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Sale 73

The People's Republic of China and Liberated Areas


W Series
 
 
 

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Lot 1368 China (People's Republic), 1967-70 complete unmounted mint collection of the issued W series stamps (less the 1968 "Whole County is Red"), including 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (with folded se-tenant strip of five of the red and unfolded se-tenant strip of five gold frame Text stamps with brilliant gold, minute speck on gum and trivial gum bend), Our Great Teacher (8f. Chairman Mao With People without gum), "Talks on Literature and Art", "Long Live to Chairman Mao" and Poems of Chairman Mao, 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art, Anti-American Declaration, Directives of Chairman Mao (in lightly folded se-tenant strip of five), Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan and Chairman Mao's Instruction, mainly fine to very fine and fresh, excellent quality with only a few negligible faults.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000
  Realized HK$109,250
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Lot 1369 o China (People's Republic), 1967-70 complete used (c.t.o.) collection of the issued W series stamps (less the 1968 "Whole County is Red"), including 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (with unfolded se-tenant strips of five of the red and gold frame Text stamps with brilliant gold), Our Great Teacher, "Talks on Literature and Art", "Long Live to Chairman Mao" and Poems of Chairman Mao, 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art, Anti-American Declaration, Directives of Chairman Mao (in lightly folded se-tenant strip of five), Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan and Chairman Mao's Instruction, mainly very fine and fresh. An outstanding complete collection in optimum quality.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 1370 o China (People's Republic), 1967-70 complete used (c.t.o.) collection of the issued W series stamps (less the 1968 "Whole County is Red"), including 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (with lightly folded se-tenant strips of five of the red with imprint and gold frame Text stamps with excellent gold, trivial corner bend), Our Great Teacher, "Talks on Literature and Art", "Long Live to Chairman Mao" and Poems of Chairman Mao (a few have faults), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art, Anti-American Declaration, Directives of Chairman Mao (in folded se-tenant strip of five), Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (2, unfresh) and Chairman Mao's Instruction, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 1371 /o China (People's Republic), 1967-70 complete mint or used (c.t.o.) collection of the issued W series stamps (less the 1968 "Whole County is Red"), including the following used (c.t.o.) unless otherwise stated: 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" complete in singles (the gold frame Text stamps with tarnished gold), Our Great Teacher, "Talks on Literature and Art", "Long Live to Chairman Mao" and Poems of Chairman Mao (mint or used), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art, Anti-American Declaration, Directives of Chairman Mao (in lightly folded se-tenant strip of five), Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan and Chairman Mao's Instruction, mainly fine, a few faults.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 1372 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two se-tenant strips of five, each folded once, very fine and fresh unmounted mint with brilliant untarnished gold. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1373 o China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (W1) set of 11, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. and two lightly folded se-tenant strips of five, bright gold, used (c.t.o.), fine. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1374 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 1375 China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, mainly fine unmounted mint, a few trivial imperfections. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1376 /() China (People's Republic), 1967 Our Great Teacher (W2) set of 8, unmounted mint or unused without gum (8f. Chairman Mao and Lin Piao, 10f.), a few small faults and some values with faint gum yellowing, fine appearance. Yang W12-W19.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1377 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine to very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1378 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1379 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1380 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine to very fine unmounted mint (3-3 tiny faint gum disturbance trace from protective mount). Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1381 China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine unmounted mint, first stamp has slightly blunt perf. at top. Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1382 o China (People's Republic), 1967 25th Anniv. of "Talks on Literature and Art" (W3) set of three, fine and fresh used (c.t.o.). Yang W20-W22.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1383 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1384 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1385 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, very fine unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1386 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 1387 China (People's Republic), 1967 "Long Live to Chairman Mao" (W4) 4f. to 52f., complete set of five, fine to very fine mounted mint. Yang W23-W27.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1388 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1389 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1390 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9, fine unmounted mint, the White Hair Girl has a small bend. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1391 China (People's Republic), 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) complete set of 9 (one with imprint), unmounted mint, some faults, fine appearance. Yang W28-W36.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1392 China (People's Republic), 1967 PRC Anniv (W6) set of two (2 sets), fine unmounted mint, one 8f. has two short perfs. Yang W37-W38.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1393 China (People's Republic), 1967 PRC Anniv (W6) set of two in folded horizontal strips of five, unmounted mint, light gum yellowing, fine. Yang W37-W38.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1394 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1395 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, fine to very fine unmounted mint, the 8f. "Double Ninth" has light crease and the 8f. "Huichang" has light yellow spots on gum. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1396 China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14, mint (hinge remnants), fresh, some slight gum disturbance and few values with minor short creases, fine to very fine. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1397 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete folded se-tenant strip of five, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 1398 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete folded se-tenant strip of five, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 1399 China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete marginal folded se-tenant strip of five, fine to very fine and fresh unmounted mint, few short internal bends/wrinkles. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 1400 o China (People's Republic), 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10), complete folded se-tenant strip of five with sheet margin at top, fine to very fine used (c.t.o.), hinge marks in sheet margin (small faults). Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1401 China (People's Republic), 1968 large format "Whole Country is Red" prepared for use but not issued 8f. Map of China, Workers, Peasants and Soldiers prepared to celebrate the "Great Victory of Cultural Revolution" multicoloured, radiant colours on brilliant white paper, unmounted mint with full original white gum, two 11mm. horizontal surface indentations, a very fine example of this celebrated rarity. Yang W83.
Estimate HK$ 4,500,000 - 6,000,000


ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AND ONE OF THE TREASURES OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

Although this stamp was to be issued to celebrate the victory of the Cultural Revolution, it is thought that it was rejected because the format was too large.
  Realized HK$8,970,000
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Lot 1402 o China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14), bright fresh colours, well centred, lightly cancelled by c.d.s in lower right corner leaving most of the design clear, light vertical and horizontal creasing resulting in the usual minor surface cracks and a few improved perforations including lower right corner perforation (added), a very fine appearing used example of this popular stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000
  Realized HK$345,000
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Lot 1403 China (People's Republic), 1968 "Great Victory of Cultural Revolution" prepared for use but not issued 8f. Chairman Mao and Lin Biao before victory celebration in countryside, excellent colours on white paper, usual excellent centring, fine to very fine unmounted mint, minute inclusion on reverse of no importance, a choice example of this major Cultural Revolution rarity. Yang W82.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000
  Realized HK$862,500
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Lot 1404 China (People's Republic), 1968 Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (W12) 8f. horizontal strip of three and singles (2), unmounted mint, creasing in places, fine appearance. Yang W61.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1405 China (People's Republic), 1968 Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (W12) 8f. corner single from the top right of the sheet, design printing shifted downwards, unmounted mint (unfresh), folded along perforation at top and diagonal crease at foot affecting surface. An interesting printing variety. Yang W61a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$184,000
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Lot 1406 China (People's Republic), 1968 (7 Aug.) airmail envelope from Shanghai to Ida Pruitt, Philadelphia, U.S.A. bearing Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan 8f. (W12; uncancelled as initially required per regulations), as well as "White Haired Girl" 8f. (W5), Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) 10f. Chairman Mao at Writing and Revolutionary Monuments 50f. (2), back faults and some creasing (affecting all but the W12 stamp), rare very early date for the W12 - just six days after its issuance and predating by five days the 12 Aug. "China Philatelic Company" airmail envelope to London bearing W12 and W11 in Ng Siong Tee's Gold Medal collection. A fine and extraordinary usage of this evocative stamp. Also included are additional 1965-81 airmail envelopes (12) to Ms. Pruitt, Philadelphia, U.S.A. bearing a range of commemorative, special issue and N series frankings, along with a 1953 registered small packet envelope also to Ms. Pruitt in New York bearing Tien An Men values (17), some faults as expected on a commercial correspondence (14).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


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 because of the possibility of uncancelled stamps being fraudulently reused.

Born in Shandong in 1891 to American missionary parents, Ida Pruitt was a social worker and author, as well as an early proponent of Sino-American understanding in the years following the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949.
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1407 China (People's Republic), 1970 Revolutionary Youth (W21) 8f. with black background in complete sheet of 50, unmounted mint, light diagonal at top right, small marginal faults, fine. Yang W81a.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1408 / China (People's Republic), 1967-70 unmounted mint selection of the issued W series stamps, including 1967 "Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thoughts" (with se-tenant strips of five split into single and strip of four of the red and gold frame Text stamps se-tenant strips of five split into pair and strip of three with good colour for the gold with only slight tarnish, all adhering to backing paper), "Long Live to Chairman Mao" and 1968 Revolutionary Literature and Art, Anti-American Declaration, Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan and Chairman Mao's Instruction, mainly fine, a few small faults.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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