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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China (Ching Dynasty): 1878-1885 Large Dragons
 
 
 

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Lot 1524 P China, Large Dragon 1ca. green imperforate proof with Extra Circle Removed on thin wove paper, Setting I, a magnificent block of four [19-20/24-25] from the lower right corner of the sheet with 6-7mm. sheet margins, bright colour, on crisp white gummed paper, slightly sulphurised part of impression on reverse merely mentioned for accuracy, very fine and appealing.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


Expertisation: Clear R.P.S. certificate (2007).
  Realized HK$115,000
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Lot 1525 P China, Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red imperforate on thin wove paper, Setting I, a splendid corner example, [1] with 4-6.5mm. sheet margins at top and left, bright colour on exceptionally white paper, large margins, extremely fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1526 P China, Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre imperforate on thin wove paper, Setting I [6], lovely pastel-like colour, large margins all round, extremely fine and fresh.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1527 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. vivid colours, excellent centring, extremely fine unused with much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1528 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. excellent colours and centring, very fine unused with much original gum, the 5ca. has a few trivial black specks on front. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1529 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. deep colours, well centred, very fine unused with large part to much original gum, the 1ca. has a few slightly blunted perfs. at lower left. Chan 1b-3.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1530 /() China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, well centred, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, except the 1ca. without gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 1531 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fairly well centred, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1532 () China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. fresh colours, excellent centring, very fine unused without gum, the 5ca. with one perf. a trifle short at left. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 1533 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, well centred, light uniform toning, otherwise fine unused with much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 1534 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. the 5ca. is the scarce rough perfs., each cancelled by "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s., nice colours, well centred, very fine. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1535 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. each cancelled by unobtrusive Customs double-ring d.s., fine to very fine. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1536 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. fresh colours, well centred, cancelled by large Tientsin seals, very fine. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1537 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. fine and lightly cancelled. Chan 1a-3.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1538 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals in blue, fine to very fine, the 5ca. has a light corner crease. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1539 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. green, Setting I, complete sheet of twenty-five, large hole perforations, frame lines at lower left and foot show dramatic overinking due to uneven pressure from the printing plate, deep bright colour on crisp white paper, unused with practically full original gum, slight thinning in edges of selvedge at left, very fine and a most desirable surviving intact sheet. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 350,000
  Realized HK$368,000
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Lot 1540 () China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. green [21], showing dramatic overinking of frame line at foot due to uneven pressure from the printing plate, deep colour, well centred, very fine unused without gum. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1541 () China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. green, fine unused without gum. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1542 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. the three definitive shades, very fine unused with much original gum (3). Chan 1, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1543 China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca., four selected shades and impressions, fine to very fine unused with much original gum (4). Chan 1, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1544 () China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca., four selected shades and impressions, fine to very fine unused without gum, one has a couple of clipped perfs. at top right (4). Chan 1, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1545 /() China, 1878 Large Dragon 1ca., the 25 clichés arranged by the owner according to Setting I, shades and constant plate flaws, mainly fine to very fine unused, the majority with part to much original gum. Chan 1, a, b, c, d.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 75,000
  Realized HK$126,500
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Lot 1546 China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting I, complete sheet of twenty-five, [12] shows later state of considerable wear to dragon's lower right claw, good colour, unused with practically full original gum (hinged in margins only), some light rust of a minor nature in selvedge, fine and appealing sheet. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 320,000 - 380,000
  Realized HK$483,000
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Lot 1547 China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting I, vertical pair [16/21], fine unused with much original gum, folded along horizontal row of perfs. between stamps, light diagonal crease at lower right. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1548 China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting I, block of four [6-7/11-12], [11] shows wear to dragon's lower right claw, light barely discernable vertical crease through right pair, nevertheless very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 1549 () China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting I, block of four [19-20/24-25] from the lower right corner of the sheet with nearly complete selvedge, deep colour on bright white paper, very fine appearance unused, regummed. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000


Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (2010).
