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1897-1910 Imperial Post
 
 
 

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Lot 430 China, 1897 I.C.P. ½c. to $5, with additional shades of values to 20c. and 50c., mainly fine unused with part to much original gum, one 30c. without gum and one 50c. toned, the $2 (some glazed gum from hinges or removal of such) shows misplaced background and interesting lithographic printing variety at bottom right. Chan 92-103.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 431 /() China, 1897 I.C.P. ½c. to $5, fine appearance unused, most with part to much original gum, the $2 without gum and the $5 with part original gum, each has a short perf., the 30c. also has faults. Chan 92-103.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 432 o China, 1897 I.C.P. 2c. (4, with pair), 4c. (6, with two pairs), 5c. on piece and 50c., cancelled by dollar daters in black or brown, including "Ichang", "Kiungchow", "Lungchow", "Ningpo", and "Swatow", fine to very fine strikes. A choice selection (12). Chan 94-96, 100.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 433 China, 1897 I.C.P. ½c. dull purple, a complete sheet of eighty (16 x 5) with selvedge all round, composed of four full interpanneau panes of twenty, very good appearance unused with large part original gum, paper adherence at top, natural crease affects four stamps in the first two panes, and the top right stamp has stain from pronounced gum toning, the sheet has uniform toning from the gum, but the perfs. remain intact. A remarkable surviving sheet. Chan 92.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 434 China, 1897 I.C.P. 1c. chrome-yellow double pane of forty from the left of the sheet with practically complete margins on three sides, very good appearance unused with original gum which is obscured by backing paper, light age spotting mostly on reverse, a few small faults. Chan 93.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 435 China, 1897 I.C.P. 1c. golden yellow, a pristine mint complete sheet of eighty (16 x 5) with selvedge all round, composed of four full interpanneau panes of twenty, dazzling colour, very fine and fresh, insignificant fibre adherences on reverse. An impressive sheet, and one of the few extant in such a remarkable state of conservation. Chan 93.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 436 China, 1897 I.C.P. 4c. brown double pane of forty with small interpanneau margin and one row only of perfs. there, fine and fresh appearance mint, the top three stamps in the first vertical row are faulty or defective due to separation of perfs., the lower right stamp has a few trimmed perfs. and its neighbouring stamp also has tiny defect. Chan 95.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 437 China, 1897 I.C.P. 5c. rose-red double pane of forty from the right of the sheet with practically complete margins on three sides, showing two small marginal "guide dots", excellent colour of notable freshness, fine unused with much original gum, a few hinge remainders and minor perf. faults, centrally folded along one vertical row of perfs. in the interpane margin. Chan 96.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 438 China, 1897 I.C.P. 50c. black-green, error of colour, deep rich colour, particularly well centred, very good to fine appearance with much original gum, toned. Chan 100a.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


According to M.D. Chow, there were only 240 examples of the 50c. black-green error sold.
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 439 China, 1897 I.C.P. 50c. blue-green, error of colour, rough perfs., good colour, well centred, very good to fine appearance with much original gum which is toned and just affects the appearance from the front, the rarer of the two errors. Chan 100b.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


