Sale 31

Lot 1042

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, Private Post, 1922, Shanghai Light Horse, 50c red, well-centered, full, crackly o.g.; a few shortish perforations, Fine to Very Fine, a rare stamp unused.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.

Opening Bid HK$5,000

Lot 1068


China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), in colors of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, four are marginal including the 9ca from the top right corner of the sheet and the 24ca from the top of the sheet, Very Fine, a brilliant and wonderful set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.

Opening Bid HK$6,000

Lot 1069


China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st printing, 1ca-24ca complete, imperforate proofs (Chan 22-30. Scott 16-24), 3rd printing in colors of the 2nd printing on hard wove paper, a magnificent set in corner or marginal pairs; deep bright colors fresh as the day they were printed, Very Fine, an exceptional set of noteworthy quality.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.

Opening Bid HK$20,000

Lot 1138

China, 1861, rare single-franking use of the U.S. 90¢ 1861 Issue, paying the double rate to China (Scott 72), via Southampton; the stamp, beautifully centered with deep shade, tied by two strikes of Philadelphia 12-bar grid-in-circle cancel on buff cover addressed to John M. Nixon, Jr., care of Blain, Tate & Co. in Shanghai, China; red Philadelphia "Paid" Foreign Mail office c.d.s. very faintly struck (as often for this office in this period), with magenta "48/2" double 24¢ credit to Great Britain at top center; the cover was carried on the Inman Line's Glasgow from New York on May 9, 1863, arriving in Queenstown on May 22 and Liverpool the next day; red "London Paid BB MY 23 63" transit, red "1d" handstamp crossed out in red crayon and re-rated with manuscript "2" for double 1d British Colonial rate; then carried on Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. steamers from Southampton to Alexandria (Egypt), overland to Suez, thence to Hong Kong via Galle (Ceylon); "Hong-Kong C JY 19 63" receiver on back, with the final leg to Shanghai made on another P&O steamer; stamp with small sealed tear at top, Very Fine, ex-Knapp, Grunin, Gross. #13 in Herzog & Starnes' cover census, signed in pencil by Stanley Ashbrook (Oct. 25, 1951), with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 160,000

One of the fabled items in Postal History featuring the 90¢ 1861 solo-use to Shanghai, China—a cornerstone of any exhibition collection

Opening Bid HK$60,000

Lot 1164


China, 1923-33, Junk, 4¢ olive green, experimental printing on German webbed watermark paper (Chan 255E. Scott 275 var), deep color, usual centering to lower right, unused without gum, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare stamp.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.

Opening Bid HK$7,500

Lot 1184

China, Postage Dues, 1912, Foochow "Provisional Neutrality" overprints, ½¢-30¢ complete (Chan D17-D22. Scott J19-J24), set of 6, bright colors, well-centered, o.g.; the ½¢ to 5¢ have some yellowing on gum, Fine to Very Fine, a rare and highly appealing complete set. Scott $9,225 (HK$ 72,640).
Estimate HK$ 36,000 - 40,000.

Opening Bid HK$18,000

Lot 1252

Manchukuo, Airmail, 1945, Patriotic Aviation Fund (unissued) complete (Chan MKU2. J.S.C.A. U1-4), set of two se-tenant pairs, fresh mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare and popular items, in as immaculate condition as one might hope to find.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000.

Opening Bid HK$30,000

Lot 1257

Taiwan, 1950, Flying Geese, $10 green (Scott 1010), block of 4, a remarkable block, with color fresh and paper pristine, without gum as issued, Very Fine, rare to find as a multiple.
Scott $15,000 as singles (HK$ 118,110).
Estimate HK$ 26,000 - 36,000.

Opening Bid HK$13,000

Lot 1286


East China, 1944, First Issue Yan-fu surcharge, 15c on brown Warship design (Yang EC235), a lovely mint example on newsprint with large margins all around, without gum as issued, nearly Very Fine, a wonderful example of this rare issue.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.

Opening Bid HK$7,000

Lot 1288


East China, 1949, Central China First District mimeographed issue, $500 black on newsprint (Yang EC361), Type B example, an absolutely superb quality mint stamp—one of only two $500 values which appear in the composite sheet of 35—boasting uncommon freshness and huge margins all around, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem, with photocopy of 2013 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000.

Opening Bid HK$50,000

Lot 1294


North China, 1942, Shanxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan Border Area, Bird on Globe unshaded, "Labels for Postage", 10¢ deep blue (Yang NC162), intense color, large margins all around, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Opening Bid HK$3,000

Lot 1299


North East China, 1951, Parcel Post issue complete (Yang NEP1, NEP5-7. Scott 1LQ1-1LQ4), comprising $10,000 perf 10½, and $300,000 to $1,000,000 imperforate; the $500,000 has two minute natural inclusions, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice. Scott $7,600 (HK$ 59,840).
Estimate HK$ 24,000 - 30,000.

Opening Bid HK$12,000

Lot 1453

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 30s gray, Matsuda printing, native wove paper (J.S.C.A. 14. Scott 18), bottom margin single, with resplendent color and particularly well-centered, full crackly o.g.; small paper hinge remnant, Extremely Fine, a marvelous example of Post Office freshness; highly desirable, Ex Ruggiero, with 2014 I.S.J.P. certificate.
J.S.C.A. yen 100,000 (HK$ 7,180). Scott $625 (HK$ 4,920).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.

Opening Bid HK$2,800

Lot 1459

Japan, 1874, Cherry Blossom, 20s violet, foreign wove paper, with syll. 4 ("ni") (J.S.C.A. 34. Scott 38), in deep color, well-centered, full o.g.; hinge remnant and insignificant traces of rust on a few perforations on reverse only, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. yen 60,000 (HK$ 4,310). Scott $425 (HK$ 3,350).
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,200.

Opening Bid HK$1,200

Lot 1612

Thai Occupation of Malaya, 1944, Japanese Occupation framed overprint on Trengannu Postage Due 1¢ scarlet (SG TT35), left margin single, o.g., never hinged; offset of overprint on reverse, Very Fine, a rarity, with 2019 R.P.S.L. certificate which harshly states that there is soiling on reverse. SG £5,000 (HK$ 50,830).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.

Opening Bid HK$7,500

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