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Sale 12

The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection
of the Postage Stamps of China, 1897-1941


1900-06 Chinese Imperial Post Unwatermarked
 
 
 

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Lot 227 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" ½c. to $5 and 1905-10 2c. to 16c. also a few additional values from both issues, very fine and fresh unused with part to much original gum (27). Chan 116-135.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 228 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" ½c. brown vertical pair imperforate between, with right interpane margin, thinned at foot, very fine and fresh appearance unused with much original gum. Chan 116b.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 750
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 229 o China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" ½c. brown horizontal pair imperforate between, cancelled by "Kiukiang" bilingual c.d.s. (6.2.02), fine. Chan 116c.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 1,000


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 652.
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 230 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 1c. deep orange horizontal strip of four with imperforate top sheet margin, unused with part to large part original gum, some age spotting, left stamp thinned and reinforced perfs., very good appearance. Chan 117g var.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 231 o China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 1c. deep orange vertical pair imperforate between, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (12.8.03), very fine. Chan 117i.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 232 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 1c. ochre vertical strip of five imperforate between and imperforate top margin, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, minor gum disturbance. Chan 117ki var.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 233 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 1c. grey-yellow vertical pair imperforate between, distinctive shade, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 117q.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 234 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 1c. deep orange horizontal pair imperforate between, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, a few faintly foxed perfs. of no consequence. Chan 117s var.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 650.
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 235 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 2c. scarlet vertical pair imperforate between, outstanding centring within large balanced margins, unused with large part original gum, light tones, otherwise fine. Chan 118d.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 236 o China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 2c. scarlet vertical pair imperforate between, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., fine. Chan 118d.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 237 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 2c. scarlet vertical strip of three imperforate between, deep colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, light minimal age spotting. Chan 118o var.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


Provenance: Bernard Stoloff, Christie's Robson Lowe, 14.5.87, lot 2293.
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 238 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 2c. scarlet block of fifteen (3 x 5) from the left of the pane with selvedge on three sides, variety imperforate horizontally between stamps and imperforate interpane margin at top, fine to very fine appearance unused with practically full original gum, 5mm. horizontal tear at top right just affecting frame line at top of 3rd stamp and the central vertical strip has a light vertical crease, a few split perfs. in selvedge. Chan 118f.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 239 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 2c. scarlet horizontal pair imperforate between, fine to very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 118g.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 240 o China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 2c. deep red horizontal pair imperforate between, intense colour, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s., slight hinge thinning, otherwise fine. Chan 118r.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 652.
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 241 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 5c. flesh vertical pair imperforate between, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 120b var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 242 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 5c. flesh, deepish almost orange shade, vertical strip of five imperforate between, with sheet margin at left and interpane margin at top, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, reinforced splitting between top stamp and interpane margin. Chan 120c var.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 243 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 10c. deep green vertical pair imperforate between, bright colour, well centred, very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 122a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4288.
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 244 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 10c. green vertical pair imperforate between, fresh colour, well centred, fine unused with much original gum, a few lightly foxed perfs. Chan 122a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 245 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 10c. deep green vertical strip of three imperforate between, of fine appearnce unused with much original gum, light age spotting and faint horizontal bends in margins between stamps. Chan 122b.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000


Provenance: Bernard Stoloff, Christie's Robson Lowe, 14.5.87, lot 2293.
  Unsold
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Lot 246 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 10c. green horizontal pair imperforate between, with sheet margin at top, gleaming colour on bright white paper, well centred, very fine mint. Chan 122e.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 247 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 10c. green horizontal pair imperforate between, deep colour, fine unused with much original gum, tiny gum thin and light tone spot in margin between stamps at foot. Chan 122e.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Unsold
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Lot 248 o China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 20c. maroon vertical pair imperforate between, cancelled by lunar c.d.s., top stamp has tiny tear at left and small corner thin, otherwise fine. Chan 123a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 249 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 20c. maroon vertical pair imperforate horizontally, deep rich colour, fine unused with much original gum, tiny nick in margin at foot. Chan 123b.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 250 () China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 20c. maroon vertical strip of five imperforate between, bright fresh colour, well centred with particularly large margins at top and foot, fine unused without gum, a few minor perf. faults including weak corner perf. at top right. Chan 123c.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 659.
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 251 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 20c. maroon horizontal pair imperforate between, unused with much original gum, light tones and two foxed perfs. at foot, otherwise fine. Chan 123d.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 252 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" 50c. green vertical strip of four imperforate between, with sheet margin at foot, brilliant colour on wonderfully fresh white paper, very fine unused with part to large part original gum, a few paper adherences and 2nd stamp has light horizontal bend of no consequence. A very rare variety. Chan 125b.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 660.
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 253 o China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" $2 claret and yellow, re-entry of "Nee", cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. just leaving re-entry clear, fine. Chan 127a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


Expertisation: signed Peter Holcombe.
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 254 China, 1900-06 "Chinese Imperial Post" $5 myrtle and salmon block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing sheet requisition number "292" in the margin, good colours, fine to very fine unused with traces of original gum, thinning in selvedge at lower right corner. A striking multiple. Chan 128.

Auction Record
Michael Rogers, 5.11.88, lot 166.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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