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China: All Periods and Areas
 
 
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Lot 1001
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China, Collection with broad appeal, 1878-1949, including Imperial 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca unused (creased), 1885-88 Small Dragon 1ca to 5ca (both issues) used, 1898-1902 C.I.P. ½¢ to $5 used (2 sets, one has $1 unused), 1904 Postage Dues ½¢ to 10¢ unused; 1912 Republic of China Waterlow overprints $1 unused and $2 used, 1915 First Peking $10 used, 1923 Second Peking $10 and $20 used, 1921-29 Air Post first and second issues complete mint, 1932 North-West Scientific Expedition 1¢ to 10¢ mint; Chinese Provinces, Manchukuo, Local Posts and Foreign Posts; some faults or defects, but those mentioned are mostly Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 36,000 - 45,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 1002
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China, Extensive and valuable stock, 1878-1949, all in glassines identified by Scott number, in two boxes plus additional overflow; starting with #3 and with much desirable material such as mint and used Small Dragons, some Dowagers; mint #20 (3), 21; multiple copies of #28-33, plus #34 and Large Surcharges including #52; 1c on 3c Red Revenue (#78 (5!)), I.C.P. and C.I.P. Coiling Dragons; numerous sets of #131-133, 134, 146-150, 178-187, 189, plus 1920s commemoratives, with great runs from there of Martyrs and Sun Yat-sens with types and wartime surcharges, plus Airs and other Back-of-the-Book; generally fresh; expect mint to be hinged, with some sticking to glassine or no gum, Fine to Very Fine, a magnificent stocking opportunity of this popular material.
Estimate HK$ 28,000 - 32,000.
Realized HK$75,000.
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Lot 1003
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China, Extensive mint and used collection, 1878-1983, housed in a Scott Specialty album; includes 1878-97 Imperial issues in mixed condition; Republic features 1928-29 commemorative issues' $1 values (3 different) mint; 1942-43 Provincial surcharges well represented; 1948-49 Gold and Silver Yuan issues with 1949 Flying Geese $1 to $10 unused; unissued 10c and 16c Special Purpose stamps; Postage Dues, Airmails, Parcel Post, Chinese Provinces, Japanese Occupation, Local Posts; Taiwan with 1950 (Mar. 25) surcharges 3c on $30,000 to 50c on $5,000,000 unused, 1950 Koxinga 3c to $5 unused, 1952 Land Tax Reduction 20c to $5 unused, 1953 Anti-Tuberculosis 40c to $5 unused, and 1962 Palace Museum Paintings (2nd series) 80c to $4 mint (hinged); also includes some Liberated Areas and PRC, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 24,000 - 34,000.
Realized HK$36,000.
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Lot 1004
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China, Grand collection of mint and used, 1885-1983, including the following used: China with 1885-88 Small Dragons 1ca to 5ca, 1894 Dowager 12ca and 24ca (the latter cancelled by Chefoo seal), 1897 30c on 24ca and large figures surcharge wide spacing on 2nd printing 10c on 12ca (2) and 30c on 24ca, 1898-1900 C.I.P. $5 (2), 1923 Junk Second Peking printing $20, 1932 Northwest Scientific Expedition 1c to 10c, 1944 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hong Kong Dah Tung printing 8c perf 13½; Taiwan with 1950 Flying Geese $5 and $10, 1951 $2 souvenir sheet, 1951 Flying Geese $10 to $50, 1954 Silo Bridge 40c to $5 imperforates from souvenir folder, 1960 Cross Island Highway souvenir sheet used and Postage Dues 1950 4c on $100 to $1 on 100c blue; and People's Republic sets CTO with 1960 Goldfish, 1963 Cuban Revolution, 1963 Hwang Shan Landscapes, 1964 Flowers and 1967 Thoughts of Chairman Mao (W1) complete in singles (11); a few interspersed faults as to be expected, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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Lot 1005
