Sale 27



 
Lot 1091



China, 1897, Large Figures wide surcharges on Empress Dowager, 2nd printing, ½¢ on 3ca to 30¢ on 24ca complete (Chan 56-64. Scott 47-55), blocks of 4, a wonderful, exceptionally fresh complete set of blocks, each displaying vivid, distinct second printing colors, o.g., Very Fine, a splendid and rare set of blocks.
Estimate HK$ 240,000 - 280,000.




 
Lot 1147



China, 1893 (Nov. 21), exceptional "Jenchuan Customs Mail Matter" cover to Germany, spectacular, superb-quality cover, with reverse showing magnificent strike in violet of "Customs/21 Nov. 93/Jenchuan" origin c.d.s., with reverse additionally showing black "Customs/Nov 23/Chefoo" transit plus blue "Customs/Nov 27/1893/Shanghai" transit; front shows 25c French adhesive added at Shanghai, cancelled by one of two strikes "Shang-haï/1 Dec 93/Chine" c.d.s.'s; in addition, front shows lovely full strike of the exceedingly rare "Jenchuan Customs Mail Matter" violet oval handstamp, neat and clean, Very Fine in all respects, an exceptional showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000.




 
Lot 1469



China (People's Republic), 1962, Mei Lan-fang souvenir sheet (C94M) (Scott 628), a magnificent sheet, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $15,000 (HK$ 115,380).
Estimate HK$ 70,000 - 80,000.




 
Lot 1399



Manchukuo, Airmail, 1945, Patriotic Aviation Fund (unissued) complete (Chan MKU2. J.S.C.A. U1-4), set of two se-tenant pairs, fresh mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, rare and popular items.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000.




 
Lot 1825



Viet Nam (South), 1951, 1$.20 & 3$, Emperor Bao-Dai first issue, Deluxe Proofs (Scott 7, 13), pristine examples, the 3$ #13 is exceedingly rare, Choice Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000.




 
Lot 1182



China, 1900 (May 29), registered cover from Pakhoi to Maus in Germany - unique usage (Scott 38, 70a), franked with Large Figures 2½mm-spacing ½¢ on 3ca First Printing (Scott #38) and Large Figures 1½mm-spacing 10¢ on 9ca Third Printing with Inverted Surcharge (Scott #70a) also Large Figures 2½mm-spacing ½¢ on 3ca and 8¢ on 6ca Second Printings, Large Figures 1½mm-spacing 1¢ on 1ca Third Printing, all nicely tied by "Pakhoi" bisected-circle postmarks, with Large "R" registration handstamp alongside, Hong Kong 20¢ on 30¢ gray green Queen Victoria also tied by Pakhoi IPO tieprint and "Hong Kong" c.d.s. Hong Kong and Lichtenthal backstamps., Very Fine, ex- Dr. Stephen Gates.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000

A truly spectacular franking including both 10¢ on 9ca Invert and more importantly, the Wide-Spaced ½¢ on 3ca First Printing. Even postally-used examples of this stamp are virtually unknown, and this is probably the only existing example on cover
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Lot 1143



China, 1885 (July 21), combination Large Dragon cover, sent Peking to Berne, Switzerland, franked on reverse by a 3ca thick paper Large Dragon issue, tied by a blue Peking seal cancel, with matching "I.G. of Customs/JUL 21/85/Peking" adjacent; cover transited through Tientsin and shows partial July Customs strike in black to Shanghai, with reverse showing bold black "Customs/JUL 26/85/Shanghai" c.d.s.; cover then transferred to the French Post Office, where a 25c French adhesive was added and tied by one of two strikes of "Shang-Haï/31/[ ]/85/Chine" c.d.s.; front shows bold red "Mondane a Paris/9/Sept./85" transit, while reverse shows clean Bern 10.IX.85 arrival c.d.s., which further ties the 3ca at upper right; part of flap missing on reverse affecting only part of the Tientsin transit, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, fresh and well-marked.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000

A scarce example of using Chinese stamps at the domestic rate and affixing foreign postage in the correct amount for onward transmission.





 
Lot 1057

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China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), a very attractive complete set with bold, vivid colours, each expertly regummed; 5ca tiny sealed split between perforations at bottom, Fine to Very Fine+, lovely appearance for this scarce set.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.




 
Lot 1028

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Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 3ca terra cotta, wove paper variety, printing 37a (Chan LS27 var. Scott 28 var. Livingston unlisted), a splendid used example, tight margins as always, fresh, a stunning example of the great Shanghai Large Dragon, cancelled by customary Shanghai "large belt buckle" postmark in brown; with usual, deeply cut horizontal lines above and below central compartment as always, resulting in normal splits, Fine to Very Fine, less than 5 used examples are believed to exist.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.




 
Lot 1092

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China, 1897, Large Figures narrow surcharge on Empress Dowager, 1st printing, 2¢ on 2ca green, the elusive "Emerald Lady" (Chan 67. Scott 58), a splendid example of this immense rarity, showing partial dual brown Large Dollar chops, fresh and nicely centred, Very Fine and choice, a most attractive example of this always difficult issue, with 2001 CSS photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 35,000.













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