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Asian Stamps & Postal History


1932-1948 Issues
 
 
 

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Lot 528 P China, 1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing die proof of 1c. orange on wove paper (33 x 51mm.), very fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 529 P China, 1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing die proof of 15c. (unissued) in blue on wove paper (35 x 50mm.), very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 530 P China, 1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing die proof of $2 red-brown and blue on wove paper (34 x 50mm.) showing guide lines, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 531 P China, 1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing die proof of $5 blackish green and red on wove paper (41 x 55mm.) showing guide lines, some age spots mostly in margins, fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 532 S China, 1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing 1c. to $5, and Second London printing wide stamp 25c. and $5, each handstamped "Specimen" in sans-serif capitals, two different types, fine to very fine unused with much original gum or without gum (both Second London stamps). Chan 305-311, 325, 328.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 533 /o China, 1931 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing, a mint assembly of bottom corner blocks of four with plate numbers, comprising 1c. (2), 2c., 4c. (3), 20c. (2), $2 (3) and $5 (3), with each dollar value showing plate numbers "1A" and "1B" for the frame plates and "1A" ($5) and "1B" ($2) for the vignette plates, also $1 marginal singles (2) with plate numbers used, fine to very fine. A splendid assembly. Chan 305-311.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 534 P China, 1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 1c. orange imperforate plate proof (stamp-size) on thin paper, mounted on card (37 x 38mm.), fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 535 P China, 1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 15c. blue-green imperforate plate proof (stamp-size) on thin paper, mounted on card (38 x 38mm.), fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 536 P China, 1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing die proof of 12c. (unissued) in red on wove gummed paper (45 x 52mm.), toned gum not really affecting the fine appearance from front and inconsequential split in outer extremity of margin at lower left well clear of the stamp impression.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 537 P China, 1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing die proof of 15c. in blue on thick wove surfaced paper (56 x 70mm.), with printer's endorsement "for work as submitted", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 538 China, 1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 5c. green, narrow stamp, type C, part sheet of one hundred (10 x 10) with complete selvedge at top and sides, showing various retouches, handstamped sheet number "104", fine appearance with much original gum which is tropicalised, some splitting along perfs. in top sheet margin, the largest recorded multiple of the 5c. narrow stamp type C. Chan 314a.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 539 China, 1931-37 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing, a mint assembly of corner blocks of four with sheet or plate numbers, comprising 2c. (2), 4c. (7, with a block of six, also a single), 15c., 25c. (2), $2 (2) and $5 (2) showing various plate numbers, the $2 and $5 each show frame and vignette plate numbers separately, and 2c. to $5 showing sheet numbers in top right corner, mainly fine to very fine, some values to 25c. are toned. Chan 312-319.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 540 China, 1932 Northwest Scientific Expedition 1c. to 10c. blocks of four with sheet margin at left, the 4c. is an arrow block (folded), fine and fresh unmounted mint, with the slightest traces of gum disturbance. Chan 329-332.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 541 China, 1932 Northwest Scientific Expedition 1c. to 10c. complete sheets of one hundred with selvedge all around showing imprints, plate numbers and sheet requisition numbers, the 10c. with missing top right corner selvedge which has been substituted from another sheet, unused with full original gum which is toned and affects the appearance from front, splitting in places with the 1c. sheet split in half, very good to fine appearance and one of the few surviving sets of complete sheets. Chan 329-332.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000
  Realized HK$115,000
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Lot 542 China, 1932 Northwest Scientific Expedition 1c. to 10c. with Martyrs 30c. on 1933 (Apr.) registered envelope from Sven Hedin in Peiping to Alma Hedin in Stockholm via Shanghai (21.4), cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual c.d.s., signed Sven Hedin on reverse, fine, usual gum staining around stamps. Chan 329-332.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 543 China, 1932 Northwest Scientific Expedition 1c. to 10c. vertical pairs with Dr. Sun Yat-sen 15c. and Martyrs 10c. (on reverse) on 1933 (12 Feb.) registered envelope from Sven Hedin in Peiping to Stockholm (23.3) via Shanghai (14.2), cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual c.d.s., signed Sven Hedin on reverse, envelope has light toning, fine. Chan 329-332.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 544 P China, 1932(c.) Peking Martyrs die proof of vignette for Chan Ying-shih 1c. and 50c. in indigo on small surfaced card (26 x 27mm.), fine despite light uniform toning.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 545 P China, 1932(c.) Peking Martyrs die proof of vignette for Chan Ying-shih 1c. and 50c. in myrtle green on thick surfaced wove paper (32 x 38mm.), very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 546 P China, 1932(c.) Peking Martyrs die proof of vignette for Chan Ying-shih 1c. and 50c. in black on surfaced card (31 x 33mm.), fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 547 China, 1932 (8 Sept.) double-weight value-declared envelope registered from Canton to Sweden via Hong Kong (9.9) bearing Peking Martyr 8c., 10c., 20c., 30c., 40c. and Junk 7c. (on reverse), all tied by "Punyu (Canton)" bilingual c.d.s. with "Valeur Déclarée" label alongside, envelope has small faults not affecting stamps, extremely rare foreign mail Value-Declared cover and believed to be the earliest known usage of any Martyrs stamps.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 548 China, 1937 surcharge in red on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 1c. on 5c. green, wide stamp, type B, with definitive Second London printing 5c. vertical strip of three and single on 1937 double registered envelope to Kunming (18.11) via Yaoan (14.11), cancelled by "Kwangluchen" bilingual segmented c.d.s. with date blank, the surcharged 1c. on 4c. additionally tied by "Kunming/(Yunnanfu)" bilingual arrival c.d.s., very fine commercial usage of the Provisional to make up the 21c. rate (double registration fee 16c. + domestic postage 5c. = 21c.). A great rarity used on a commercial envelope. Chan 322a, 363.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


