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The Lee Wong Collection


Shanghai
 
 
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Lot 32

Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 2ca black, type II, wove paper (Chan LS2. Scott 5a. Livingston 19), printing 41, wonderfully fresh example, showing raised period at end of L. P. O., Very Fine, scarce, with 1959 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 33

Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 8ca olive green (Chan LS4. Scott 3. Livingston 32), printing 59; showing typically blurred impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 34

Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 1ca blue, laid paper (Chan LS8. Scott 8. Livingston 7c), printing 23, wonderfully fresh with full margins, Very Fine, scarce printing, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$1,900.
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Lot 35

Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 8ca dark olive green, wove paper (Chan LS14. Scott 14. Livingston 13), printing 32, showing multiple frame breaks, etc., fresh with nice even margins, Very Fine, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 36

Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 8ca dark olive green, wove paper (Chan LS14. Scott 14. Livingston 13), printing 32, fresh with incredibly rich colour, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 37

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 1ca blue, wove paper (Chan LS16a. Scott 19a. Livingston 39D), printing 63, fresh with good colour; very trivial tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine, scarce printing, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 38

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 6ca red brown, wove paper (Chan LS18. Scott 21. Livingston 31), printing 58, fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 39

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 6ca scarlet, wove paper (Chan LS20. Scott 23. Livingston 25), printing 46, fresh with enormous, even margins, Extremely Fine, a gem!
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 40

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 12ca red brown, wove paper (Chan LS21. Scott 24. Livingston 33a), printing 60, exceptionally fresh with wide, even margins, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1959 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 41

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 16ca scarlet, wove paper, "1" of "16" omitted (Chan LS22b. Scott 25a. Livingston 34a), printing 62a, fresh with good colour, Fine to Very Fine+, a very scarce stamp, as nearly all known examples show some evidence of the "1" remaining.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 42

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 16ca scarlet, wove paper, "1" of "16" omitted (Chan LS22b. Scott 25a. Livingston 34a), printing 62a, fresh with large, even margins; showing small trace of "1" remaining as usual, Fine to Very Fine, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 43

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Roman "I", Antique "2", "CANDAREENS" plural), 12ca chocolate (Chan LS24a. Scott 18. Livingston 26), printing 47, beautiful, bold colour and impression on stark white paper, fresh, Very Fine, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 44

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Modern Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 1ca dull blue (Chan LS28. Scott 29a. Livingston 35), printing 52, an extraordinary example with huge, even margins, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 45

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragons (Modern Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 3ca red brown (Chan LS29. Scott 30. Livingston 36), printing 53, fresh and near-pristine, with large, even margins, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 46

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragons (Modern Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 2ca-3ca complete (Chan LS30-31. Scott 31-32. Livingston 37-38), printings 51 and 55, each fresh with large margins, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 47

Shanghai, 1866, Small Dragon, 8¢ red brown, die proof with value in cents (Chan LS41 var. Scott 44 var. Livingston 50DP3), a wonderfully fresh example printed on thick, soft wove card approximately 52 x 70mm, pristine and choice, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 48

Shanghai, 1867, Small Dragon, 3ca gray, die proof (Chan LS44 var. Scott 47 var. Livingston 53DP2), with value in candarins, a splendid, fresh example printed on thick, soft wove card stock, approximately 70 x 52mm, Very Fine and choice, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 49

Shanghai, 1877, Small Dragon, 1ca on 6ca green, blue surcharge (Chan LS66. Scott 80), horizontal pair, exceptionally fresh, full o.g., Very Fine, a lovely pair, with 1958 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 50
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Shanghai, 1877, Small Dragon, 1ca on 9ca blue gray, blue surcharge (Chan LS67. Scott 81), a splendid used example showing two coloured cancels, a small red Shanghai garter overstruck by blue Shanghai Local Post c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 51

Shanghai, 1888, Small Dragon, 20 cash on 40c to 20 cash on 40c, horizontal surcharge inverted varieties (Scott 118-120a), fresh, full o.g., Very Fine, scarce trio of inverts.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 52

Shanghai, 1893, Barclay & Fry Coat of Arms (litho), 5¢ blue, black inscriptions inverted (Chan LS153a. Scott 156a), block of 4, wonderfully fresh and nicely centred, clean o.g., Very Fine, a visually striking and very rare multiple.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Realized HK$45,000.
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Lot 53

