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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


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Lot 3042 /() Hong Kong, 1862-63 no watermark 2c. to 96c., plus 2c. deep brown shade, unused (without gum or regummed) or large part original gum (8c.), rich colours and fresh appearance, 48c. small faults, otherwise sound and fine to very fine set, a very attractive set of this difficult issue. S.G. 1-7, 1a.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 3043 P Hong Kong, 1863-71 2c. to 96c. imperf. plate proofs on thin glazed card overprinted "Cancelled" complete set of nine, fresh, usual light tone spots on reverse in places, 8c. light creasing, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 3044 Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate, unused with original gum that has partially dried into the paper (certificate harshly says without gum), good colour and intact perforations, showing unpunched out perforation chads at bottom and left, fine to very fine example of this rare unused stamp. S.G. 9f cat. £12,000.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000


Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (1984).
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 3045 / Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 8c (2) in pale dull orange and bright orange respectively, unmounted mint (the first) with crackly gum (and related creasing) or mint with large part to much original gum, fresh with rich colour, the former tiny inclusion at upper right, fine to very fine and attractive pair. S.G. 11, 11b cat. £1075.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3046 / Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 12c. pale blue corner block of six showing current number "12", very fine and fresh unmounted mint (hinged in margin), light gum creasing in margin (crossing into and affecting only the upper right stamp). S.G. 12a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 3047 () Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 18c. lilac, unused (redistributed gum), good colour with sharp impression, fresh appearance, some improved perfs. at left, a fine appearing example of this elusive unused stamp. S.G. 13 cat. £7000.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 3048 Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 24c. deep green, rich colour, fine to very fine and fresh mint with large part to much original gum. S.G. 14b cat. £1300.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 3049 Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 30c. vermilion, variety watermark inverted, mint with full original gum, couple tiny light tones, fine to very fine and rare. S.G. 15w cat. £3000.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 3050 Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 30c. mauve, variety watermark inverted, very fine and fresh mint with "white" gum, deep rich colour and perfect centring, choice example of this scarce variety. S.G. 16w cat. £1400.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3051 Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 96c. olive-bistre, mint with part to large part original gum, brilliant rich colour and extremely fresh on bright white paper, very fine, some faint wrinkling at top from the hinging noted for accuracy, a choice and exquisite example of this key Hong Kong stamp. Signed Tommy Allen. S.G. 18 cat. £80,000.
Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 600,000


Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (1956).

References: No. 19 in Ng Kwai-lung's Census of the Mint 96c. Olive-Bistre.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS GREAT RARITY AND ICONIC STAMP OF HONG KONG.

Auction Record
John Bull (Hong Kong), March 1984.
  Unsold
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Lot 3052 /() Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 2c. to 96c. set (less 18c. and 96c. olive-bistre) with shades (including additional 24c., 30c. vermilion, 48c., 96c.), unused or mint, fresh appearance with bright colours, some faults, fine or fine appearance with many sound examples (17 stamps). S.G. 8-12, 14-17, 19, 19a.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 3053 Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC mint selection comprising 2c. (3), 4c. (3), 6c., 8c., 12c., 24c., 30c. mauve and 96c. brownish black, fresh, few small faults (including 96c. tiny gum thin), fine to very fine or fine appearance, a very nice selection of scarce original gum examples from this difficult set (13). S.G. 8/19a.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 3054 () Hong Kong, 1876-77 16c. on 18c. lilac, unused (redistributed gum), fresh with rich colour, sound, very fine appearance. S.G. 20; Yang 20d cat. £2250.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 3055 Hong Kong, 1877 16c. yellow, mint with large part "white" original gum, fresh with good colour, fine. S.G. 22 cat. £2000.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 3056 Hong Kong, 1880 5c. on 8c. bright orange, mint (part paper hinge remnant), very fine and very fresh with white gum and rich colour, choice. S.G. 23 cat. £1100.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3057 Hong Kong, 1880 10c. on 16c. yellow, mint with large part original gum, fresh appearance with good colour, few faint age traces on reverse and short bend at left, fine to very fine. S.G. 26 cat. £4250.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 3058 () Hong Kong, 1880 10c. on 16c. yellow, unused (regummed), fresh appearance with rich colour, fine to very fine. S.G. 26 cat. £4250.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 3059 Hong Kong, 1880 10c. on 24c. green, fine to very fine and fresh mint with large part to much original gum (some slightest traces of yellowing on few perf. tips on reverse). S.G. 27 cat. £1500.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


See lot 3311 in Foochow under "Treaty Ports" for a cover with the earliest recorded usage of the 1880 5c. blue.
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 3060 Hong Kong, 1882-96 watermark CA 10c. dull mauve, fine to very fine and fresh mint, single faintly yellowed perf. tip on reverse noted for accuracy, a scarce mint stamp in nice condition. S.G. 36 cat. £1000.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 3061 Hong Kong, 1885 20c. on 30c. to $1 on 96c. set of three, fine to very fine mint, the 20c. and $1 with unusual fresh gum for this issue that normally has yellowish gum (particularly on the $1, when encountered with original gum). S.G. 40-42 cat. £1350.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3062 Hong Kong, 1891 7c. on 10c. green, variety surcharge double, with the second overprint approx. 7mm. to northeast, unused with part original gum, good colour, light toning and soiling and small faults, nevertheless an extremely rare stamp with this exceedingly wide spacing of two full strikes of the surcharge. B.P.A. certificate (2000). S.G. 43b var.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


