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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

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


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


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


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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