Shanghai, 1896, Barclay & Fry Coat of Arms, 2¢ brownish red, black inscriptions inverted (Chan LS161a. Scott 170a), fresh and near-pristine, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely example of this striking and rare variety.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 54

Shanghai, 1896, Barclay & Fry Coat of Arms, 2¢ brownish red, black inscriptions inverted (Chan LS161a. Scott 170a), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged; centered a touch to the right, Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 55

Shanghai, Premium-quality Large Dragon selection, 1865-66, six items, all lovely and clean, comprising Scott #21 (Chan printing 58), 24 (2, printing 60), 25 (2, printing 62) and 38a (printing 74); all fresh and sound with good margins, Very Fine, a pretty group, four with 1959 RPSL photo certificates accompanying.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 56

Shanghai, Specialized Shield with Dragons definitive issues collection, 1890-92 (Scott 129-131, 132-134, 135-136, 137-141), lovely, keenly assembled, nearly all mint collection on old-time pages; includes Scott #129-134 with multiple sets plus blocks, an excellent showing of transfer types; Scott #137-141 including pane of 2c green plus varieties and multiples, a set of blocks of 4, etc.; we also note 2c brown (Scott #135) three panes of 50 (one on buff paper) and more. Fresh, mostly Very Fine, a lovely study well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 57

Shanghai, Postal Stationery, substantial old-time selection, useful group of approximately 45 items, all used or CTO, including three nice wrapper usages, about ten embossed postage-paid 1-cent envelopes, four used 1-cent brown Barkley & Fry envelopes, about ten CTO lettercards with 2-cent Mercury stamps affixed, etc., mostly Very Fine, sizable, vintage-era horde; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 58

Shanghai, 1891 (Aug. 24), cover from Shanghai to Chinkiang, ranked by 5c rose (Scott #130, Chan #LS126), tied by "Shanghai Local Post" small postmark in black; cover is addressed to Diercking at the Customs post in Chinkiang, with reverse showing blue "Shanghai/AG 24/91/Local Post" c.d.s., plus lovely strike of "Customs/AUG 25/91/Chinkiang" small Customs dater, Fine to Very Fine, attractive and scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 59

Shanghai, 1893 (Apr. 16), "Postage Paid 1 Cent" embossed envelope, used Shanghai to Chinkiang, manila envelope (Livingston #E1f), 145 x 95 mm, cancelled by blue Shanghai Local Post postmark to Chinkiang, with reverse showing matching blue "Shanghai/AP 16/93/Local Post" c.d.s., along with bold black "Customs/APL 16/93/Chinkiang" Customs dater; light file fold in no way detracts, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 60

Shanghai, 1896 (Apr. 18), pair of "matched" surcharge provisional covers, used to Foochow, neat matching pair of small-sized covers, bearing horizontal pairs of 4c on 15c and 6c on 20c Provisionals (Scott #168-169, Chan #LS164-165), each tied by Shanghai Local Post postmarks with "Shanghai/AP 18/96/Local Post" same-day postmarks, with fronts showing "Postal Service Foochow/T/AP 21/96/China" c.d.s.'s, Very Fine, lovely and scarce pair of covers.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 61

Shanghai, 1896 (Apr. 23), 6c on 20c provisional surcharge on registered, locally used cover, lovely, neat cover, with stamp (Scott #169, Chan #LS165) tied by squared "Registered/Shanghai" date and origin postmark with front showing bold strike of boxed "REGISTERED/No. 1514" handstamp in black; reverse shows "Shanghai Local Post" same-day receiver. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 62

Shanghai, Lovely old-time postal history selection, nice assembly of approximately 26 items, including five locally used postal cards with Local Post cancels, nine nice covers plus one wrapper franked with the 1893 Coat-of-Arms series issue, one item being a front, including examples addressed to Fletcher and Diercking, with Local Post or dumb cancels; a Jubilee issue cover; two Postage Due-franked covers, six CTO covers or wrappers, a 6c Provisional cover, etc., bulk Very Fine, useful mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 63

Shanghai, Old-time postal history mix, useful group of nearly 40 items, including approximately 30 franked with 2-cent Mercury issues, most to Gunzburg, with Local Post c.d.s.'s; we also note three nice Postage Due covers, two 1922 "Local Postage Paid" covers, etc., mostly Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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