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The Lee Wong Collection


1897-1909 Issues
 
 
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Lot 324

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), a lovely, fresh set which boasts great colours and excellent centring, o.g. ($5 slightly disturbed o.g.), mostly Very Fine, an attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 325

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), complete set plus an additional $5 imperf, unfinished design proof example; $2 centred to upper left with some paper adherences on original gum, otherwise fresh with good colours & centring, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 326
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China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 2¢ deep orange (Chan 94. Scott 88), incredible old-time selection of thousands sorted into dozens of glassines; this holding will undoubtedly prove to be a fertile field for the cancellation enthusiast, as we note scores of Large Dollar daters, pakua chops, small Customs chops, multiples showing large portions of full cancels, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful holding not easily duplicated; examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 327

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 2¢ deep orange, imperf horizontally (Chan 94c. Scott 88a), vertical pair, wonderfully fresh with full sheet margin at top, pristine o.g.; originally an imperforate-between vertical pair with the perforations trimmed at sides as often encountered, Very Fine, very scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 328
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China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 10¢ dark green (Chan 97. Scott 91), block of 12, remarkably fresh and perfectly centred, o.g. and all but a few never hinged, Extremely Fine, a handsome multiple.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 329

China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 50¢ black green, colour error (Chan 100a. Scott 94a), intense colour and perfectly centred, full, usual (for this issue) toned o.g., Extremely Fine, a beauty!
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 330
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China, 1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $2 orange & yellow (Chan 102. Scott 96), a superb, left margin single example, offering outstanding centring along with brilliant, fresh colour, neatly canceled by Peking 24 JAN 98 Large Dollar dater, Very Fine+, a lovely example of this very difficult issue.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 331

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 30¢ dull rose, imperf between (Chan 111d. Scott 105a), horizontal pair, wonderfully fresh and well-centred, o.g.; tiny, shallow and trivial hinge thin speck on left stamp, otherwise Very Fine, rare variety.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 332

China, 1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 50¢ green, printed on the gum side (Chan 112 var. Scott 106 var.), an absolutely amazing example, with the gum side showing full, bold print; striking and rare, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 333

China, 1900-06, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 116-128. Scott 110-122), wonderfully fresh and well-centred, with the most vibrant, bold colours imaginable, pristine, clean o.g.; 4¢ value no gum, Very Fine+, a choice quality set.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 334

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ ocher, imperf between (Chan 117e. Scott 111b), vertical pair, fresh, o.g.; couple inconsequential perf tip thin specks, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 335

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ deep orange, imperf between (Chan 117j. Scott 111 var.), vertical strip of 4, full slightly glazed o.g.; a rare and seldom offered variety, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 336

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ gray yellow, imperf between (Chan 117s. Scott 111a), horizontal pair, fresh and beautifully centred, a beauty, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 337

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ scarlet, imperf between (Chan 118d. Scott 112b), vertical pair, fresh and near pristine, full clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 338
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China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ scarlet, imperf between (Chan 118d. Scott 112b), vertical pair, fresh with great colour and centring, unused without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 339

China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 5¢ rose red, imperf between (Chan 120b. Scott 114a), vertical pair, nicely centred, slightly glazed o.g., Very Fine, scarce in this particular color shade, signed F. Z. Chun.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 340
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China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 20¢ maroon, imperf between (Chan 123ci. Scott 117 var.), vertical strip of 5, exceptionally fresh and beautifully centred, unused without gum; tiny, minor thin speck on one stamp, light fold between 4th and 5th stamps, otherwise Very Fine, an extraordinary and rare variety.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 341
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China, 1909, Emperor Hsuan Tung complete (Chan 137-139. Scott 131-133), part-sheets of 96, comprising 2c and 7c partial sheets of 96, each missing the upper left corner margin block of 4, plus a complete and pristine 3c sheet of 100; the 2c and 3c are exceptional, with full pristine o.g. which is never hinged, while the 7c has a horizontal crease along one row plus a few stamps with interleaving adhering—but still with the great majority of stamps pristine and never hinged, Very Fine, lovely set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 342

Chinese Offices in Tibet, 1911, surcharges on Coiling Dragons, 3p on 1¢ to 1r on $1 (Chan T1-10. Scott 1-10), splendid, fresh group, with the 1r on $1 exceptional, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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