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China and Other Asian Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 906
E
1957, 2k & 8k Musical Instruments, essays (Scott 34, 36), monochrome black proofs pulled on thin vertically laid paper, each signed in pencil by Jean Pheulpin; reverse of each with note from collector indicating "Late State" and the design element that indicates this; a clean pair, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 907
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1957, 2k to 8k Musical Instruments complete, specialist's proof selection (Scott 34-36), a compilation of 12 items, with the 2k value as a black print, a reddish brown print and a multi-color hand-painted example; the 4k value a glorious multicolor hand-colored example, a blue violet die proof plus three die proofs in black; the 8k value as a late stage proof on thin vertically laid paper, plus proofs in each black, blue violet and plum; all die sunk on thick card (less the one 8k item), and each signed by Jean Pheulpin, Very Fine, a lovely compilation impossible to duplicate.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 908
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1958, Elephants issue, set of six proofs (Scott 41-43, 45-47), complete less the 2k value; each die sunk on deckle-edged card, 5k value showing papermaker's watermark; the 10c, 20c and 13k values pulled in brown, the others in black, pristine, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 909
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1958, 2k Elephants, first through fourth state die proofs (Scott 44), a set of four die sunk proofs on deckle-edged card, each signed Jean Pheulpin and inscribed 1er état to 4e état, showing the stages of production of the issue, each as fresh as the day it was pulled, Very Fine, a one-of-a-kind set.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 910
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1959, 1k & 5k Education & Fine Arts, proofs (Scott 56, 59), set of three, two of the 1k Dancers and a single 5k Dancers & Temple; each on deckle-edge heavy stock (one 1k on die-cut deckle, the other two items with natural deckles); each die-sunk, signed by Jean Pheulpin, and bearing the embossed "Imprimerie des timbres-poste/Contrôle" stamp of the printery; a few foxed spots on the 5k away from the impression, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 911
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1959, 1.50k, 11k & 12.50k Historical Monuments, die proofs (Scott 61, 64-65), an absolutely beautiful trio, the 11k (Scott #64) on paper with a single natural deckle and in monochrome violet, the 1.50k and 12.50k (#61, 65) on die-cut deckled stock in glorious hand-painted multicolor beauty—even the area sunk by the die is filled in in a light yellow; each signed by engraver Jean Pheulpin with printing works' "Contrôle" emboss, Very Fine, a glorious lot.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 912
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1961, 4k, 9k & 25k King Sisavang-Vong's Funeral, die-sunk proofs (Scott 66, 68-69), five items in total: the 4k value (Scott #66) in slate blue, the 9k (#68) in a deep red, and three examples of the 25 (#69), one in black, the other two delicately hand-painted in different color combinations; each signed by the engraver; light diagonal crease at upper right of 9k barely noticeable, Very Fine, a beautiful group.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 913

1962, WHO Malaria miniature sheet (Scott see footnote after #76), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a scarce, key item.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
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Lot 914
P
1962, 1.50k Royal Messenger, sunken die proof (Scott 80), in a magnificent red on cream-colored wove, signed André Freres with stamp bureau's "Contrôle" emboss, Very Fine, one to chase.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
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Lot 915
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1963, 9k FAO "Freedom from Hunger" Campaign, pair of die-sunk proofs (Scott 84), one a blackprint, the second beautifully hand-painted in strong, vibrant color; each is signed and carries the "Imprimerie des timbres-poste/Contrôle" emboss at lower left; both on heavy paper with two natural deckle edges, the blackprint showing partial "F K Rives" watermark, Very Fine, a beautiful duo.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 916
P
1963, 4k and 20k+5k International Red Cross Centenary, set of four die proofs (Scott 85, B9), comprising three examples of the 4k value, one monochrome in blue, the other two brilliantly and differently hand-painted; plus a single copy of the 20k+5k Semi-Postal, also lovingly colored by hand; light overall toning to the 4k pieces, the 20k+5k on lily-white paper; each signed and "Contrôle"-embossed, Very Fine, very pretty.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 917
P
1964, 10k UNESCO Campaign to Save Nubian Monuments, hand-painted die proof (Scott 91), and magnificently done at that, with vibrant colors perfectly placed; impression is die-sunk on cream stock showing full "B F K Rives" papermaker's watermark; signed Robert Cami, with fancy "Contrôle" emboss at lower left including depiction of a Gutenberg-style platen press; some foxing well away from the design image, still Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 918
P
1964, "Neutral and Constitutional Laos" issue, set of eight proofs (Scott 92, 94-95), a lovely holding comprising the 10k, 20k and 40k values; single example of the 10k in black; four copies of the 20k (in red, blue, brown black and beautifully hand-colored); and three 40k values (black, blue green and light red); all die-sunk and signed by Charles Mazelin, the 40k black showing the full "B F K Rives" watermark, Very Fine, an exquisite set.
