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


1882 Large Dragons (Wide Margins)
 
 
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Lot 142
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China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Scott 4-6. Chan 4-6), 3ca has Customs Newchwang cds 1884 Jan; small faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 143

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4. Chan 4), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 144

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4. Chan 4), lower left corner with right foot of 1 missing as well as the inner frame line near lower right, o.g., lightly hinged; slight crease on top right corner, Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 145

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4. Chan 4), o.g., lightly hinged; slight surface rub on middle lower edge, a few gum toning spots only visible on back, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 146

China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4 var. Chan 4 var.), with small ink dots along top frame and also inside left frame, a most unusual variety, o.g., hinged; couple short perfs at top left, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 147
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper (Scott 4. Chan 4), Shanghai seal cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 148
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, pelure paper (Scott 4 var. Chan 4c), without gum; some green offset on back, surface rub and some paper adherance, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 149
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), full strike of Customs Chinkiang cds 1883 OCT 9, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 150
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), used with Chefoo seal; scissor cut across much of stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 151
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), blue Peking seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 152
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), nearly full strike of Shanghai seal in blue, Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 153
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 154
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper (Scott 5. Chan 5), well centered; trivial paper adhearance on reverse, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 155
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper, broken left claw variety (Scott 5 var. Chan 5b), cliché 19, blue Peking seal cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 156
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper, broken left claw variety (Scott 5 var. Chan 5b), cliché 19, blue seal cancels; cut perfs on lower right side, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 157
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Scott 6. Chan 6), without gum, near perfect example of this rare stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000.
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Lot 158
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Scott 6. Chan 6), without gum; tear of about 8 mm from the top left corner down into the design, centered low and to the left, Fine to Very Fine, still a very nice looking example of a rare stamp.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 159
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper (Scott 6. Chan 6), clean impression and well centered; light wrinkle, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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