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Sale 18

The Ng Siong Tee International Gold Medal Collection of the Cultural Revolution Issues of China


The Ng Siong Tee International Gold Medal Collection of Cultural Revolution
 
 
 

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Lot 1641 China (People's Republic), 1967 (20 Apr.) Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thought : The complete set of eleven, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing "40 084" requisition number (lightly folded along horizontal row of perfs.), and two se-tenant strips of five from the right of the sheet, outstanding colours and both strips unfolded, extremely fine and post office fresh unmounted mint, exceptional quality for these. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$97,750
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Lot 1642 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Portrait 8f. tied by "Jinan" c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 (19 June) envelope to Chengdu, fine and scarce second month of usage. Yang W1.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1643 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Text 8f. red (W5) cancelled by "Fujian" c.d.s. on 1967 (1 Aug.) envelope (slightly reduced at left) to Hong Kong, and Chairman Mao Text 8f. gold (W10) with 1964 Definitive 1f. pair cancelled by "Shanxi" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (28 Apr.) cacheted envelope (Chairman Mao portrait) to Xinjiang, a fine pair of envelopes paying the 8 fen letter rate to Hong Kong and the 10 fen domestic airmail rate respectively. Yang W5, W10, R94.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1644 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Portrait 8f. and Text 8f. gold se-tenant strip of five cancelled by "Beijing" c.d.s. on 1967 (21 Apr.) airmail printed matter envelope to Hanoi (24.4), envelope slightly truncated at top left as per printed matter instructions in order to review contents and the gold on the strip tarnished as to be expected for an actual postal usage, very fine and appealing second day of use. Yang W1, W7-W11.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


The 48 fen rate double printed matter rate (30 fen airmail + 18 fen double printed matter rate).
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 1645 China (People's Republic), 1967 (1 May) Long Live Chairman Mao : The complete set of eight, the 4f. in horizontal margin pair with imprint, two others are from the lower left corner of the sheet with requisition and stamp numbers ("2" and "7"), fine to very fine unmounted mint, the 8f. Chairman Mao with People (W14) has slight yellowing on gum. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 1646 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Text 4f. from the lower left corner of the sheet with red guide cross and requisition number "29 032" neatly tied by "Beijing" c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 (12 Nov.) local envelope, very fine. Yang W12.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


The 4 fen local letter rate.
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1647 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Text 4f. with 1962 Definitive perf. 11 x 11½ 10f. and 1964 Definitive 50f. vertical pair cancelled by "Beijing" c.d.s. on 1968 (11 Aug.) registered airmail "China Philatelic Company" corner card envelope to Ridgeway, Zambia (21.8) via Lusaka (21.8), envelope slightly reduced at right, fine franking and exceedingly rare African destination. Yang W12, R91, R105.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


The 114 fen franking is comprised of 60 fen airmail (30 fen per 10 grammes) + 32 fen registration + 22 fen letter rate for 20 grammes.
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1648 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Poem 8f. tied by "Beijing" c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 (15 June) envelope to Shanghai (17.6), stamp has slight surface faults, nevertheless a fine second month of usage. Yang W13.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1649 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao with Red Guards 8f. tied by "Nanjing" c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 (6 Oct.) envelope sent within Jiangsu Province, fine. Yang W15.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1650 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao with People 8f. with 1964 Definitive 2f. tied by "Nanchang" c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 (20 Sept.) airmail envelope to Beijing (30.9), very fine. Yang W14, R96.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


The 10 fen domestic airmail rate.
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1651 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao 8f. vertical format cancelled by "Sichuan" c.d.s. on reverse of 1972 (2 Sept.) to Qingdao, envelope reduced at foot, fine. Yang W16.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 1652 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao 8f. vertical format and 8f. horizontal format each cancelled by c.d.s. on separate 1967 (2 Dec.) envelopes with printed lyrics used within Hunan Province, fine and attractive. Yang W16, W18.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1653 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Lin Piao 8f. with 1964 Definitive 2f. cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (3 Mar.) patriotic airmail envelope to the Central Military Commission in Beijing (9.3), the envelope has a few pinholes at left, very fine 10 fen airmail rate. Yang W17, R96.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1654 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Lin Piao 10f. vertical pair cancelled by "Taiyuan" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (18 Jan.) registered envelope to Chen Boda in Beijing (20.1), envelope reduced at right and lower stamp has trivial corner crease at lower left, very fine and appealing usage. Yang W19.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


The 20 fen domestic registered rate (8 fen postage + 12 fen registration).

