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


1897 New Currency Surcharges
 
 
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Lot 73

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), two complete sets, o.g.; one 5c on 5ca value has shallow hinge thin, one 2c on 2ca with light perforation toning, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Scott $945 (HK$ 7,440).
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Current BidHK$2,200
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Lot 74

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), blocks of 4, wonderfully fresh and beautifully centered with great, vibrant colors, lightly hinged on full clean o.g.; 5c on 5ca with a couple very trivial and minor toned gum specks noted purely for accuracy, Very Fine, a lovely set of multiples. Scott $1,890 as singles (HK$ 14,880).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 75
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), useful, all-used old-time selection comprising 1¢ on 1ca (six examples), 2¢ on 2ca (eight examples) and 5¢ on 5ca (seven examples), with some nice cancels spotted; some usual color fading, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine. Scott $1,873 (HK$ 14,750).
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 76
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China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), a very nice set; the 1¢ on 1ca and 5¢ on 5ca both without gum, the 2¢ on 3ca full original gum, the 2¢ on 3ca as pretty as they come; some light toning on the 1¢ on 1ca, a pulled perforation top and right on the 5¢ on 5ca, Very Fine as a whole. Scott $1,975 (HK$ 15,550).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 77
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China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), neatly cancelled; 5c on 5ca with light overall toning, the others fresh, Fine to Very Fine+, a scarce used set. Scott $2,350 (HK$ 18,500).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 78
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China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), fresh with strong colors, the 1c on 1ca (which has a light toned spot) shows a very interesting and unusual surcharge shift to the upper left, without gum, Very Fine, an attractive set. Scott $1,975 (HK$ 15,550).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 79
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China, 1897, Large Figures surcharge on Small Dragon, 2¢ on 3ca mauve (Chan 35. Scott 76), a lovely, fresh and nicely centered example, showing slightly upward surcharge shift, without gum, Very Fine, a pretty stamp. Scott $1,100 (HK$ 8,660).
Estimate HK$ 3,800 - 4,200.
Current BidHK$1,900
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Lot 80
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), an attractive mint or used set with the 8¢ on 6ca, 10¢ on 9ca (tiny hinge thin) & 30¢ on 24ca mint, all others used with a nice range of cancels, fresh and mostly Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 81
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), splendid fresh set offering bold colors and excellent centering; includes a nice variety of Customs or pakua cancels, Very Fine. Scott $928 (HK$ 7,310).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$3,400
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Lot 82
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), fresh, Very Fine. Scott $928 (HK$ 7,310).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$3,800
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Lot 83
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow, imperf between (Chan 37l. Scott 28e), vertical pair, centered to the left, without gum, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $11,000 (HK$ 86,610).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
Current BidHK$10,000
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Lot 84

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion, inverted surcharge (Chan 38d. Scott 29a), particularly fresh and nicely centered, with bold, vibrant color, full o.g.; tiny and expert repair to top left corner perforation tip only, Very Fine and choice, with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $50,000 (HK$ 393,700).
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000

It is believed that only 80 stamps received the surcharge inverted, and of those, only approximately ten unused examples are known
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Current BidHK$32,000
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Lot 85
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 5¢ on 5ca dull orange, imperf between (Chan 41c. Scott 32a), vertical pair, a choice, beautifully centered used pair with bold, vivid colors and Pakua cancels in black; neat and light unobtrusive fold directly between the stamps, Very Fine and choice, a stunning example of this rarity, of which only nine used examples are known, with 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $20,000 (HK$ 157,480).
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Current BidHK$26,000
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Lot 86

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 12ca brown orange, imperf horizontally (Chan 45c. Scott 36a), vertical pair, fresh and nicely centered, full clean o.g., which is lightly hinged, Very Fine, a very scarce, eye-arresting variety, signed Holcombe. Scott $4,000 (HK$ 31,500).
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Current BidHK$14,000
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Lot 87

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion (Chan 48. Scott 39), deep, intense color; nicely centered, o.g., Very Fine. Scott $700 (HK$ 5,510).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$500
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Lot 88

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), a splendid set, boasting beautiful colors and nice centering, the 30¢ on 24ca a right margin single, full o.g., Very Fine. Scott $2,675 (HK$ 21,060).
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$9,000
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Lot 89
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 10¢ on 9ca yellow green (Chan 62. Scott 53), vertical strip of three, each stamp cancelled by Chinkiang Customs dater in brown, the bottom stamp with surcharge light and partial (appears nearly to be missing), Very Fine, an interesting, and eye-catching, possible surcharge plate flaw.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 90
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 10¢ on 9ca yellow green (Chan 62. Scott 53), vertical strip of 3, a lovely multiple, fresh, cancelled by brown "Customs/APR 23/1897/Shanghai" small Customs dater, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 91

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on 2nd printing Dowagers, 10¢ on 12ca yellowish orange and 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red (Chan 63-64. Scott 54-55), fresh mint, with full clean o.g., Very Fine, a nice pair. Scott $1,575 (HK$ 12,400).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$2,200
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Lot 92
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red (Chan 64. Scott 55), a very interesting horizontal pair with the surcharge very light and indistinct, cancelled by bold small "Customs/APR 23/1897/Hankow" daters, Very Fine, scarce. Scott $800 (HK$ 6,300).
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$2,800
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Lot 93
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red, "Three" character type C (Chan 64c. Scott 55 var.), perfectly centered amid huge margins, bold pakua cancel, Very Fine, scarce variety. Scott $400 as normal (HK$ 3,150).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 94
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 2¢ on 2ca green, the elusive "Emerald Lady" (Chan 67. Scott 58), a splendid example of this immense rarity, showing two partial brown Large Dollar chops, fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine and choice, a most attractive example of this always difficult issue, with 2001 CSS photo certificate. Scott $6,000 (HK$ 47,240).
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Current BidHK$24,000
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Lot 95
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 74-81. Scott 65-72); 2¢ on 2ca and 10¢ on 9ca each no gum (all others o.g.), couple other values with slight, non-detracting toning, Fine to Very Fine, a most attractive and rare set, with 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate for the 30¢ on 24ca high value. Scott $14,325 (HK$ 112,800).
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Current BidHK$20,000
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Lot 96
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74-80. Scott 65-71), fresh; 5¢ on 5ca nibbed corner perforation, otherwise mostly Very Fine. Scott $858 (HK$ 6,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 97
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74-80. Scott 65-71), lovely used group, with a nice variety of cancels noted, Fine to Very Fine+. Scott $858 (HK$ 6,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 98

China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 10¢ on 9ca dull yellow green and 10¢ on 12ca pale brown orange (Chan 79-80. Scott 70-71), each fresh with good colors, o.g., Very Fine. Scott $625 (HK$ 4,920).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$600
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Lot 99
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca pale rose (Chan 81. Scott 72), a lovely, well-centered example in the distinctive shade, with good perforations, cancelled by customary Swatow Large Dollar dater; trivial thin speck at top, still Very Fine. Scott $2,500 (HK$ 19,680).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 100
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China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Re-engraved Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-2¢ on 2ca complete (Chan 82-83. Scott 73-74), well-centered and Post Office fresh, with the ½¢ on 3ca key value never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$1,000
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