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Large Dragons
 
 
 

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Lot 83 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. yellow-green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, delicate pastel-like colour on bright white paper, cliché [24] shows slight overinking on right side of the Dragon, very fine unused with much original gum, trivial corner crease in selvedge at top left, minor faults and gum loss in selvedge at foot. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000
  Realized HK$517,500
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Lot 84 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, colour verging on a deep yellow-green on bright white paper, very fine unused with much original gum, insignificant gum loss in selvedge at foot, light bends in selvedge at top and a few truly insignificant gum tones on reverse not affecting its true overall freshness. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 280,000 - 320,000
  Realized HK$437,000
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Lot 85 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, bright "grass" green shade on fresh white paper, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum, natural yellowing on gum from irregular application, the faintest traces of tone spots in selvedge merely mentioned for accuracy. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 280,000 - 320,000
  Realized HK$402,500
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Lot 86 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, radiant red colour on bright white paper, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, minor gum loss in top right selvedge, a few light tones in selvedge at right and tiny piece of natural wood fibre in paper in selvedge at foot. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000
  Realized HK$690,000
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Lot 87 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. orange, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, dazzling colour on brilliant white paper, very fine unused with much original gum, lightly folded along horizontal perfs. between the 2nd and 3rd row of stamps and barely discernable natural horizontal bend across middle row of stamps of no importance, slight gum disturbance in selvedge at top as well as a few split perfs. there, and some gum loss in selvedge at foot. A magnificent sheet. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,000,000
  Realized HK$1,610,000
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Lot 88 P China, 1878 Proofs : Large Dragon 3ca. red-brown imperforate proofs with extra circle removed on thin wove ungummed paper, Setting III or IV, horizontal pair [18-13], good margins all around, fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$55,200
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Lot 89 /() China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. bright colours, well centred, fine unused, the 1ca. without gum, the 3ca. (guarantee handstamp on reverse just shows through to front) and 5ca. with much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 90 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. bright fresh colours, well centred, fine unused with traces (5ca., which has minute central black speck) to much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 91 /() China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. clear colours, fine and fresh unused, the 1ca. (blunt corner) with much original gum, the other two with redistributed gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 92 /() China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. deep bright colours, well centred, very good to fine appearance unused, the 1ca. regummed, the 3ca. and 5ca. (tone spots) with much original gum. Chan 1d-3.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 93 /() China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. very good to fine appearance unused, the first two have tones and the 5ca. (some thick gum) has paper hinge remainders and spots of oxidisation. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 94 China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fair to fine appearance unused, the 1ca. and 3ca. with traces to part original gum (disturbed, the 3ca. has horizontal gum creasing), and the 5ca. reperforated. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 95 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca (rough perfs.), cancelled by part to large part complete strikes of "Chinkiang/Post Office" double-ring d.s., the 3ca. with "11 Mar 79" and the 5ca. with "7 Feb 79" (very early) dates, fine to very fine for these. Chan 1-3b.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 96 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. yellow-green, cancelled by part "Custom House/Wuhu" double-ring d.s. in red with date inserted by hand, fine. Chan 1a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 97 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, rough perfs., centrally cancelled by "Post Office/Chinkiang" double-ring d.s. of "11 Feb 79", stamp has a few trimmed perforations at top left corner, fine strike of this scarce cancellation and a very early date. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 98 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, large hole perforations, centrally cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "Nov 26 79", very fine strike. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Unsold
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Lot 99 () China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. orange, deep colour, fine appearance unused without gum, light diagonal crease at foot. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 100 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. bistre, rough perfs., deep colour, with centrally struck nearly complete impression of "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s. of "Dec 14 78", a few blunt perfs. at left, extremely fine strike of the Customs cancellation during the first year of issue of the Large Dragons. Chan 3b.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (2011).