  Realized HK$55,200
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Lot 1550 China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting I [12], two examples respectively showing early and advanced states of wear to dragon's lower right claw, very fine unused with much original gum (2). Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1551 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, cancelled by two part strikes of Chefoo seal, very fine. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1552 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, deep colour, cancelled by part strike of large Tientsin seal, fine to very fine. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1553 China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca., the 25 clichés arranged by the owner according to Setting I, with shades and the constant plate varieties, mainly fine to very fine unused, the majority with part to much original gum, a few have tones, adherences or minor faults. An impressive assembly, ideal for both the student and the exhibitor (25). Chan 3, c, e.
Estimate HK$ 180,000 - 220,000
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Lot 1554 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca. pale orange-yellow, rough perfs., with light c.d.s. cancellation, fine and scarce perforation. Chan 3a var.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1555 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca. orange-yellow, bright colour, near perfect centring, cancelled by seal in blue which leaves most of the Dragon clear, extremely fine example of this scarce shade. Chan 3a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1556 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca. bistre, deep colour and characteristic heavy impression, cancelled by Chefoo seal, fine to very fine. Chan 3b.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1557 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca. orange, Setting I, vertical pair [21/22], lightly cancelled by large Tientsin seal, bright fresh colour, fine to very fine. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1558 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca. orange, Setting II, horizontal strip of three [7-5-4], large hole perforations, dazzling colour, cancelled by large Tientsin seals, very fine, minor wrinkling. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 1559 o China, 1878 Large Dragon 5ca. orange, Setting II, horizontal strip of four [10-18-11-3], large hole perforations, vibrant colour, cancelled by large Tientsin seals, very fine and an appealing multiple from the lower left corner of the sheet. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1560 () China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. of good to fine appearance unused without gum, the 1ca. and 3ca. are sound, the 5ca. has thin spots and is toned, nevertheless a nice space filler for this issue with the 5ca. which is rare unused. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 1561 /o China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. of fine to very fine appearance, the 1ca. unused with part to large part original gum, the 3ca. cancelled in blue, and the 5ca. (light corner crease at top left) cancelled by large Tientsin seal. A nice set. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 1562 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by blue seals of Shanghai, Peking and Tientsin respectively, the 5ca. also with "Seattle Was…/Reg dae…", the 5ca. has barely perceptible faults at the two lower corners, a very fine appearing set. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 1563 China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. and 3ca. fine unused with part original gum, light tones at top. Chan 4, 5.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1564 /() China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, the 25 clichés arranged by the owner according to Setting III, with shades and the constant plate varieties, mainly fine to very fine unused, most with part to much original gum, a few have tones, adherences or minor faults. A magnificent assembly (25). Chan 4, a, d, e, f.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000
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Lot 1565 China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, Setting III [17], with sheet margin at top, brilliant colour on crisp white paper, well centred within enormous margins, extremely fine and fresh mint (mounted in margin only). Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 1566 China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, bright colour, excellent centring, very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1567 China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, fresh colour, outstanding centring, very fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1568 China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, pale shade on thick yellowish paper, well centred, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, short perf. at left. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1569 () China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, nice colour, near perfect centring within extra large margins, extremely fine and fresh unused without gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1570 () China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, deep colour, well centred, very fine unused without gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1571 () China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, bright colour, well centred, very fine unused without gum, a few slightly blunted perfs. at top left. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1572 () China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, rich colour, fine unused without gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1573 China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, Setting III, horizontal pair [12-9], bright colour on equally brilliant white paper, well centred, extremely fine unused with much original gum. A wonderful pair. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 1574 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, Setting III, horizontal pair [9-5], the two stamps being contrasting shades, well centred, centrally cancelled by large Tientsin seal, short perf. at lower left, otherwise very fine. Chan 4, d.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 1575 /o China, 1882 Large Dragon 1ca. green, Setting III, unused (8) and used (10), comprising a partial reconstruction of 18 of the 25 positions, originally formed by Peter Holcombe, with his pencil annotations, mainly fine to very fine and of overall outstanding quality, a few small faults (18). Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
  Realized HK$74,750
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Lot 1576 China, 1882 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, good colour, well centred, very fine unused with much original gum (disturbance at top from hinge removal). Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 1577 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting VI or VII [19], rough perfs., showing portions of "ON" of papermaker's watermark "Monckton Kent", very fine used. Chan 5c.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1578 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, three examples selected for shades, cancelled by seals in blue, fine to very fine (3). Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1579 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, three examples selected for shades, cancelled by seals in black, very fine (3). Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1580 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, Setting VI or VII, horizontal pair [10-17], bright fresh colour, outstanding centring, cancelled by complete central strike of Shanghai seal in blue, a few slightly blunted perfs. at left, nevertheless very fine. Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1581 () China, 1882 Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre, deep shade, well centred, very fine unused with full gum which is not original, nevertheless a noteworthy example of this rare stamp unused. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Provenance: Lam Man Yin.
