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Sale 12

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


Postage Dues, 1904-1915
 
 
 

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Lot 366 P China, 1904 Postage Dues Master die proofs (2) in black for the issued designs of the ½c. to 5c. and for the 10c. to 30c. values, both with blank value tablets, on wove paper, with manuscript die and reference numbers "3500 1988" and "3502 1988" in top margins respectively, and printers's check marks, mounted on non-contemporary cards, the former has ink spot at foot, fine and an important surviving pair of archival artwork.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1987).

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4291.
  Realized HK$161,000
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Lot 367 P China, 1904 Postage Dues Die proofs (8) in black for the issued designs of the ½c. to 30c. on wove paper, with manuscript die numbers "3561" to "3568", as well as file reference numbers and printer's check marks, mounted on non-contemporary cards, a few small faults as to be expected from this important documented archival source, a significant complete set of the artwork for the first definitive set of Postage Dues.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1987).

Provenance: Waterlow archives, Christie's Robson Lowe, 13.11.85, lot 1681
"Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4292.
  Realized HK$460,000
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Lot 368 China, 1912 (4 Apr.) "Imperial Post Office/Taxed Mail Matter" form for item held at Post Office bearing Postage Due 4c. blue, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. to pay the amount due in order to retrieve the mail matter, partially mended horizontal filing fold, fine. Chan D10.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 369 China, 1911 Postage Dues Prepared for use but not issued 4c. brown with interpane margin at top, very fine and fresh unmounted mint (mounted in margin only), trivial gum wrinkle. Chan DU2.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe (in margin).
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 370 China, 1911 Postage Dues Prepared for use but not issued 5c. brown, well centred, very fine and fresh unmounted mint with full original crackly gum, light fingerprint on gum. Chan DU3.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 371 China, 1912 Postage Dues overprinted "Provisional Neutrality" ½c. to 30c. bright colours, particularly well centred for these, fine to very fine unused with part to large part original gum, the 5c. has a small gum soak on two perfs. Chan D17-D22.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 372 o China, 1912 Postage Dues overprinted "Provisional Neutrality" ½c. to 30c. deep bright colours, very fine and fresh used. Chan D17-D22.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1982).

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 26.3.87, lot 4971.
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 373 China, 1912 Postage Dues overprinted "Provisional Neutrality" Prepared for use but not issued 1c. brown, brilliant colour, well centred, very fine and choice unused with part to large part original gum, one shortish perf. with gum transparency at top. A rarity. Chan DU5.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000
  Realized HK$74,750
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Lot 374 China, 1912 Postage Dues overprinted "Provisional Neutrality" Prepared for use but not issued 2c. brown, deep rich colour, exceptional centring, very fine and choice unused with large part to much original gum (hinge remainders), minute black spot in margin at bottom right. A rarity. Chan DU6.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000
  Realized HK$74,750
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Lot 375 P China, 1913 Postage Dues Master die proofs (2) in black for the issued design, the former with all four value tablets blank and the latter with three value tablets blank (Chinese character for "cents" complete at top left corner), mounted on non-contemporary cards, a few small defects or faults, unique pair of working proofs from the Printer's Day Book.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1986).

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 26.3.87, lot 4965.
  Realized HK$172,500
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Lot 376 P China, 1913 Postage Dues Die proofs (9) in black for the issued designs of the ½c. (2, one without "CENT") to 30c. on wove paper, with manuscript die numbers "4969" to "4977" respectively, extremely fine and a significant complete set of the artwork for the first definitive set of Postage Dues for the Republic from the file books of this important documented archival source.
Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 180,000


Provenance: Waterlow archives, Christie's Robson Lowe, 13.11.85, lot 1681
"Ming", Corinphila, 26.3.87, lot 4966.
  Realized HK$437,000
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Lot 377 P China, 1915 Postage Dues Peking Printing Die proof in blue of ½c. on thin laid paper (40 x 42mm.), die number "290", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 378 P China, 1915 Postage Dues Peking Printing Composite die proof in blue of 1c. and 2c. on thin laid paper (67 x 41mm.), die number "186", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 28,000 - 32,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 379 P China, 1915 Postage Dues Peking Printing Composite die proof in blue of 4c. and 5c. on thin laid paper (90 x 50mm.), die number "187", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 28,000 - 32,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 380 P China, 1915 Postage Dues Peking Printing Composite die proof in blue of 30c., 20c. and 10c. on thin laid paper (91 x 55mm.), die number "188", very fine and rare format.

Auction Record
George Alevizos, 9.2.79, lot 1502.
Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 55,000
  Realized HK$109,250
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