Chen Boda was a prominent figure in the Cultural Revolution, serving as Mao's secretary, while chairing the Cultural Revolution Group.
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 1655 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Lin Piao 10f. cancelled by "Suzhou" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (12 Feb.) envelope to Anhui and showing "Postage Due/To collect/Suzhou" oval h.s. with "6 fen" inserted by hand, envelope opened out for display and crumpled affecting stamp, most desirable and unusual usage with Postage Due charged and no fine imposed. Yang W19.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


The 16 fen double letter rate with 10 fen paid in postage and the other 6 fen made up by postage due.
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1656 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Lin Piao 10f. with 1967 (1 July) Long Life to Chairman Mao 4f. cancelled by "Taiyuan" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (8 May) registered local printed matter rate envelope, slightly reduced on one side, fine and scarce usage. Yang W91, W23.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


The 14 fen in stamps represents postage for 1½ fen local printed matter + 12 fen registration, with ½ fen overpayment.
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1657 China (People's Republic), 1967 (23 May) 25th Anniv. of the Talks on Literature and Art at the Yan'an Forum : The complete set of three, very fine unmounted mint, the second stamp has faint yellow spot on gum (W21). Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1658 China (People's Republic), The set of three on reverse of separate 1967 envelopes (3), each cancelled by c.d.s., from Shanghai, Taiyuan and Wuchang, fine to very fine. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1659 China (People's Republic), Performing Art Team 8f. cancelled by c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 envelope to Suzhou, stamp has small defect at bottom right, fine. Yang W20.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1660 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Text 8f. (W21) cancelled by "Beijing" c.d.s. on reverse of 1967 (16 Oct.) envelope to Shanghai (arrival c.d.s.), and showing "Letter Box/731" circular h.s. adjacent, small opening cover faults on front, fine. Yang W21.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1661 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Text 8f. (W22) cancelled by "Guangdong" c.d.s. on envelope to Hong Kong, stamp has pulled corner perf. at top left and envelope a little reduced at right, fine. Yang W22.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 900
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1662 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Text 8f. (W22) cancelled by "Baoan" c.d.s. on 1967 (5 June) illustrated envelope sent within Guangdong Province (7.6), fine second month of usage. Yang W22.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1663 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao in Uniform 4f. and 8f. singles, and 35f. to 52f. horizontal marginal pairs, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1664 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao in Uniform 4f. with 1964 Definitive 1½f. on 1967 (23 Nov.) local printed matter envelope, the former cancelled by "Shanghai" origin c.d.s., and then the envelope returned to sender with the 4f. cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (24.11), very fine and unusual. Yang W23, R95.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


