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Lot 472 /o China, 1878-1942, a fantastic mint or unused and used collection with particular emphasis on the Large Dragons and Red Revenues, comprising 1878-85 Large Dragons mint or unused (35) and used (125) including 1878 thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. mint (3 sets), 3ca. and 5ca. blocks of four from the lower right corner of the sheet both mint, and all three issues represented in depth such as 1882 wide margin 1ca. with "MO" of papermaker's watermark used and 5ca. used (8), and an excellent range of cancellations, 1885-88 Small Dragons 1ca. to 5ca. mint (7 sets) and blocks of six used (4, one cancelled by "Customs/Hankow" double-ring d.s. in red), 1894 Dowager Empress Birthday 1ca. to 24ca. mint (6 sets) and used (6 sets, one with Shanghai seals), 9ca. vertical tête-bêche pair mint and Mollendorf printing complete, 1897 New Currency surcharges small figures surcharges on Small Dragons 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca. mint (3 sets) and large figures surcharges on Small Dragons 1c. on 1ca. to 5ca. mint, small figures surcharges on Dowager 1st printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. mint with 4c. on 4ca. mint pane, large figures surcharges 2.5mm. on Dowager 2nd printing ½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. mint, 1897 surcharged for postage Red Revenues mint or unused (75) and used (90) with multiples and interesting cancellations throughout and including small figures surcharges 2c. on 3c. with surcharge inverted mint and large figures surcharges 1c. on 3c. marginal block of four mint, 4c. on 3c. mint or unused (10), and $1 on 3c. mint (7) and used (4, one with centrally struck "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "Jan 14 1897" in blue), 1897 I.C.P. ½c. to $5 mint, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" overprints for use in Hankow, Nanking and Changsha 1c. to $1 mint and $2 on piece cancelled by "Nanking City" c.d.s., 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprints ½c. to $5 mint, 1912 Commemorating the Revolution and Republic 1c. to $5 mint (both sets), 1913 London printing $1 to $10 corner or marginal examples mint, 1914-19 First Peking printing $20 from the lower left corner of the sheet mint, 1916 Hung Hsien prepared for use but not issued commemorative 5c. to 50c., both the unoverprinted and "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprinted sets, meticulously assembled over a number of years, with the undoubted emphasis on the 1878-85 Large Dragons and 1897 Red Revenue surcharges, the mint or unused stamps have mainly been carefully selected for quality and are fine to mostly very fine, the used are of similar quality, though some have small faults. A truly outstanding collection for the serious collector wishing to embark on a specialised adventure (700+).
Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 2,000,000
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Lot 473 /o China, 1878-97, a group of five early issues including 1878 Large Dragons 3ca. used (creased) and 1897 surcharges unused (4) fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 474 o China, 1878-97, a small group of early issues used, comprising Large Dragons (3) and Red Revenues (5), faults or defects (8).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 475 /o China, 1878-1949, a mint or unused and used accumulation, with Large and Small Dragons, 1894 Dowager Empress Birthday, and 1897 New Currency surcharges, good to fine, some faults (approx. 700).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 476 /o China, 1882-1949, a mint or unused and used collection with a good representation of all periods, replete with better mint or unused items, including 1915 First Peking Hall of Classics $5, 1932 North-West Scientific Expedition, 1949 Silver Yuan with Flying Geese set including unissued 10c., 16c. (6), Kiangsi set (7), Kwangsi sets (12), and the used including 1897 large figures surcharge 2.5mm. setting on Dowager 2nd printing 8c. on 6ca., 1897 Red Revenue 4c. on 3c. cancelled by partial "Chungking" oval d.s. (thinned), 1898 I.C.P. $5, 1912 Commemorating the Republic $5, good showing of 1942-43 Provincial surcharges with a few "DPP" overprints, Airs, Postage Dues, and small sections of Chinese Provinces, Japanese Occupation and Manchukuo, Local Posts, Foreign Post Offices, and Hong Kong, very good to fine, a few faults (2,800+).
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 477 /o China, 1885-1919, a miscellaneous group including 1885-88 Small Dragons (12), 1894 Dowager Empress Birthday, 1897 New Currency surcharges, and U.S. Offices in China 1919 $1 on 50c. violet unused, also some Hong Kong, mainly good to fine (60).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 478 China, 1885-1909, a small mint or unused collection with numerous issues complete, including 1885-1888 Small Dragons (both sets), 1894 Dowager Empress Birthday, 1897 small figures surcharges on Small Dragons, large figures surcharge 2.5mm. setting on Dowager 2nd printing set, 1897 Red Revenues large figures 1c., 2c., 4c., and useful range of Waterlow issues including all Postage Due sets, mixed condition, but mostly fine or better (80).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 479 /o China, 1897-1949, a miscellaneous unused and used accumulation sorted into glassine envelopes, including Waterlow issues (140) and a large quantity of Junk issues with cancellation interest, mixed condition (approx. 1,400). Not illustrated..