LESS THAN TEN EXAMPLES OF THE PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE 1C. ON 4C., WIDE STAMP, TYPE B, ARE RECORDED ON COVER.
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 549 P China, 1938(c.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen die proof of essay of small vignette in dark green, sunk on wove paper (60 x 62mm.), a few marginal thins and small tear in margin at far right, fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 550 P China, 1938(c.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen die proof of essay of small vignette in dark green, sunk on wove paper (30 x 72mm.), dated "13/6/30" in manuscript, light peripheral tones, nevertheless fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 551 P China, 1938(c.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen die proof of essay of vignette in black, sunk on thick wove toned paper (94 x 127mm.), fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 552 China, 1939 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing perf. 14 2c. olive-green, complete sheet of two hundred with selvedge all around showing imprints (plate numbers missing) and sheet requisition numbers, fine to very fine unused with practically full original gum (light tones), folded in places along perfs. and minor marginal splitting. Rare. Chan 386.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
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Lot 553 China, 1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hong Kong Chung Hwa printing watermarked $1 to $20 in complete sheets of fifty with Chinese imprint at top and English imprint at foot, fine unused with large part to much original gum, tone spots on gum. Chan 392-396.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 554 () China, 1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing imperf. $5 sheets of fifty (2), each stamp showing central portrait misplaced, very good to fine appearance unused, both are toned and creased (one more so than the other).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 555 China, 1939 150th Anniv. of U.S. Constitution 5c. to $1, complete sheets of one hundred with selvedge all around, folded in half, fine appearance unused (from the front) with much original gum which has various degrees of toning. Chan 399-402.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 556 () China, 1939 Martyrs Hong Kong printing unwatermarked ½c. sepia, an imperforate block of 100 from the right of the sheet with selvedge on three sides showing Chinese and English imprints, and plate number "AA126", fine appearance unused, faults. A rare multiple. Chan 433 var.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 557 China, 1940 surcharged in red 4c. on 5c. green Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing, variety lower left character "Tso" instead of "Fun" and Martyr 8c. horizontal strip of three, on 1941 (13 Jan.) express envelope to Tientsin (14.1), cancelled by "Shantung" c.d.s., fine and scarce variety commercially used. Chan 480a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 558 P China, 1941 Dr. Sun Yat-sen American Bank Note Co. die proof of 5c. in yellow-green (issued colour) on India surfaced paper (73 x 84mm.), with die number "81128", on card (73 x 84mm.), very fine and appealing.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 559 P China, 1941 Dr. Sun Yat-sen American Bank Note Co. die proof of $1 in black and brown (issued colour) on India surfaced paper (79 x 80mm.), with die number "81136", mounted on sunken card (126 x 105mm.), usual minor defects in marginal "guide crosses", fine and appealing.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 560 China, 1941 Dr. Sun Yat-sen American Bank Note Co. printing $2 black and blue, variety centre inverted, a resplendent example with sheet margin, position 6, with manuscript number in lower right corner of the sheet margin, characteristic centring frame to foot, deep rich colours as when issued, very fine unmounted mint, the gum is pristine on the stamp, the sheet margin only has slight ageing. A fantastic example of this twentieth century rarity. Chan 508a.
Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,000,000


Provenance: A.L. Powell, H.R. Harmer (London), 1.5.1967, lot 152.

