Sale 31

Lot 1544


Cambodia, Collection of mint stamps, imperforates, and proofs, 1960-70, with épreuves de luxe, sunken die proofs and color trials, comprising the issued stamps and souvenir sheets complete (Scott #74-236, B11-B12, C15-C27, J1-J5), including 1963 Queen 3r on 2r50 with surcharge double, one inverted, and 1964 Olympics 12r on 40r marginal strip of three, surcharge completely missing on one stamp and partly missing on another, and 1967 Literacy 7r on 15r from the foot of the sheet with additional overprint in margin; an excellent range of imperforates especially replete with blocks of four; marvelous assembly of épreuves de luxe (approximately 155) and composite épreuves de luxe (9) with 1960 Peace, 1960 Flowers, 1961 Flowers, 1961 Soldiers, 1961 Monument (2), 1962 Foreign Aid, 1962 Fruit and 1963 Temple (2, one perforated); color trials in strips of five with 1960 Port 20r, 1961 Flowers 2r, 5r and 10r, 1963 Freedom from Hunger 3r, 1964 Birds 6r and 1963 Preah Vihear Temple 15r complete sheets of 25 (3 different); and artist's sunken die proofs (36), of which many signed by the artist and show "Imprimerie de Timbres Postes/Controle" embossed seals, with 1960 Five Year Plan 2r sepia, 1961 Flowers 2r sepia, 5r (3, different colors) and 10r (3 different colors), 1961 Soldiers 2r (2, blue green and claret), 1962 Malaria without value in purple brown, 1962 Fruit 2r brown, 1963 Freedom from Hunger 3r black, 1964 Animals 50c black, 1964 Birds 3r and 6r both in black, 1964 Airmail 80r black, 1964 Airmail Cambodia 7r50 brown and light brown, 1964 Prince 10r black, 1965 Handicrafts 1r, 3r and 5r in slate or black, 1965 Plants 1r50 black, 3r black and 7r50 brown, 1966 Games 4r brown (2) and 10r brown, 1967 Ballet 1r green, 1968 Universities 4r (2, brown and red), 6r (2, brown and carmine) and 9r (2, brown and carmine), 1968 World Health Organization 3r green, 1968 Olympics 3r yellow orange, and 1969 Railway 3r brown, 8r blue and 9r green, the mint stamps are lightly hinged or never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 65,000 - 75,000.

Realized HK$ 38,000

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