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The People's Republic of China and Liberated Areas


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Lot 1483 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two unfolded se-tenant strips of five, bright gold, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1484 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two marginal folded se-tenant strips of five, bright gold, very fine unmounted mint, tiny bend in one gold stamp noted for accuracy. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1485 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two se-tenant strips of five (gold strip unfolded), unmounted mint, fresh, bright gold with fractional darkening, few minor bends in gold strip, very fine. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1486 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two folded se-tenant strips of five, unmounted mint, fresh, unevenly tarnished gold, fine to very fine. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1487 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two folded se-tenant strips of five, unmounted mint, fresh, bright gold, few faint yellow spots on reverse, fine to very fine. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1488 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two marginal folded se-tenant strips of five, unmounted mint, tarnished gold, some yellow spots on reverse, fine. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1489 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1490 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, fine to very fine and fresh unmounted mint (8f. Chairman Mao faint undulations). Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 1491 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1492 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, unmounted mint, fresh, 8f. Chairman Mao and Lin Piao toned perf., otherwise fine to very fine. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1493 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, unmounted mint, light toning, few small faults, very good appearance. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1494 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1495 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1496 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1497 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1498 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine to very fine fresh unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1499 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1500 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1501 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine and fresh unmounted mint (4f. small gum disturbance). Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1502 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine and fresh unmounted mint (43f. short perf.). Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1503 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1504 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, very fine and fresh unmounted mint (8f. "On the Docks" faint vertical bend). Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1505 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, unmounted mint, fresh, 8f. "Taking Tiger Mountain" small corner crease and short bend, otherwise very fine. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1506 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, unmounted mint, fresh, 8f. "Shajiabang" (Orchestra) few tone spots and edge crease, others very fine. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1507 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, unmounted mint, pulled perf. on a couple, 8f. "Shajiabang" (Beijing Opera) adherence on reverse, generally fine. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1508 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1509 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, unmounted mint, fresh, 8f. "Huichang" fractional yellowing and couple faint edge bends, otherwise very fine. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1510 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, unmounted mint, fresh, 8f. "Huichang" and "Capture of Nanjing" diagonal bend/light crease, fine to very fine. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1511 / China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, eleven are corner or marginal singles (three with sheet numbers and one with imprint), very fine and fresh unmounted mint or mint (8f. "Fairy Cave"). Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 1512 / China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, very fine and fresh unmounted mint or mint (8f. "Capture of Nanjing"), 8f. "Double Ninth" short internal bend. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1513 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) marginal blocks of four for ten values, including "Beidaihe" and "Yellow Crane Pavilion", all but three with printer's imprint (some also with control number or imprinted date), unmounted mint, fresh, 8f. "Double Nineth" creasing, otherwise very fine. Yang W39-W41, W43, W44, W46, W48-W50, W52.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 1514 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete marginal unfolded se-tenant strip of five, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 1515 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete folded se-tenant strip of five, unmounted mint, fresh, faint small corner bend at upper right and tiny internal bend at left, very fine. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1516 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete marginal folded se-tenant strip of five, unmounted mint, fresh, small corner bend/faint crease in stamps 2 and 3, and small gum residue spot on reverse of the latter, fine to very fine. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 1517 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete folded se-tenant strip of five with imprint from the top of the sheet, unmounted mint, faint horizontal yellowing line in margin (on both sides) and small adherence on extreme right stamp to the left of the portrait (resulting in faint spot on reverse), couple minor short marginal creases, fine to very fine. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1518 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete folded se-tenant strip of five, unmounted mint, fresh, corner creasing at extreme lower left and few faint yellow spots on reverse, fine. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 1519 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete set of five in singles, unmounted mint, fresh, one with single toned perf., couple others with bends/light edge creases, fine. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1520 / China (People's Republic), 1968 Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (W12) 8f. strip of three and singles (3), unmounted mint or mint (one single), most with yellowing or toning, some bends and creases, very good to fine. Yang W61.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1521 China (People's Republic), 1968 Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (W12) 8f. block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet, unmounted mint, fresh, marginal corner creasing at lower right and marginal bend/light wrinkle at foot just touches lower left stamp, fine to very fine. Yang W61.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 1522 China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14), unmounted mint with pristine white original gum, immaculately fresh with vivid colours on bright white paper, an exquisite and very fine example of this iconic stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 650,000 - 850,000


Expertisation: Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel certificate (1999)
American Philatelic Society certificate (2006).
