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Philippe Orsetti : K.G.VI Revenue Stamps
 
 
 

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Lot 1187 Hong Kong, 1938-41 K.G.VI Stamp Duty 50c. green and yellow complete pane of 60, unused, folded once along central vertical perfs. with a little reinforced splitting there (principally in top margin), patch in margin at plate number, fine and scarce. Barefoot 167; Orsetti 157.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1188 Hong Kong, 1938-41 K.G.VI Stamp Duty 15c. (2), 50c. (3, including pair), 40c. (2, one unused), $1, $2 (2), $3, $4, $10, $20, mint, couple small faults, very good to fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1189 o Hong Kong, 1938-47 K.G.VI Stamp Duty used selection with values to $200, showing both pre-war embossed seal and post-war Stamp Office (with punch) cancellations, with many on piece including a couple combinations of values, duplication, overall very good to fine (approx. 40).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1190 P Hong Kong, 1946 Stamp Duty imperf. frame plate proofs of 15c. in violet on thin brownish wove paper and 50c. marginal pair on thick off-white card, few trivial (on these) small faults.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1191 P Hong Kong, 1946 Stamp Duty imperf. frame plate proofs of 15c. in violet on thin brownish wove paper marginal block of four and $1.50 red-violet on thick card marginal pair, 15c. faint creasing consistent with the very thin paper, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 1192 Hong Kong, 1948 K.G.VI Stamp Duty new colours perf. 14 used to $500 (including $100 and $200), cancelled by Stamp Office c.d.s. (with punch), with a number on piece, fine (15).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1193 o Hong Kong, 1950 K.G.VI Stamp Duty new colours perf. 13 to $50 and $200, cancelled by Stamp Office c.d.s. (with punch), with a number on piece, $50 slightly soiled and faults on few other values, overall very good to fine (14).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1194 o Hong Kong, 1938 K.G.VI Stamp Duty 50c. green and yellow overprinted "B oF E" with serifed letters and large F (4mm.) in "of" (Orsetti type M), cancelled by "American Express/Hong Kong" purple h.s., some slight soiling (not uncommon on yellow stamps) and a little stray overprinting ink at left, fine and extremely rare. Illustrated in Orsetti Part II, p. 27. Orsetti 157 M.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


This rare overprint on the K.G.VI 50c. was recorded in Fritz Huygen's book on Hong Kong revenue stamps. Only three copies of this 50c. are recorded, all from adjoining stamps in a strip of three cancelled with this American Express handstamp. The overprint is also recorded on the K.G.VI 30c.
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1195 o Hong Kong, K.G.VI Bill of Exchange ("B of E") overprints on pre-war K.G.VI Stamp Duty stamps used collection, with values to $20 (3) and $25, very good to fine (approx. 80); also included are a small group of principally unused unrecorded overprint types (of unknown status).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1196 o Hong Kong, K.G.VI Bill of Exchange ("B of E") overprints on post-war K.G.VI Stamp Duty stamps used collection, with values to $40 and $50 (4), including 1949 bank draft advice showing a mix of issues and values including type J1 $5 (19; illustrated in Orsetti Part II, p. 38) and 1949 part advice including $25 (6) and other values, good to fine (approx. 170 + advice/part advices (3) with multiple-stamp frankings).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 1197 o Hong Kong, K.G.VI Bill of Exchange provisional surcharges (Orsetti sets 29-31) used collection, including 1949 "Fifteen Cents" on perf. 14 "B of E" (type E3) 20c. (Orsetti 177p E3, illustrated in his monograph) and 15c. on 40c. (set 31) showing partial light doubling of the surcharge, a fine and interesting assembly (31).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 1198 o Hong Kong, K.G.VI Bill of Exchange ("Bill of/Exchange" in unequal lines) overprints used collection, including $2 type S1 partial double overprint, 20c. type S0 blue overprint (set 35) and 1951 bill of exchange with type S2 15c. (illustrated in Orsetti), good to fine (approx. 45 + 2 bills of exchange).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1199 o Hong Kong, K.G.VI Bill of Exchange ("Bill of/Exchange" in equal lines) overprints used collection, including $25 type S horizontal overprint block of four and 25c. type T showing partial doubling of the overprint, very good to fine (approx. 60).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1200 o Hong Kong, 1945-47 "Contract Note" overprints on K.G.VI $1 dull lilac and blue postage stamp used selection, including type B overprint 10c. to $1 (last very scarce) and type C overprint 10c. to $1 with additional 10c. showing short R variety in basic stamp, few tones on a couple (including variety), fine assembly (15).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$805
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Lot 1201 o Hong Kong, K.G.VI "Contract Note" overprints on K.G.VI Stamp Duty stamps used collection with values to $40 (4) and $50 (2), including a number of usages of two or three stamps on piece (with a few combinations with K.G.VI $1 "Contract Note" surcharges), very good to fine (approx. 85).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1202 o Hong Kong, 1950 "Contract Note" 10c. on 40c. to $10 on $20 surcharges set of four (2), one set cancelled by company h.s. and the other with punch, some short or blunted perfs., very good to fine, scarce group. Barefoot Contract Note 243-256; Orsetti set 52, 180a-191a cp H.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1203 Hong Kong, 1947 (18 Oct.) land assignment bearing K.G.VI 1938-41 $5 and 1947 $50 and $100, cancelled by "Stamp Office/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (20.10.47) and punch, with 1948 perf. 14 $500 (2) subsequently applied for Stamp Duty adjudication and similarly cancelled (26.5.48), a very fine complete document containing the scarce $500 black applied after the original recording. Property of Another Vendor.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1204 Hong Kong, 1948 (11 Apr.) land assignment first page bearing K.G.VI perf. 14 Stamp Duty $200 blue block of four, $100 red, $50, $40 and $5 cancelled by "Stamp Office/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (10.4) and punch, $200 block and $100 faults at top from placement at edge and extreme upper left corner of page torn off, very good usage of the high values.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1205 Hong Kong, 1948-49 mortgage first pages bearing K.G.VI Stamp Duty perf. 14 $200 blue and $20 orange and green respectively, along with 1950 indemnity bearing K.G.VI Stamp Duty perf. 14 50c. vertical pair, document filing punch holes on last, fine usages (3).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1206 Hong Kong, Selection of documents showing a range of K.G.VI Stamp Duty, Bill of Exchange and Contract Note frankings with many showing multi-value frankings (30).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1207 Hong Kong, Selection of documents showing a range of K.G.VI Stamp Duty, Bill of Exchange and Contract Note frankings on various types of documents, with many showing multi-value frankings (35).
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1208 Hong Kong, Selection of documents showing a range of K.G.VI Stamp Duty, Bill of Exchange and Contract Note frankings, with many showing multi-value frankings, including a few Bill of Exchange frankings in combination with PRC and other countries' stamps, faults, an interesting assembly worth careful examination (38).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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