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China (Empire and PRC): Stamps and Postal History
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1894 Empress Dowager 60th Birthday Issue
 
 
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Lot 8058
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs in colors of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, Very Fine and a brilliant set.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8059
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs in black from the re-engraved reserve plates on thick wove paper, the 6ca has vertical crease, light tones on reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8060
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs of the 3rd printing in colors of the 2nd printing on hard wove paper, fresh bright colors, the 24ca in the deep shade, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8061
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1ca-24ca complete, Master Die proofs, large format, set of 9, made by R.A. de Villard from his original drawings for the accepted designs on thin semi-transparent paper, barely perceptible traces of aging only really noticeable on the 24ca, otherwise Very Fine and exquisite examples of artwork for this evocative issue, only ten sets of the original proofs on thin paper were believed to have been produced, of which six sets had scored lines through the central design.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8062

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), resplendent colors, outstanding centering, unused with large part original gum (inconsistently applied on 24ca), Very Fine and remarkably fresh.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$7,000
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Lot 8063
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China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, von Mollendorf Special Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22M-30M. Scott 16n-24n vars.), the low values except the 2ca are marginal or corner examples, luxuriant colors, outstanding centering, wonderfully fresh mint, never hinged (except for 3ca and 5ca), the 9ca has small natural brownish gum build-up barely showing through to front, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8064

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 3ca orange yellow, imperf between (Chan 24c. Scott 18b), horizontal pair, definitive color, centered to right, unused with large part original gum, uniform toning from the gum and central diagonal crease, Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 8065

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, from Pane 3, deep bright color, well centered, unused with much original gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 8066

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, from Pane 4, good color, well centered, unused with much original gum, light corner crease/bend at top right and lower stamp has hinge remainders, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 8067

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, from Pane 5, fresh bright color, choice centering, unused with large part original gum, top stamp has minute inclusion, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8068

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, from Pane 1, bright color, fresh, unused with much original gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 8069

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, from Pane 2, good color, centered to foot within large margins, unused with much original gum, light horizontal crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 8070

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g. Scott 22e), vertical pair, from Pane 6, good color, centered to upper right, unused with part original gum, light creasing and a few foxed perfs., otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 8071

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Chan 28g, j. Scott 22e), in a block of four with the lower left stamp the inverted cliché (tête-bêche), from Pane 1, radiant color on brilliant white paper, unused with large part original gum, light diagonal gum crease at lower left and tiny age spot on gum of top left stamp, Very Fine and a stunning block.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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