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China, Lovely semi-specialized Republic collection, 1912-49, mounted in a Harris Citation album on various pages; some Imperial items, but the collection truly begins with several better 1912 commemorative issue values, followed by nice, mostly used Junks (including with surcharges); note mint #270-273, 280-283, 307-310, a very specialized and detailed Sun Yat-sen (by Ma-listed types) and Martyrs study, the latter by perforation, size and printings (including fifth printing imperforate pairs); #361 imperforate pane of 50, #506-515, 516-524, Pacheng Prints, 1945 President Chiang part-perforateds, extensive CNCs with varieties and part-perforated items, #722-727 varieties, nice non-Transportation issue Golds, interesting Provinces, etc.; also of note are Offices in Tibet #6-7 and 9-10, plus a nice range of covers, including an I Chan cover, Fine to Very Fine with much better, a remarkable holding; see it all online.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 1006
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China, Useful mint and used accumulation, 1882-1966, including China 1894 Dowager 12ca with central Shanghai seal in blue and 1897 Small Figures 10¢ on 12ca unused; 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Department overprint on 16¢ mint (6); Local Posts with Shanghai Large Dragon 1866 4ca printing 56 (large margins) unused and Amoy ca. 1895 3¢ and 10¢ labels; Manchuria Local Overprints specialized and annotated with multiples; Taiwan with 1950 Koxinga set of 13 unused, 1953 third Anniversary of Chiang Kai-shek's Re-election imperforate 10¢ to $5 unused, and 1966 Paintings from the Palace Museum (3 sets mint, two never hinged); some faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1007
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China, Mixed-up, wide-ranging all-China accumulation, a diverse selection of many hundreds of items, largely pre-1949 China, with Occupations and Provinces, Golds, CNCs, etc., all tightly packed on a variety of black stockcards; in addition we note a small amount of PRC, etc; some interesting pickings throughout, Fine to Very Fine, happy hunting.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1008
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China, Stock selection, Empire to PRC, 1900-64, arranged in a Unitrade stockbook and on Scott album pages; stockbook begins with CIP Coiling Dragons, but is strongest in Junks and Sun Yat-sen/Martyrs, solidly duplicated, with Republic commemoratives and Back-of-the-Book as well; pages cover Republic Airs and Dues (including #C1-C5 & C6-C10 mint, plus Plane over Great Wall issues mint and used), and continue with a small selection of Liberated Areas and decent, if not heart-stopping, early to mid-range PRC; stockbook mostly used, stamps on album pages all hinged; Republic definitives unpicked for varieties, cancels, etc., Fine to Very Fine, an interesting lot.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1009
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China, Useful PRC and post-Return Hong Kong accumulation, an eclectic mix of material, leaning to issues of the HKSAR, with singles, sheets, presentation books and First Day Covers; PRC material mostly singles in glassines, with most sets dating to the 1970s and 1980s, plus interesting and saleable First Day Covers (we note Red Mansion souvenir sheet) and mint postal entires; additional material includes a bit (and just a bit) of Taiwan singles and First Day Covers; generally Post Office fresh throughout, Very Fine, a great lot for collector and dealer alike.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1010
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China, Strong Republic and Taiwan Holding, 1912-'60s, comprising singles, sets, blocks and complete panes; strong in souvenir sheets including China #471 (3) and an excellent range of Taiwan, with #1114a and 1117a (each mint, no selvage tab), 1135-1136 (one each cancelled, 3-4 each mint), 1269a, 1862a (3), etc.; stamps include China Provinces, Japanese Occupations, full commemorative cancels on Martyrs blocks of 4, an "I'll get to these later" accumulation of Coiling Dragons, Junks and later, plus useful China sheets and part-sheets, many with plate number, sheet number or imprint present; generally fresh and clean, both face and gum, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, solid stock.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 1011
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China, Nice Empire and Republic accumulation, 1885-1931, all on black cards or #102 cards, all identified by Scott number; includes Empire #10-12 with seal cancels, a mint #78 with "large box" variety, #80 used; Republic #290-296 and 297-306 mint, plus Postage Due sets, including #J7-J14 used (2 sets plus additional singles), and mint #J15 (2), J16, J29, J69-J79 (3), etc.; no great rarities, but nice material in salable condition, Fine to Very Fine, online inspection invited.
