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Sale 12

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


1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing
 
 
 

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Lot 333 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of ½c. in sepia (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (37 x 43mm.), with die number "1121", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Provenance: Ellery Denison, Christie's Robson Lowe, 23.11.88, lot 1153.
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 334 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 1c. in bright yellow-orange (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (36 x 42mm.), with die number "1121", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 335 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 1½c. in violet (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (38 x 40mm.), with die number "1122", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 336 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 1½c. in violet (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (61 x 68mm.), with die number "1157", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 337 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 2c. in yellow-green (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (35 x 40mm.), with die number "1122", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 338 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 3c. in deep blue-green (close to issued colour) on thin laid surfaced paper (63 x 72mm.), with die number "238", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 339 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Composite die proof of 4c. and 5c. in slate-grey (issued colour of 4c.) on thin laid surfaced paper (75 x 40mm.), with die number "1123", tiny transparent grease mark in margin above 4c., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 340 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 5c. in rosy mauve (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (46 x 51mm.), with die number "1123", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 341 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 6c. in black on stout laid surfaced paper (32 x 41mm.), with die number "1124", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 342 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 7c. in violet (issued colour) on thin laid surfaced paper (44 x 47mm.) with separate blanket paper for découpage showing part of impression which has sunk through, with die number "1230", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Literally, the paper for the die proofs consisted of two separate pieces of thin laid paper fused together to form the stout paper. On a few occasions, the backing part of the paper peeled off, thus resulting in two separate pieces.
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 343 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 8c. in brown-orange (issued colour) on thin laid surfaced paper (31 x 39mm.) with blanket paper for découpage showing part of impression which has sunk through still partially adhering to reverse, with die number "1124", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 344 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 10c. in deep blue (issued colour) on thin laid surfaced paper (52 x 61mm.), with die number "1120", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 345 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 13c. in yellow-brown (issued colour) on thin laid surfaced paper (34 x 41mm.) with blanket paper for découpage showing part of impression which has sunk through still partially adhering to reverse, with die number "112_", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 346 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 15c. in deep blue (issued colour) on thin laid surfaced paper (32 x 43mm.), with die number "1224", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 347 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 16c. in olive-green (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (31 x 41mm.), with die number "(1)125", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 348 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 20c. in deep blue-green on thin laid surfaced paper (52 x 74mm.), with die number "239", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 349 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 30c. in deep green on thin laid surfaced paper (40 x 43mm.), with die number "112_", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 350 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 30c. in deep purple (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (30 x 33mm.), with trace of die number at lower right, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 351 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 50c. in deep brownish purple on stout laid surfaced paper (37 x 44mm.), with die number "(11)26", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Provenance: Ellery Denison, Christie's Robson Lowe, 23.11.88, lot 1153.
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 352 P China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing Die proof of 50c. in deep green (issued colour) on stout laid surfaced paper (37 x 44mm.), with die number "(11)26", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 353 S China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing A selection (8), comprising 4c., 6c., 15c. and $1 to $20 overprinted "Specimen", fresh unused with much original gum, the 15c., $1, $5 and $10 have thins, the $20 is sound. Chan 254S, 257S, 263S, 268S-272S.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 354 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing ½c. to $10 blocks of four, some marginal with imprints, plate or sheet requisition numbers, very fine mint, the $5 has gum a little yellowed (minor). A nice assembly. Chan 249-271.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 355 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing ½c. sepia horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, variety imperforate vertically and in sheet margin, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, light diagonal bend in sheet margin. Chan 249ci var.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 356 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing ½c. sepia horizontal strip of five with sheet margin at right, variety imperforate between and in sheet margin, choice centring, very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 249e.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 785.
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 357 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing 1c. orange horizontal strip of four with sheet margin at left, variety imperforate vertically and in sheet margin, fine unused with much original gum, lightly toned. Chan 250 var.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 358 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing 4c. olive-green block of four imperforate between vertically, thereby containing two horizontal imperforate between pairs, fine unused with much original gum, faint tone spot in margin between stamps at foot and lightly folded along horizontal row of perfs. Chan 254a.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 788.
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 359 o China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing 4c. olive-green horizontal strip of three imperforate between and at left, cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual c.d.s. (27.10.23), very fine. Chan 254 var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


Provenance: Major James Starr, Sotheby's, 13.9.91, lot 790.
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 360 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing $20 blue and plum horizontal pair from the top right corner of the sheet showing marginal imprint, plate number "2" and "15 382" sheet requisition number, very fine and fresh mint, stamps unmounted (lightly glazed gum). Chan 272.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Provenance: Ellery Denison, Christie's Robson Lowe, 23.11.88, lot 1155.
  Realized HK$55,200
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Lot 361 China, 1922-33 Junk Second Peking Printing special plates prepared and formatted for booklets, 5c. rosy mauve block of seventy-two from the right of the sheet with selvedge on three sides, comprised of three interpanneau blocks of twenty-four, top and lower sheet margins have "Chinese Bureau of Engraving and Printing" imprints and plate number "13", also sheet requisition number "8 397" at top, very fine unused with practically full original gum, light diagonal crease at top right, splitting and reinforcing mainly in selvedge and also buckling along one central horizontal row of perforations. Rare. Chan 256 var.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


These were originally printed for booklets in sheets of 120 and sold at the post office in panes of thirty (10 x 3). The sheet was composed of three horizontal rows of ten stamps per row alternating with an interpane margin (i.e., four groups of three rows of stamps).
  Realized HK$12,650
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