Sale 30

Lot 577


Japan, Outstanding, highly complete collection, 1871-1998, beautifully housed in five Palo hingeless albums with slipcases, including Prefecture issues (complete less a handful) for 1989-98; a wonderful collection built with an eye to quality; 1871-73 issues are a mix of genuine and forgeries, with all issues through Tazawas a mix of mint and used; virtually all mint from the 1921 commemoratives on, and virtually complete from about 1915, needing just a handful of issues for completion; we note National Parks singles and sheets complete (less Kirishima) and never hinged, complete 1947-48 souvenir sheets, complete 1950s lottery sheets, as well as a selection of Military and Offices stamps; among the many highlights are used Scott #5, 6, 15, 45 (syl. 5), 47 & 50 (both syl. 1), 51, 52 (faulty, not counted), and 53-54A; and mint #85-86, 109, 110, 140a, 148-151, 167-170, 179-187, 190-193, 198-201, 212-213, 276-279, 521A-521B (barest trace of hingeing, appear never hinged), B11, C1-C2, C3-C7, C8 (hinged at very top edge of sheet) and never hinged #222a, 351-361, 378a, 385a, 388, 400a, 421a, 422a, 423, 439-442, 448n, 456, 457, 479, 479a (small gum stain at bottom of center stamp), 480-497, 521c, 523-540, 564a, B11, C14-C24, etc., etc.; bonus binder of additional material, including a second set of #C1-C2 (each with APS certificate), miniature sheets (some in light quantity), a few booklets, and more, Very Fine overall, a simply magnificent collection with astronomical total catalogue value; viewing will not disappoint.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.

Realized HK$ 50,000


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