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Sale 26

The Lee Wong Collection


China: All Periods and Areas
 
 
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Lot 1

China, Powerful all-mint stock, 1897-1949, an exceptional, generally fresh and very clean all-mint stock of thousands, beginning with the 1897 I.C.P. Coiling Dragons and going through the Silver Yuans; the I.C.P.s are plentiful and, less the rare $2 value (Scott 96), complete, including two $5 values (Scott #97); from there, we note outstanding Statistical Department and Waterlow Republic overprints to the $5 values, strong Junk issues, quantities of #124-130, 131-133, good early commemoratives, Sun Yat-sen and Martyrs issues, Back-of-the-Book with nice Airmails and Postage Dues, Sinkiang, Manchuria, etc.; a wonderful stock put away long ago, Fine to Very Fine with much better, allow time for a thorough inspection.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.
Realized HK$100,000.
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Lot 2
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China, Extensive old-time all-used stock, 1897-1940s, a substantial, very well organized and identified stock of many thousands used, assembled decades ago, and sorted by Scott numbers in glassines; begins with the I.C.P. Coiling Dragons and offers good I.C.P. and C.I.P. issues to the dollar values, nice ROC overprints including two Waterlow $5 examples (Scott #177), excellent Junks, later definitives, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a lovely vintage-era holding; examine.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 36,000.
Realized HK$130,000.
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Lot 3

China, Massive stock of many thousands, a huge, mostly mint and generally well-identified old-time stock of tens of thousands organized by Scott number in glassines, housed in nine homemade boxes; bulk of coverage is from the Junks on, though some earlier is present; includes good Provinces, wartime surcharges, Domestic Postage Paids, 16c Central Trust (44 blocks of four!), extensive CNCs, strong Sun Yat-sen issues (including dollar values in blocks of four), quantities of mint 1920s commemoratives, Manchukuo, Shanghai and Treaty Ports, Japanese Occupations, and much, much more; a very substantial holding in generally very nice quality, Fine to Very Fine with much better, an excellent vintage accumulation; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$160,000.
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Lot 4
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China, Powerful all-used old-time stock of thousands, 1897-1950, extensive and well-organized, beginning with the 1897 I.C.P. Coiling Dragons and going through Taiwan issues, all housed in individual glassines identified by Scott number and arranged in seven glassine boxes; includes substantial quantities of low- to mid-range items, with higher values occasionally spotted throughout; good Back-of-the-Book and Provinces, good Taiwan (including Scott #1011 (4)), etc., Fine to Very Fine, a solid, substantial holding; examine.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 36,000.
Realized HK$150,000.
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Lot 5

China, Powerful tail-end of a great consignment, a great variety of odds and ends, including large quantities of Japanese Occupation sheets and part-sheets, North East Province sheets and part-sheets, Sun Yat-sen printing multiples; Airmail and early Postage Due issues in panes, full or part-sheets; a few PRC items, Taiwan Scott #1284-1289 (two sets in sheets of 50) and more, condition varies on some, bulk Fine to Very Fine, lots of fun to explore and figure; examine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000.
Realized HK$120,000.
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Lot 6
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China, Wonderful, mostly all mint glassine accumulation of thousands, a rich, diverse and valuable holding, fairly well sorted in hundreds of glassines; we note excellent mint Taiwan sets, Russian and German Offices issues by cancels, some nice Classic China, Chinese Provinces and Back-of-the-Book, a bit of PRC and more; the time spent on reviewing will undoubtedly pay off, mostly Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$36,000.
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Lot 7

China, Powerful and substantial collection balance, filled with wholesale China, Japanese Occupations and Provincial lots purchased from the Avon Stamp Company in the late 1960s and '70s; we also note hundreds of glassines with Provinces, Shanghai and Treaty Ports, 20c and 50c surcharges in quantities, some album pages with PRC and more, Fine to Very Fine, a sizeable holding worth a close inspection.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 8

China, Clean, mostly all-mint collection, 1897-1949, a substantial and valuable old-time collection of hundreds neatly assembled on homemade pages, offering a wealth of premium items such as mint Scott #65-68, 71, 73-74, 124-130, 131-133, 134, 248-266, 270-273, 276-279, 280-283, 284-287, 290-296, 297-306, 307-310, 326-329, 344-346, 392-401, 471, 506-515, 516-524, good wartime and Interior surcharge issues, CNCs, Golds, etc.; we also note a few better used like #70, 269, etc. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, lovely lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 9
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China, Excellent old-time accumulation, interesting assortment, including a stockbook with good Silver Yuan issues plus a wonderful range of "Specimen" overprints (including some 1912 commemoratives, Province issues, etc.); we also note a nice Japanese Occupation collection, mint Shanghai Local Posts from the perforated Dragons on, and more, mostly Fine to Very Fine, nice mix deserving careful examination.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 10
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China, Large, mixed-up consignment balance, tens of thousands of items in glassines, in envelopes, on album pages, sheets or part-sheets, etc.; this lot requires a careful review, as just about anything might appear, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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Lot 11

China, Useful old-time mint blocks-of-four collection, interesting compilation on album pages, beginning with Airmails and Postage Dues such as (Scott numbers throughout) #C6-C8, C10 and strong Airs from there; Dues like #J43-J50; interpanneau gutter blocks, plus many others; Formosa #1-9, 51-53, 63-68; Manchuria #18-19; Yunnan #1-17, 21-24, 25-28 and more. Fresh, mostly Fine to Very Fine, well worth a review.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 12

China, Excellent old-time mixed-up assortment of thousands, randomly or partially sorted and housed in scores of glassines; we note good mint Taiwan, CNCs, Golds, nice Back-of-the-Book issues, some earlier Republic issues, wartime surcharges, etc.; useful mix, Fine to Very Fine, worthy of a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 13
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China, Massive, mostly used almost mixture-type horde, strongest by far in China proper, with the majority of items sorted by stamp or issue into scores of glassines, while other envelopes or glassines are merely packed with various, unrelated issues; includes Taiwan and PRC, along with lesser sections from various other countries; hard to say what may turn up here, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,800 - 4,200.
Realized HK$38,000.
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Lot 14
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China, Fascinating odd-ball selection, interesting group of a couple hundred or so items in glassines, including Postal Savings stamps, better items used on piece, unissued items, labels, Revenues, printing errors, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a very diverse group which needs a close inspection.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 15
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China, Useful mint or used collection, 1900-49, old-time mounted collection from the Coiling Dragons through the Silver Yuans, including good early commemorative issues, Junk issues, good wartime surcharges, nice Golds and Silvers, etc.; no great rarities, but lots of useful pickings throughout, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 16
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China, Special Delivery stamp collection, 1905-12, nice two-page old-time mounted collection including single sections of #E1 (2), E2, E3, E4 (4), E5 (4), E6 (3) and E8; the highlight is a rare complete strip of four of #E3; fresh with a couple flaws, Fine to Very Fine, nice specialist's lot.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$38,000.
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