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1878 Large Dragons on Thin Paper
 
 
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Lot 1041
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, select set with beautiful colours, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1042
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), a clean, fresh set, nicely centred with wonderful rich colours, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1043
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), a wonderful used set offering rich, intense colour and excellent centring, Very Fine and select.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1044
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), beautiful, clean set with excellent, fresh colours and nice centring, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1045
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), a lovely, pristine used set, well-centred with bold, strong colours, Very Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1046
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), vivid, sharp colours and lovely centring, Very Fine, a nice set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1047
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), splendid, hand-picked set with beautiful colours and wonderful centring, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1048
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), bold rich colour with excellent centring, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1049
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), gorgeous, select-quality set; well-centred with vibrant colours, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1050
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), beautifully centred with exquisite, vibrant colours, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1051
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), wonderfully fresh with beautiful colours, Very Fine, choice set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1052
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh and clean, well-centred set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1053
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca to 5ca, specialist's delight (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), an extensive all-used holding of 79 stamps comprising 1ca (19), 3ca (22) and 5ca (38); we note a nice variety of cancels, including various Customs daters, etc., the majority are fresh; expect the occasional smallish flaws typically found in a holding of this size, generally Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful holding; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 140,000.
Realized HK$90,000.
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Lot 1054

China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca and 5ca, selection (Chan 1, 3. Scott 1, 3), attractive grouping of 16 items, all mint / unused, comprising 1ca (7) and 5ca (9); couple smallish flaws, most no gum, a couple regummed, but mostly Fine to Very Fine, with good perforations, colours and centring.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000.
Realized HK$75,000.
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Lot 1055
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a lovely example, cancelled by perfect, near-maximum strike of rare "Custom-House/Wuhu" oval, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1056

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red, plate flaw at right corner claw (Chan 2d. Scott 2 var.), a wonderful example of this eye-catching plate flaw, fresh and nice centred, o.g.; a single short perforation at right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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