Scott $2,050 (HK$ 16,140).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1012
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China, Alluring accumulation, 1883-1970s, mostly of Republic, Taiwan and PRC, with the occasional Empire item found as well; presented in glassines, mart books, album and stock pages…pretty much as you'd expect; most clean and sound, with notable items including a 3ca Small Dragon with Peking Seal cancel, an unused Large Figure Wide Spacing 4¢ Dowager overprint, portions of several Express Letter forms (one mint, one used), a slightly toned #B9a sheet never hinged, various Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyr issues, including Military Stamps overprints and blocks of ten of Sinkiang Martyrs; Kewkiang Locals, plus pages of both Taiwan and early PRC (many reprints, as expected) offering duplication, Fine to Very Fine, hours of fun.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1013
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China, Republic and Taiwan accumulation, 1929-60s, mainly on stockpages or black cards, with a sheaf of extensively annotated pages for three issues; note better including Republic #C6-C10 used, used #E11 and F1; Republic Taiwan Provincial #10-13 (blocks of four, mint); plus Taiwan #1355-1358 (hinged), several other mint Paintings sets, Dues mint, used backstamp of four, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, nice material for your collection or as stock.
Scott approximately $1,850 (HK$ 14,570).
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1014
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China, A rambling 'round the edges of the Middle Kingdom stock, 1940s-80s, presented in a stockbook, on loose stock pages, black cards, etc.; an eclectic array of material, including better; we note strong Republic Airmails with #C1-C5, C6-C10, then complete through #C47, C55-C60, etc., plus Sinkiang Airs; a nice mint and used Manchukuo selection; a group of mid- to late-1970s PRC new issue presentation cards, PRC non-postal souvenir sheets, a small cancels study on 2¢ Waterlow-overprinted Coiling Dragons, and a neat holding of Republic Revenues (including a few regional/provincial items); mix of mint and used throughout, with useful duplication offering color and paper varieties; offered as received, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, well worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1015
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China, Mint and used collection, 1882-1949, on pages; highlights include an 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 3ca used, 1897 Red Revenue Small 2¢ on 3¢ mint, with later issues including solid Sun Yat-sens and Martyrs (basic and overprinted/surcharged), Postage Dues, Airmails, Provinces, and Local Posts; a few faults as to be expected, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1016
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China, Massive mélange of material, mostly Republic to post-war, a box filled with glassines, stockcards and cover fronts, offering the collector or dealer a wealth of material; individual items run from some Local Post issues, Republic Airmails in blocks of four, various MLOs (including two 5f full panes of 100, folded), Provinces, a couple 1925 Cigarette Tax stamps, plus Sun Yat-sens and Martyrs, Liberated Areas and early PRC; cover fronts all appear to be from the Republic, with regular and CNC definitives franking; note one with multiple (torn) Officially Sealed labels, multiple and mixed frankings, etc.; generally fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine with better, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1017

China, Postal history extravaganza, 1897-1958, a fascinating group of approximately 50 covers, postcards (some unused), and postal stationery cards, comprising in the main China, Taiwan, and a couple of Liberated Areas People's Post, with a wide range of issues, frankings and usages, including First Flights, uprated postal stationery, and a 1908 envelope from California to Tientsin redirected to Chungking and then Hankow bearing US 3¢ and 5¢ adhesives; some faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 1018

China, Selection of 18 covers, 1927-73, mostly from the 1949-50 period, spanning Republic, Taiwan and PRC, plus a couple Hong Kong items; includes Taiwan 1949 surcharges on North Eastern Provinces plus 1950 Flying Geese mixed frankings on two covers to the US, and PRC with North China People's Post Tien An Men $400 pair plus Workers and Factory $5000 strip of three on 1950 cover from Tientsin to the US, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1019

China, Selection of 7 covers, 1939-51, a nice Postal History introduction to the period, with "AR", Censored, CNC franking, and two PRC including 1950 (Nov. 8) Airmail envelope from Peking to Chicago via Canton (Nov. 12) spectacularly franked with Commemorating Inauguration of the PRC set of four, 1st Anniversary of the Founding of PRC set of five with additional values, 1st National Postal Conference $400 and $800 and Tien An Men $10,000, cancelled by c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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