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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History

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Lot 20
1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 8ca gray green, Chinese character "mace" for "candareens" (Chan LS7. Scott 7. Livingston 6), Printing 19, cancelled by bold red "Local Post Office Shanghai" small garter, Chow Type SLP-3; stamp with various faults, yet an attractive and rare used item, unrecorded on this printing in Chow, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 21

1866, Large Dragon (Modern Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 2ca gray, printing 51 (Chan LS30a. Scott 31. Livingston 37), fresh; tight margins, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $225 (HK$ 1,730).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 22
1866, Large Dragon (Modern Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 3ca red brown (Chan LS31. Scott 32. Livingston 38), printing 55, with customary horizontal paper split along top compartment line, cancelled by red "Local Post Office Shanghai" red garter, fresh, Fine, Chow #SLP-3, very scarce thus.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 23
1891, Double Dragons, 5¢ carmine pink, watermark upright (Chan LS132. Scott 136), pane of 50, pristine mint, o.g., all but a few stamps never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely multiple.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 24
1893, Barclay & Fry issues, imperforate plate proofs, lovely, high quality selection of 27, watermarked or unwatermarked, nearly all in issued colors; comprises the 1893 Coat-of-Arms issue, the Mercury issue and the Postage Due issue, fresh, Very Fine, an excellent, mostly all-different selection.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,800.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 25

1871, 1ca violet postal card and 1ca on 6ca red Provisional overprint, used Shanghai to Ningpo (Chan LS77. Scott 64. Livingston PC1 Type A, plus #70), a splendid, superb quality 1ca Shanghai Local Post card, uprated by a beautiful example of the very rare 1ca on 6ca gray First Candareen Provisional Small Dragon surcharge in red (Chan #LS77, Scott #64), each cancelled by a choice strike of "Shanghai Local Post Office" small garter cancel in blue; front additionally shows lovely violet "Melcher's & Co/Shanghai" oval forwarding agents handstamp cachet; card is addressed to the British Settlement in Ningpo, pristine, Very Fine, simply a magnificent and rare showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000.
Realized HK$65,000.
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Lot 26

1875 (Apr. 20), cover with 3ca on 2¢ rose Second Candarin Provisional Issue (Chan LS69. Scott 60), a lovely cover from the Ms. L.M. Fay correspondence, with the perf 12 Provisional Issue tied by red "Local Post Office Shanghai" small garter cancel; reverse shows blue "Shanghai/AP 20/75/Local Post" c.d.s. Fresh; flap missing and minor edge tear, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely and rare cover.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000

A second cover from this correspondence is known used on Dec. 1, 1874
Realized HK$45,000.
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