Estimate HK$ 6,500 - 7,500.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 919
P
1964-74, a sextet of single sunken-die proofs (Scott 100//249), a pretty group, comprising 25k Lao Women (Scott #100) in black, 10k Hophabang Temple (#108) in red brown, 5k Slaty-headed Parakeet (#122) in slate green, 50k That Luang (#194) in brown, 20k Wild Boar (#203) in black and 25k Mekong River Ferry (#249) in blue; each signed and bearing platen-design "Contrôle" emboss at lower left, Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,600.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 920
P
1965, 55k & 75k Foreign Aid to Laos issue, die-sunk proofs (Scott 106-107), of the "British Aid" and "American Aid" denominations, the 55k in black and signed by Georges Bétemps, the 75k hand-colored and signed Jacques Combet; both with "Contrôle" emboss lower left, "British Aid" on paper with complete Rives watermark, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 921
P
1965, 5k to 50k I.T.U. Centenary complete, die proof assortment (Scott 109-111), a group of five die-sunk proofs, two each of the 5k and 30k values (each signed Michel Monvoisin; one 30k in black, the others in various colors), plus a single 50k proof in slate blue signed Jean Pheulpin; all with platen press "Contrôle" emboss; a couple with intermittent foxing, but with designs clean, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,600.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 922
P
1965, 5k U.N. 20th Anniversary, pair of single-color proofs (Scott 115), both eye-poppingly hued, one a bright green, the other vibrant magenta; both carrying signature of André Freres and emboss, Very Fine, a pretty pair.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
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Lot 923
P
1965, 10k, 25k & 50k Pastimes, proofs (Scott 118, 120-121), four proofs for the three denominations: one each 10k (brown black) and 50k (red brown), plus two 25k examples (one brown red, the other hand-colored); 10k & 50k signed Georges Bétemps, 25k signed André Freres, all with emboss at lower left, Very Fine, a pretty group.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,600.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 924
P
1966-75, 12 United Nations-related issue die-sunk plate proofs (Scott 126//264), issues celebrating the U.N. and its various agencies, among them the WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and ILO; includes Scott #126, 133 (2), 160, 164 (2), 191, 206 (2), 233-234 and 264; #126 (WHO Geneva Headquarters), one #206 (U.N. 25th Anniversary) and #264 (International Women's Year) in black, the rest printed monochrome in various colors; all signed and embossed, Very Fine, view them all online.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 925
P
1966, 10k to 40k Folklore issue complete, hand-tinted die proofs (Scott 129-132), set of six proofs, all but one 30k meticulously colored by hand; one each of the 10k, 25k and 40k values, plus three of the 30k, the 25k and two 30k with the full area of the plate's impression with yellow wash; signed various, all but one with emboss, Very Fine, a gorgeous complete set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,500.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 926
P
1967, 50k & 70k Temple Sculptures, proofs in black (Scott 143-144), portraying sculptures from Xiengthong and Visoun Pagodas; each monochrome black, allowing the artistry of the engraving to show in all its glory; each signed (50k Robert Cami, 70k Jean Pheulpin), with platen-design "Contrôle" emboss; both incredibly fresh, Very Fine, one to view.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 927
P
1967-73, decadent selection of "single multiples" die-sunk plate proofs (Scott 147//243), two proofs each for five designs, being Scott #147, 226, 228, 241 and 243; each in black and in monochrome color, save #226 (30k World Book Year) in red and purple; each signed and "Contrôle"-embossed; a few on cream stock, but most on lily-white paper, Very Fine, be sure to view.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 928
P
1968, 15k to 60k Laotian Army complete, full set of hand-colored proofs (Scott 168-170), each vibrantly colored on Rives paper, plus a fourth proof of the 15k value in a light reddish brown; a lovely set that contrasts nicely with the issued stamps; each signed and embossed, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 929
P
1968, 20k to 250k Fruits complete, monochrome and hand-tinted proofs (Scott 174-177), eight proofs in all, one of each value hand-colored, plus monochrome (though not black) proofs of the 20k (2), 180k and 250k values; each signed and embossed, and as fresh as the day they were pulled, Very Fine, a sweet set.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 930
