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1878 Large Dragons on Thin Paper
 
 
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Lot 87
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Scott 1-3. Chan 1-3), matched set all with Customs House Wuhu double oval marking, Fine to Very Fine, rare matched set.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 88
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Scott 1-3. Chan 1-3), 1ca and 5ca were 1881 usage, 3ca was 1882 usage, matched set all with Customs Shanghai cds; Small faults, almost Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 89
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Scott 1-3. Chan 1-3), match set all used with Chefoo seal, Fine to Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 90
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Scott 1-3. Chan 1-3), 1ca and 3 ca with blue Peking seal, 5ca with Customs Shanghai cds showing May 1879 early usage, Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 91
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Scott 1-3. Chan 1-3), 1ca with blue Peking seal, other values with large Tientsin seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 92

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), with uncharacteristic rough perfs on top and sides, o.g., hinged, very fresh gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 93

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), o.g., hinged, well centered and fresh color, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 94
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 95
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 96
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 97
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 98
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), washed gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 99
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), washed gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 100
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 101
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), 2 green ink spots on back. The ink looks like similar shade to the same printing ink. With an unlisted variety of a patch of ink under Ching in upper left. Broken bottom of C in China and broken right serif in foot of I which shows this is cliché 13, without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 102
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), without gum, clean fresh appearance and well centered; couple perfs trimmed at upper right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 103

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), large hole perforation, horizontal pair with huge top margin and right margin, o.g., never hinged (!), pristine gum, Extremely Fine and attractive.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000.
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Lot 104
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), used with Customs Chinkiang cds, probably in 1879 SEP, an early usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 105
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), with 2 part Customs Newchwang cds of 1882, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 106
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), lightly cancelled, nice appearance, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 107
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Scott 1. Chan 1), with much of an arrival cds and small part blue seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 108

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca yellow green (Scott 1. Chan 1a), o.g., hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 109
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca yellow green (Scott 1. Chan 1a), without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 110
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca yellow green (Scott 1. Chan 1a), so lightly cancelled on lower right corner that it looks like a mint stamp, top right corner frame lines very weak, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 111
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca yellow green (Scott 1. Chan 1a), Customs cds, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 112
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca yellow green (Scott 1. Chan 1a), broken inner frame on left near bottom, cliché 19, Peking seal cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 113
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca yellow green (Scott 1. Chan 1a), with Customs Chinkiang (?) cds showing 1879 year and 10 as date with month ending in C for Dec? Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 114
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin and thick paper, mixed set, 1ca to 5ca (Scott 7, 2, 3. Chan 7, 2, 3), 1ca is thick paper clean perf, 3ca and 5 ca are thin paper issue; 1ca has slight perf toning on right, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 115
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca and 5ca (Scott 2-3. Chan 2-3), used with blue Peking seals, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 116
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca and 5ca (Scott 2-3. Chan 2-3), used with blue Peking seals, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 117
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2-3. Chan 2-3), used with blue Peking seals, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 118
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), used with Chefoo seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 119
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), large hole perforations, part Customs cds and arrival marking, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 120
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), large hole perforations, part Tientsin large seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 121
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2. Chan 2), 2 partial Customs Chefoo cds's 1880 (Apr ?0), Fine, scarce marking.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 122
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red, broken left claw variety (Scott 2 var. Chan 2 var.), an unlisted variety in Chan catalog for thin paper with narrow margin printing. From cliché 19, with Customs Newchwang cds 1882 Feb 4, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 123
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2 var. Chan 2 var.), from cliché 7 with broken inner frame above right 3 variety (this cliché was the one that was retired after Setting III and was replaced), Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 124

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2 var. Chan 2d), from cliché 12 with the worn or broken lower right corner variety (this cliché was retired after Setting IV), blue Peking seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 125
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2 var. Chan 2d), from cliché 12 with the worn or broken lower right corner variety (this cliché was retired after Setting IV), with red Customs cds, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 126
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2 var. Chan 2d), from cliché 12 with the worn or broken lower right corner variety (this cliché was retired after Setting IV), large Tientsin seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 127
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Scott 2 var. Chan 2d), example showing very unusual rough perfs. From cliché 12 with the worn or broken lower right corner variety (this cliché was retired after Setting IV), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 128
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca vermillion (Scott 2 var. Chan 2e), showing the first stage of the broken left dragon mouth/beard variety. Notice that this plate flaw is still very small. This is the scarce vermillion shade, without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 129

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), o.g., lightly hinged with pristine gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 130
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), 2 singles joined to form nearly a complete strike of Customs Chinkiang cds of 1880 Aug 26; couple short perfs on right stamp, overall Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 131
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), light red Customs cds; few clipped perfs on right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 132
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), lower right frame line weak, showing this as cliché 25, blue seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 133
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), 2 part strikes of the Tientsin seal and blue pencil line, which usually means this was on a registered cover; slightly wrinkled on top edge, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 134
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), Customs Ningpo cds 1889 (Mar), Fine, a scarce marking.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 135
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca yellow (Scott 3. Chan 3), part Tientsin large seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 136
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), good color, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 137
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), 1879 (AU)G 20 Customs Shanghai cds, Very Fine usage, rare early 1879 usage.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 138
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), clearly showing large hole perforations, vertical pair, blue Peking seals; small faint corner crease at upper left, otherwise fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 139
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), Setting I, clichés 22 and 23, horizontal pair, Tientsin seal cancels; minor wrinkle in right stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 140
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Scott 3. Chan 3), vertical strip of 3, Tientsin seal cancel; a few short perfs, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 141
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca yellow, long-leg "Dah" variety (Scott 3 var. Chan 3c), Customs cds, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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