The second overprint is lighter and almost coincidental on the double surcharges normally encountered on this stamp. Air Commodore Gurevitch notes and illustrates much rarer double surcharges approx. 4-5mm. apart in his Queen Victoria Postal Adhesives, as well as examples where the second overprint is in the corner of the stamp up to 14mm. distant from the first overprint and has been partly erased. He did not, however, record this double surcharge with the equal-intensity surcharges 7mm. apart.
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Lot 3063 Hong Kong, 1891 20c. on 30c. to $1 on 96c. set of three (20c. is the yellow-green shade), fine to very fine mint. S.G. 45-47 cat. £1270.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 3064 Hong Kong, 1891 20c. on 30c. grey-green with additional Chinese character surcharge, variety character at each side, fine to very fine and fresh mint (few black fibres on reverse). S.G. 48; Yang 45e.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 3065 Hong Kong, 1891 50c. on 48c. dull purple with additional Chinese character surcharge, variety characters double, fine to very fine mint with large part faintly yellowish original gum. S.G. 49 var; Yang 46b.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3066 Hong Kong, 1891 50c. on 48c. dull purple with additional Chinese character surcharge, variety characters at right, unused with part original gum (paper hinge remnant), yellowed gum with lightly toned perf. tips at top, fine. S.G. 49 var.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 3067 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine showing bent E [12], fine to very fine and fresh mint with part to large part original gum. S.G. 51 cat. £475.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3068 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine thick B and beveled L [2], mint (large part to much original gum), very fresh with resplendent colour and luxuriant "white" gum, faintest horizontal bend and tiny album offset trace on reverse noted for accuracy, very fine and choice. S.G. 51 cat. £475.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3069 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine thick B and beveled L [2], mint (lightly evenly yellowed gum), pinpoint inclusion at top and tiny corner perf. crease at upper left, fine to very fine. S.G. 51 cat. £475.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 3070 () Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine cracked J (2nd, 4th to 6th printings [4]), unused (regummed), fresh and well centred, very fine appearance. S.G. 51 cat. £475.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3071 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine vertical strip of five with margin at foot [11/5], showing nicked I (1st, 3rd and 5th stamps) and bevelled J (2nd and 4th stamps) cancelled by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (24.1), very fine and scarce. S.G. 51.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3072 /() Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine (3) comprising broken 8 (3rd printing [6]), short U in Jubilee (4th to 6th printings [6]) and bent E [12], mint (thinned), unused with gum that has partly dried into the paper and regummed respectively, faults, very good to fine appearance. S.G. 51, 51b.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3073 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c (2) thick B and beveled L [2] and broken P and 2nd E (1st printing [4]), cancelled by "Hong Kong/B" (22.1, first day) and "Hong Kong/A" (22.xP) c.d.s. respectively, very fine. S.G. 51 cat. £260.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3074 () Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety short "J" in Jubilee (4th to 6th printings [6]) also showing overprint shifted to left, unused with gum that has dried into the paper, few tiny surface stains, fine appearance, an interesting and unusual variety. S.G. 51a var.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 3075 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety short "U" in Jubilee (2nd to 6th printings [1]), mint, fresh, couple foxed perfs. on reverse, otherwise fine to very fine. S.G. 51b cat. £800.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3076 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine horizontal pair, left stamp short "U" in Jubilee (2nd to 6th printings [1]) and right stamp thick B and bevelled L [2] cancelled by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (26.1, a scarce date), fine to very fine and fresh (probably from the 2nd printing, given the very slight crack in the "8" of 1841 on the left stamp). S.G. 51/51b cat. £330.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 3077 () Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety broken "1" in 1891 (5th and 6th printings [7]), unused (redistributed gum), tiny surface imperfections, very fine and fresh appearance. S.G. 51c cat. £950.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 3078 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety broken "1" in 1891 (5th and 6th printings [7]), cancelled by "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (23.1), faint horizontal crease and small surface fault, fine appearance. S.G. 51c cat. £300.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 700
  Realized HK$748
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Lot 3079 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety tall narrow "K" in Kong (1st printing [3]), cancelled "B62", fine to very fine. S.G. 51d cat. £475.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 3080 Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine block of four (1st printing [9-10/3-4]), the lower left stamp showing tall narrow "K" in Kong variety, the lower right with broken P (n of Kong) and broken 2nd E, upper left broken H and beveled L, and upper right stamp flat 8, mint, fresh, light natural creasing in upper pair with small split and tiny thin at left, variety with short crease at left, very fine appearance. S.G. 51/51d.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 3081 () Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety space between "o" and "n" of Hong (6th printing [5]), unused, well centred with good colour, light horizontal crease at foot, few slightly pulled or short perfs. at top and tiny surface abrasions, fine appearance. S.G. 51f cat. £1700.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3082 () Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine dropped 2nd "E" from the seventh printing [8], unused (regummed), deep colour, small faults, a fresh and very good-appearing example from this rare, later-discovered printing of which only a portion of the positions have been identified. S.G. 51 var.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


