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


Korea
 
 
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Lot 1696
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Korea, 1900, 1p on 25p maroon "Tae Han" overprinted issue, "Tae" omitted (Scott 17C var. Korea P.S.C. 12A var), a doubly-overprinted stamp, with the new value in black and "Tae Han" in red—except there is no "Tae"; absolutely lovely with great color, near-perfect centring and a "face-free" Seoul c.d.s. at left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, unlisted in either Scott or K.P.S.C.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
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Lot 1697

Korea, 1900-01, Plum Blossom issue, complete (Scott 18-33, 20. Korea P.S.C. 13-26), mixed-perforation set for a few of the low values, with both 2ch values included, fresh with good colours, o.g., hinge remnants; 50ch slight marginal thinning at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,500 - 6,500.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 1698
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Korea, 1902, Handstamped Surcharge on "Tae Han" overprint, 3ch on 50p purple (Scott 37g), block of 4, fresh and well-centred, neat Seoul corner cancels, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
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Lot 1699
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Korea, 1903, 50ch to 2wn Plum Blossom series, Japanese reprints (Scott 52-54. Korea P.S.C. R1-R3), perf 12½, fresh with great colours, without gum as usually encountered, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1700

Korea, Excellent, virtually all mint premium selection, valuable and substantial holding in Scott-numbered glassines, absolutely packed with premium items such as mint #2 block of 4; 25m, 50m and 100m unissued in blocks of 4, #13f, 34 imperforate, 35-37, 38 block of 4 with unusual part-perf variety at top, 85-86 (never hinged), 128a-129a, 132-173, 154a-155a, 199 (never hinged), 260-261, 286a, 287a-289a, lots of imperforates, C5b, C23-C26 (2, never hinged), C27-C30 (never hinged), plus used #11a, 31, 34 (2), 37g (2) and much, much more, mostly Very Fine, a super holding of popular material; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 1701
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Korea, Mint & used collection, 1884-2000, a fabulous collection with many highlights, including #80-84, 88-89, 90, 91-92, 95, 106, 107, 1951 Flags issue of 22 imperforate souvenir sheets, 286a, 290a, 634a, 728a, 795a, 844a (3), plus many more premium items, well worth a careful review, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1702
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Korea, Revenue collection, several hundred revenues, includes (by Standard Catalog of Korean Revenue Stamps) #KRS3-KRS8, KR39 (5), KR30, KR34, KR70-KR74, KR75, KR77-KR79, lot also includes three catalogs, Korean Revenue Stamps Catalog, and Standard Catalog of Korean Revenue Stamps, a holding with huge potential, please inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1703
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Korea, Nice single-volume collection to 1976, an attractive mint or used collection of hundreds neatly assembled on nice David Phillips specialty pages in a binder; includes a wide range of better items such as mint Scott #1-2, 6-9, 10-11, 13, 13F, 17, good Plum Blossoms including #26-27, 32 and 33 (used), plus later like #85-86, 90, 107 and good coverage from the mid-1950s on, with miniature sheets. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1704
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Korea, Diverse and useful accumulation, nice selection of various odds-and-ends, including two better, complete booklets of five panes each for Scott #212Fa and 255a; 353b-355b miniature sheets; six mint and two cancelled-to-order Korean Empire postal cards, plus a representative collection of North Korean issues with a good range of earlier issues, reprints, etc., Fine to Very Fine, useful holding; well worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1705
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Korea (North), 1953, 10w 8th Anniversary of Liberation from Japan (Scott 79), original printing, a superb-quality top margin pair, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice, one of the great rarities amongst the regular issues of North Korea.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000.
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Lot 1706
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Korea (North), 2006, The exhaustive Currency Reform issue, set of 100 complete (Michel 5025-5124), in blocks of 4, o.g. or without gum as issued, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare set of blocks, as quantities printed ranged from 1000 to 3000 of each.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000.
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Lot 1707
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Korea (North), Magnificent selection of 35 rare die proofs, 1946-53, superb, high-quality assemblage, with each item printed on various paper stocks in an individual single-stamp format, all representing different issues, mostly fresh and near-pristine, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 140,000 - 180,000.
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Lot 1708
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Korea (North), Massive assortment of 575 different deluxe proofs, 1984-2013, huge, clean selection, strongly topically-related deluxe sheets printed on gummed stamp paper, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a scarce and unusual lot.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 1709
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Korea (North), Exceptional selection of 175 different composite deluxe sheets, 1984-2013, lovely and fresh, mostly topical-related composite sheets, printed on gummed stamp paper. Fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, very scarce: purportedly only 50 of each were printed.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
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Lot 1710
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Korea (North), Mint & used collection, 1946-2010, housed in albums, boxes and glassines are thousands of mint & used stamps, with used generally CTO, mint includes 16 (2), 26-27, 115-117, 213-217, 232-236, a useful collection with many gems waiting to be mined, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 1711

Korea (South), 1951-52, Participating Nations First Day Covers (Scott 132-173, 154a-155a), complete set of 44 values, including Italy without crown type, on 22 matched Registered unaddressed, uncacheted First Day Covers. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1712

Korea (South), 1957-59, 2h aquamarine to 400h bright violet definitives, redrawn type, imperforate souvenir sheets (Scott 268-277 var. Korea P.S.C. PS153-166), the set of ten complete; Post Office fresh and as crisp and clean as you could hope for, Very Fine, Scott-unlisted, a real rarity, especially as a set, since only 1000 of each were printed. Korea P.S.C. Won 1,400,000 (HK$ 9,320).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1713

