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


1897 New Currency Surcharges
 
 
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Lot 1084
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca to 5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), nice, all mint selection of 11 items, comprising 1¢ on 1ca (three examples), 2¢ on 3ca, and 5¢ on 5ca (7), fresh; one or two without gum, Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 3,800.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1085

China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca and 5¢ on 5ca (Chan 34, 36. Scott 75, 77), lovely group of four nice-quality surcharges: a 1¢ on 1ca, plus three 5¢ on 5ca examples, all fresh, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1086
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca to 30¢ on 24ca, fabulous all-used selection (Chan 37//46. Scott 29//37), a wonderful and generally very clean collectivity of 292 items, comprising (Scott/Chan numbers) ½¢ on 3ca (28/37; 32 examples), 1¢ on 1ca (29/38; 24), 2¢ on 2ca (30/39; 56), 4¢ on 4ca (31/40; 56), 5¢ on5ca (32/41; 63), 6¢ on 8ca (33/42; 42), 10¢ on 9ca (35/43; 9), 10¢ on 12ca (36/45; 3) and 30¢ on 24ca (37/46; 7); in addition to the sheer quantities, a fertile field for cancels is offered with a great range of Customs chops, ovals, pakuas, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a super holding in generally nice quality; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 1087

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca to 30¢ on 24ca, all-mint selection (Chan 37-43, 45-46. Scott 28-34, 36-37), lovely and generally very clean holding of 175 items in total, comprising ½¢ on 3ca (80 examples), 1¢ on 1ca (24), 2¢ on 2ca (18), 4¢ on 4ca (14), 5¢ on 5ca (15), 8¢ on 6ca (15), 10¢ on 6ca (5), 10¢ on 12ca (1) and 30¢ on 24ca (3); as to be expected on a selection of this size and nature, a few no gum, or smallish flaws noted, but for the most part fresh and better than average, Fine to Very Fine, highly useful and substantial; examine.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 1088

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion (Chan 48. Scott 39), deep, intense colour; nicely centred, o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Unsold
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Lot 1089

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 4¢ on 4ca and 5¢ on 5ca (Chan 50-51. Scott 41-42), each fresh mint, with strong first print colours, full, clean o.g., Fine to Very Fine+, nice pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1090

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 8¢ on 6ca chocolate (Chan 52. Scott 43), right margin pair, a beautiful, wonderfully fresh pair, offering deep rich "first printing" color, along with full, near-pristine o.g., the right stamp being lightly hinged, the left never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce multiple.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1091

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Empress Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), blocks of 4, a wonderful, exceptionally fresh complete set of blocks, each displaying vivid, distinct second printing colors, o.g., Very Fine, a splendid and rare set of blocks.
Estimate HK$ 240,000 - 280,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1092
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 2¢ on 2ca green, the elusive "Emerald Lady" (Chan 67. Scott 58), a splendid example of this immense rarity, showing partial dual brown Large Dollar chops, fresh and nicely centred, Very Fine and choice, a most attractive example of this always difficult issue, with 2001 CSS photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1093
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Empress Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 10¢ on 24ca, selection (Chan 56//63. Scott 47//54), a lovely, all mint, mostly all o.g. selection of 60 items in generally very nice quality; comprises ½¢ on 3ca (8), 1¢ and 2¢ surcharges (16 of each), 4¢ on 4ca (4), 5¢ on 5ca (5), 8¢ on 6ca (3, choice), 10¢ on 9ca and 10¢ on 12ca (3), fresh, Fine to Very Fine, nice lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 1094
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Empress Dowager, 2nd printing, 1¢ on 1ca to 30c on 24ca (Chan 57-64. Scott 48-55), wonderful all-used selection of all values but for the ½c on 3ca issue, all in various quantities; comprises Scott #48 (2), 49 (57), 50 (29), 51 (25), 52 (2), 53 (11), 54 (25) and 55 (7); we note an excellent array of cancels, from pakuas to Large Dollar chops, small Customs daters, etc., bulk Fine to Very Fine, unusual old-time holding; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 1095
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Empress Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74//80. Scott 65//71), lovely and generally very clean, mostly used selection, comprising ½¢ on 3ca (13 mint, 13 used), 1¢ on 1ca (16 mint, 39 used), 2¢ on 2ca (5 mint, 49 used), 4¢ on 4ca (1 used), 10¢ on 9ca (8 used) and 10¢ on 12 ca (10 used); lots of good cancellation potential, etc., fresh, bulk Fine to Very Fine, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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