According to M.D. Chow, there were only 80 examples of the 50c. blue-green error sold.
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 440 o China, 1897 I.C.P. $2 orange and yellow, cancelled by part "Tientsin" dollar dater, sealed tear at top, scarce postally used. Chan 102.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 441 P China, Chinese Imperial Post : The magnificent assembly of Waterlow imperforate plate proofs on wove paper, each diagonally die-stamped or overprinted "Waterlow & Sons Ltd./Specimen", comprising diagonally die-stamped with large characters (wide spaced) in blue 2c. scarlet, 4c. brown, 4c. vermilion, 30c. deep ochre, 30c. violet and $1 deep red and yellow (mounted on Waterlow sample card with reference number "611"), diagonally overprinted with small characters (middle spaced) in black or blue ½c. indigo, 1c. pale sky blue, 5c. vermillion, 10c. brown, 50c. violet (overprint in blue) and $5 claret and yellow, and with small characters (narrow spaced) in black 20c. red-orange, 30c. deep maroon, $1 blue and yellow and $2 deep claret and yellow, all indicative of the highly refined printing technique of Waterlow & Sons, lightly toned mostly on reverse and therefore not significantly affecting the superlative colours and desirability of this rare group. From the Waterlow & Sons sample books or printer's archives (16).
Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000
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Lot 442 China, 1898-1906 C.I.P. 2c. to $5 and 1905-10 colours changed 2c. to 16c., mainly fine and fresh unused with part to much original gum, the 3c. blue-green has small marginal defect at right, and the $5 has a diagonal crease and a few light yellow spots on gum (18).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 443 /() China, 1898-1906 C.I.P. ½c. to $5, fine and fresh appearance unused, a number with part to much original gum, the 30c., $1 and $5 are regummed.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 444 China, 1898 C.I.P. watermarked ½c. to $5, with additional 5c., mainly fine unused with part to much original gum, hinge remainders, the $1 a little soiled and the $2 has glazing on the hinge remainders (13). Chan 104-115.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 445 o China, 1898 C.I.P. watermarked 1c. orange, with pronounced vertical pre-printing paperfold ("pli accordéon") at right ending in small split at foot, cancelled by part "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., light diagonal crease, otherwise fine. Chan 105var.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 446 China, 1898 C.I.P. watermarked 5c. salmon, horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, centred to left, fine unused with much original gum, slight oxidisation in top right corner. Chan 108g.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 447 /() China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark ½c. to $5 and 1905-10 colours changed 2c. to 16c., with various shades, the $1 is watermarked, very good to fine unused mostly with part to much original gum, a few small tones, the $1, $2 (small paper adherence at top left) and $5 are fine and fresh (30). Chan 113, 116-125, 127-135.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 448 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark ½c. brown and 5c. reddish orange double panes of forty, each with parts of selvedge on three sides, unused with much original gum (the latter has some light age spotting), buckling or splitting, and six 5c. stamps at the sides of the pane have slight oxidisation, very good to fine. Chan 116, 120.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 449 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 1c. deep orange, vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine to very fine and fresh mint, top stamp has hinge remainder. Chan 117e.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 450 () China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 1c. orange, vertical strip of five with interpane margin at right, variety imperforate between, unused without gum, top stamp has short residual gum crease of no consequence. Chan 117k.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 451 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 1c. brownish orange vertical strip of five from the top of the pane, variety imperforate between and imperforate in top margin, fine to very fine unused with large part original gum (some disturbance), top stamp has a couple of small paper adherences from a stamp to which it was previously stuck and bottom stamp has lightly toned perfs. Chan 117ki.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 452 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 2c. scarlet pane of twenty with sheet number "464", selvedge on three sides (one piece missing), fine unused with much original gum, small faults with slight oxidisation at right and a few split/reinforced perfs.; also 2c. deep red pane of twenty unused, each stamp with Waterlow punch holes. Chan 118, a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 453 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 2c. scarlet, vertical strip of five with interpane margin at right, variety imperforate between, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 118f.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 454 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermarked 4c. deep chestnut, vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine and fresh appearance unused with large part to much original gum, some glazing from protective mount and lower stamp has tiny pinhole. Chan 119a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 455 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 5c. reddish orange, vertical strip of five with interpane margin at left, variety imperforate between, fine unused with much original gum, small tones in margin at lower right and bottom stamp has trivial paper adherence, faults in interpane margin, a rare and striking variety. Chan 120c.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 456 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 5c. orange, a complete sheet of 240 (less two stamps from the lower right pane), with selvedge nearly all round, unused with backing paper, each stamp with Waterlow punch hole, one stamp defective, some splitting along perfs. with one horizontal row completely severed, toned and soiled to varying degrees, with printer's pencil annotations in margins relating to file number, date and production numbers, "File Copy", "181504, 6/2/1902, 600,000" and interesting note in interpanneau margin "Wrong colour". An exceptional archival item, having survived in complete sheet format. Chan 121.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 457 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark 10c. green interpanneau block of six (2 x 3), perf. 14 vertically, left vertical strip of three perf. 12 horizontally and right vertical strip perf. 14 horizontally, very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, a striking example of the perforation variations within the same sheet. Chan 122var.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 458 China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark $2 claret and yellow, horizontal strip of four with sheet margin at top, right stamp shows re-entry of "Nee", each stamp with Waterlow punch holes, very fine and fresh unused without gum. Chan 127, a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 459 () China, 1900-06 C.I.P. no watermark $1, $2 and $5, complete sheets of forty-eight (8 x 6) with selvedge all around, good colours for these, fine appearance unused, each stamp with Waterlow punch holes, with contemporary and non-contemporary "File Copy" annotations, the $1 (split and reinforced in places) and $2 (missing a few pieces of selvedge) affixed to backing pages, and the $5 centrally split vertically, soiling and/or toning, very rare surviving sheets. Chan 126-128.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 460 o China, 1905-10 C.I.P. colours changed 10c. dull blue, horizontal imperforate between pair, cancelled by Chinese Post Office roller type, fine. Chan 134e.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 461 China, 1906 (14 Apr.) local envelope to the Custom House bearing C.I.P. 2c. red diagonal bisect, tied by "Changsha" bilingual c.d.s., cancelled one day after the four authorised days for this bisect. Signed L.F. Livingston. Chan 136H.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 462 China, 1909 Hsuan Tung First Year 2c., 3c. and 7c. half sheets of fifty (5 x 10) with selvedge on three sides, mainly fine and fresh unmounted mint, a couple of negligible tone spots, the first three 3c. stamps in the left vertical row have blunt perfs. Chan 137-139.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 463 China, 1909 Hsuan Tung First Year 2c. and 3c. complete sheets of one hundred (10 x 10) with selvedge all around, light uniform toning, otherwise fine mint; also Yunnan 1929 Unification 1c. to 10c. in half sheets of fifty and 1933 Tan Yen-Kai 2c., 5c. and 25c. corner blocks of 25 (2 sets), both issues with imprints and plate numbers, mint, a few light tones on gum. Chan 137, 138, Y21-Y23, Y52-Y54.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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