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Sale 77

Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Philippe Orsetti : Q.V. Revenue Stamps
 
 
 

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Lot 1141 P Hong Kong, Q.V. First Issue 1868 30c. die proof in black on glazed card (92 x 60mm.), initialed and marked "After Hardening" and dated "Sept. 9, 1868", some inconsequential faint edge ageing, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1142 P Hong Kong, Q.V. First Issue 1868 $1.50 brown-carmine imperf. die proof (in issued colour) on watermarked thin, gummed paper; together with perf. 15½ x 15 1867-68 50c. violet and $1 blue on thin paper and 1880 on thicker paper, each overprinted "Specimen" in blue, fine to very fine and fresh mint with large part to much original gum (couple with paper hinge remnants), scarce (4). Orsetti 4BS, 5AS, 6BP, 6DS.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1143 P Hong Kong, Q.V. First Issue 1867-68 25c. green and 50c. violet imperf. die proofs (in issued colour) on thick card and unwatermarked thin, ungummed paper respectively, and 1880 3c. orange die proof (in issued colour) on unwatermarked thick, ungummed paper, fresh colours, fine to very fine and scarce. Orsetti 1CP, 2AP, 4BP.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1144 Hong Kong, Q.V. First Issue 1867-68 perf. 15½ x 15 thin paper 3c., 25c. green, 50c., $1, $1.50, 1880 perf. 15½ x 15 thicker paper 3c., 30c., 50c., $1.50 and 1882 perf. 14 3c. (2, shades) and block of four, 30c., mint or unused, bright colours, small faults, fine or fine appearance, scarce unused group (16).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1145 o Hong Kong, 1867-82 Q.V. First Issue used collection, with thick and thin papers and both perf. 15½ x 15 and 14, including Postal Fiscal $2 and $3, with 1867 3c. used 18.1.68 (very early usage; damaged), duplication, good to fine (approx. 30).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1146 Hong Kong, 1882 Q.V. lilac 3c. to $1 mint or unused selection, including a few bluish papers and inverted watermarks, together with $1.50 green mint, good to fine (11).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1147 o Hong Kong, 1882 Q.V. lilac 3c. to $1 plus 50c. green used collection, including bluish papers and inverted watermarks, some faults and duplication, generally fine; together with Postal Fiscal 1891 perf. 14 $2 and $3, 1891 $5 on $10 and 1897 $1 on $2 fiscally used collection, duplication, good to fine (26).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1148 o Hong Kong, 1882 Numeral 1c. lilac, cancelled by company h.s., fine to very fine, a very scarce stamp genuinely fiscally used (with many of the "used" examples with fake or contrived "B62" cancellations). Orsetti 16A.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,093
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Lot 1149 /o Hong Kong, 1882 Numeral 1c. to 10c. mint and used collection, duplication, few faults, generally fine (16).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1150 o Hong Kong, 1867-82 Q.V. and Numeral issues used reference collection of company chops showing fine to very fine strikes, an excellent assembly (approx. 50).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1151 Hong Kong, 1867 (7 Oct.) bill of exchange bearing Q.V. First Issue $1 blue tied by "Hong Kong & Shanghae Banking/Corporation/Hong Kong" h.s., light vertical and horizontal folds, fine and extremely early usage of the revenue stamps, believed possibly the earliest such usage in private hands. Illustrated in Orsetti Part I, p.18. Orsetti 5A.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1152 Hong Kong, 1881 (16 Nov.) invoice bearing Q.V. First Issue 3c. orange, manuscript cancelled, folded horizontally a few times with tiny split at the end of one fold, very fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 1153 Hong Kong, 1892 & 1902 receipts bearing Q.V. 2c. carmine (2) and 2c. green postage stamps respectively, manuscript cancelled, significant reinforced splitting along folds of the latter (with part reattached), scarce usages of Q.V. postage stamps on revenue documents, together with 1902 stock transfer certificate with 50c. embossed Stamp Office seal, folded (3). 1902 receipt illustrated in Orsetti Part I, p.32.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 1154 Hong Kong, 1900-02 stock transfer certificates (5, folded as customary) showing different embossed Stamp Office seal denominations (with two showing two denominations), together with embossed Stamp Office seals on small pieces (14, few with only part seals), fine assembly.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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