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1897 New Currency Surcharges
 
 
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Lot 1084

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 31-33. Scott 25-27), blocks of 4, with the 2¢ on 3ca a right margin block, well centered, large part o.g.; light uniform toning, otherwise Fine. Scott $1,890 as singles (HK$ 14,880).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 1085

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Small Dragon, 5¢ on 5ca olive yellow (Chan 33, 33c. Scott 27), pane of 20, Setting IV, pane 2 from the top right corner of the sheet with interpane or sheet margins on three sides, position 12 with basic stamp the rounded upper right corner variety; fresh with excellent color and outstanding centering; the sheet margin at top a little trimmed and position 11 has small inclusion, large part o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1086

China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), strong colors and well-centered; fresh, o.g., Very Fine. Scott $1,975 (HK$ 15,550).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1087

China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), a nicely centered trio; each with overall toning, 5¢ on 5ca with tear at top left, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,975 (HK$ 15,550).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1088
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China, 1897, Large Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete (Chan 34-36. Scott 75-77), fresh with strong colors, the 1c on 1ca (which has a light toned spot) shows a very interesting and unusual surcharge shift to the upper left, without gum, Very Fine, an attractive set. Scott $1,975 (HK$ 15,550).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1089
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), a marvelous set with bold colors and excellent centering, plus a nice array of cancellations with Customs (Shanghai in blue of Jan. 2, 1897), Large Dollar Daters (Foochow on 10¢ on 12ca), or pakua (complete on 30¢ on 24ca); a couple of minor creases, Very Fine. Scott $928 (HK$ 7,310).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1090

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 37-46. Scott 28-37), a stellar quality set with bright colors and much o.g., well-centered; the 5¢ on 5ca has blunt perforations at top, Very Fine. Scott $2,000 (HK$ 15,750).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
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Lot 1091
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Chan 37, 37d. Scott 28 var), Plate C, block of six from the left pane with interpane margin at right; left vertical row (positions 3, 7, and 11) has "½ over n" varieties; fresh, with all but one stamp never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1092
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca olive yellow (Chan 37b, 37e, 37f. Scott 28 var.), Plate A, left pane of 20 with sheet margin at left and interpane margins at top and right; position 2 has "½ over n" variety and position 15 has "½ over e" variety; deep color; the third stamp in the bottom row has a few blunt perforations as often encountered; trivial wrinkling, without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1093

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, ½¢ on 3ca olive yellow, bar and "2" of "½" omitted (Chan 37j. Scott 28a var.), Plate B, left pane, vertical pair (positions 1/5); position 1 contains the variety; the bottom (non-variety) stamp has corner crease, large part o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 1094

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion, "1" over "e" of "cent" (Chan 38b. Scott 29 var.), Plate A, left pane of 20 with sheet margin at left and interpane margins at top and right; the variety at position 15; deep color; two stamps in the bottom row have trimmed or blunt perforations as often encountered, climatically toned, full o.g., Fine, a wonderful positional piece.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1095
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China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1¢ on 1ca vermilion, inverted surcharge (Chan 38d. Scott 29a), with outstanding color and crisp surcharge, plus partial pakua cancel in brown; possible perforation thin at top from split watermark, Very Fine, an eye-catching stamp, with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 1096

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 2¢ on 2ca green, imperf vertically (Chan 39g. Scott 30a), horizontal pair, bright color, large part o.g.; a few lightly foxed perorations at top, still Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1097

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 10¢ on 12ca brown orange, imperf horizontally and in sheet margin (Chan 45c var. Scott 36a var), a sterling example from the top of the sheet with bright color, o.g.; a few light gum wrinkles, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 1098

China, 1897, Small Figures surcharge on Empress Dowager, 30¢ on 24ca carmine (Chan 46. Scott 37), delightful pastel color on wonderfully fresh paper, with near-perfect centering, o.g., Extremely Fine, a gem. Scott $600 (HK$ 4,720).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1099

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, ½¢ on 3ca orange yellow (Chan 47. Scott 38), with clear printing (unusual given the notoriously difficult orange yellow) on clean paper; perforations just touching at right; well clear (with frameline of adjacent stamp) at left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, very scarce never hinged, with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $2,500 (HK$ 19,680).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1100

China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), exceptionally fresh with part to much original gum, vibrant colors and choice centering, the 30¢ on 24ca (part original gum) is particularly well-centered within large margins, Very Fine, a lovely set. Scott $2,725 (HK$ 21,460).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 1101
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red (Chan 64. Scott 55), a fresh and attractive example showing some unpunched perforations across the top, without gum, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,200 (HK$ 9,450).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 1102
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China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharge on Dowager, 2nd printing, 30¢ on 24ca deep rose red, "Three" character type A (Chan 64a. Scott 55 var.), with warm color and sharply printed surcharge, all complemented by two partial pakua strikes in blue, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 1103
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, 2¢ on 2ca green (Chan 67. Scott 58), a gently used "Emerald Lady", with partial Shanghai Large Dollar Dater, colors crisp and paper clean, Fine to Very Fine+. Scott $3,500 (HK$ 27,560).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 1104

China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Dowager, 1st printing, 8¢ on 6ca chocolate (Chan 70. Scott 61), characteristic First Printing color, centered just to top, o.g.; light overall toning, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $1,600 (HK$ 12,600).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
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Lot 1105
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca-10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74-80. Scott 65-71), fresh; 5¢ on 5ca nibbed corner perforation, otherwise mostly Very Fine. Scott $858 (HK$ 6,760).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1106
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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharges on Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 10¢ on 12ca (Chan 74-80. Scott 65-71), bright fresh colors, well-centered, with large part to full original gum, the 5¢ on 5ca is never hinged; the 10¢ on 9ca has disturbed gum and the 10¢ on 12ca has a short perforation at top, Very Fine. Scott $1,325 (HK$ 10,430).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$3,200.
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