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Sale 12

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


1912 "Republic of China" Overprints
 
 
 

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Lot 280 () China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. ½c. brown pane of twenty from the foot of the sheet with selvedge on three sides, variety overprint inverted, very fine unused without gum. Chan 152b.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 281 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 1c. ochre with sheet margin at right, variety basic stamp retouched "One", excellent colour and centring, very fine unused with traces of gum (the rest has "dried" in the paper). Chan 153b.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 282 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 1c. brownish orange block of four with sheet margin at right, lower right stamp variety basic stamp with broken top of "One", very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 153, c.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 283 o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 1c. brownish orange pane of twenty with sheet margin at right and interpane margin at left, position 12 is the basic stamp retouched "One" and position 20 is the basic stamp broken top of "One", cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., closed tear affecting positions 13-14 and some split and rejoined perfs., very fine and fresh appearance. An outstanding positional piece. Chan 153, b, c.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 284 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 1c. brownish orange, variety overprint double, deep colour, well centred, very fine unused with part original gum. Chan 153f.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 285 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 1c. brownish orange horizontal pair imperforate between, deep colour, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 153j.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 286 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 2c. green vertical pair imperforate between, deep colour, well centred, light diagonal crease, otherwise very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 154a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 287 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 3c. blue-green, variety overprint inverted, lustrous colour on bright white paper, outstanding centring, extremely fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainder. Chan 155b.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 288 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 3c. blue-green horizontal pair imperforate between, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 155g.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 289 o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 10c. deep blue, variety overprint inverted, cancelled by "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine to very fine. Chan 159b.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4342.
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 290 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 10c. blue with interpane margin at right, variety overprint double, one misplaced, very fine unused with part original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 159c.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 291 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. 10c. dull blue vertical pair, variety lower stamp with overprint triple, two misplaced, and top stamp shows only part of one overprint, fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 159c var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4334.
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 292 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. $1 to $5, fine to very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 164-166.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 293 o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. $1 red and flesh, variety overprint inverted, stamp position 36, overprint type 13, cancelled by "Kwangtung/Canton" native c.d.s. (17 June…), excellent colours, well centred, slight central thinning and similar at top right, very fine appearance for this great rarity of the early Republic. Chan 164b.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1987).

Provenance: Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman
Christie's Robson Lowe, 12.11.87, lot 2285.

THERE ARE PROBABLY ONLY 10 OR SO DOCUMENTED EXAMPLES KNOWN.

From studies undertaken of the genuine extant examples, it appears that all were used on the same day, 17 June 1st year (1912), in Kwangtung, Kwangchow, though the city and province names are not clear on some of the examples.

The above example was one of two examples of this rarity originally in the Beckeman collection. Henry Nyi was unaware of its existence when he published his listing in "The China Clipper", a fact that the Beckemans verified to Henry Nyi after his listing had been published.
  Realized HK$138,000
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Lot 294 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. $2 claret and yellow block of six with sheet margin at top, variety overprint inverted, resplendent colours on brilliant white paper, very fine unused, four stamps with small part to part original gum and two stamps with large part to much original gum. A lovely and choice multiple. Chan 165b.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: Brum Pederson, Stanley Gibbons (London), 13-15.2.80, lot 1303.
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 295 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press 1c. ochre, variety basic stamp retouched "One" block of 4., fine unused with much original gum, light diagonal gum bend at foot. Chan 167a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 296 () China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press 1c. bright orange block of four with sheet margin at top, variety overprint sloping and with paper fold and previous overlap of stamps during overprinting process at left causing misplacement of overprint which consequently has missing characters at left as well, fresh colour, well centred, unused without gum, some faults at left due to the paper fold and resultant small adherences, nevertheless fine and a striking variety. Chan 167e.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 297 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press 1c. bright orange block of four with overprint sloping, and omitted on one stamp, fine unused with traces of gum (the rest has "dried" in the paper). Chan 167e, g.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 298 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press 1c. bright orange, a spectacular interpanneau block of forty (4 x 10) composed of two panes with sheet margin at top and interpane margin at left, variety overprint sloping resulting in six stamps with overprint omitted, very fine and fresh unused with gum which has "dried" in the paper, folded along one horizontal row of perfs. in lower pane for display purposes, and split and reinforced between 4th and 5th horizontal rows of stamps in top pane. A remarkable multiple. Chan 167e, g.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 299 o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press 2c. deep green, variety overprint inverted, fine and lightly cancelled. Chan 168a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 300 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons ½c. to $5 with a few additional values except the 7c. which is overprinted by the Statistcal Department of Customs, mainly very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, a few have some slight gum disturbance, the 30c. and 50c. have paper adherences on reverse (18). Chan 158, 169-174, 176-183.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 301 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons 1c. to 20c. interpanneau blocks of four with additional shade of 5c., very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, the 7c. and 16c. have vertical creases in interpane margins. Chan 170-178.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 302 /o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons 1c. brownish orange, two examples, one basic stamp retouched "One" unused, and the other basic stamp broken top of "One" with light central "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (one foxed perf. at top), very fine. Chan 170a, b.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 303 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons 1c. brownish orange, a complete pane of twenty from the right of the sheet with selvedge all round, position 12 is basic stamp retouched "One" and position 20 is broken top of "One", pristine unused with much original gum. Chan 170, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 304 () China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons 1c. brownish orange vertical interpanneau pair, top stamp has imperforate margin at foot, very fine unused without gum. Chan 170f.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 305 o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons 3c. blue-green, variety overprint inverted, cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., light tones mainly on reverse, fine. Chan 172b.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 306 o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons 10c. deep blue vertical pair imperforate between, gorgeous intense colour, well centred, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., very fine. Chan 176a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 307 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons $1 red and flesh block of four, bright colours, particularly well centred, very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, lower pair has light hinge thinning at foot. Chan 181.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 308 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow & Sons $2 claret and yellow block of four from the top right corner of the sheet, top left stamp re-entry of "Nee", fresh bright colours, fine and fresh unused with traces of gum (the rest has "dried" in the paper). Chan 182, a.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 309 /o China, 1912 "Republic of China", the balance of the collection, including Statistical Department of Customs, Shanghai, overprints ½c. block of four with overprint inverted, 1c. horizontal pair with left stamp 2nd character of overprint missing, 1c. with overprint inverted (used), 3c. with overprint inverted (used), 7c. block of four, 16c. to 50c. blocks of four, and Shanghai Commercial Press 1c. interpanneau block of four, fine to very fine unused (unless otherwise stated) with part to much original gum (38).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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