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Lot 1580

Laos, 1951-52, King Sisavang-Vong specialized First Issue collection (Scott 1-17, C1-C4, J1-J6), a wonderful, high-quality collection beginning with the First Issue complete, an exploded opened-for-display First Issue souvenir booklet with all 26 sheetlets, plus a 1.50pi value engraver-signed, deckle-edged sunk die proof in black gray (very scarce), a couple imperforate singles in different color combinations, a 1.90pi value imperforate sheetlet of four, plus the 60c and 1pi values in magnificent hand-colored, deckle-edged sunken die proofs signed by the engravers, etc., Very Fine, a choice group of scarce First Issue material.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1581

Laos, 1952-73, International-themed issues, specialized collection, celebrating the UPU, UN, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ITU, International Letter Writing Week, Rotary, ECAFE, Lions, Space and a couple International Years; each generally comprising the issued stamps, imperforates and deluxe sheets; the 1952 UPU Admission issue with a beautifully hand-colored die-sunk proof signed by engraver Jean Pheulpin; the 1956 First Anniversary of UN Membership with a rare pair of First Day Covers, one of the regular issues, the other of the Airs; also features a set of three perforated WHO essays on stamp paper (mint never hinged) for 1952, 1953 and 1954; clean and fresh throughout, Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1582

Laos, 1952-74, fine array of better items, comprising five sets of the 26 souvenir sheets of the 1951-52 First Issue (three sets loose, two in complete booklets), two complete souvenir booklets for Scott #99a and #C45a, plus single examples of #111a, B8a, C56a-C57a, and C115a, etc., o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a useful lot for the dealer; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 1583

Laos, 1954, King Sisavang Vong's 50th Anniversary of Accession issue, 2pi, 3pi and Airmail 5pi (Scott 25-26, C13), interpanneau blocks of 4, fresh, o.g., never hinged; one 2pi has tiny paper adherence at lower left corner, Very Fine.
Scott $700 (HK$ 5,510).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$600.
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Lot 1584

Laos, 1957-77, Arts & Trades-themed specialized selection (Scott 34-36//C85-C86), five issues in total, being the 1957 Musical Instruments, 1959 Education and Fine Arts, 1970 Laotian Silk Industry and EXPO '70, 1971 Paintings by Chamnane Prisayane, and 1977 Trades and Crafts issues; each with a combination of issued stamps, imperforate singles, imperforate sheetlets of four, deluxe sheets and/or trial color proofs from sheets; bright and colorful; toned spots on deluxe sheets for Education and Fine Arts, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty compilation; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1585
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Laos, 1957, Rice Cultivation issue complete (Scott 37-40), beautiful, specialized assemblage of nine items, comprising the set complete in imperforate blocks of four (in issued colors), plus five different progressive color proofs in either pairs or margin, corner-dated strips of three; a select group on custom album leaves, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1586

Laos, 1958, Elephants, specialized holding (Scott 41-47), a beautiful selection of the seven issued stamps, along with three examples of each as wide-margined imperforate trial color proofs (with burelage) in various colors and shades, including several two-color examples and some with ink color notations in pencil, Very Fine, a gorgeous collection.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1587

Laos, 1962, King Savang Vatthana, specialized holding (Scott 70-73), a lovely, high-quality collection comprising the issued set, along with a set of deluxe proofs and imperforate sheetlets of four; fresh and near-pristine, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1588

Laos, 1962, Philatelic Exhibition and Stamp Day, specialized selection (Scott 77-80), an extraordinary holding comprising the scarce perforated and imperforate and imperforate souvenir sheets (four in all) in souvenir booklet, along with a duplicate set of these sheets without the booklet; a complete, pristine set of deluxe sheets, complete imperforate miniature sheetlets of four, a scarce progressive color proof strip of five, plus the entire set tied by special First Day cancels to elegant maximum card designs, Very Fine, a choice group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1589

Laos, 1963, FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign, specialized holding (Scott 81-84, 84b), a high-quality group comprising the issued set of four plus the miniature sheet (the scarcer variety, with the panel at the left of the 5k value green instead of the issued brown), along with the set complete imperforate, miniature sheetlets of four, a full set of deluxe sheets, plus four different progressive color proofs in pairs, Very Fine, fresh and lovely; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1590

Laos, 1965, 20th Anniversary of the United Nations, specialized selection (Scott 115-117), comprising the set as issued, complete imperforate sheetlets of four plus a full set of deluxe sheets, Very Fine, fresh; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1591
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Laos, 1966, Laotian Ceremonies complete (Scott 129-132), a magnificent, specialized assemblage of 12 select items, comprising the complete set in progressive color proof sheets of 20, the 40k value noting the final color selections for the issued stamp; plus embossed monochrome sunken die proofs in sepia (2), black and orange brown, each signed by both designer and engraver (including Rodbooy, Pheulpin and Cami), along with deluxe sheets for the entire set, Very Fine, a superb, pristine group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1592

Laos, 1967, Temple Sculptures, specialized collection (Scott 141-144), a stunning, fresh and pristine holding, comprising for each value—all imperforate—a sheetlet of four, a deluxe sheet, and a horizontal strip of five trial/progressive color printings, as well as a full sheet of trial colors for the 5k value, along with part-sheets of 20 for the 20k, 15 for the 50k and 20 of the 70k values, Very Fine, scarce and attractive; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1593

