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1883 Large Dragons on Thick Paper
 
 
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Lot 160
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean and rough perf 12½ (Scott 7-9. Chan 9-11), 1ca and 3ca are rough perf, 5ca is clean perf, 1ca and 3 ca with little or no gum, 5ca o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 161
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean perf 12½ (Scott 7-9. Chan 7-9), Expertising mark on back of 1 ca and 3ca, without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 162
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, clean perf 12½ (Scott 7-9. Chan 7-9), seals cancels, 5ca with Chefoo seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 163
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Scott 7-9. Chan 10-12), with seals. 5ca with Chefoo seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 164
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China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Scott 7-9. Chan 10-12), 1ca with Customs Chinkiang cds showing 1886 usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 165
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, clean perf 12½ (Scott 7. Chan 7), broken inner vertical frameline at 1 on left, without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 166
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, clean perf 12½ (Scott 7. Chan 7), without gum, Still with paper adherance on gum slightly wrinkled; slightly toned, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 167
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, clean perf 12½ (Scott 7. Chan 7), part blue seal and Customs cds plus arrival marking showing "PETS", Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 168

China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, rough perf 12½ (Scott 7 var. Chan 10), o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 169
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, rough perf 12½ (Scott 7 var. Chan 10), full Peking seal in blue, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 170
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8 var. Chan 8 var.), showing the second stage of the broken left dragon mouth/beard variety (this flaw has grown larger than its first stage), washed gum; slight toning, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 171
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8 var. Chan 8 var), showing the last stage of the broken left dragon mouth/beard variety of cliché 9 (this flaw has grown larger than its first stage), used with blue seal and also nearly full strike of Shanghai French PO cds (1888 Mar 1) late usage, Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 172
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), full strike of Customs Chinkiang cds 1885 (SEP 23), Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 173
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), cliché 8, with broken right foot serif of "A" of "China", blue Peking seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 174
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), Tientsin seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 175
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), full Shanghai seal cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 176
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), blue Peking seal cancel and Aberdeen arrival marking, Fine, scarce.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 177
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 8), Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 178
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Lot 179
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8 var. Chan 8 var.), horizontal pair with printing flaw in the shape of 2 parallel lines across the entire width of the right hand stamp into the left stamp, neat cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 180
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½ (Scott 8 var. Chan 8e var.), showing the third and last stage of the broken left dragon mouth/beard variety (this flaw has grown much larger than its earlier 2 stages, and also has the broken top left frame variety which is listed in Chan), washed gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 181
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½, broken left claw variety (Scott 8 var. Chan 8h), cliché 19, complete blue Chefoo seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 182
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, rough perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 11), without gum; pen signature on back showing through, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 183
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, rough perf 12½ (Scott 8. Chan 11), blue Chefoo seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 184
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, rough perf 12½ (Scott 8 var. Chan 11), blue Tientsin seal cancel; left corner with small missing piece, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 185
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, rough perf 12½, broken left claw variety (Scott 8 var. Chan 11e), cliché 19, with blue Peking seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 186

China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, clean perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), large part o.g., hinge remnants, bright color, Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 187
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, clean perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), used with blue Chefoo seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 188
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, clean perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), with Customs Newchwang cds with no year variety Jan 24, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 189
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, clean perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), Customs Newchwang cds no year variety with JA, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 190
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, clean perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 9), with full strike of large R in oval registration marking, Fine, a scarce marking on a Large Dragon.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 191
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, rough perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 12), Tientsin seal cancel; slightly soiled on face, with pen writing on lower right corner, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 192
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, rough perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 12), blue Tientsin seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 193
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, rough perf 12½ (Scott 9. Chan 12), Customs Newchwang cds with no year variety Aug, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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