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


1894 Empress Dowager 60th Birthday
 
 
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Lot 216

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), 9ca has extra wide top margin showing position in top row, o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 217
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), large part to full o.g. except 24ca without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 218

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), with part to most o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 219
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), 2ca, 4ca & 5ca are o.g., hinged, with the balanced used; few small faults, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 220
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), 9ca with Customs Chinkiang cds. 12ca with full strike of Newchwang seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 221
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), matched set with Tientsin seal (same type) in blue; 6ca and 24ca thins, 9ca trimmed along poorly punched perfs, light toning, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 222
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), matched set with Shanghai type I seal in blue light; some toning, 6ca lightly creased, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 223
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), lightly canceled, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 224
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), matched set with Peking seal in blue; 9ca lightly toned, 12ca with pinhole, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 225
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Scott 16-24. Chan 22-30), all with blue seals, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 226

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca orange (Scott 16. Chan 22), four examples, one with watermark shifted up showing only small portion on top edge, o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 227
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 3ca orange yellow (Scott 18. Chan 24), perfin "B & S", also "S" ("B & S" represents Butterfield & Swire Limited or Taikoo; "S" may mean Shanghai), without gum, Fine, rare.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 228
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 9ca dull green, tête-bêche (Scott 22e. Chan 28g), vertical pair, blue seal cancel, used tête-bêche pair are much scarcer than mint pairs, Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 229

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 9ca green, upper right corner retouched (Scott 22 var. Chan 28n), Chan Type B, Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 230

China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 24ca carmine (Scott 24. Chan 30), Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 231
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China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 24ca carmine (Scott 24. Chan 30), blue Peking seal cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 232

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd Printing, 2ca yellow green (Scott 17n. Chan 23S), o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine, this is one of the scarcer second printing values.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 233

China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, von Mollendorf Special Printing, 1ca-9ca low values (Scott 16n-22n vars. Chan 22M-28M), all in blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged; fold mark on one stamp of 5ca, natural gum pattern showing some toning on some values, otherwise Fine, very rare.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000.
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