Laos, 1968, International Human Rights Year, specialized selection (Scott 160-162, 162a), comprising the issued stamps and miniature sheet, imperforate sheetlets of four (with additional matched set of upper right corner imperforate singles), plus imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a lot to light your flame.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
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Lot 1594

Laos, 1968, 20th Anniversary of the World Health Organization, specialized holding (Scott 163-167, 167a), colorful compilation of the issued set and miniature sheet, along with imperforate top right margin singles, imperforate sheetlets of four and imperforate deluxe sheets; a bit of light toning on the 110k and 250k sheetlets, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 1595

Laos, 1968, Laotian Army, specialized holding (Scott 168-170, C52-C53, C53a), an immaculate collection of this issue, comprising the regular issues and Airmail along with miniature sheet of five, along with a matched set of upper right corner imperforate singles, along with imperforate sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets, Very Fine, fresh and bright.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 1596
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Laos, 1969, Scenes from the Royal Ballet issue (Scott 184-189, C56-C57), superb and scarce, highly specialized assemblage of 18 items, comprising imperforate sheetlets of four of the 30k, 40k,60k and 110k values, all inscribed "Juin, 1969/Thomas De La Rue" in the lower margin, plus date-showing singles; a complete set of imperforate sheets of one, each dated either "Mars, 1969" or "Juin, 1969/Thomas De La Rue"; and a set of composite sets of the eight values in two imperforate sheets; each absolutely pristine, Very Fine, a marvelous specialist's group.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1597

Laos, 1970, Wat Xiengthong, specialized selection (Scott 196, C65-66), a very pretty holding of the stamps as issued, plus imperforate margin singles, sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets, Very Fine, as fresh as the day they were printed.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
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Lot 1598

Laos, 1971-72, Two Sprays of Orchids, specialized holding (Scott 216-218, 230-232, C79, C89), the 1971 set (Scott #216-218, C79) comprising the issued stamps, imperforate singles and sheetlets of four, plus imperforate deluxe sheets; the 1972 set (#230-232, C89) with the issued set, imperforate singles and sheetlets of four, along with imperforate deluxe sheets of the 40k and 60k values; the stamps nearly as fresh and lovely as the flowers depicted, Very Fine, floreat this floral arrangement.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 1599

Laos, 1971, 20th Anniversary of Laotian Independent Postal Service, specialized selection (Scott 223-225, 223A), the four stamps and miniature sheet as issued, with imperforate singles and sheetlets of four; strong colors, crisp printing and pristine paper throughout, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 1600

Laos, 1975, American Revolution Bicentenary, 10k to 1500k (Scott 269-269I), full panes of 15, pristine, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $750+ (HK$ 5,910).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500

Although this issue was never approved by the government, it was placed on sale at the post office and used for postage during a short period, before being withdrawn
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Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1601

Laos, Airmail, 1953, Great Oath of Laos Ceremony, specialized selection (Scott C7-C12), a lovely and very nicely centered set of the issued stamps (the $9 value with an interesting plate flaw of a line of green running just above the bottom perforations), plus an imperforate single of the $6.50 value in gray green rather than the issued blue green and with a hint of margin burelage at far right, as well as two examples of the $1000 stamp overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red, one attached to the first page of an article, by the French Director of Posts & Telecommunications, Henry Bouchon, which appeared in the government publication France-Asie, $50 UPU issue (#C6) with similar overprint attached to back page of the article, Very Fine, incredibly rare, these being two of only three values ever issued with "Specimen" overprints (see the next lot for the third, plus the end of Bouchon's article).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1602

Laos, Airmail, 1958, 3rd Anniversary of the Laotian Red Cross, specialized holding (Scott C31-C34), comprising imperforate matched upper right corner singles, sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets, in addition to the stamps as issued; an interesting group with colors differing ever so slightly between the issued and the imperforate stamps, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1603

Laos, Airmail, 1962, Makha Bousa Festival, specialized holding (Scott C39-C42), a joyful compilation of the issued stamps plus imperforate sheetlets of four and deluxe sheets; all with fresh, vibrant colors and pure white paper, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 1604

Laos, Airmail, 1965, Wild Animals, specialized holding (Scott C47-C51), with the issued set as matching lower left corner margin singles, each with burelage and sheet number, along with a full set of imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a handsome beastie.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 1605

Laos, Airmail, 1969-72, Marc Leguay Paintings issues, specialized selection (Scott C62-C64, C72-C74, C96-C100), comprising each of the three sets as issued and as imperforate margin singles; #C62-C64 additionally as two sets of imperforate gutter pairs, #C72-C74 as imperforate gutter blocks of four and imperforate deluxe sheets, #C96-C100 as imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, a colorful montage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1606

Laos, Airmail, 1971, Twinning of Keng Kok and St. Astier, specialized holding (Scott C80-C82), a beautiful issue presented as perforated and imperforate singles (the imperforates as matched jumbo-margined lower left corners), plus imperforate sheetlets of four and imperforate deluxe sheets, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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