P
1968, 15k & 110k Olympics, pair of hand-colored proofs (Scott 178, 181), the hurdles and high jump, each beautifully painted and signed, with emboss lower left and nary a spot of ageing, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 931
P
1970, 30k & 70k Laotian Silk Industry/EXPO '70 complete, set of four proofs (Scott 201-202), two for each value, 30k in black and blue green, 70k in red brown and orange; all exceptionally fresh, signed and embossed, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 932
P
1971, 30k to 70k Crafts complete, die proofs in color (Scott 209-211), a set of four, one each for the 30k and 50k values, two for the 70k (in blue and red brown); pristine paper, crisp impressions, signatures and embossing, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 933
P
1974, 60k Centenary of Marconi's Birth, set of four monochrome proofs (Scott 251), die-sunk on Rives paper, each signed Jumelet with platen-design "Contrôle" emboss; one each in black, deep blue, brown and red violet; coffee stain at right top of deep blue example, well away from the die impression, Very Fine group.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 934
1975, 110k Sapphire Panning at Attopeu, original artist's work (Scott 257), superb watercolor on card (273 x 214mm), made by artist May Chandavong, Very Fine, unique.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000

Chandavong, born in 1943 in Vientiane, spent 1992-98 in the U.S., where he worked at the Art Display Company in Washington. In Laos, some farmers dig huge holes in the middle of their rice paddies in the hope of finding a fortune in gemstones.

Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 935
P
1975, 40k to 350k Year of the Rabbit complete, proofs both black and colored (Scott 261-263), four die-sunk proofs in all, the 40k + 200k se-tenant as the complete design; each item pulled in black, plus a blue se-tenant and dark green 350k value; all signed by the engraver, the se-tenant also bearing the designer's signature; all fresh and sound, Very Fine, hop to it when it comes time to bid.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 936
P
1967, 20k+5k to 60k+15k Mekong Delta Flood Assistance complete, die-sunk proofs (Scott B6-B8), the two low values extravagantly hand-painted in can't-miss colors, the high value of the set monochrome in red brown; each signed and embossed; light even toning on 20k+5k, others perfectly fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 937
P
Airmail, 1954, 2pi Laotian Temples deluxe sheets (Scott C13), choice, exceptionally clean group of six different trial color sunken deluxe sheets in violet, red, violet brown, brown violet, green & blue, fresh, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare group.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 938
P
Airmail, 1955, Scenes from Ramayana, sunken die proofs in black (Scott C14-C16, C18-C19), the set complete, less the 10k value; each beautifully rendered in a gray black tone; all signed Jean Pheulpin on die-cut deckle-edged heavy paper, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 939
E
Airmail, 1957, 12k to 20k Musical Instruments complete, essays (Scott C24-C26), die-sunk on thin paper, the Airmail set complete; each signed and on fresh, clean paper, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 940
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Airmail, 1957, 12k to 20k Musical Instruments complete, die proofs (Scott C24-C26), nine die-sunk proofs in all, including one each value in black; monochrome printed examples (one each 12k and 20k values, two for the 14k), plus exquisitely hand-painted examples of the 12k and 20k; each signed Jean Pheulpin, Very Fine, a mellifluous arrangement.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 941
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Airmail, 1962, 14k, 20k & 25k Makha Bousa Festival, die-sunk proofs (Scott C40-C42), a beautiful set of three, the 14k in black, the 20k and 25k in sepia; signed either André Freres or Jean Pheulpin, with "Contrôle" emboss lower left; 20k and 25k proofs show partial watermark in border, Very Fine, a lovely trio.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 942
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Postage Due, 1953, 10pi Boat & Raft issue, set of three plate proofs (Scott J7), all sunk on Rives paper, one each in black, deep blue, and black with highlights delicately hand-painted; blue on die-cut deckle-edged paper, hand-colored with two natural deckles, both showing partial watermarks, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
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