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


1897 Red Revenues
 
 
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Lot 101
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China, 1896, Engraved Red Revenue die proof in red, mounted on card, a magnificent proof pulled on thin glazed paper stock, 27 x 42 mm, affixed to a 115 x 130 mm thick card showing manuscript "April 2nd 96" at upper right; card with some minor, inconsequential toned specks, along with expected glue remnants on reverse from mounting, Very Fine and choice, a remarkable showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000

This dated example shows minor design changes from the March 26, 1896, example which was printed in black, and showed Hart's requested design changes, which resulted in the issued design, with eight small circles added to the interior corners and centers on all sides, and is dated seven days before Hart's original design change.

Current BidHK$150,000
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Lot 102
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China, 1896, Engraved Red Revenue die proof in black, mounted on card, a spectacular engraved proof, printed in black on thin glazed paper approximately 37 x 42 mm, affixed to thick card measuring 115 x 130 mm and showing "April 2nd 96" notation, mostly likely in Inspector Robert Hart's hand, at upper right; some minor glue mounting remnants on the reverse side of the card, Very Fine and choice, a spectacular exhibition item, especially with the companion proof in the issued red, also offered in this sale.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000

This dated example, which appears seven days after Hart requested minor design changes—centered on the addition of eight circles at the outer corners and centers—shows the final design.

Current BidHK$150,000
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Lot 103
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China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢, Large 1¢ on 3¢ and Large 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenues (Chan 84, 87-88. Scott 78-80), useful selection of five items, comprising 1¢ on 3¢ (2 unused examples), an unused Small 2¢ on 3¢, plus two used Large 2¢ on 3¢ examples; few smallish flaws or no gum, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Scott $2,700 (HK$ 21,260).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 104
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China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 84. Scott 79), nicely centered, Very Fine. Scott $450 (HK$ 3,540).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 105
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China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 84. Scott 79), exceptionally fresh and beautifully centered amid large margins, neat, small Customs corner cancel, Extremely Fine, a beauty. Scott $450 (HK$ 3,540).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 106
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China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 84. Scott 79), Very Fine. Scott $450 (HK$ 3,540).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 107

China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, inverted "s" in "cents." (Chan 84g. Scott 79b), fresh, full, clean o.g., Fine. Scott $1,000 (HK$ 7,870).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 108

China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, inverted "s" in "cents." (Chan 84g. Scott 79b), fresh, o.g.; tiny margin thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,000 (HK$ 7,870).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 109
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China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, inverted "s" in "cents." (Chan 84g. Scott 79b), a lovely, nicely centered used example, cancelled by bold "Canton/MAR 27/1897" small Customs dater, Very Fine, a fairly early usage. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 110
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China, 1897, Large 1¢ on 3¢ and Large 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenues (Chan 87, 87a, 88. Scott 78, 78b, 80), five items in total: unused 1¢ on 3¢, two used 1¢ on 3¢ "large central box" variety, plus two unused Large 2¢ on 3¢ surcharges, each fresh, unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine, attractive group; examine. Scott $2,825 (HK$ 22,240).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$5,500
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Lot 111

China, 1897, Large 1¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 87. Scott 78), wonderfully fresh and beautifully centered amid wide margins, full clean o.g., Very Fine+, a beauty. Scott $525 (HK$ 4,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$1,600
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Lot 112
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China, 1897, Large 1¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 87. Scott 78), a fresh, beautifully centered example cancelled by very scarce strike of small single-ring Ichang Customs dater, which appears to be MY 11 97, Very Fine. Scott $350 (HK$ 2,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 113
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China, 1897, Large 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 88. Scott 80), a wonderfully fresh, beautifully centered example cancelled by bold small "Swatow/JN 17/97/Customs" dater, Very Fine+, a beauty. Scott $400 (HK$ 3,150).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 114

China, 1897, Large 4¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 89. Scott 82), wonderfully fresh and beautifully centered, full clean o.g., Very Fine, a beauty. Scott $1,650 (HK$ 12,990).
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 3,800.
Current BidHK$1,700
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Lot 115

China, 1897, Large $1 on 3¢ Red Revenue (Chan 90. Scott 84), good color, with excellent centering, o.g., hinge remnant; a few light perforation tip toned spots, Very Fine. Scott $8,500 (HK$ 66,930).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 18,000.
Current BidHK$10,000
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