The envelope was originally sent at the 1½ fen local printed matter rate, but returned to sender at the normal 4 fen local letter rate.
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1665 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao in Uniform 4f. to 52f. (2) on five envelopes and a postcard, all cancelled by c.d.s. and showing the various rates comprising 4f. local rate, 8f. domestic letter rate, 35f. overseas rate (on aerogramme to Bangkok), 43f. airmail postcard rate (to Denmark) and 52f. overseas airmail letter rate (2, to Singapore and West Germany respectively). A very fine representation (6 covers or card). Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1666 China (People's Republic), 1968 (30 Jan.) Revolutionary Literature and Art : The complete set of nine, very fine and fresh unmounted mint, the 8f. "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy" (W29) and 8f. "Shajiabang (Beijing Opera)" (W32) have light corner bends (not creases). Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 1667 China (People's Republic), "On the Docks" 8f. block of sixteen (4 x 4) from the foot of the sheet with selvedge on three sides, showing imprints on two sides (one with "68 III 12" printing date), stamp number "3" and requisition "41 275", very fine unmounted mint, folded along one horizontal row of perfs. and a few vertical perfs. split at top, an outstanding positional piece. Yang W30.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1668 China (People's Republic), "The Red Lantern" 8f. irregular block of ten from the left of the sheet with selvedge on three sides, showing marginal "68 III 7" printing date and partial stamp number "4" in lower left margin, unmounted mint, folded along a few rows of perforations, faint traces of yellow spotting on gum which is of no consequence, overall in a very fine state of conversation. Yang W31.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1669 China (People's Republic), "Red Detachment of Women" 8f. irregular block of nine from the lower left corner of the sheet with selvedge on two sides, showing imprint and printing date "68 III 12", stamp number "7" and requisition number "29 456", unmounted mint, slight yellowing on gum otherwise very fine. Yang W34.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 1670 China (People's Republic), "The White-haired Girl" 8f. block of ten (2 x 5) from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing imprint, unmounted mint, slight yellowing on gum otherwise very fine. Yang W35.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$149,500
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Lot 1671 China (People's Republic), The complete set of nine values on separate 1968-70 envelopes (9, one illustrated ballet and three patriotic), each cancelled by c.d.s., usages include Sichuan to Xian, Guangxi to Sichuan, Xinjiang to Sichuan, the "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy", "Red Detachment of Women" and "The White-haired Girl" 8f. have creasing, the others are fine to very fine. A nice representation of the entire series. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1672 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Procession 8f. cancelled by "Hunan" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (7 Aug.) envelope with printed lyrics to Hangzhou, very fine. Yang W28.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 1673 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Procession 8f. cancelled by "Beijing" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (4 Oct.) patriotic envelope to Inner Mongolia, envelope has small opening tear at top not affecting stamp, very fine. Yang W28.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1674 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Procession 8f. cancelled by "Hunan" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (4 Nov.) envelope to Changsha, showing "Hunan Province Revolutionary Committee/Preparatory Unit" and "Chinese Communist Party/Hunan Propaganda Department" circular cachets in red adjacent, very fine. Yang W28.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1675 China (People's Republic), "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy" 8f. with 1964 Definitive 2f. cancelled by "Chengdu" c.d.s. on reverse of 1969 (2 Jan.) airmail envelope to Jinan, Shandong (5.1), fine airmail usage. Yang W29, R96.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1676 China (People's Republic), "On the Docks" 8f. cancelled by "Sichuan Wanxian" c.d.s. on reverse of 1971 (13 Oct.) envelope (opened out for display) with printed lyrics to Zhejiang, stamp applied just over edge of envelope, very fine. Yang W30.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 1677 China (People's Republic), "The Red Lantern" 8f. cancelled by "Ningbo" c.d.s (month inverted) on reverse of 1969 (11 Sept.) envelope to Sichuan, very fine. Yang W31.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1678 China (People's Republic), "Shajiabang (Beijing Opera)" 8f. cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (9 Sept.) envelope to Jixi, Anhui, stamp has minor horizontal crease due to application over flap, nevertheless very fine. Yang W32.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 1679 China (People's Republic), "Raid on the White Tiger Regiment" 8f. cancelled by "Guangxi" large type c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (28 Aug.) patriotic envelope to Shanghai (4.9), very fine and uncommon origin from this autonomous region in the south of China. Yang W33.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1680 China (People's Republic), "Red Detachment of Women" 8f. cancelled by "Guangzhou" c.d.s. on 1969 (30 Mar.) envelope to Hong Kong, fine to very fine. Yang W34.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1681 China (People's Republic), "Shajiabang (Symphony orchestra)" 8f. cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (21 Sept.) patriotic envelope (opened out for display) to Beijing, showing "Please inform sender, postage stamps bearing Chairman Mao's portrait, quotation and poem must be pasted upright" Post Office framed h.s. in violet on front, stamp has trivial wrinkling, nevertheless very fine and distinctive. Yang W36.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1682 China (People's Republic), 1967 (1 Oct.) 18th Anniversary of the People's Republic : The set of two in pristine unmounted mint corner single, the latter showing stamp number "2", also an additional example of the first value. Yang W37-W38.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1683 China (People's Republic), The two values on reverse of separate 1968-69 envelopes from Jiande and Xinjiang to Shanghai, cancelled by c.d.s., one envelope reduced at right, fine to very fine. Yang W37-W38.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1684 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Portrait 8f. cancelled by "Heilongjiang" c.d.s. on 1968 (1 Mar.) illustrated soldier's envelope to Shanghai, showing "Document No. 186" for special attention framed h.s. in violet adjacent, and endorsed on reverse with sender's handwritten notation "As I have forgotten the address of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory in Shanghai, please hand this letter to any pharmaceutical factory. Please do not return to the sender. I am very ill and I need the specific medicine badly. Please oblige." Envelope a little reduced at left, nevertheless an interesting usage conveying the hardship of this tumultuous historical period. Yang W37.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1685 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Portrait 8f. with sheet margin at right and 1962 perf. 12½ 1f. cancelled by "Lasa" (Tibet) bilingual c.d.s. on 1968 (10 Dec.) patriotic envelope to Lalitpur, Nepal (20.12), endorsed "Book-Post" in manuscript, very fine printed matter usage. Yang W37, R80.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1686 China (People's Republic), 1967 (1 Oct.) Poems of Chairman Mao : The complete set of fourteen, unmounted mint, a few light tone spots on gum not affecting the very fine and fresh appearance. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 1687 China (People's Republic), The complete set of fourteen on separate envelopes (14), mainly single frankings except "The Capture of Nanjing" (W43) 8f. uprated with 1964 Definitive 2f. to pay the domestic airmail rate, and "Reply to Kuo Moro" 10f. uprated with 1968 2f. and 10f. to pay the registered airmail rate from Jinan to Hong Kong. A number of covers are illustrated or patriotic, fine to very fine. A marvelous assembly depicting each value properly used. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1688 China (People's Republic), "Chairman Mao Writing" 10f. from the left of the sheet with 1967 Long Life to Chairman Mao 8f. and 1964 Definitives 2f. and 8f. (2) cancelled by "Xiamen" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (8 Mar.) registered envelope (with original enclosure) to Shanghai (14.3), fine. Yang W24, W39, R96, R100.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