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 1582 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre, deep bright colour, well centred, cancelled by large Tientsin seal, very fine and free of any of the endemic faults which seem to plague these delicate stamps. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1583 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre, deep bright colour, well centred, cancelled by large Tientsin seal, faint traces of thinning at top, nevertheless very fine. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1584 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre, dramatically miscentred to upper right, incredibly deep bright shade, lightly cancelled by Tientsin seal at lower right leaving most of Dragon's body clear, light corner creasing at top left, nevertheless very fine and the first time we have encountered such a spectacular misperforated variety. Chan 6 var.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 1585 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre, the 25 clichés arranged by the owner according to Setting III, fine to very fine appearance, overall sound, half have the usual thins (mostly minor) which are normally encountered on these delicate stamps and there are a few creases (also a normal occurrence) as well. A remarkable philatelic achievement which would take years to replicate. Chan 6, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 280,000 - 320,000
  Realized HK$322,000
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Lot 1586 o China, 1882 Large Dragon 5ca. yellow-ochre, Setting III, a superlative block of four [9-21/3-25], lower row has characteristic heavy impression as often encountered on examples from the outer rows of the sheet due to uneven pressure of the printing plate (in this instance towards the bottom), stunning deep rich orange colour on exquisitely fresh white paper, outstanding centring, cancelled by Chefoo seals, lower pair has faintest trace of thinning, nevertheless extremely fine and choice block of this notable rarity, even more so in such exceptional quality. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


Provenance: Lam Man Yin.
  Realized HK$299,000
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Lot 1587 /() China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., bright colours, well centred, very fine unused with much original gum (the 1ca. without gum). Chan 7, 8e, 9.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1588 /() China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., bright colours, well centred, fine to very fine unused, the 1ca. and 3ca. without gum, the 5ca. with much original gum. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1589 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., bright colours, well centred, cancelled by practically complete seals in blue, the 1ca. has a couple of short perfs. at left, otherwise very fine and a choice set. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1590 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., bright colours, well centred, cancelled by practically complete seals in blue, the 5ca. has a few specks of extraneous black cancelling ink at foot, very fine. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1591 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., bright colours, well centred, cancelled by seals in black, very fine, the 1ca. has a shortish perf. at top. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1592 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. bright green, clean-cut perfs., horizontal pair, nice colour, choice centring, centrally cancelled by large Tientsin seal, very fine. Chan 7.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1593 China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, clean-cut perfs., deep colour, excellent centring, very fine unused with part original gum. Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1594 () China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. red, clean-cut perfs. (transitional), vivid colour, choice centring, very fine and fresh unused without gum. Chan 8a.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1595 China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. vermilion, clean-cut perfs., fresh colour, well centred, very fine unused with much original gum. Chan 8b.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 1596 () China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. vermilion [4], clean-cut perfs., variety semi-circle to right of lower "3", resplendent colour, well centred on brilliant white paper, very fine and fresh unused without gum. Chan 8b, c.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1597 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. red, clean-cut perfs., bright colour further accentuated by Peking seal in blue, well centred, fine to very fine. Chan 8a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1598 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, clean-cut perfs., imperforate margin at top (2mm.), being the lower stamp of a vertical imperforate between pair, cancelled by Tientsin seal, very fine. Chan 8 var.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1599 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red horizontal pair, clean-cut perfs., Setting VIII, [23-24], deep bright colour, well centred, cancelled by complete Peking seal in blue, very fine. Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1600 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. pale red horizontal pair, clean-cut perfs., Setting X, [25-3], cancelled by Shanghai seal in black, fine appearance, 6mm. tear at upper left and some blunt perfs. at sides. Chan 8a.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1601 () China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 5ca. chrome-yellow, clean-cut perfs., good sustained colour, particularly well centred, fine unused without gum. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1602 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 5ca. chrome-yellow, clean-cut perfs., fresh vibrant colour, well centred, cancelled by seal in blue, fine to very fine. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1603 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 5ca. chrome-yellow horizontal pair, clean-cut perfs., Setting IV, [4-20], deep colour, well centred, centrally cancelled by Peking seal in blue, with small part Customs c.d.s. at lower left, light uniform toning, otherwise fine. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1604 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 5ca. chrome-yellow horizontal strip of four, clean-cut perfs., Setting IV, [10-9-2-12], strong colour, well centred, unobtrusively cancelled by Peking seals in blue, very fine. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


