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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asia Stamps and Postal History


1878-1885 Dragon Issues
 
 
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Lot 42
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China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca green and 3ca brown red, unused without gum, good color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 1, 2. Chan 1, 2.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 43
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green, proof, cliché 11 with broken inside frame line in left 1, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Scott 1 var. Chan 1P.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 44
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green, major breaks above Ching and left of China, cliché 5, unused without gum, fresh color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 1. Chan 1c.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 45
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red, used with Customs Shanghai c.d.s. 1881 (May 13), rare full strike, but perf cut in on left side and bottom, still very desirable.
Scott 2. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 46

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange, poof dot in oval shape, cliché 15, o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 3. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 47
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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange, lightly canceled, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 3. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 48
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, thin paper, light red Shangai 21 Oct 82 Customs cancel, Very Fine.
Scott 4. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 49
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 1ca green, pelure paper variety, cliché 7, without gum, Very Fine, the pelure paper variety is rarely offered mint.
Scott 4 var. Chan 4c; $8,000 (HK$ 62,020).
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
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Lot 50
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper, full strike of Customs Chinkiang c.d.s. 1883 SEP 2, Very Fine.
Scott 5. Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 51
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 3ca brown red, thin paper, part top margin single with full light Chinkiang Customs cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 5. Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 52
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China, 1882, Large Dragon (wide margins), 5ca yellow ocher, thin paper, variety with heavy inking creating a half smeared left eye, also blurred printing of "Ching" and "Yau" characters; the top loop of "S" was also clouted as well as a heavy left side of "H", and there is also an additional dash in lower left box just above 5. Overall a pretty clear variety which no one has reported, unused without gum; tiny tear at the second perf from lower left and slight toning around perfs, otherwise Very Fine, a rare stamp and an unreported variety.
Scott 6 var. Chan 6 var.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 53

China, 1883, Large Dragons on thick paper, 1ca-5ca complete, rough perf 12½, o.g., hinged, 1ca very fresh; 3ca with toned spots, Fine to Very Fine, the rough perf 5ca is a rare stamp mint, 5ca with expert mark on back.
Scott 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.
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Lot 54

China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca light green, rough perf, stop after "Candarin" is a colon, cliché 22, o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 7b. Chan 10.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 55
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, clean perf 12½, semi-circle variety, cliché 4, with blue Peking seal; slight thin on top left edge, otherwise Fine.
Scott 8 var. Chan 8c.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 56
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca brown red, perf 12½, Very Fine.
Scott 8. Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 57

China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 3ca vermilion, rough perf 12½, cliché 26, setting IV, o.g., hinged; slight oxidation on right edge near Yu, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, scarce cliché.
Scott 8a. Chan 11.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 58
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½, without gum, Very Fine.
Scott 9. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 59
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China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 5ca yellow, perf 12½, Customs Newchwang c.d.s. with no year variety, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 9. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 60
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China, 1885, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, perf 12½, 2 sets, all with seals, also with shade variations, Fine.
Scott 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 61

China, 1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½, block of 4, top left corner with broken frame variety, o.g., hinged, scarce block, Very Fine.
Scott 13, 13var. Chan 19, 19c.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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