The 36 fen franking represents 24 fen triple domestic letter rate + 12 fen registration.
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1689 China (People's Republic), "Double Ninth" 8f. with 1969 Aerial View of the Yangtse Bridge 10f. and 1955 Definitive 4f. cancelled by "Lasa" (Tibet) bilingual c.d.s. on 1972 (7 Jan.) envelope to Kathmandu (arrival c.d.s.) via Kodari (22.1), envelope folded at left for display purposes, fine. Yang W41, W66, R54."Huichang" 8f. horizontal strip of three cancelled by "Lasa" (Tibet) bilingual c.d.s. on reverse of 1970 (3 Sept.) patriotic envelope (opened out for display) to Lalitapur, Nepal (17.9), one stamp additionally tied by bilingual "Lalitapur" c.d.s. and showing "Kodari P.O." framed h.s. in violet with matching "11 Sep 1970" d.s., endorsed "Bukposta", very fine and scarce franking. Yang W42.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1690 China (People's Republic), "Huichang" 8f. horizontal strip of three cancelled by "Lasa" (Tibet) bilingual c.d.s. on reverse of 1970 (3 Sept.) patriotic envelope (opened out for display) to Lalitapur, Nepal (17.9), one stamp additionally tied by bilingual "Lalitapur" c.d.s. and showing "Kodari P.O." framed h.s. in violet with matching "11 Sep 1970" d.s., endorsed "Bukposta", very fine and scarce franking. Yang W42.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1691 China (People's Republic), "Changsha" 10f. horizontal pair cancelled by "Anhui" c.d.s. on 1968 (13 Aug.) registered People's Bank of China local formular envelope (opened out for display), stamps have slight wrinkling and minor surface flaw, fine. Yang W44.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200


The 20 fen franking represents 8 fen local letter rate + 12 fen registration.
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1692 China (People's Republic), "Reply to Kuo Moro" 10f. vertical pair cancelled by "Anhui" c.d.s. on 1969 (14 Mar.) registered People's Bank of China local formular envelope, fine. Yang W44.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200


