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China (Empire and PRC): Stamps and Postal History
including the Legend of the Dragon Collection


1885-1888 Small Dragon Issues
 
 
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Lot 8024

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 13-15. Scott 10-12 vars.), deep bright colors, well centered, wonderfully fresh, unused with much original gum, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 8025

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 12½ (Chan 13-15. Scott 10-12 vars.), the 5ca with plate variety broken upper left frame and sheet margin at top, excellent colors and centering, unused with much original gum, the 3ca has blunt perf. at right and the 5ca has light uniform toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8026
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China, 1885, Small Dragon, 1ca green, proof, imperforate on thick paper without watermark (Chan 13 var. Scott 10 var.), block of four from the right pane with 4mm sheet margin at right, sharp impression, large margins all around, Extremely Fine and rare.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.
Current BidHK$26,000
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Lot 8027

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), deep colors on brilliant paper, outstanding centering, unused with large part original gum, hinge remainders, the 5ca has vertical gum bend and a few lightly toned perfs. at top, overall Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 8028

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), nice colors on fresh white paper, well centered, unused with large part original gum, the 1ca has a diagonal gum crease and light tones on gum, the 3ca has one toned perf. on reverse, overall Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$2,200
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Lot 8029

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), deep colors, well centered, unused with large part original gum, the 3ca has light corner bend at lower left and the 5ca has browned hinge remainder not affecting fresh appearance from front, still Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 8030
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China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), bright colors, near perfect centering, unused with large part original gum, except the 3ca which is without gum, the first and last have brownish hinge remainders, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8031

China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), nice colors, particularly well centered, unused with small to large part original gum, the 3ca has short crease at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8032
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China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), the 3ca is clean-cut perfs., well centered, unused with part original gum, except the 1ca which is without gum, a few faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 8033
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China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½ (Chan 16-18. Scott 10-12 vars.), marginal blocks of four, vivid colors on brilliant paper, Post Office fresh mint, except one stamp in each block hinged, top pair of the 1ca has a light diagonal gum crease, Very Fine to Extremely Fine. A truly exquisite set of blocks.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$15,000
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Lot 8034
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China, 1885, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, proof, imperforate on watermarked wove paper (Chan 14 var. Scott 11 var.), nice color, large even margins, light vertical bend at left, attractive Very Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 8035

China, 1885, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, rough perf 12½ (Chan 17. Scott 11 var.), block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, gorgeous pastel-like shade on bright white paper, sharp impression, near perfect cetering, pristine mint, never hinged, minor patch of gum disturbance in lower right corner of selvedge, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8036
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China, 1885, Small Dragon, 5ca olive yellow, rough perf 12½ (Chan 18. Scott 12 var.), block of four, lustrous color on immaculate white paper, exceptional centering, mint, two stamps lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and quite exceptional. A flawless block.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8037

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), bright colors, well centered, unused with large part original gum, fresh, Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 8038

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), the first two are marginal, fresh bright colors, near perfect centering, unused with large part original gum, the 5ca has a few irregular perfs. at top, overall Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8039

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), bright colors, well centered, fresh, unused with much original gum, the 5ca creased a top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8040

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), lovely fresh colors, well centered, unused with much original gum, light age spots on gum, the 5ca has hinge remainder, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 8041

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), the 5ca showing extraneous overinking resulting in "line" across Dragon's face, well centerd, unused with large part to much original gum, the 3ca is lightly creased and the 5ca has a few tiny age spots on gum, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 8042

China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19-21. Scott 13-15), good colors, well centered, unused with large part original gum, the 1ca has paper hunge remainder, and the 3ca and 5ca have light uniform toning from the gum, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 8043

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19. Scott 13), Setting VIII, left pane of 20 with sheet or interpane margins on all four sides, position 9 [4b] two frame breaks at right, position 14 [1] broken frames at top left and lower left, position 15 [2] smaller size cliché unused with large part original gum, which is toned, Fine to Very Fine and a handsome multiple.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$8,000
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Lot 8044

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19. Scott 13), Setting VIII, a complete interpanneau sheet of 40, Pane 1, position 9 [4b] two frame breaks at right, position 14 [1] broken frames at top left and lower left, position 15 [2] smaller size cliché and Pane 2, position 5 [8] rounded lower left corner, position 12 [3] broken frame under "n" of Candarin, and position 15 [11] extra dot at upper right of "Dah", bright color and sharp impression, unused with practically full original gum, a few light tones from the gum are mostly confined to the margins, overall Very Fine and in an excellent state of conservation.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000.
Current BidHK$18,000
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Lot 8045

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 3ca mauve, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 20. Scott 14), Setting II, left pane of 20 with sheet or interpane margins on all four sides, position 12 [9] broken waves, clear shade and impression, unused with large part original gum, light uniform toning or age spots on gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.
Current BidHK$12,000
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Lot 8046

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 5ca olive yellow, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 21. Scott 15), Setting II, left pane of 20 with sheet or interpane margins on all four sides, position 20 [3] rounded top right corner, unused with part original gum, climatically toned.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8047

China, 1885-97, Small Dragons, an unused selection (Chan 13-15, 19, 31-33, 36. Scott 13//77), comprising 1885 clean-cut perf 12½ 1ca to 5ca (marginal), 1888 perf. 11½-12 1ca (2), and 1897 New Currency surcharges small figures 1c on 1ca and 5c on 5ca blocks of four and large figures 5c on 5ca, some with original gum, a few minor faults, Fine to Very Fine overall.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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