References: Huang Kuang-Sheng, The Journal of the Philatelist's Club of the Philippines, No. 39 (1991), pp. 21-44.
Zhao Ren Long, "The Appearance of a Phenomenal Block of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Inverted Center", Stamps World (Hong Kong), No. 118 (12.9.1992), pp. 4-6.

Only one sheet of fifty is believed to have been printed with this error.

This is example A-22 in Huang Kuang-Sheng's listing. Illustrated in The Chinese Philatelist, No. 39 (1991), pp. 26 and 30.

This stamp originally adjoined the sheet margin example from position 7, which also had a manuscript "10" written in the lower left corner of the sheet margin.
  Realized HK$1,495,000
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Lot 561 S China, 1941 Thrift Movement miniature sheet overprinted in Cyrillic, Chinese and French for the Russian Philatelic Society Exhibition in Shanghai on 28 February 1943, with "Specimen" overprint in English and Cyrillic in blue, fine and fresh unused without gum as issued, light transparent grease spotting along sheet margin at right, as well as a few faint tone spots. Chan MS1.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 562 o China, 1941 Thrift Movement miniature sheet overprinted in Cyrillic, Chinese and French for the Russian Philatelic Society Exhibition in Shanghai on 28 February 1943, cancelled by commemorative double-ring d.s. Chan MS1.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 563 China, 1942 (22 Aug.) surcharge of "40" cents in red for Yunnan on 50c. blue, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese and English imprints, plate number "2" (reversed), and "027" sheet requisition number, position 11 shows left two characters of surcharge missing and position 55 shows top right character "Chen" instead "Gai", unused with much original gum which has age spotting, reinforced splitting along central vertical row of perfs. in the lower portion of the sheet because of damage to two stamps, very good to fine appearance. Rare. Chan 547, b.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 564 China, 1942-44 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing perf. 13 16c. olive-brown, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing marginal imprint at lower right and the stamp in position 200 is the thin "16" variety, fine to very fine unused without gum as issued, some buckling or splitting along central horizontal row of perforations, and a few minor tones mostly cofined to margins. An important and immensely rare surviving sheet. Chan 549, a.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 565 China, 1942-43 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng engraved perf. $30 grey-violet, a complete sheet of one hundred with selvedge on all four sides showing Chinese imprint, top horizontal row is variety imperforate top margin (8mm.), fine to very fine unused without gum as issued, a few tones at left. Chan 624, e.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 566 China, 1942-43 "DPP" overprints, an unused selection (13), including East Szechwan (3), Fukien, Kansu (5), Kiangsi, Kwangsi, Kweichow and Yunnan, fine to very fine. Chan 629-633, 635-636, 639.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 567 China, 1943 surcharge of "50" cents in red for the General Office on 16c. olive-brown, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing marginal imprint at lower right, fine to very fine and fresh unused without gum as issued. Chan 642.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 568 China, 1943 surcharge of "50" cents with two vertical bars in black for East Szechwan on 16c. olive-brown, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing marginal imprint at lower right and the stamp in position 200 is the thin "16" variety, fine to very fine and fresh unused without gum as issued. Chan 656, a.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 569 China, 1943 surcharge of "50" cents with two vertical bars in red for Kweichow on 16c. olive-brown block of ten (2 x 5) from the foot of the sheet, 3rd stamp in right vertical row is the variety top character in D.P.P. overprint "Chuen" instead of "Kuo", bright colour, excellent centring, very fine unused without gum as issued, variety has tiny tone spot in margin. Chan 671, a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 570 China, 1943 surcharge of "50" cents with two vertical bars in red for Yunnan on 16c. olive-brown with Dr. Sun Yat-sen $1 pair and $2 (2) cancelled by "Republic Anniversary" commemorative cachet on 1944 (10 Oct.) registered express local Chungking envelope, fine. Chan 674.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 571 S China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents, a selection (33) each with two-character "Specimen" handstamps in purple, black, or red, fine to very fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 572 S China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents, blocks of four (7) from East Szechwan, Kansu, Kwangtung and Yunnan, all with two-character "Specimen" handstamps, unused.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 573 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for East Szechwan, set of three, in complete sheets of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese and English imprints and sheet numbers, and sheet requisition numbers, fine unused, the 13c. green Hong Kong Martyrs watermarked sheet with much original gum, the few usual split perfs., three stamps have tones. Chan 675-677.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 574 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in black for Honan, the set of seven, unused with much original gum or without gum, the 20c. on 13c. Hong Kong Martyrs watermarked shows surcharge shifted to right and the 20c. on 17c. Dr. Sun Yat-sen has brownish gum and small hinge thinning, otherwise fine (8). Chan 683, 684a-689.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 575 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red or black for Hunan, complete set of nine, unused with much original gum or without gum, the 13c. Peking Martyr has lightly toned gum (H.L. Chung guarantee handstamp), mainly fine (10). Chan 690-698.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 576 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kiangsi, complete set of nine, eight with sheet margin at top or foot, fine unused with much original gum or without gum. Chan 710-718.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 577 S China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kiangsi on 13c. green Peking Martyr block of eighteen (6 x 3), each stamp with "Specimen" in Chinese characters in black, fine unused with small part original gum, first vertical row has horizontal bend. Chan 710.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
