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Lot 2086 E Shanghai, 1865 essays for the proposed issue of the Large Dragons stamps of Shanghai locally produced from a hand press on thin wove paper with similar motif, and Chinese and English typeface as the issued stamps, the series of four values, comprising "Two Candareens" black (slight thinning), "Four Candareens" yellow (light horizontal crease), "Eight Candareens" green, and "Sixteen Candarins" scarlet (backed by laid paper), very fine appearance, and one of the few surviving complete sets of these rare and extraordinary essays.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000


Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (2019).
  Realized HK$207,000
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Lot 2087 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareen in the singular on laid paper 1ca. blue, printing 23, fine unused with good to ample margins. Livingston 7e.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2088 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on thin white mesh paper, 6ca. reddish brown, printing 58, complete sheet of six, the 1st and 2nd clichés show close spacing, fine and fresh unused, two light vertical folds. Livingston 31a.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


Expertisation: R.P.S. certificate (1997), which states that the sheet is printed on wove paper. Microscopic pinholes are often encountered due to the texture of the paper.
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 2089 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on thin white mesh paper, 6ca. reddish brown, printing 58, complete sheet of six, the 2nd and 3rd clichés show close spacing, fine and fresh unused, two light vertical folds. Livingston 31a.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


Expertisation: R.P.S. certificate (1997), which states that the sheet is printed on wove paper. Microscopic pinholes are often encountered due to the texture of the paper.
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 2090 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on thin white mesh paper, 6ca. reddish brown, printing 58, complete sheet of six, the 2nd and 3rd clichés show close spacing, fine and fresh unused, two vertical folds. Livingston 31a.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Expertisation: R.P.S. certificate (1997), which states that the sheet is printed on wove paper. Microscopic pinholes are often encountered due to the texture of the paper.
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 2091 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on thin white mesh paper, 6ca. reddish brown, printing 58, complete sheet of six, even spacing between the clichés, fine and fresh unused, two light vertical folds. Livingston 31a.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


