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Lot 294



China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, inverted surcharge (Chan 84i. Scott 79a), an immaculate, superior-quality example of this rarity, remarkably fresh with vivid colours, along with nice centring and full, clean o.g., Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000.




 
Lot 199



China, 1897, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 2nd printing, 1ca-24ca complete (Chan 22S-30S. Scott 16n-24n), wonderfully fresh with distinctive "second print" colours, incredibly well-centred for this issue, fresh, o.g., Very Fine+, an extraordinary set of this difficult issue.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000.




 
Lot 126



China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a simply magnificent block of 10, 2x5 in composition, offering vivid, rich colour, near-perfect centring with margins at each side, flawless original gum, with all stamps being never hinged (!), Extremely Fine and choice, a showpiece! .
Estimate HK$ 70,000 - 80,000.




 
Lot 565



China (People's Republic), 1962, Mei Lan-fang souvenir sheet (C94M) (Scott 628), lovely, very fresh sheet with a nice, clean surface and sharp corners, hinged with exceptionally clean o.g.; trivial ever-so-slight surface rub at far upper right corner, Very Fine. Scott $15,000 (HK$ 115,380).
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.




 
Lot 553

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China (People's Republic), 1949, Trade Union Conference, N.E. Use (C3NE) complete (Scott 1L133-1L135), marginal horizontal pairs, pristine mint, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice, an exceptional scarce set of pairs. Scott $5,700 (HK$ 43,850).
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.




 
Lot 554

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China (People's Republic), 1949, Trade Union Conference, N.E. Use (C3NE) complete (Scott 1L133-1L135), horizontal pairs, Post Office fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine and choice, a scarce set of pairs. Scott $5,700 (HK$ 43,850).
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000.




 
Lot 103

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China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), an absolutely stunning block of 6, boasting outstanding vibrant colour & centring, full pristine original gum with the bottom stamps never hinged, Extremely Fine, a showpiece multiple.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.




 
Lot 104



China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), block of 6, a remarkably fresh & choice block, boasting bold, rich colour, excellent centring & pristine, fresh o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, a lovely showpiece!
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.




 
Lot 105



China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), top corner margin block of 6, a magnificent, pristine block in true "Post Office" quality, with stamps displaying superb colour and freshness along with excellent centring; small piece of extreme upper right selvage missing, Extremely Fine, a showpiece!
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.




 
Lot 175



China, 1888, Small Dragon, 1ca bright green, clean-cut perf 11½-12 (Chan 19 etc. Scott 13), complete interpanneau sheet of 40, a splendid sheet in wonderful quality, showing the constant varieties as listed in Chan, etc., exceptionally fresh and beautifully centred, with pristine full o.g. which is never hinged, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.




 
Lot 587



China (People's Republic), 1980, Year of the Monkey (T46) (Scott 1586), block of 4, a lovely pristine mint block, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $7,200 (HK$ 55,380).
Estimate HK$ 36,000 - 40,000.




 
Lot 358

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China, 1912, Nanking "Provisional Neutrality" overprint, $5 green & salmon (Chan 151. Scott 145), wonderfully fresh with brilliant, vibrant colours; perfectly centred, neat unobtrusive corner cancel, Extremely Fine, a fabulous example of this rarity, of which only 52 stamps were prepared, signed J.R. Hughes.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000.













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