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Sale 20

Asian Stamps & Postal History featuring China, Hong Kong and Treaty Ports, and other Asian Countries


China: Booklet / Postage Dues / Express Letter Stamps
 
 
 

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Lot 757 BK China, Booklet : 1935 $1 booklet (number 18) with black words and red route lines, complete, comprising Martyrs Peking printing 1c. pane of four, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 2c. panes of four (2) and 5c. panes of four (4), instructional page at the beginning and airmail labels at end, interleaving adheres to stamps and rust from staple shows through to back cover, otherwise fine. Chan B18.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 758 o China, Postage Due: 1904 overprinted "Postage Due" 5c. rose with imperforate sheet margin at top (3.5-4mm.), lightly cancelled by c.d.s., fine and scarce variety. Chan D5a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 759 P China, Postage Due: 1904 First London printing, the magnificent set of ten die proofs for the issued design in black on wove paper (24 x 32mm.), mounted on non-contemporary cards, comprising :

o Master die proof with blank value tablets for the ½c. to 5c. values, file number "3500" in margin at top
o Master die proof with blank value tablets for the 10c. to 30c. values, file number "3502" in margin at the top
o Die proofs of the ½c., 1c., 2c., 4c., 5c., 10c., 20c., and 30c., file numbers "3561" to "3568" in margins at top

Extremely fine and wonderful set of artwork for the first definitive set of Postage Dues. The only flawless set in existence. (10 die proofs).
Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,000,000


Provenance: Waterlow Archives, Christie's Robson Lowe (Zurich), 13.11.85, lot 1681.

Only two such sets of die proofs were produced. One set emanates from the Printer's Day Books. These were working die proofs used by the printers in the stamp production. As such, these have faults and grease stains from frequent handling, as well as various printer's manuscript check marks. The second set, which is offered above, is from the Printer's File Books. The die proofs from this book formed a collection of the finished works of the printer, and, as such, were kept in pristine condition.
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Lot 760 China, Postage Due: 1911 Second London printing 1c. brown block of ten (2 x 5) from the lower right corner of the sheet showing requisition number "313", and 2c. brown block of ten (2 x 5) with sheet margin at right, very fine unmounted mint. Chan D15, D16.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 761 China, Postage Due: 1911 Second London printing prepared for use but not issued 4c. brown, an immensely rare half sheet of 100 comprised of four interpanneau blocks of twenty-five (5 x 5) with complete selvedge all round, lower horizontal row of top panes is variety imperforate at foot, unused, each stamp with security punch hole, some soiling mostly in margins and splitting/reinforcing. A magnificent multiple of this rare stamp. Chan DU2.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 762 China, Postage Due: 1912 "Republic of China" overprint in Sung style characters 1c. brown and 5c. brown, variety overprints inverted, fine to very fine unused with part to much original gum. Ex Beckemans. Chan D24a, D28a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 763 China, Postage Due: 1904 overprinted "Postage Due" 1c. brown from the right of the sheet, variety overprint inverted, very fine unused with traces of original gum. Ex Beckemans. Signed Livingston. Chan D34a.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 764 P China, Postage Due: 1915 First Peking printing, composite die proof of 4c. and 5c. in blue, on thin laid paper (87 x 48mm.), die number "187", small grease spot in margin at top, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
  Unsold
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Lot 765 /o China, Postage Due: 1904-32, an unused and used collection replete with blocks, including 1904 overprinted "Postage Due" ½c. to 10c. blocks of four, 1904 ½c. to 30c. blocks of four, 1904 overprinted "Postage Due" blocks of four, 1912 "Republic of China" overprint in Sung style characters blocks of four, 1913 Waterlow ½c. to 30c. blocks of four, all unused and mostly part to much original gum, fine to very fine. (500+).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 766 China, Postage Due: 1904 (14 Apr.) postcard to Chefoo showing "Shanghai" double-ring lunar origin c.d.s. and "T" unframed h.s., bearing 1904 "Postage Due" overprint 2c. scarlet cancelled on arrival by "Chefoo" bilingual c.d.s. (18.4), very fine and early usage of China's first Postage Due issue. Chan D3.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 767 China, Postage Due: 1912 (9 Mar.) envelope (opened out for display) to Yochow, Yunnan Province via U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, bearing U.S. 2c., cancelled by "Lakewood/N.Y." duplex, showing "T/Seattle/30 centimes" in two circles h.s. adjacent with 1904 (10 Nov.) Postage Due 1c. blue (3) cancelled on arrival by "Yochow" bilingual c.d.s. (16.3), very fine and late usage of the Waterlow Ching Dynasty issue. Chan D8.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 768 China, Postage Due: 1932-34 envelopes (5) from Manchukuo to Shanghai, bearing either Japanese or Manchukuo adhesives (one 1932 envelope with both), along with China Postage Due adhesive applied in Shanghai, one envelope having China postage due made up by Junk 4c. and a Postage Due 1c., another envelope returned to sender, overall fine, mail sent from Manchukuo was subject to Chinese postage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 769 China, Postage Due: 1936 (16 Apr.) envelope from London to Shanghai bearing Great Britain 1½d., cancelled by duplex, and on reverse 1932 Postage Due Second Peking printing 20c. orange-yellow cancelled on arrival by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (18.5) and "Cancelled" bilingual framed h.s. in violet, with three different "… Notice Sent" framed d.s., "Parti/Left" framed h.s. (on front), and "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. in red, fine. Chan D71.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 770 China, Postage Due: 1937 (15 July) envelope from London to Shanghai bearing Great Britain Coronation 1½d., cancelled by duplex, and 1932 Postage Due Second Peking printing 20c. orange-yellow cancelled on arrival by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (27.9), and additionally tied by "Cancelled" bilingual framed h.s. in violet and "Parti/Left" framed h.s. in blue, with "T/20" framed h.s. adjacent, fine. Chan D71.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 771 China, Express Letter Stamps: 1914 (14 Feb.) Republic second issue 10c. green, pale green and yellow-green, three complete stamps each comprising five portions, numbered "0568", "0569" and "0571", very fine unused. Chan E9.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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