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Lot 578 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kiangsi on 16c. olive-brown Hong Kong Chung Hwa Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese and English imprints, position 120 with lower right character "Gai" instead of "Tso" and position 140 with upper right character "Tso" instead of "Gai", unused with much original gum, three areas of gum toning and staining on reverse just showing through to front, fine appearance overall. Chan 713, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 579 () China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kiangsi on 17c. bronze-green Hong Kong Martyr, two examples, variety surcharge double (one inverted) and variety surcharge misplaced, fine unused without gum, the latter has uniform toning. Chan 714c, f.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 580 () China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kiangsi on 28c. olive Hong Kong Martyr block of four with sheet margin at left, variety surcharge misplaced vertically, fine unused. Chan 717b.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 581 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kwangsi on 17c. bronze-green Hong Kong Martyr, variety surcharge double (one sideways), fine unused with part original gum, one lightly toned perf. Chan 723a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 582 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kwangtung, small character surcharge, complete set of eight, unused, the 20c. on 21c. has light corner crease, otherwise fine. Chan 735-742.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 583 () China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kwangtung, small character surcharge, on 13c. green Hong Kong Martyr unwatermarked, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese imprints and English imprints with plate number "AG1.2", and sheet requisition number, unused without gum, folded, light creasing and reinforcing in places, toned. A rare and impressive sheet. Chan 736.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000
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Lot 584 () China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kwangtung on 17c. bronze-green Hong Kong Martyr unwatermarked, narrow stamp with small character surcharge, fine unused without gum. Chan 739.
Estimate HK$ 700 - 900
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Lot 585 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kwangtung on 17c. bronze-green watermarked Hong Kong Martyr, small character surcharge, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese imprints and English imprints with plate number "AH1.1", and sheet requisition number, fine unused with original gum which has partly dried into the paper, a few minor marginal faults or split/reinforced perfs., an incredible surviving sheet with this scarce stamp. Chan 740.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000
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Lot 586 () China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red for Kwangtung on 21c. sepia Hong Kong Martyr, small character surcharge, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese imprints and English imprints with plate number "AQ1.7", and sheet requisition number, unused without gum, insignificant piece of top right corner margin missing, folded and some split/reinforced perfs., a remarkable surviving sheet containing this very scarce stamp. Chan 741.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000
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Lot 587 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in black for Shensi on 13c. green Peking Martyr, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese imprints and English imprints with plate number "3", and sheet requisition number, fine unused with much original gum, two stamps at lower right have toning on gum, folded in half and split/reinforced perfs. Chan 752.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 588 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in black for Shensi on 13c. green Hong Kong Martyr watermarked, variety surcharge double, fine unused with much original gum. Chan 754b.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 589 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in black for West Szechwan, complete set of seven in blocks of four with sheet margin at top, fine unused with much original gum or without gum. Chan 756-762.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 590 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in black for West Szechwan on 16c. olive-brown Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a complete sheet of 200 with selvedge all round showing Chinese and English imprints, and sheet requisition number, fine unused with much original gum, folded in half and a few light creases. Chan 759.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 591 China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in black for Yunnan on 13c. green Hong Kong Martyrs watermarked, block of 64 showing various surcharge variations, fine appearance unmounted mint, four stamps in bottom right row are creased and some light tones on gum. Chan 765.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 592 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red or black for various Provinces, a mint or unused selection with blocks, including Kwangsi wide and narrow settings, set of nine (2 sets), mainly fine (approx. 200). Not illustrated..
