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Sale 14

Asian Stamps & Postal History


Hong Kong: Issued Stamps
 
 
 

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Lot 1891 Hong Kong, 1863-71 4c. grey block of 59 showing wing margin at right, representing the complete pane except for the lower left stamp, unmounted mint (except glassine adherence affecting part of gum on top row), well centred and fresh with brilliant colour, small stain in one stamp near bottom mentioned for accuracy, very fine, one of the largest multiples of this stamp extant in near pristine condition. S.G. 9 cat. £9,440+.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000
  Realized HK$74,750
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Lot 1892 o Hong Kong, 1863-71 96c. olive-bistre, crisply cancelled "B62" in blue, deep colour, faint diagonal crease at top, fine to very fine. S.G. 18 cat. £700.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1893 o Hong Kong, 1863-71 96c. brownish grey, variety watermark inverted and reversed, cancelled "B62", good colour, thinned, rounded corner, scarce. S.G. 19y cat. £1800.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 1894 Hong Kong, 1862-84, selection of mint or unused Q.V. comprising 1862-63 no watermark 2c., 1863-71 6c., 8c., 12c. and 30c. orange-vermilion and 1882-96 2c. rose-pink, 2c. carmine pair and 10c. green, all with faults (30c. defective), all but 30c. with good colours and generally of fine appearance (9).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1895 S Hong Kong, 1891 10c. (blunt corner) and 30c., and 1891 20c. on 30c. to $1 on 96c, all overprinted "Specimen", very good to fine unused without gum. S.G. 38s, 39as, 45as-47s cat. £1250.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1896 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety short "J" in "Jubilee" [6], bright colour, fine unused with part original gum. S.G. 51a cat. £750.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1897 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety short "U" in "Jubilee" [1] mint, bright colour, tiny inclusion, fine to very fine. S.G. 51b cat. £750.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1898 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety broken "1" in "1891" (fifth and sixth printings [7]), unused with part original gum, rich colour, brilliantly fresh, fine to very fine. S.G. 51c cat. £900.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1899 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety tall narrow "K" in "Kong" (first printing [3]) unused (regummed), good colour, corner fault, perf. tip staining at left, scarce variety. S.G. 51d cat. £1300.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1900 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety broken "n" in "Hong", from worn state of sixth printing [12], mint, couple tiny light gum tones, hinge remainders. Clear Ceremuga certificate (2005). S.G. 51var.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1901 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety broken "1" in "1891" (fifth and sixth printings [7]) cancelled by nearly complete c.d.s. (22.1.91, the day of issue), deep colour, fine to very fine. S.G. 51c cat. £300.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1902 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine vertical pair, containing varieties short "U" in "Jubilee" [1] and broken "1" in "1891" (fifth and sixth printings [7]) cancelled by c.d.s. (24.1.91), toned, perfs. between stamps folded, scarce multiple with two varieties that can only come from the fifth or sixth printing. S.G. 51b/51c cat. £490+.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1903 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety tall narrow "K" in "Kong" (first printing [3]) cancelled by c.d.s. (22.1.91, the day of issue), fine. S.G. 51d cat. £475.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1904 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety space between "o" and "n" of "Hong" (sixth printing [5]) cancelled by c.d.s. (24.1.91), bright colour, fine to very fine. S.G. 51f cat. £750.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1905 / Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green block of four from late printing, positions 3 and 4, three stamps show horizontal kiss print (partial second impression to left of full impression), mint (two unmounted), good colour, well centred, slightly yellowed gum, very fine and rare block. S.G. 54.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


The block of four is the largest recorded multiple, with only ten blocks known. It is illustrated in Alfred M. Chu, Hong Kong. The 1898 10¢ on 30¢ Provisional Issue, p.45.
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1906 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green, variety surcharge double, type C (Fourth printing [1]), mint, fresh with good colour, small inclusion in value tablet with trivial toning speck around it, fine example of this rarity. S.G. 54b.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000


