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1894-1897 Empress Dowager 60th Birthday
 
 
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Lot 1068
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), in colors of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, four are marginal including the 9ca from the top right corner of the sheet and the 24ca from the top of the sheet, Very Fine, a brilliant and wonderful set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 1069
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), 3rd printing in colors of the 2nd printing on hard wove paper, a magnificent set in corner or marginal pairs; deep bright colors fresh as the day they were printed, Very Fine, an exceptional set of noteworthy quality.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Current BidHK$20,000
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Lot 1070
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), mostly with much original gum, the 1ca without gum; bright fresh colors, well-centered; the 6ca has light toned spots on a few perforations on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$3,600
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Lot 1071
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), each stamp cancelled by "Customs/Chinkiang" double-ring datestamp, except the 9ca which is cancelled by similar "Customs/Shanghai" dater; the 12ca has a small ink stain at top, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce set with these cancels.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 1072
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), a lovely, fresh, nicely cancelled set, Very Fine. Scott $1,690 (HK$ 13,310).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 1073
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), attractive, all-used selection of 20 items, offering one attractive complete set plus better duplicates such as the 9ca (2), 24ca, etc., largely Fine to Very Fine, nice group; examine. Scott $2,845 (HK$ 22,400).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 1074

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 3ca orange yellow (Chan 24. Scott 18), block of 15 (3 x 5), cancelled by Peking seal in blue, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 1075

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca, 12ca, and 24ca (Chan 28-30. Scott 22-24), fresh unused, traces of o.g.; the 12ca has a few blunt perforations at lower right, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,800 (HK$ 14,170).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 1076
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, lightly cancelled by Tientsin seal in blue; splitting along central perforations, Fine. Scott $1,800 (HK$ 14,170).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 1077
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 24ca carmine (Chan 30. Scott 24), with deep rich color and near-perfect centering, centrally cancelled by nearly complete Shanghai seal in blue, Extremely Fine. Scott $400 (HK$ 3,150).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 1078
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 24ca carmine (Chan 30. Scott 24), luxuriant color and particularly well-centered, cancelled by Newchwang seal, Very Fine. Scott $400 (HK$ 3,150).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 1079

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 2ca yellow green (Chan 23S. Scott 17n), strong color, well-centered, large part o.g.; "small" stamp horizontally, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,000 (HK$ 7,870).
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 1080

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 3ca chrome yellow (Chan 24S. Scott 18n), definitive color, part o.g., Fine to Very Fine. Scott $10,000 (HK$ 78,740).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 1081

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 4ca pale rose (Chan 25S. Scott 19n), warm pastel color, well-centered, large part o.g., Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,000 (HK$ 7,870).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 1082
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China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 6ca red brown (Chan 27S. Scott 21n), nice color on clean paper, without gum, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,000 (HK$ 7,870).
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 1083

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, von Mollendorf Special Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22M-30M. Scott 16n-24n vars.), fresh set with superb colors; the 9ca a spectacular variety with pre-printing paper fold ("pli accordéon"), o.g.; the 1ca has blunt lower left corner, the 5ca light gum wrinkle, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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