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 480 /o China, 1897-1990 (c.), mint or unused and used accumulation arranged on stockpages in two binders, including 1898-1912 Waterlow issues (80), large selection of 1913-1949 Republic issues, Manchukuo, Liberated Areas, People's Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, very good to fine (approx. 5,800).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 481 o China, 1898-1911 Waterlow Definitives, a mainly used accumulation, including 1898 C.I.P. $2 and unwatermarked 5c. yellow (2, each thin), good to fine (approx. 300).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 482 o China, 1900-12, a selection of tombstone cancellations on values to 3c., good to fine strikes, a few small faults (90).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 483 /o China, 1905-80(c.), an unused and used accumulation, with Junks, Gold Yuan, Sinkiang and Northeastern Provinces, People's Republic Tien An Men definitives, and a few better items including Sinkiang 1944 30c. Central Trust printing on thin paper block of six unused, mixed condition (2,000+).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 484 China, 1912-49, a mint or unused collection mounted on Scott album pages, fairly complete for the period, including 1923-36 Second Peking printing complete, 1939 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing perf. 14 set, 1948 10c. on $1 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng (typographed) and 10c. on $20 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing (typographed), a few errors and varieties, Airs, Postage Dues, Military stamps, mixed condition but majority fine and fresh (750).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 485 o China, 1913-24, an old-time "bundleware" lot of literally thousands of the Junk, Reaper & Hall of Classics issues used and housed in a cigar box, with a good quantity of the $1 and $2 values, and an unusually high proportion of London printings.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
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Lot 486 /o China, 1915-48(c.), a mint or unused and used assembly in five stockbooks, with a good showing of 1942-48 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing perf. 10½-11 varieties, 1943 Provincial surcharges, and 1915-48 Chinese Provinces including Sinkiang, Yunnan, Manchuria and Northeastern Provinces, mainly good to fine (11,000+).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 487 /o/ China, 1921-36, a mint and used collection of Commemoratives with envelopes (5) and many issues complete, including the following mint : 1928 Chang Tso-lin, 1929 Unification, 1929 State Burial, 1932 North-West Scientific Expedition (2 sets, one mint hinged on special souvenir card and another set of plate number singles used), and 1933 Tan Yen-kai Memorial, and Chinese Provinces with Sinkiang 1921 25th Anniv. of Chinese Postal Service, 1928 Chang Tso-lin, 1929 Unification, 1929 State Burial and 1933 Tan Yen-kai Memorial, Yunnan 1929 Unification, 1929 State Burial and 1933 Tan Yen-kai Memorial, and Ki-Hei 1928 Chang Tso-lin, 1929 Unification and 1929 State Burial, mainly fine (approx. 90 items).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 488 China, 1921-49, a mint collection of Commemoratives, 1932 North-West Scientific Expedition, Sinkiang 1921 Post Office Anniversary set and other Provincial overprints, also 1921 First Air set, mainly fine to very fine, some faults (150).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 489 /o China, 1935-46(c.), an interesting miscellaneous assembly, including 1945 "Box-at-Top" surcharge $70 on 13c. Hong Kong Martyr block of nine, centre stamp the "Charlie Chaplin Moustache" variety, also Japanese Occupation of South China 1945 $100 on $2 Postage Due (Ma PD1), and Sinkiang 1944 overprint 50c. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing blocks of nine (2), centre stamp of each with overprint character omitted, mostly fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 490 China, 1940-49, a comprehensive unused collection with many issues complete, including several better Silver Yuan issues with 1949 Flying Geese set of six, and Northeastern Provinces 1947 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Peiping printing $22, $44, $65, and $109, fine to very fine (1,100+).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 491 China, 1946-49 Definitives, a substantial unused accumulation in large multiples, nearly all in full or part sheets of 100 with imprints, all without gum as issued, mainly fine to very fine (8,500+). Not illustrated..
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 492 China, A small mint or unused group, including 1894 12ca. Dowager Empress Birthday, 1942 Kansu "DPP" overprint on 16c. corner block of four, and Liberated Areas Southwest China 1949 Mao and Chu Teh set, mainly fine (17).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 493 /o China, A highly miscellaneous group of several hundred stamps, mainly China with a few Wartime surcharges in large multiples, 1949 Gold Yuan Foochow surcharges, Silver Yuan, Manchukuo collection balance, forgeries of early Shanghai and Imperial China, and Hong Kong accumulation, mainly good to fine (several hundred).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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