This double overprint type (Type C) shows the two overprints in equal intensity in a NE-SE form. The above example [1] shows the same surcharge displacement as the example (position 6) illustrated in Alfred M. Chu's Hong Kong. The 1898 10¢ on 30¢ Provisional Issue, though the placement of the surcharge varies fractionally.
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Lot 1907 o Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green with additional Chinese character, variety figures "10" widely spaced (1.4 mm. spacing, Second printing [12]), cancelled by nearly complete "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (7.4.98), strong colour, lightly soiled (from hinge), very fine appearance particularly for a used example. S.G. 55b cat. £900. Ex Christopher D'Alamada.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Unsold
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Lot 1908 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green with additional Chinese character, block of 18 (6 x 3) with sheet margin at right (Second printing [7-12]), showing varieties Chinese character double (R.2/5) and figures "10" widely spaced (the three stamps in right vertical column), fine and fresh (from front) unused with much original gum which is toned and a little dried, though only hinged in margin which is partly detached from the top right stamp. The only recorded multiple with the Chinese character double, the English "Ten Cent" surcharges also show slight horizontal kiss print doubling, an outstanding and important multiple. S.G. 55, 55b, 55var. Ex Evans and exhibited in 1962.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


References: Alfred M. Chu, Hong Kong. The 1898 10¢ on 30¢ Provisional Issue, p. 53. Illustrated.
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1909 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green with large Chinese character, variety figures "10" widely spaced (First printing [12]), unused with small part original gum, colour a little faded, a very rare variety with the large character Chinese handstamp. S.G. 55c var.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Expertisation: R.N. Gurevitch certificate (2002) classifying it as Second printing.

Only seven unused and five used examples of the wide spaced "10" with the large Chinese character handstamp are recorded.
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Lot 1910 S Hong Kong, 1912-21 K.G.V watermark multiple crown CA 1c. to $10, overprinted "Specimen", complete basic set of 17, together with all Gibbons-listed Specimen shades (except $5 olive back) mint, bright colours, well centred, fresh and very fine ($5 white back has a scuffed perf.), a choice set. S.G. 100s-116s, 106as, 111as, 111ds, 115as cat. £2,725.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1911 S Hong Kong, 1912-21 K.G.V watermark multiple crown CA 1c. to $10, overprinted "Specimen", complete basic set (less 25c. Type B), together with 12c. white back, mint, good colours, fine to very fine. S.G. 100s-108s, 110s-116s, 106as cat. £1,900.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1912 Hong Kong, 1912-21 K.G.V watermark multiple crown CA 1c. to $10, complete set of 31 containing all Gibbons-listed shades including the 50c. and $5 olive backs, together with additional shades or examples of values, including 25c. Type B, $3, $5 on green paper and $10 (2), fresh and fine to very fine mint (44). S.G. 100-116 cat. £6,900.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1913 Hong Kong, 1948 Silver Wedding $10 carmine with sheet margin at left, unmounted mint (hinged on face of sheet margin), well centred, very fine and fresh with white gum. S.G. 172 cat. £300.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1914 Hong Kong, 1962-73 Q.E.II Annigoni portrait $10 on glazed paper, unmounted mint, fresh, fine to very fine. S.G. 209d cat. £2250.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 11,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1915 P Hong Kong, 2000 New Millennium (3rd issue) $1.30 to $5.00, complete set of imperforate proofs in Courvoisier printer's booklet, with printer's job number and proof submission date and signed approval from Stamp Manager of Hong Kong Post, stamps are unmounted mint. S.G. 1006P-1009P.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 1916 / Hong Kong, 1897 Postal Fiscal $1 on $2 olive-green block of 10 (5 x 2) mint, fresh on bright white paper with brilliant colour, six stamps unmounted with the other stamps having gum adherences that barely show through on two or disturbance, perf. buckling and resultant perf. splitting in vertical perfs. between last stamps at right, fine to very fine, one of the largest recorded multiples. S.G. F10.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 1917 Hong Kong, 1897 Postal Fiscal $1 on $2 olive-green, variety both Chinese handstamps omitted, block of 20 (5 x 4), unmounted mint, magnificently fresh on bright white paper with brilliant colour, centred to foot, three stamps in top row with slightly disturbed gum from adhesion, very fine, the largest recorded multiple of this popular error. A major exhibition item. S.G. F10a cat. £80,000+.
Estimate HK$ 350,000 - 400,000


One of the most outstanding large multiples in Hong Kong philately.
  Realized HK$345,000
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Lot 1918 Hong Kong, Forgeries : Sperati Q.V.96c bistre forgery die proof in black (50 x 67 mm.), signed "Jean de Sperati" in pencil, very fine; also included collection of "used" Spiro Brother Q.V. forgeries (34), faults and duplication, many fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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