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Sale 77

Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Philippe Orsetti : Q.E.II Revenue Stamps
 
 
 

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Lot 1209 /o Hong Kong, 1954-67 Q.E.II Stamp Duty issues used collection, together with unusual unmounted mint 30c. strip of three and single and script watermark 75c. strip of three (not issued unoverprinted), some duplication, fine (32).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Unsold
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Lot 1210 o Hong Kong, 1955 Q.E.II "B. of E." (type A overprint) 10c. to $50 set of 20, used, including the very rare $40, as well as 30c. broken M variety and 1964 piece bearing 50c. vertical strip of four and $1 block of 12, fine. Orsetti set 5, 271sA-290sA.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1211 o Hong Kong, Q.E.II Bill of Exchange principally used collection, commencing with Orsetti set 6, with varieties and few multiples, including set 8 10c. (3) and set 11 $1 double overprints, set 9 $2 missing most of "OF" in pair with normal, and set 17 $1 (inverted watermark), fine (approx. 200).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1212 o Hong Kong, 1955-72 Q.E.II Contract Note used collection, comprising Orsetti sets 27 through 33, with varieties and some multiples, including double overprints, shifted overprints, inverted watermarks and broken and joined letter overprint varieties, some duplication (including in the varieties), a fine and very interesting collection worth careful examination (approx. 210).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1213 o Hong Kong, 1972-80 Q.E.II Contract Note used collection, comprising Orsetti sets 34 through 38, with varieties (including a number in multiples), including 1972 (set 34) $10 overprint misplaced horizontally block of four, $40 inverted overprint (6), 1973-80 (set 37) $20 double overprint (one diagonally) (3) in strip of four with normal, $60 double overprint (3), another fine assembly collected over many years by one of the leading specialists (approx. 150).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1214 o Hong Kong, 1980 Q.E.II "Contract Note" 1st Provisional Issue (Orsetti set 39) $25 (2, one showing bars slightly misplaced lower), $40, $50, fine to very fine used, an elusive set. Orsetti 288sA N1a-290sA N1c.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Unsold
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Lot 1215 o Hong Kong, 1980 Q.E.II "Contract Note" 2nd through 8th Provisional Issues (Orsetti sets 40 through 53), used collection with blocks of four and varieties, including broken letter and double and triple bar varieties, set 45 $20 on 25c. (two blocks of four) and set 46 $4 on 25c. oblique overprints, a fine specialised collection of these interesting issues (approx. 250).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1216 /o Hong Kong, IR Design : 1981-91 IR Design revenue stamps mint and used study including different watermark positions (upright, sideways, inverted), blocks and large multiples including $3 to $1200 (less $100 and $200) and $2.50 and $10 surcharges upper left corner requisition blocks of 16, as well as usages on documents (approx. 45), a substantial assembly of this often-overlooked modern issue.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1217 Hong Kong, 1987-88 Provisional Meter Labels, nearly all on documents, comprising 39 of the 42 values listed by Mr. Orsetti and often in combination with IR Design adhesives, a very difficult to assemble almost-complete set of these seldom-seen, short-lived meter stamps and a rare opportunity to acquire such a comprehensive range (approx. 40 documents).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


In summer 1987, due to a boom in the stock market and the resultant exhaustion of the supply of IR Design stamps, ten Hasler meter machines were borrowed from the Post Office. The Stamp Duty meter labels produced were sold from 24 August 1987 until they were sold out by the end of March 1988.
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1218 Hong Kong, 1954-62 Q.E.II 5c. orange (3) on small piece, cancelled by the signature of H. Conception, Chief Post Office Clerk, fine and very unusual. S.G. 178.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Unsold
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Lot 1219 Hong Kong, 1955 (8 Dec.) Bank of Tokyo bill of exchange with Japan fiscal stamp, paid at Bank of Tokyo, 3.1.1956, showing on reverse K.G.VI "B. of E." 30c. and Q.E.II "B. of E." 15c. cancelled by "The Bank of Tokyo" violet circular h.s., few light horizontal folds (predating application of the Hong Kong fiscal adhesives) and couple corner folds with few peripheral staple holes, fine, believed the earliest recorded usage of a Q.E.II Bill of Exchange adhesive.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$805
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Lot 1220 Hong Kong, 1956-75 selection of bills of exchange, cheques and other documents showing Q.E.II Bill of Exchange frankings, including a number showing 1955 first set adhesives with a few in combination with other countries' or K.G.VI adhesives (35).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 1221 Hong Kong, 1973 (2 Mar.) stock transfer receipt bearing on front and reverse 1971 "Contract Note" (type L) 40c. (70), $1 (4) and $5 (4), faults including wrinkling, but an extraordinary franking; together with 1972 piece bearing "Contract Note" $4 (10), $6 (27) and $10 (5). 1973 receipt illustrated in Orsetti Part III, pp. 60-61.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$690
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Lot 1222 Hong Kong, 1956-81 stock transfer receipts bearing an array of multi-value Q.E.II "Contract Note" frankings, a fine and very colourful lot with a range of issues (approx. 60).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$978
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