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


1898-1908 Chinese Imperial Post
 
 
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Lot 347
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China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, ½¢ to $5 complete, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 98-109 vars.), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 348
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China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, $2 and $5 high values, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 108, 109 vars. Chan 114, 115 vars.), without gum, nice apearance with good colors; couple minor faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 349
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China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, $5 deep green & salmon, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 109. Chan 115), without gum; some toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 350
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢-$5 complete, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 110-122 vars. Chan 116-128 vars.), o.g. or without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 351
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, part set of 8 values, with diagonal "Specimen" overprints (Scott 110, 111, 124, 126-127, 129-130. Chan 116, 117, 129, 131-132, 134-135), most values with much original gum; clipped perf on right side of 16¢, fresh and Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

This diagonal SPECIMEN overprint is rarely seen. The values are ½¢ brown, 1¢ yellow, 2¢ green, 4¢ brown, 4¢ vermillion, 5¢ purple, 10¢ blue and 16¢ green. The reason why the 3¢ and 7¢ values are absent is that these were only issued in 1910 and this set was made before these values existed. Specimen overprints on color change values are rare
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Lot 352
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 7 selected values, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 113, 116-117, 119-122. Chan 119, 122-123, 125-128), including all high values 50¢ to $5, o.g. or without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 353

China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, part set, missing only the $2 value (Scott 110-120, 122. Chan 116-126, 128), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 354

China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, part set to $1 (Scott 110-120. Chan 116-126), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 355
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ ocher, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 111 var. Chan 117 var.), with "CI" and part of second "E" missing variety, and with normal SPECIMEN overprint on 1¢ included for comparison, washed gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 356
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ ocher, punch hole specimen (Scott 111 var. Chan 117 var.), gutter block of 10 with imperf left gutter, o.g., never hinged, printing ink offset on face; slight toning spot on 1 stamp, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 357
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ ocher (Scott 111. Chan 117), horizontal pair, with large part Kumchuk non-standard marking across both stamps, a Very Fine cancel, very rare marking and highly sought after.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 358

China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 10¢ deep green (Scott 116. Chan 122), 3 examples arranged as a horizontal strip, tied on piece with a bilingual Postage Due marking across all 3 stamps, Fine, rarely has this marking been recorded in full on stamps.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 359
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 50¢, $1 and $5 high values, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 119-120, 122. Chan 125-126, 128), o.g. ($5 no gum); $1 tiny tear at top left perf, $5 top right corner blunt perf, Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 360
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China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $5 green & salmon, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 122 var. Chan 128 var.), without gum; Slight wrinkle on top perf, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 361

China, 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $5 green & salmon (Scott 122. Chan 128), key value of the set, o.g., lightly hinged, very fresh color, Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 362

China, 1903, Foochow Provisional, 1¢ on half of 2¢ scarlet, type A (Scott 123. Chan 136A), used on about 1/3 of cover tied with Postage Paid 1 cent, with Foochow bilingual Oct. 1903 cds, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 363
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China, 1908, Chinese Imperial Post, color change, 2¢ green, on thick newspaper proof (Scott 124 var. Chan 129 var.), Fine to Very Fine, scarce proof on this paper.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000.
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Lot 364

China, 1909, Emperor Hsuan T'ung, 2¢-7¢ complete (Scott 131-133. Chan 137-139), corner margin blocks of 4 with sheet numbers, 2¢ is top right block, 3¢ and 7¢ are bottom right blocks, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 365
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China, 1909, Emperor Hsuan T'ung, 2¢-7¢ complete (Scott 131-133. Chan 137-139), 22 mint 2¢ plus a block of 4, 5 mint 3¢, 5 mint 7¢, with 1 each 2¢ and 3¢ used. From no gum to hinged, all on an album page, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 366
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China, 1909, Emperor Hsuan T'ung, 10 values selected for top quality cancels (Scott 131-133. Chan 137-139), 2 on large piece with Lunar cds, all with full strikes including scarce bilingual markings like Shasi, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 367
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China, Express Letter, 1911, center portion only (Scott E5), with Fukien Cheungchow 1911 Xinhai 8th month 8th day lunar cds on front with private company chop in red, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 368
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China, Postage Dues, 1904, First and Second London Print, nearly complete set, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott J7-10, J12-16 vars. Chan D7-10, D12-16 vars.), but without 5¢; a couple tone spots on some values, 10¢ has damaged top perfs, overall Very Fine, rare, 1997 Holcombe certificate.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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