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Sale 12

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


1898 Chinese Imperial Post Watermarked
 
 
 

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Lot 221 China, 1898 "Chinese Imperial Post" watermarked ½c. to $5 with additional 5c. very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, the $5 with hinge remainders (13). Chan 104-115.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 222 China, 1898 "Chinese Imperial Post" watermarked 1c. orange block of four with interpane margin at right and sheet margin at foot, imperforate horizontally between stamps, thereby containing two vertical pairs imperforate between, vibrant colour, negligible traces of thinning in margin at top, nevertheless very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 105c.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 223 China, 1898 "Chinese Imperial Post" watermarked 5c. salmon vertical pair imperforate between, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 108c.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 224 China, 1898 "Chinese Imperial Post" watermarked 30c. rose horizontal pair imperforate between, excellent colour, well centred, very fine unused with much original gum, hinge remainders. Chan 111d.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 29.9.88, lot 4279.
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 225 China, 1898 "Chinese Imperial Post" watermarked 50c. green vertical pair imperforate between, with sheet margin or selvedge at foot, brilliant colour, very fine and wonderfully fresh mint. Chan 112a.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 226 () China, 1898 "Chinese Imperial Post" watermarked $5 deep green and salmon horizontal pair imperforate between, excellent colours, near perfect centring, small transluscent grease mark from hinge at top, otherwise very fine unused without gum. Chan 115b.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000


Provenance: James K. Senior, Robson Lowe (Basel), 6.10.71, lot 1292.

ONLY ABOUT SIX EXAMPLES OF THIS VARIETY ARE BELIEVED KNOWN.
  Realized HK$299,000
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