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1878-1883 Large Dragons
 
 
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Lot 1047
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), with bright colors and well-centered, each cancelled by seal in blue, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,725 (HK$ 13,580).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 1048
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China, 1878-85, Large Dragons, 1ca & 5ca on thin paper, plus 3ca on thick paper (Chan 1, 3, 8. Scott 1, 3, 8a), pastel colors, well-centered, lightly cancelled by seals, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,725 (HK$ 13,580).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 1049
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China, 1878, Large Dragons, thin paper, 1ca and 5ca and wide margin 3ca (Chan 1, 3, 5. Scott 1, 3, 5), nice colors, well-centered, cancelled by c.d.s. or seals; the 3ca has light corner creasing, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,700 (HK$ 13,390).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 1050
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Chan 1. Scott 1), cliché 5, broken frame at top left corner plate variety, nice color, particularly well-centered, centrally cancelled by light strike of "Customs/Chinkiang" double-ring datestamp of "Jul 28 78", Fine to Very Fine. Scott $725 (HK$ 5,710).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 1051
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China, 1878-83, Large Dragons selection (Chan 3, 4, 7, 9. Scott 3, 4, 7, 9), comprising 1878 5ca large-hole perforations, 1882 1ca, plus 1883 1ca (unused without gum) and 5ca; cancelled by seals unless otherwise stated; the 1883 5ca has a small corner crease, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 1052
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), cancelled by large Tientsin seal; bright color; minor light creasing, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$500
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Lot 1053
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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$3,400
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Lot 1054
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), nicely centered with strong color, clean paper and sound perforations, with large part "Customs/JUL 1/83/Chinkiang" chop, Very Fine. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 1055
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China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), the 1ca cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" c.d.s. in red, the 3ca with Customs Newchwang cancel and the 5ca with Chefoo seal; lovely fresh colors, well-centered; the 1ca has an insignificant creased corner perforation, the 5ca is flawless, Very Fine, a wonderful set. Scott $2,275 (HK$ 17,910).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$3,600
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Lot 1056

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Chan 4. Scott 4), an exceptionally fresh and clean stamp with near-perfect centering, o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$3,200
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Lot 1057
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China, 1882-85, Large Dragons, group of three (Chan 5, 8, 12. Scott 5, 8, 9), comprising 1882 3ca, 1883 clean-cut perfs 3ca and 1885 rough perfs 5ca, cancelled by seals, the last in blue, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,525 (HK$ 12,010).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 1058
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Chan 5. Scott 5), wonderfully fresh with bright color on pristine paper, sound perforations and two partial blue seal cancels, Very Fine. Scott $375 (HK$ 2,950).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 1059
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Chan 6. Scott 6), dazzling color of incredible intensity, which is further highlighted by a partial Peking seal cancellation; lightly foxed perforation tip at top, Very Fine, distinctive. Scott $1,500 (HK$ 11,810).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 1060
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China, 1883-85, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca to 5ca complete (Chan 7, 8, 12. Scott 7-9 vars), cancelled by seals, the 3ca also with trace of violet cancel which is most probably from Customs Taku, Very Fine. Scott $1,625 (HK$ 12,800).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 1061
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China, 1883-85, Large Dragons, thick paper, selection of six (Chan 7, 8, 12. Scott 7-9), comprising clean-cut perforations 1ca and 3a (3), and rough perforations 5ca (2); cancelled by seals in blue except the 1ca which is in black; two have small flaws, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$3,600
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Lot 1062

China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca vermilion, rough perf 12½, frame broken at top left (Chan 11b. Scott 8 var.), cliché 22 showing plate variety and non-constant unprinted white area variety in Dragon's lower left jaw and shoulder; part to large part original gum, lovely fresh color on bright white paper, particularly well-centered, Very Fine, a striking variety.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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