Provenance: Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 1605 /() China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., fresh colours, outstanding centring, very fine unused, the 1ca. without gum, the 3ca. and 5ca. with much original gum. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 1606 /() China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., bright colours, outstanding centring, very fine unused, the 1ca. with much original gum, and the other two without gum. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 1607 China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., of good to fine appearance unused with small part to much original gum, the 3ca. has light toning and wrinkling, and the 5ca. has heavy climatic toning which is characteristic of stamps from Setting VIII. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 1608 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., lovely bright colours, excellent centring, cancelled by seals in blue, very fine. Chan 10c-12.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1609 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., strong colours, well centred, cancelled by seals in black, fine to very fine. Chan 10a-12.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1610 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., excellent colours and centring, cancelled by seals in blue, fine to very fine, the 5ca. has minor creasing at lower left corner. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1611 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., deep colours, particularly well centred, fine to very fine used, the 5ca. has tiny corner crease. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1612 /() China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. bright green, the 20 clichés, rough perfs. (six stamps are actually clean-cut), arranged by the owner according to Setting VII, with shades and impressions, mainly fine to very fine and fresh unused, the majority with large part to much original gum, a few have light tones or minor faults. A most handsome assembly of exhibition calibre (20). Chan 7, 10, c.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000
  Realized HK$115,000
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Lot 1613 China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. vermilion, rough perfs., clear shade on bright white paper, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, tiny fox mark at lower right of no consequence. Chan 11.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1614 () China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. vermilion, rough perfs., fine to very fine unused without gum. Chan 11.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1615 China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, rough perfs., excellent colour and centring, very fine unused with small part original gum. Chan 11 var.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1616 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. brown-red, rough perfs., cancelled by large Tientsin seal, fine and scarce cancellation on this late issue, light tones. Chan 11.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1617 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 3ca. pale red, rough perfs., showing printing flaw resembling extra character "3" to the left of "Candarins", deep rich colour, outstanding centring, perfs. intact, cancelled by Tientsin seal in blue which leaves variety clear, extremely fine and an unusual variety which is documented on at least a handful of examples leading to the hypothesis that this extraordinary variety may be in some ways constant, corrected, or appearing at a late stage of a certain printing. Chan 11 var.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 1618 () China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1878-83 1ca. to 5ca. fine unused without gum. Chan 3, 7, 8.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1619 () China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1878-83 1ca. and 3ca. (2, both 1878 issue) unused, the 1ca. has light tones and one 3ca. has pencil mark on front and adherences on reverse (3). Chan 2, 7.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 1620 o China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1878-83 1ca. to 5ca. bright colours, well centred, cancelled by seals in blue, fine to very fine. Chan 1, 8, 9.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1621 o China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1878-83 1ca. to 5ca. used, the 1ca. has short crease and the 5ca. is faulty. Chan 2, 7, 9.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1622 o China, Large Dragon 1882 wide margins 3ca. red-brown, and 1885 3ca. vermilion, rough perfs., showing partly missing serifs of "China", fine used, the latter has some foxing. Chan 5, 11.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1623 /() China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1883-85 1ca. to 5ca. fine to very fine and fresh unused, the 1ca. without gum, and the 3ca. and 5ca. with large part to much original gum. Chan 8, 9, 10.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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