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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 1026
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Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 6ca red brown and 16ca scarlet, wove paper (Chan LS18, LS22. Scott 21, 25), beautiful, super high-quality group of three items, comprising 6ca (Scott #21, Livingston #31 printing 58), plus two lovely examples of the 16ca (Scott #25, Livingston #34 printing 62) in different shades and paper types. All fresh, Very Fine+, choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1027
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Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 16ca scarlet, wove paper (Chan LS22. Scott 25. Livingston 34), printing 62, an impeccable example, pristine mint with huge margins, Extremely Fine and choice, a gem! .
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1028
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Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 3ca terra cotta, wove paper variety, printing 37a (Chan LS27 var. Scott 28 var. Livingston unlisted), a splendid used example, tight margins as always, fresh, a stunning example of the great Shanghai Large Dragon, cancelled by customary Shanghai "large belt buckle" postmark in brown; with usual, deeply cut horizontal lines above and below central compartment as always, resulting in normal splits, Fine to Very Fine, less than 5 used examples are believed to exist.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 1029

Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Modern Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 2ca gray, printing 51 (Chan LS30a. Scott 31. Livingston 37), tight margins, fresh, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $225 (HK$ 1,730).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
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Lot 1030
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Shanghai, 1873, First Candareen Provisional Small Dragon, 1ca on 4¢ gray lilac, inverted surcharge (Chan LS58b. Scott 52a), wonderfully fresh and perfectly centered with bold, red centrally struck cancel, Very Fine, scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1031
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Shanghai, 1877, Third Candareen Provisional Small Dragon, 1ca on 3ca rose on rose, blue surcharge (Chan LS64. Scott 78. Livingston 85), a lovely example, cancelled by Shanghai Local Post small garter cancellation in blue; tiny closed perforation tear at upper left margin, Fine to Very Fine, a very scarce issue (Livingston: SS), signed E. Diena, with 2017 Experts and Consultants Ltd. photo certificate. Scott $475 (HK$ 3,650).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1032
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Shanghai, 1873, First Candareen Provisional Small Dragon, 1ca on 4¢ gray lilac, red surcharge (Chan LS74. Scott 53. Livingston 63a), a spectacular, sound unused example showing unbroken "D" in "CAND" type, wonderfully fresh and well-centered, unused without gum, Very Fine+, a particularly choice example of this rarity, with only a handful of examples extant (Livingston: RR), signed J.B. Moens Bruxelles handstamp, with 2017 Experts and Consultants Ltd. photo certificate. Scott $9,000 (HK$ 69,230).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1033

Shanghai, 1888 (Oct.), locally used cover, franked by two copies of 20cash perf 15 Dragons (Scott #111) tied by red "Local Post Office Shanghai" Large Garter cancel; reverse shows blue Shanghai Local Post Oct. 19[?] 88 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive and scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1034

Shanghai, 1893 (May), Registered locally used "Postage Paid 1 cent" envelope entire (Livingston E1f), clean, attractive entire on manila paper, showing bold red "Registered" straightline handstamp, with additional franking in the form of a full pair of 1¢ on 2¢ and half of 1¢ on 2¢ adhesives (5¢ additional postage), all tied by blue Shanghai postmarks; reverse shows blue "Shanghai/MY 29/93/Local Post" receiver. Fresh, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1035

Shanghai, 1893 (May), Registered locally used "Postage Paid 1 cent" envelope entire (Livingston E1f), lovely entire on manila paper, showing red straightline "Registered" handstamp, along with framed "Registered/No. 305 [manuscript]" handstamp; entire bears additional franking in the form of ½¢ on 5¢ full stamp, plus two 1ct on 2¢ full stamps, all tied by blue Shanghai Local Post cancels; reverse shows blue "Shanghai/MY 29/93/Local Post" arrival, Very Fine, a scarce and delightful usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1036
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Amoy and Hankow, Powerful old-time collection, lovely and clean, neatly assembled and well-annotated, beginning with a nice section of parallel mint and used Amoy with good provisional surcharges, Scott #11-13 mint and used, 18-20 mint and used, 21a, good Postage Dues highlighted by #J12 mint, etc.; Hankow is next up, and is outstanding, beginning with a superb mint set of #1-3, 4-8 in singles and pairs, along with good used Second Issues with multiples, etc.; we also note duplicated #9-10, 11-15 mint and used, 17-18 used, 19-23, 25b (2), 25c (2), strong used Dues, etc. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 1037

Foochow, 1896 (Aug. 16), combination cover from Foochow to Meriden, Conn., U.S.A., bearing 1¢ green Foochow, cancelled by "Postal Service Foochow / China" c.d.s., along with Japanese 5s Koban, which is cancelled by "Shanghai SEP 1 96 / I.J.P.O." c.d.s. Cover travelled through the Shanghai Local Post, with reverse showing red 31 Aug transit, plus additional transits of Yokohama (7.9), Vancouver (23.9) and Meriden (28.9) receiver. Front shows lovely corner card of "Rev. J.H. Worley / Methodist Episcopal Mission / Foochow, China". Fresh, a delightful and scarce combination cover, Very Fine, signed Tyler.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000.
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Lot 1038

Kewkiang, 1894 (July 9), registered cover sent Kewkiang to Shanghai, lovely and rare cover with manuscript "Registered" on front, with reverse showing violet "Kewkiang/9-JUL 94/Local Post" oval postmark; front shows near-perfect strike of the rare "Kewkiang/PAID/Local Post" handstamp (Livingston #PF1); cover addressed to Gunzberg, with "Municipal Council, Kiukiang" imprinted on flap; couple harmless toned spots on front, still Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 1039
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Wei Hai Wei, 1898, First Issue, 2¢ black on red (Chan LWH1. Scott 1), fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1040

Wei Hai Wei, 1899, Second Issue complete, 2¢ red & 5¢ olive green (Chan LWH3-4. Scott 3-4), exceptionally fresh, with full very clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$1,900.
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