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Lot 101 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. bistre-brown, rough perfs., cancelled by small Tientsin type 1 seal, small faults, very good appearance. Chan 3b.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Unsold
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Lot 102 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. orange, cancelled by part strike of "I.G. o(f Customs)/Peking" double-ring d.s. of "Aug 2? 80" in blue, also with partial strike of seal cancellation at top left, very fine and scarce example of this dated canceller on stamps. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 103 /() China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. green and 3ca. brown-red, good colours, well centred, fine unused, the 1ca. has part original gum (slight yellowing in places due to a few gum build ups and small paper hinge remainder). Chan 4, 5.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 104 China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. deep green, heavy impression, rich colour, particularly well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with part original gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 105 o China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals, fine to very fine appearance, a few faults, the 3ca. is sound and the 5ca. has light creasing. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 106 o China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals in black or blue, fine appearance, the 3ca. has tiny marginal corner crease and the 5ca. has two thinned corners at top. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 107 o China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. to 5ca. the 1ca. (corner crease) and 3ca. (sound) cancelled by seals, and the 5ca. (thinnings and creased) cancelled by part Customs Newchwang (?) double-ring d.s., fine appearance. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 108 o China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. green with "NCH" (North China Herald) perfin, cancelled by Shanghai seal, fine, a couple of shortish perfs. at foot. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Unsold
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Lot 109 o China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 3ca. brown-red, deep colour, centrally cancelled by "Amoy Customs/Mail/Matter" oval h.s. in red, fine and fresh. Chan 5.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 110 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., the 1ca. cancelled by "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s. of "Oct 15" without year date, and the 3ca. and 5ca. cancelled by "Customs/Chinkiang" double-ring d.s. of "Aug 6 84" and "Mar 31 80" (error of year date) respectively, fine to very fine, the 5ca. with the error of year date (corresponding to the thin paper issue) is most intriguing. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 111 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. bright green, clean-cut perfs., cancelled by Newchwang seal, fine part strike, stamp stained at top left. Chan 7.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 112 o China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 5ca. chrome-yellow, clean-cut perfs., cancelled by Shanghai seal, fine to very fine. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 113 o China, 1878-85 Large Dragon, the twenty-six clichés of the 3 candarins, as classified by the owner, with all papers and perforations represented, good to fine used with a number of nice examples, some faults (26). Chan 2, 5, 8, 11.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 114 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. fresh bright colours, fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper 1ca. and 5ca., and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca., the 1ca. without gum, the 3ca. and 5ca. with part original gum, hinge remainders and slight adherences. Chan 1, 3, 8.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 115 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper 1ca. (light offset on reverse) and 5ca., both without gum, and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca. (creased and slight adherence causing minor colour suffusion on reverse) with part to much original gum. Chan 1, 3, 7.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 116 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper 1ca. and 5ca., and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca., the 1ca. (lightly toned) and 3ca. (pencil marks on reverse) with part to much original gum, and the 5ca. regummed. Chan 1, 3, 7.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 117 /() China, 1878-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. the first two with bright colours, very good to fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 3ca. with beginning of broken claw at lower right, much original gum, and 1883-85 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 1ca. (regummed), and rough perfs. 5ca. (colour slightly oxidised) with part original gum. Chan 2, 7, 12.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 118 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper 1ca. and 5ca., and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca., the 1ca. with part original gum (adherences), 3ca. (small perf. faults at top) has disturbed gum, and the 5ca. is regummed. Chan 1a, 3, 8.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 119 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. fresh colours, fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper 1ca. (small sealed tear at top) and 5ca. (regummed), and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca. (toned corner perf.), the 1ca. and 3ca. with part to much original gum. Chan 1, 3, 8.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 120 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper 1ca. (tiny inclusion on reverse) and 5ca., and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca. (small perf. split at foot), the 1ca. with part original gum and the other two are regummed. Chan 1, 3, 8.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 121 /() China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. and 3ca. very good to fine appearance unused, comprising 1878 thin paper issue 3ca. rough perfs. (much original gum but toned) and 5ca. (regummed), and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 1ca. (regummed, paper adherences). Chan 2, 3, 7.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 122 o China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca (large holes perfs.), cancelled by seals, the 1ca. lightly toned, otherwise fine. Chan 1a-3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 123 o China, 1878-83 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals (the first two in blue), comprising 1878 thin paper, large holes perfs., 1ca. and 5ca. (perfs. slightly improved at upper left), and 1883 thick paper, clean-cut perfs., 3ca., mainly fine. Chan 1, 3, 8.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 124 o China, 1882-85 Large Dragon 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals, comprising 1882 wide margin 3ca., and 1885 thick paper, rough perfs., 1ca. and 5ca., fine to very fine. Chan 5, 10, 12.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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