  Realized HK$977,500
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Lot 1523 () China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14) unused bright colours and fresh, well centred, corner creasing at lower right ending in a repaired tear, a very fine appearing example of this popular rarity. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 350,000 - 450,000
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Lot 1524 o China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14), neatly cancelled by c.d.s. at lower right leaving most of the design clear, bright colours, well centred, corner creasing and some slight rubbing at lower right, a very fine appearing used example of this popular stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000
  Realized HK$345,000
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Lot 1525 o China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14), used with cancellation at lower right leaving the entire design clear, bright colours, well centred, rebacked, another very fine appearing used example of this popular stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 300,000
  Realized HK$402,500
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Lot 1526 o China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14), cancelled at extreme lower right leaving the entire design clear, good colours, repaired, a collectable example of this iconic stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 300,000
  Realized HK$322,000
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Lot 1527 China (People's Republic), 1968 "Great Victory of Cultural Revolution" prepared for use but not issued 8f. Chairman Mao and Lin Biao before victory celebration in countryside, unmounted mint with good colours and well centred and full white original gum, light impression of inscription and value at right, wrinkle/crack through Lin Piao's face and small surface faults with some repainting there, a fine example of this popular Cultural Revolution rarity. One of the Four Treasures of the Cultural Revolution. Yang W82.
Estimate HK$ 480,000 - 550,000
  Realized HK$552,000
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Lot 1528 E China (People's Republic), 1969(c.) unissued "P.L.A. Soldier with Bayonet in Winter" multicolour essay, fine to very fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1529 China (People's Republic), 1967-71 domestic envelopes (9, most are patriotic envelopes) each bearing a different Chairman Mao's Thought (W1) 8f. single franking, mainly fine. Yang W1-W3, W5-W10.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1530 China (People's Republic), 1972 (25 June) aerogramme from Beijing to West Germany bearing Chairman Mao's Thought (W1) red frame 8f. and Intellectual Youth (W18) 8f. with Regular 3f. and 20f., fine. Yang W5, W71, R110, R133.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1531 China (People's Republic), 1967-71 envelopes (2) from Guangzhou to Hong Kong bearing Long Live Chairman Mao (W2) 8f. Chairman Mao with Red Guards, and from Chekiang to Shanxi bearing Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) 8f. and Regular 2f. Yang W15, W30, R96.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1532 China (People's Republic), 1967-70 envelopes (6) and postcard, each bearing different Our Great Teacher (W2) values, three domestic at 8 fen rate, two domestic registered, one airmail to Switzerland (with the 10f. and other stamps) and the postcard surface mail to Poland, a number with pairs, an interesting group of in-period usages. Yang W12-W14, W16-W19.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1533 China (People's Republic), 1967-68 domestic envelopes (3) each bearing a different 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) 8f., thereby comprising a complete set, fine and fresh. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1534 China (People's Republic), 1968-69 envelopes (3) and card each bearing different "Long Live Chairman Mao" (W4) values, including 8f. on a domestic envelope, 35f. (with Our Great Teacher 8f.) on airmail postcard from Shanghai to Ivory Coast, 52f. on airmail envelope to Singapore, fine (4). Yang W23-W25, W27.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1535 China (People's Republic), 1968-72 envelopes (7) each bearing a different Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) 8f., all but one on domestic envelopes (one airmail) and the last a "Book Post" envelope from Lhasa to Nepal uprated with Regular 1f., fine. Yang W28-W29, W32-W36.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1536 China (People's Republic), 1969 (17 Apr.) airmail postcard from Guangzhou to Toronto bearing Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) 8f. (2) and Jinggangshan 8f. and 10f. (2), fine (43 fen international airmail postcard rate overpaid by one fen). Yang S421, S423, S424, W33, W35.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1537 China (People's Republic), 1968 "Book Post" envelope from Lhasa to Nepal (arrival c.d.s.) and 1968 (31 Dec.) envelope from Yangzhou to Shanghai (31.12), each bearing a different 1967 P.R.C. Anniv. (W6) 8f., the first uprated with Regular 1f. to make up the 9f. international printed matter rate, fine. Yang W37, W38, R94.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1538 China (People's Republic), 1968-70 envelopes (14) each bearing a different Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) value, comprising the complete set, all are domestic usages including airmail and registered except for 8f. "Fairy Cave" on surface-mail postcard from Beijing to Italy (with two other stamps), few faults, a nice assembly. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1539 China (People's Republic), 1968-69 domestic patriotic envelopes (4) bearing single frankings of Sailing the Sea (W8), Anti-American Declaration (W9), Lin Biao Inscription (W11) and Chairman Mao's Inscription (W13) respectively. Yang W53, W54, W60, W62.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1540 China (People's Republic), 1968 domestic envelopes (4) each bearing a different 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10) 8f. single franking, mainly fine. Yang W55-W58.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1541 China (People's Republic), 1968 (24 Oct.) airmail patriotic envelope from Kweiyang to Shanghai (26.10) bearing 1968 Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (W12) and Regular 2f., fine. Yang W61, R96.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1542 China (People's Republic), 1971 (5 Jan.) airmail envelope from Beijing to Switzerland, bearing on front and reverse 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art 8f. values (3), together with Defence of Chen Pao-Tao 8f., Modern Beijing Opera 8f. (2) and "Ready to Punish Invading Enemy" 8f., some light tones at perfs. and few minor adhesive faults, very good usage. Yang W29, W31, W33, W77, N2, N5, N7.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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