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 593 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red or black for various Provinces, a mint or unused selection with pairs, blocks, and varieties, including Kansu 20c. on 13c. Hong Kong Martyrs watermarked with surcharge double, and Kiangsi 20c. on 16c. pair with one stamp lower right character "Gai" instead of "Tso", mainly fine (approx. 200).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Unsold
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Lot 594 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red or black for various Provinces, a mint or unused assembly in a stockbook arranged by Province, with blocks, good to fine (approx. 800). Not illustrated..
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 595 /() China, 1943 surcharge of "20" cents in red or black for various Provinces, a mint or unused assembly of blocks of four, including Fukien set of five in blocks of four, Kansu set of seven in blocks of four with additional 20c. on 21c. Martyr corner block of four with lower right stamp variety lower right character "Tso" omitted, Kiangsi short set of eight in blocks of four with 20c. on 13c. Peking Martyrs with much original gum, Kwangsi wide space set of seven in blocks of four, and Kweichow set of nine in blocks of four; also East Szechwan 20c. on 21c. Hong Kong Martyrs block of 99 representing the left half of the sheet showing Chinese and English imprints and plate number "AQ1.3" and Kwangsi 20c. on 13c. Peking Martyr block of fifty (toned). Mainly fine for these (380+).
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 596 China, 1944 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $2 blue-green complete sheet of 150 with selvedge all round showing Chinese imprint at lower right and 30c. brown part sheet of eighty with selvedge on three sides showing similar imprint, and 1948 Gold Yuan $1 on 30c. brown part sheet of fifty, all with elephant watermark, fine to very fine unused without gum as issued, the sheet folded in half. Chan 787, 788, G50var.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 597 China, 1944 War Refugees Relief Fund $2+$2 on 50c.+50c. to $10+$10 on 33c.+33c., each stamp variety surcharge omitted, fine to very fine mint. Chan 815a-819a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 598 China, 1945 20th Anniv. of Death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 to $30, half sheets of 50 (10 x 5) from the top of the sheet with selvedge on three sides and sheet requisition numbers, fine unused without gum as issued. Chan 835-840.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 599 P China, 1945 Equal Treaties with Great Britain and U.S.A. $10 rose lilac, red and blue die proof on India surfaced paper (85 x 76mm.), die number "85113", with punched guide crosses on both sides, two tiny tone spots in margins, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 600 P China, 1945 Inauguration of Chairman Chiang Kai-shek $2 to $20, the set of six die proofs in issued colours on India surfaced paper (71 x 88mm.), die numbers "85729" to "85734", with punched guide crosses on both sides, each mounted on sunken card (152 x 227mm.), with file endorsement "F11811" in pencil on reverse, very fine and appealing assembly. Ex M.F. Fuang collection.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 601 China, 1945 Kiaotung surcharges $10 on ½c. on 1c. to $80 on 30c., the set of five, fine to very fine unused (5). Chan 892-896.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 602 China, 1946 Second Shanghai Union surcharge, the basic set of twelve in panes of fifty with selvedge on three sides, showing Chinese imprints or English imprints + plate number, representing the complete surcharge setting, fine to very fine and fresh unmounted mint, one has light gum toning in one corner. Chan 897-902, 904, 905, 907-910.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 603 China, 1946-47 Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 5c. green Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing, unwatermarked, centred just to lower right, fine unmounted mint, faintest trace of foxing at left. An outstanding example of this rare stamp. Chan 953.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 604 China, 1946-47 Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 5c. green Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing, unwatermarked, centred just to lower left, fine unmounted mint, lightly toned on reverse. Chan 953.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 605 China, 1946-47 Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 8c. brown-orange Hong Kong Martyr, watermarked, fine unmounted mint. Chan 955.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 606 () China, 1946 Chungking Dah Tung surcharge in blue $20 on 3c. brown Hong Kong Martyr, watermarked, block of four, fine appearance unused without gum, folded along central horizontal row of perfs., lightly toned. A rare block. B.P.A. certificate (2015). Chan 970.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 607 o China, 1946 Chungking Dah Tung surcharge in blue $20 on 3c. brown Hong Kong Martyr, watermarked, fine to very fine used. Ex Lee Hill. Chan 970.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 608 P China, 1947 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Fourth London printing master die proof in powder blue with blank value tablets on wove gummed paper (37 x 57mm.), printer's manuscript notation "N320" in lower right corner, two tiny filing holes in margin at top, fine and a lovely example of the printer's artwork.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 609 China, 1947 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Shanghai Dah Yeh printing $20,000 yellow-green and red, block of four from the top left corner of the sheet with pre-printing paperfold, slight colour suffusion, otherwise fine unused without gum as issued. Chan 1039.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 610 China, 1947 Presentation book for the 22nd Universal Postal Congress in Paris with various issues affixed to pages, including 1946 First Shanghai Dah Tung printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $20 to $5000, mainly fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Unsold
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