Korea (South), 1951, 1st Regular Issue, 5w orange brown, presentation sheet (Scott 122 var. Korea P.S.C. PS75), two items comprised of a mint sheet, plus a used example neatly tied to small, unaddressed envelope by violet "Pusan 1.3.51 Korea" first day cancel, each fresh, Very Fine, only 900 examples prepared.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1714
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Korea (South), 1951, Dove and Flag, 50wn green, presentation sheet (Scott 123 var. Korea P.S.C. PS77), fresh mint, without gum as issued, Very Fine, scarce with only 900 examples issued.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1715
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Korea (South), 1951-52, Participating Nations imperforate souvenir sheets, complete (Scott 132-173, 154a-155a. Korea P.S.C. C40-C83), set of 22, including the Italy without crown varieties, pristine, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1716

Korea (South), 1951-52, 500wn Italy Participating Nations issue, flag without crown varieties (Scott 154a-155a), complete sheets of 20, fresh and near-pristine, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce pair of sheets.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1717

Korea (South), 1954, 100h brown carmine Sika deer presentation sheet (Scott 197 var. Korea P.S.C. PS120), group of ten sheets in immaculate condition, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine and choice, the rare key value of the set, cataloguing 22,000,000won! .
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
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Lot 1718

Korea (South), 1956, 10hw, 20hw and 50hw Definitives Issue presentation sheets (Scott 235-37 var. Korea P.S.C. PS145-47), light, natural gum bends as normal, Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 1000 sets issued.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1719

Korea (South), 1957, I.T.U. Anniversary souvenir sheet (Scott 243-244 var. Korea P.S.C. PSC111), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged; light, trivial natural gum bend as nearly always, Very Fine, a beauty, only 1000 examples issued.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1720

Korea (South), 1957, Fifth Anniversary of Admission to the ITU, imperforate souvenir sheet (Scott 244 var. Korea P.S.C. PPS118), showing the designs of the issued stamps (in their issued colours) with bilingual inscription surrounding, as fresh as the day it was produced, with crisp corners and nary a bend or wrinkle, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, not listed in Scott. Korea P.S.C. Won 1,000,000 (HK$ 6,650).
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1721

Korea (South), 1957, Boy Scouts 50th Anniversary souvenir sheet (Scott 245-46 var. Korea P.S.C. PSC113), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a choice quality example.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1722

Korea (South), 1957, 2h to 1000h redrawn character definitive series, complete (Scott 249-262), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 1723

Korea (South), 1957, 2h to 1000h redrawn character definitive series, complete (Scott 249-262), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$600.
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Lot 1724

Korea (South), 1957, Treaty of Friendship miniature sheet (Scott 264a), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1725

Korea (South), 1957, Treaty of Friendship miniature sheet (Scott 264a), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1726

Korea (South), 1957, Christmas issue miniature sheets (Scott 265a-267a), a splendid, select-quality set, without the customary gum creases associated with this issue, fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1727

Korea (South), 1950, 40h Second Postal Week miniature sheet (Scott 283a), Post Office fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1728

Korea (South), 1958, 40h Second Postal Week souvenir sheet (Scott 283a. Korea P.S.C. PSC116a), an immaculate, Post Office fresh example, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1729

Korea (South), Clean near-complete collection, 1953-62, neatly hinged on Minkus album pages, with a couple earlier stamps included back to 1945; features an excellent range of regular and definitive sets complete, including K.P.S.C. #117-122, 142-149, 150-168 and 169-181; commemoratives such as #C20-21, C25-27, C85-121, and C123//165; New Year issues #N1-12, plus never hinged souvenir sheets #N4a-N12a; Airmails #A5-18, A22-25; and Semi-Postals #1-3, #3 with the scarce zig-zag watermark; also included are five sheets of #C452-456 (Scott #790-794), each sheet containing five strips of 5, plus a part-sheet of 24 of #C628-631, which yields six multi-colour blocks of 4 of Yook Young Soo; the Minkus pages are pristine and start at 1884, making this a great ready-made home for your collection, Very Fine on the whole, a tidy selection; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1730

Korea (South), Postal history collection, 1950-2010, several hundred covers and cards, both commercial & first day covers, a few better include registered cover to Great Britain with (32) #126, first day covers for 298a-300a, 85, 305a, interesting mix, F-VF, well worth a review.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 1731

Korea (South), APOs & soldier correspondence, 1948-55, a few hundred covers & cards, material postmarked APO 707, APO 909, APO 358, APO 301, Prexie #820 postmarked by Army-Air Force Postal Service on picture post card to Sweden, and a few propaganda leaflets, careful inspection should yield huge returns, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 1732

Korea (South), Horde of domestically used covers franked with commemorative issues, 1960s-90s, massive, organized specialist's accumulation of over 3000 covers, all domestically used and franked, in nearly all cases, with a single commemorative stamp; includes a tremendous range of different stamp issues, cancels, etc., Fine to Very Fine, highly unusual holding to be sure; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1733

Korea (South), Lovely "Postage Stamp Album of Korea" Ministry of Communications album collection, 1951-56, scarce, historical book containing issues between 3 Dec 1951 and 15 Aug 1956 with additional pages for more issues; begins with Scott #128-131 and contains #196-199, later premium definitives, Airmails, etc.; the current owner has expanded the collection on the included blank pages. Fresh, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,700.
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