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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


1897-1911 Issues
 
 
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Lot 277

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), an impeccable, hand-picked set, with each individual stamp presented in superb quality; noteworthy, of course, are the dollar values, which are particularly choice, o.g., Very Fine, an amazing set for the connoisseur.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 278

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), fresh with nice colors, o.g., Fine to Very Fine+, an attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 279

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), a lovely and fresh set with bold vibrant colors, $1 part o.g., all other values full o.g.; $2 with a single pulled perforation at right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 280
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1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), a highly attractive set with great colors; $2 beautifully centered with one short perforation with resulting very tiny perforation tear; otherwise, an impressive fresh set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 281

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 92-103. Scott 86-97), fresh with good colors and centering, o.g.; $1 short corner perforation, $2 couple small surface scuffs, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 282

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢ to 50¢ (Chan 92-100. Scott 86-94), a fresh, premium quality, select set, full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 283

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢ to $1 and $5 (Chan 92-101, 103. Scott 86-95, 97), set complete, less only the elusive and key $2 value, exceptionally fresh colors, o.g.; $1 with a single short perforation at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,500 - 6,500.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 284

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, ½¢ purple (Chan 92. Scott 86), fresh; paper interleaving adherences, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 285

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 50¢ black green, color error (Chan 100a. Scott 94a), wonderfully fresh and particularly well-centered, Very Fine, a beauty, it is believed that only 240 examples were sold.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 286

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, 50¢ blue green, color error (Chan 100b. Scott 94b), a magnificent example of the distinctive shade, wonderfully fresh, with near-perfect centering, full clean original gum which is very lightly hinged, Very Fine, rare, with only 80 examples believed to have been sold.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$19,000.
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Lot 287
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1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $5 deep green & rose, imperforate plate proof (Chan 103 var. Scott 97 var.), a lovely, upper right corner margin pair on watermarked paper, pristine, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 288
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1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $5 yellow green & rose, imperforate plate proof on watermarked paper (Chan 103 var. Scott 97 var.), block of 4, fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine, an uncommon multiple.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 289

1897, Imperial Chinese Post, $5 yellow green & rose (Chan 103. Scott 97), a pristine, left margin single example, which boasts perfect centering and brilliant colors, full, Post Office fresh original gum which is never hinged (!), Extremely Fine, a gem.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 290
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 1¢ ocher (Chan 105. Scott 99), horizontal pair, cancelled by lovely strike of scarce "Hwang Hsien/JAN 16 1900" bilingual oval handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 291
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 1¢ ocher, imperf between (Chan 105c. Scott 99a), vertical pair, imperforate between and at bottom, showing a complete strike of an Imperial Post Office rectangular wooden carved district dater, with name of office in upper field, from Nanxun District (Huzhou, Jejiang Province—an unlisted location in P. Chan), Very Fine, a real eye-catcher.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Unsold
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Lot 292
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 2¢ black, trial color proof (Chan 106a. Scott 100), a gorgeous imperforate and engraved trial color proof in black, printed on thick white card stock, 40 x 44mm; couple very trivial age spots, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 293
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 2¢ deep violet, trial color proof (Chan 106a. Scott 100), a gorgeous, engraved imperforate trial color proof in deep violet, printed on thick white card stock, 40 x 44mm, fresh, Very Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 294
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 5¢ green, trial color proof (Chan 108a. Scott 102), a lovely imperforate, engraved trial color die proof in green, printed on thick buff card stock 32 x 34mm; tiny, inconsequential pinpoint and scuff mark, Very Fine, rare, 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. photo certificate accompanies.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 295
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 10¢ orange, trial color proof (Chan 109. Scott 103), a splendid and fresh engraved imperforate trial color proof in orange, on 30 x 34mm white card stock, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 296
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 10¢ red, trial color proof (Chan 109. Scott 103), a beautiful trial color die proof in red, imperforate and engraved, printed on thick buff card stock measuring 40 x 42mm, fresh and Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 297
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1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, 10¢ green, trial color proof (Chan 109. Scott 103), an exquisite imperforate, engraved trial color die proof in green on 29 x 32mm white thick card stock, select quality, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 298

1898, Chinese Imperial Post, watermarked, $1 deep red & pale rose and $2 brown red & yellow (Chan 113-114. Scott 107-108), fresh with bright colors, each with clean o.g., the $1 an exceptional example and Extremely Fine, the #2 Fine-Very Fine, an attractive pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 299
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1901-06, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢ to 5¢ rose red & 10¢ to $5, "Specimen" overprints (Chan 116-120, 122-128. Scott 110-114, 116-122), set of 12 values (less only the second 5¢ value in orange as usual), all with "SPECIMEN" overprint in small letters, fresh with bright colors, o.g. or without gum as usual, Very Fine, a scarce set.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 300

1901-06, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 116-128. Scott 110-122), an impeccable quality complete set, each value select with brilliant colors, full, clean original gum, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 301

1901-06, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 116-128. Scott 110-122), remarkably fresh, with incredibly vibrant colors, full o.g., Very Fine+, a beautiful set.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 302

1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, ½¢ to $5 (Chan 116-121, 123-128, 109. Scott 110-115, 117-122, 103), the set complete, but for the 10¢ value which is watermarked, fresh with good colors, o.g.; $2 hinge thin, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 303
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1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ deep orange, imperf between (Chan 117ia. Scott 111 var.), vertical strip of 3, wonderfully fresh and well-centered, unused without gum, Very Fine, a scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Unsold
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Lot 304

1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 1¢ deep orange, imperf between (Chan 117k. Scott 111 var.), vertical strip of 5, nicely centered, Fine to Very Fine, a striking and rare variety, signed F.Z. Chun.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 305
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1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ scarlet, imperf between (Chan 118d. Scott 112b), vertical pair, fresh mint, without gum, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 306

1906, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $1 red & pale rose, $2 carmine & yellow, and $5 green & salmon (Scott 120-122. Chan 126-128), Post Office fresh with brilliant colors, o.g., never hinged (!), Very Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 307

1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 10¢ deep green, imperf between (Chan 122a. Scott 116a), vertical pair, full o.g., Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 308
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1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 20¢ maroon, vertical pair imperf between (Chan 123a. Scott 117b), unused without gum; few light creases and a pinpoint thin speck, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 309

1902, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, $5 green & salmon (Chan 128. Scott 122), wonderfully fresh with vibrant colors, full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 310

1902, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, nice selection of part-perfs (Chan 117//170), pretty group of eight items, all but one mint, comprising various 1¢ & 2¢ Coiling Dragons part-perfs, all but two of which are top or bottom margin fantails, Fine to Very Fine, nice specialized group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 311
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Express Letter, 1911, 10¢ pale green Seventh Issue, 28 lines of background text (Chan E7. Scott E6a), a superb-quality complete strip of four sections, without gum as issued, Very Fine, a rare strip.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$19,000.
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Lot 312

Postage Due, 1911, Second London printing, 1¢ brown (Chan D15. Scott J15), pane of 25, with sheet #362 at bottom right margin; pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 313

Postal Card, 1907, Chinese Imperial Post Third Issue, 1¢+1¢ green, vertical format, message-reply card, fresh; light ink mark on card front, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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