Based on the work of Mick Goldsmith and Air Commodore R.N. Gurevitch, it has been concluded that there was a seventh printing of the first setting. On this position, the worn Jubilee has been replaced, although the breaks in the letters in the row above have not been corrected (including the broken "o" in Kong confirming its origin from seventh printing [8]).
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 3083 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, variety overprint double widely spaced (approx. 13mm.), centrally cancelled by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (22.1), rich deep colour, small surface scuffs (not uncommon on the Jubilee stamps), light horizontal crease at top, a fine example of this great rarity of Hong Kong. S.G. 51e cat. £14,000.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000


Expertisation: R.P.S. certificate (1932).

Provenance: Lt. Col. L.T. Rose-Hutchinson.

References: Air Commodore R.N. Gurevitch, Queen Victoria Postal Adhesives, Vol. 1, p. 225-226. Illustrated.

Colonel Webb recorded three types of Jubilee double overprints, the others showing closely spaced side-by-side overprints (of equal intensity) and the so-called "kiss print" doubles. Air Commodore Gurevitch records also another type with the two overprints of equal intensity and spaced 2mm. apart vertically, although he mentions that the side-by-side and vertical doubles should be viewed with some skepticism, while dismissing the kissprints as not real double overprints. Both authors consider the current stamp the true double overprint.
  Realized HK$172,500
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Lot 3084 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine, centrally cancelled by "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. dated "JA 21 91" (the day before issuance), showing the nicked B in Jubilee variety (2nd to 6th printings [3]), fine to very fine, only a small number of stamps are recorded with this rare cancellation, all from the same block. S.G. 51.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


This pre-first day cancellation was applied by favour to a small number of stamps.
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 3085 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine rejoined marginal block of 12 from the top of the pane from the 4th printing showing the complete setting of 12, including short U [1] and short J [6] major varieties, crisply cancelled by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (22.1, first day), comprising intact block of ten with rejoined vertical pair at right [6/12], deep colour, uniform faint yellowing on reverse and tiny light corner bend in upper sheet margin of the pair noted for accuracy, very fine and outstanding multiple. S.G. 51, 51a, 51b.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 3086 o Hong Kong, 1891 Jubilee 2c. carmine (12) comprising all 12 setting positions, including space between "o" and "n" of Hong (6th printing [5]) and short J (4th to 6th printings [6]) major varieties, cancelled by "Hong Kong/B" or "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (all 22.1 first day), few small faults or imperfections (including on the two varieties), mainly fine to very fine. S.G. 51, 51a, 51f.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3087 Hong Kong, 1898 $1 on 96c. black with additional Chinese character surcharge, variety characters inverted, very fine and fresh mint. S.G. 52 var; Yang 51c.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 3088 Hong Kong, 1898 $1 on 96c. black with additional Chinese character surcharge (slightly less intense shade than the preceding stamp), variety characters inverted, very fine and fresh mint showing faintest uniform gum yellowing (of little consequence). S.G. 52 var; Yang 51c.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3089 () Hong Kong, 1891 50c. on 48c. dull purple with additional Chinese character surcharge, variety additional ink/character (?) at top and 1898 $1 on 96c. black with additional Chinese character surcharge, showing slightly blunted tip to the bill of the Arabic "1" and the top Chinese characters shifting rightwards, unused with gum that has dried into the paper (former lightly aged), fine and unusual. S.G. 49 var, 52 var.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 600
  Realized HK$460
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Lot 3090 Hong Kong, 1898 $1 on 96c. black, fine to very fine and fresh mint. S.G. 53 cat. £3250.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3091 Hong Kong, 1898 $1 on 96c. grey-black, fine to very fine and fresh mint, small rust on reverse at hinging corner. S.G. 53a cat. £2750.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3092 Hong Kong, 1898 $1 on 96c. grey-black, mint, fresh, few faintly yellowed perf. tips on reverse, fine to very fine. S.G. 53a cat. £2750.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3093 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green, fine to very fine and fresh mint. S.G. 54 cat. £600.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3094 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green with large Chinese character, fine to very fine and fresh mint. S.G. 55c cat. £900.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3095 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green with large Chinese character, fine to very fine mint, good colour with lightly uniformly yellowed full original gum. S.G. 55c cat. £900.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3096 Hong Kong, 1898 10c. on 30c. grey-green with large Chinese character, mint, fresh with rich colour, light natural corner gum crease at lower left, very fine appearance. S.G. 55c cat. £900.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3097 / Hong Kong, 1900-01 2c., 4c. (plate number), 5c. (2) and 30c. blocks of four, together with 10c. block of 12, unmounted mint (one 5c. block and 30c. hinged in upper pair), good colours, 4c. lightly yellowed gum and some minor gum creasing, 30c. few tiny surface faults upper left stamp, fine to very fine set of blocks. S.G. 56-59, 61.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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