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Japanese Occupation of China
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Lot 1246
Japanese Occupation of China, Massive old-time hoard, 1931-45, an inspiring mint and used selection (with some mint never hinged) of literally thousands, housed on a stack of 8½ x 11 inch manila stocksheets plus a one-volume collection identified by Scott and Ma numbers on homemade pages; included are scores of multiples, items still in their original glassines, unlisted varieties alongside many Ma-listed types, etc.; even note several Military postal cards, Fine to Very Fine, a treasure trove for the specialist.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 1247
Japanese Occupation of China, Solid nearly all-mint collection, 1941-45, in mount strips on Minkus pages, with each stamp identified by Scott number; all but a couple mint, with each fresh and clean; includes #1N54, 1N55; 2N1-2N5, 2N24, 2N57, 2N58, 2N67, 2N121; 3N1, 3N58; 4N4, 4N25a, 4N48, 4N48a; 5N1, 5N1a, 5N161; 7N1, 7N56; 8N53, etc.; while the stamps are fresh, the pages are toning from the adhesive used to attach the mounts, and are a bit musty—give these a new home, Fine to Very Fine with better, a nice foundation on which to build.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 1248

Japanese Occupation of North China, 1941, Hopei and Shantung Provinces "Chi" & "Lu" overprints complete, prepared for use but unissued (Chan JNU18-JNU50. J.S.C.A. HB1-HB17, SD1-SD16), comprising both overprint sets complete, ½¢ to $20 ("Chi", set of 17; "Lu", set of 16), fresh, o.g.; some gum toning as usually encountered, Fine to Very Fine, a rare and striking group.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000.
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Lot 1249

Japanese Occupation of Shanghai & Nanking, 1944 (Nov. 2), International Red Cross envelope, sent from Shanghai to Geneva, Switzerland, franked by Central China Japanese Occupation 1943 "Temporarily Sold" surcharges 50c on 5c, $4 on 16c, $5 on 15c, $20 on 15c and purple & black surcharge $50 on $5 (Chan JC9, JC18, JC19, JC27, JC68a), all cancelled by bilingual c.d.s. on censored 235 x 166 mm cover; handstamped routings of "U.S.S.R./Tiflis/Turkey" and "Via Siberia" in violet, showing "Beyrouth R.P." transit (Apr. 4, 1945) on reverse; with Egyptian and French censor tapes; a few peripheral faults or defects, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1250

Manchukuo, 1937 (Aug. 4), US 1¢+1¢ message-reply card, sent from Ann Arbor, MI, to Fentien, each half uprated with perfined "U of M" 2¢ Washington (reply unused), showing "Fentien" native arrival c.d.s. of Sept. 4, with "Insufficient Address" and "Return to Sender" framed handstamps adjacent, Fine to Very Fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
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Lot 1251

Manchukuo, 1937, narrow space surcharge on 3rd China Mail, 2½f on 2f yellow green, surcharge inverted (Chan MK104a. Scott 105a. J.S.C.A. 108va), right margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged; light overall toning, Fine. Scott $2,800+ (HK$ 22,050).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1252

Manchukuo, Airmail, 1945, Patriotic Aviation Fund (unissued) complete (Chan MKU2. J.S.C.A. U1-4), set of two se-tenant pairs, fresh mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare and popular items, in as immaculate condition as one might hope to find.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000.
Realized HK$65,000.
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Lot 1253
Manchukuo, Powerful Specialized Collection, 1932-45, the singles complete, mounted on Minkus pages, plus specialized material on home-made quadrille pages, including overprint varieties (shifts, inverts, etc.), vignette varieties, plate flaws, Post Office seals, booklet panes, cancels (including Chinese-applied daubs to obliterate "Year 2" Manchukuo references), blocks of four of #1-18, 83-100 and 121-126, etc., etc.; all fresh, generally Very Fine, an impressive and comprehensive holding; see it all online.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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