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Sale 12

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


1912 Provisional Neutrality Issues
 
 
 

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Lot 265 China, 1912 "Provisional Neutrality"3c. blue-green, two singles, on 1912 (9 Mar.) local envelope to Paul von Tanner at the Customs House, cancelled by "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s., fine. Chan 140.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 266 China, 1912 "Provisional Neutrality" $1 red and flesh, remarkably deep fresh colours, outstanding centring, extremely fine and choice unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 141.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4299.

Only 96 stamps were overprinted/sold.
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 267 China, 1912 "Provisional Neutrality" $2 claret and yellow with sheet margin at foot, yellow background colour shifted slightly to right, lustrous colours on fresh white paper, near perfect centring, extremely fine unused with much original gum. A gem for the connoisseur. Chan 142.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4299.

Only 96 stamps were overprinted/sold.
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 268 China, 1912 "Provisional Neutrality" $5 myrtle and salmon with sheet margin at top, characteristic offset of overprint on reverse, deep rich colours, perfectly centred, extremely fine and lightly mounted mint, folded along perfs. between stamp and sheet margin. A veritable gem. Chan 143.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4299.

Only 280 stamps were overprinted/sold.
  Realized HK$55,200
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Lot 269 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 1c. and 3c. also "Provisional "Neutrality" overprint for Foochow 3c., very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 140, 144, 145.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 270 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 1c., 3c. and 7c. on separate pieces, cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., also "Provisional "Neutrality" overprint for Foochow 3c. (a few foxed perfs.) cancelled by "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s., very fine. Chan 140, 144-146.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 271 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 1c. brownish orange interpanneau block of eight, cancelled by "Nanking City" bilingual segmented c.d.s., deep rich colour, outstanding centring, much original gum, very fine. Chan 144.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 272 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 3c. blue-green block of four, intense colour, centrally cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. (26.3.12), fine to very fine. Chan 145.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 273 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 16c. olive-green, cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. (23.3.12), very fine. Chan 147.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000


Only 200 stamps were overprinted/sold, and of these 125 were sold in Hankow.
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 274 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 16c. olive-green, variety overprint misplaced to right, centrally cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s. (22.3.12), lovely bright fresh colour, near perfect centring, extremely fine and an outstanding example of this distinctive variety. Chan 147a.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4318.

Only 75 examples of the 16c. were sold in Nanking. It is not known how many stamps had this scarce overprint variety.
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 275 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" 50c. yellow-green with light "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. (1.4.12), fine to very fine. Chan 148.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 26.3.87, lot 4975.

Only 87 stamps were overprinted/sold.
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 276 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" $1 red and flesh with sheet margin at top, radiant colours, very fine and wonderfully fresh mint, hinge remainder. A marvelous example of this rare stamp. Chan 149.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Expertisation: Signed Roger Calves and Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4320.

Only 156 stamps were overprinted/sold.
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 277 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" $1 red and flesh with "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. (23.3.12), good colours, well centred, fine. Chan 149.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Only 60 examples of the $1 were sold in Hankow.
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 278 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" $2 claret and yellow, vivid colours, well centred, very fine and wonderfully fresh unused with small part original gum. Chan 150.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


Expertisation: Signed Roger Calves and Peter Holcombe.

Only 93 stamps were overprinted/sold.
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 279 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" $2 claret and yellow on piece, tied by "Nanking City" bilingual segmented c.d.s., dazzling colours, some slightly rough perfs. at left and wide margin at right showing part of vertical sheet guide line, fine to very fine and of optimal freshness. Chan 150.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Only 61 examples of the $2 were sold in Nanking.
  Realized HK$19,550
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