The 20 fen franking represents 8 fen local letter rate + 12 fen registration.
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1693 China (People's Republic), A selection of seven envelopes bearing the following values: "The Fairy Cave" 8f. on 1968 envelope from Harbin to Suzhou, "Mountain Luipan" 4f. (4, on 3 envelopes), "Huichang" 8f. on 1968 (8 July) soldier's envelope from Shanghai, "Beidaihe" 8f. on pretty illustrated envelope from Zhejiang to Shanghai, and "Reply to Kuo Moro" 10f. pair on 1969 registered envelope (a few small burn holes well clear of stamps) with printed lyrics from Xinjiang to Jiangsu, a fine assembly. Yang W40, W42, W46, W49, W52.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1694 China (People's Republic), 1968 (13 May) Chairman Mao Support to Anti-American Declaration : Chairman Mao Portrait 8f. block of four from the top left corner of the sheet, very fine unmounted mint, one stamp with small red offset on reverse. Yang W54.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1695 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Portrait 8f. cancelled by "Anhui Lujiang" c.d.s. on 1968 (9 Sept.) patriotic envelope to Shanghai (18.9), stamp and envelope have faults, nevertheless scarce and appealing. Yang W54.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 1696 China (People's Republic), Directives of Chairman Mao complete se-tenant strip of five, bright colours and crisp white paper, very fine unmounted mint, lightly folded along vertical rows of perfs., left stamp has slight gum disturbance at top left corner. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 1697 China (People's Republic), Directives of Chairman Mao complete se-tenant strip of five with 1964 Definitives 1f. pair and 4f. cancelled by "Tianjin" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (21 Oct.) "Bank of China" corner card registered airmail envelope to Hong Kong (24.10), strip has light pre-application wrinkling, nevertheless very fine and exceptional commercial third month of usage. Yang W55-W59, R94, R98.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000


The 46 fen franking represents 32 fen quadruple letter rate + 12 fen registration + 2 fen airmail.
  Realized HK$172,500
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Lot 1698 China (People's Republic), Lin Biao Inscriptions 8f. from the foot of the sheet cancelled by "Hebei" c.d.s. on reverse of 1969 (22 Sept.) illustrated soldier's money order envelope (opened out for display) to Shanghai (26.9) with remittance receipt applied on arrival across front and back of envelope and cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (4.12), envelope a little trimmed at left affecting a few perfs. of the stamp, highly unusual and striking. Yang W60.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200


The remittance slip was enclosed in an ordinary mail envelope at the 8 fen standard domestic rate and had a redemption value of 90 fen with a 10 fen administrative fee charged for the remittance.
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1699 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Goes To Anyuan 8f. block of four with sheet margin at right, showing imprint, post office fresh unmounted mint. Yang W61.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1700 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Goes To Anyuan 8f. just tied by "Lasa" (Tibet) bilingual c.d.s. with 1962 Definitive perf. 12½ 1f. block of four (on reverse) and 1964 Definitive 1f. pair similarly cancelled on 1968 (27 Dec.) 8f. postal stationery printed patriotic envelope to Lalitpur, Nepal (faint arrival c.d.s.), envelope has some creasing not affecting stamps, fine. Yang W61, R80, R94.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


The 22 fen overseas letter rate for 20 grammes.
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 1701 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao Goes To Anyuan 8f. uncancelled as per regulation with "The White-haired Girl" 8f. (on reverse) and Lin Biao Inscriptions 8f., the last two stamps cancelled by "Beijing" c.d.s. on 1968 (12 Aug.) airmail printed matter envelope ("China Philatelic Company" sender's cachet on reverse) to London, envelope slightly truncated at top left corner as per printed matter instructions, very fine and extraordinary usage of this evocative stamp. Yang W35, W60, W61.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Expertisation: K.L. Poon certificate (1999).

During the Cultural Revolution, general policy dictated that the stamps were to be designed with wide margins in order that the postmarks would not touch the portrait of Chairman Mao, such was the respect to be given to him. This issue is particularly distinctive in that instructions were given that no postmarks were allowed on the stamp; however, this practice ceased on 20 October 1968 after consideration was given to the possibility of such uncancelled stamps being fraudulently reused.
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 1702 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Instruction 8f. block of four with sheet margin at right, very fine unmounted mint. Yang W62.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1703 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Instruction 8f. cancelled by "Guangxi" c.d.s. on 1968 (13 Nov.) illustrated envelope to Shanghai (18.11), stamp has small surface crack at top, otherwise fine third month usage. Yang W62.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 1704 China (People's Republic), Chairman Mao and Instruction 8f. cancelled by "Chongqing" c.d.s. on 1969 (26 Jan.) envelope to Beijing (29.1), fine. Yang W62.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 1,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1705 () China (People's Republic), 1968 (25 Nov.) "Whole Country is Red" 8f. Workers, Peasants, Soldiers and Map of China multicoloured, unused, vivid colours, well centred, rebacked, surface repairs at top right and in vertical margins, very fine and fresh appearing example of this popular rarity. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 350,000 - 450,000


Expertisation: Clear Peter Holcombe certificate (1995).

