, green and blue; all are presented on beautiful custom pages, Very Fine+, a scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 959

Laos, Airmail, 1958, 3rd Anniversary of the Laotian Red Cross, specialized holding (Scott C31-C34), comprising imperforate matched upper right corner singles, sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets, in addition to the stamps as issued; an interesting group with colors differing ever so slightly between the issued and the imperforate stamps, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 960

Laos, Airmail, 1962, Makha Bousa Festival, specialized holding (Scott C39-C42), a joyful compilation of the issued stamps plus imperforate sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets; all with fresh, vibrant colors and pure white paper, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 961

Laos, Airmail, 1965, Wild Animals, specialized holding (Scott C47-C51), with the issued set as matching lower left corner margin singles, each with burelage and sheet number, along with a full set of imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a handsome beastie.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 962

Laos, Airmail, 1969-72, Marc Leguay Paintings issues, specialized selection (Scott C62-C64, C72-C74, C96-C100), comprising each of the three sets as issued and as imperforate margin singles; #C62-C64 additionally as two sets of imperforate gutter pairs, #C72-C74 as imperforate gutter blocks of four and imperforate deluxe sheets, #C96-C100 as imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a colorful montage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 963

Laos, Airmail, 1971, Twinning of Keng Kok and St. Astier, specialized holding (Scott C80-C82), a beautiful issue presented as perforated and imperforate singles (the imperforates as matched jumbo-margined lower left corners), plus imperforate sheetlets of four and imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Unsold
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Lot 964
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Laos, Airmail, 1972, Laotian Mythology, specialized holding (Scott C91-C93), a beautiful compilation comprising perforated and imperforate sets, plus imperforate sheetlet blocks of four and deluxe sheets, plus three engraver-signed sunken die proofs in black, gray black and magenta, Very Fine, excellent holding; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 965

Laos, Airmail, 1973, International Meteorological Organization Centenary, specialized holding (Scott C108-C109), a sumptuous collection comprising the issued singles, plus bottom margin imperforate singles, imperforate sheetlets of four, imperforate deluxe sheets, and simply spectacular trial color sheets of 20, with stamps printed both monochrome and in varying color combinations, Very Fine, just a beautiful group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 966

Laos, Airmail, 1974, Goddesses, specialized selection (Scott C111-C113), comprising imperforate sheetlets of four and imperforate deluxe sheets; Phra Sratsvady, Phra Phrom and Phra Indra in all their glorious issued colors, Very Fine, fresh and pristine; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 967
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Laos, Postage Due, 1953, 10pi Boat & Raft issue, set of three plate proofs (Scott J7), all sunk on Rives paper, one each in black, deep blue, and black with highlights delicately hand-painted; blue on die-cut deckle-edged paper, hand-colored with two natural deckles, both showing partial watermarks, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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