Within the first half day of its issue in Beijing, the editor of the China Atlas Press had discovered that there were geographical inaccuracies in the map (the Archipelagos of Xisha and Nanshi were omitted). The stamp was withdrawn almost immediately; however, some post offices had already sold the stamps before the official date of issue. It has also been surmised that another reason that the stamp was withdrawn was that notwithstanding its name, Taiwan is coloured white (rather than red).
  Realized HK$690,000
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Lot 1706 o China (People's Republic), 1968 (25 Nov.) "Whole Country is Red" 8f. Workers, Peasants, Soldiers and Map of China multicoloured, used with unobtrusive part c.d.s cancellation at lower right, bold colours, well centred, a few minor creases to which this delicately surfaced stamp is prone, and tiny surface scuffs just touched in at top left, nevertheless a very fine used example. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1997).
  Realized HK$747,500
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Lot 1707 China (People's Republic), "Great Victory of Cultural Revolution" 8f. Chairman Mao and Lin Biao before victory celebration in countryside, a superlative example from the top left corner of the sheet with selvedge on two sides, showing part guideline cross in top margin, brilliant colours on pristine white paper, extremely fine unmounted mint with full immaculate original white gum. Truly outstanding, in every respect. Yang W82.
Estimate HK$ 900,000 - 1,200,000


Expertisation: K.L. Poon certificate (1998).

The post office at Hebei had already begun selling stamps prior to the official issuance date and before the order was given to cancel the issue and return the stamps to Beijing.
  Realized HK$2,530,000
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Lot 1708 China (People's Republic), 1968 (18 Sept.) "Chairman Mao's Inscription to Japanese Worker Friends" prepared for use but not issued 8f. black on red, the fantastic block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with selvedge on two sides showing marginal guideline cross at right, rich bright colour, perfectly centred, extremely fine and post office fresh unmounted mint, lightly folded along vertical rows of perfs. A flawless gem "sans pareil". Yang W84.
Estimate HK$ 6,000,000 - 8,000,000


Expertisation: K.L. Poon certificate (1998).

TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, THIS IS THE LARGEST MULTIPLE OF THIS RARITY AND PROBABLY THE ONLY SURVIVING BLOCK OF FOUR.

Prepared for the sixth anniversary of Chairman Mao's writings for the Japanese, this issue was cancelled due to objections from the Japanese government that it could be construed as incitement of the Japanese populace with revolutionary ideas.

The post office at Hebei, however, had already begum selling stamps prior to the official issuance date and before the order was given to cancel the issue and return the stamps to Beijing.
  Realized HK$8,970,000
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Lot 1709 China (People's Republic), Aerial View of the Bridge 10f. with 1969 Definitive 1st series 50f. and 1y. and 1971 Definitive 3rd series 2f. on 1972 (28 Apr.) parcel receipt, fine. Yang W66, R111, R113, R118.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,093
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Lot 1710 China (People's Republic), Armed Forces and Slogans 8f. block of four, variety missing bayonet, unmounted mint, very fine. Yang W75.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1711 E China (People's Republic), "Red Lantern" multi-colour essay block of four from the top of the sheet, very fine unmounted mint.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1712 E China (People's Republic), "Red Army Soldier with Bayonet in Winter" multi-colour essay block of four, very fine without gum, design similar to Defense of Chen Pao-Tao issue.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$66,700
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Lot 1713 China (People's Republic), 1967-70, an unmounted mint collection with various later issues complete, many in blocks of four or larger, including 1968 (26 Dec.) Publication of Communiqué 8f. corner block of eight with imprint, mainly very fine, a couple have faint tone spots on gum. Yang W53, W60, W64-W80.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1714 China (People's Republic), 1967-70 issues, the fine collection of envelopes (21) with most values represented and an interesting range of usages, including 1968 (26 Dec.) Publication of Communiqué 8f. from Chengdu to Shenyang with "Return to Sender" slip, 1969 "Red Lantern" 8f. (2) + 1967 (1 May) Long Live Chairman Mao 4f. from Hunan to Sichuan, and 1969 "Intellectual Youths in Countryside" 10f. (2) on special registered security envelope from Sichuan to Jiangsu, fine to very fine. Yang W12, W53, W60, W64-W65, W67-W77, W79-W81.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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