Expertisation: R.P.S. certificate (1997), which states that the sheet is printed on wove paper. Microscopic pinholes are often encountered due to the texture of the paper.
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 2092 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 8ca. grey-green, printing 59, complete sheet of six, fine appearance unused, a few faults including a few small age spots in margins, two vertical creases (one crossing 2nd stamp) and 12mm. vertical tear in margin at foot far from stamp designs. Livingston 31.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Expertisation: R.P.S. certificate (1997).
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 2093 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 16 ca. scarlet on wove paper, printing 62, variety "1" of "16" partly omitted, deep rich colour, good to ample margins, fine and fresh unused. Livingston 34a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2094 Shanghai, 1865-66 Large Dragons, a small unused collection, including 2ca. printing 14, 6ca. printing 33, 6ca. printing 46, and 8ca. printing 54 variety on white mesh paper, fair to fine (23).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 2095 () Shanghai, 1875 (Jan.) Provisional surcharge in blue 3ca. on 16c. green, unbroken "D", centred to top, fine unused without gum. Ex Beckemans. Thier guarantee handstamp; Experts and Consultants certificate (2019). Livingston 76, RR.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2096 () Shanghai, 1877 (June) recess locally perf 12½ 1ca. rose, unused without gum, faults and apparently reperforated on all four sides, still a collectible example of this rare and important stamp. Livingston 91.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2097 Shanghai, 1893 Barclay & Fry ½c. to 20c. in imperforate horizontal pairs on gummed watermarked paper, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, the 10c. with both frame and inscriptions typographed, others entirely lithographed, some light inscription offsets on reverse. Livingston 172X-173X, 174aX, 177X-178X, 180Ax.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2098 Shanghai, 1896 Barclay & Fry 2c. scarlet and black, variety black inscriptions inverted, centred just to left, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Livingston 194a.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 2099 () Shanghai, Postage Dues : 1892 "Postage Due" overprint in black on 2c. brown perf 15, fresh unused without gum as usual, minute wood fibre in paper in left margin. A very rare stamp. Livingston D1.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2100 /o Shanghai, Collections : 1866-96, a mint or unused and used collection, including 1866 16c. green with retouched "C" variety, and 1889 100ca. on 20ca. on 100ca. yellow unused and used, mixed quality but a good representation of the period (120).
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2101 Shanghai, Collections : 1866-96, an unused representative collection, including 1876 9ca. blue and 12 ca. brown, 1877 1ca. on 2c. rose perf 15 with thin but large portion of papermaker's watermark, 1880 perf. 15 x 11 20ca. lilac, 1891 large figures surcharge 2c. on 5c. pink, and 1892 "Postage Due" overprint in black on 10c. orange, mainly fine, a few faults (130).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2102 /() Amoy, 1895 first issues, a group of seven complete mint sheets of forty, comprised of ½c. green (2), 1c. vermilion, 2c. blue die II, 4c. reddish brown, 5c. orange, mainly fine, a few small faults, and the 4c. and 5c. are both without gum. Livingston 1-2, 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2103 Amoy, Postage Dues : 1895 ½c. green, Stone I stamp with Setting III overprint in red, in complete mint sheet of forty, the top 20 stamps with overprint shifted to right, also a sheet of the same stamp with setting III overprint but in black, some faults but mainly fine. Livingston D1, D7b.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2104 Chungking, 1893 (Dec.) first issue perf. 12½ 2ca. red-orange complete sheet of forty, unused but badly toned gum and some faults/defects, also 1894 (Dec.) third issue 2ca. rose-red complete sheet of fifty, unused. Livingston 1, 3.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2105 Chungking, 1894 (Dec.) third issue 2ca. to 24ca. in complete sheets of fifty with selvedge all round, mainly fine mint, a few small faults, the 2ca. (some buckling along one vertical row of perfs.) and 4ca. have small char marks in margins. Livingston 3-7.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2106 Chungking, 1894 (Dec.) third issue 2ca. to 24ca. in complete sheets of fifty with selvedge all round, mainly fine mint, some small charring or faults in selvedge and the lower row of the 24ca. has creasing or age spotting. Livingston 3-7.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2107 Foochow, 1893 (4 Oct.) envelope to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18.11) via San Francisco (13.11) showing very fine light "Local Post Agency/Foochow/B" origin c.d.s. in grey-blue, and bearing U.S. Columbian 5c., tied by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" duplex (22.10), with "Shanghai/Local Post" transit c.d.s. in blue (8.10) on reverse, the stamp has a small corner fault at upper left, a fine and attractive example of this scarce Local Post handstamp in combination with the ever-popular U.S. Columbian issue, as well as a very early date for a U.S. combination usage from Foochow. Philatelic Foundation certificate (2008).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


This is a very early date for a U.S. combination cover with this handstamp, and it appears that this light grey-blue ink was used during this period, as also evidenced by the 5 and 15 November covers in the Fischer collection and the 27 November cover in the Dr. Wei-liang Chow collection (Sotheby's and Corinphila, 7.11.96), as opposed to the more familiar vivid blue ink used later.
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2108 Foochow, 1894 (15 May) envelope to Minnesota via Yokohama (24.5) and San Francisco (6.6), showing very fine "Local Post Agency/Foochow/B" origin c.d.s. clearly struck in blue, indistinct "Shanghai Local Post" transit h.s. in blue on reverse, and bearing Japan Koban 1s. and 2s. pair, cancelled by "I.J.P.O./Shanghai Meiji 27" c.d.s. (20.5), one 2 sen stamp has corner fault due to cover tip creasing. A fine Foochow Local Post - Japan combination.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2109 Hainan, 1894 (22 Aug.) envelope to Hoihow, showing "Hainan/Samah/Land/Post" square h.s. in brown with "22.8.9" date inserted by hand, overstruck by brown "Hai/Nan/Samah" circular h.s., with another strike in black alongside and "Hoihow/C" thimble type d.s. (29.8), two vertical filing folds well clear of handstamps, fine and attractive usage.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Provenance: Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman, Zurich Asia (Hong Kong), 10.5.2001, lot B31
Elling O. Eide, Interasia (Hong Kong), 3.11.2014, lot 4245.
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Lot 2110 Kewkiang, 1894 (1 June) first issue ½c. black on rose, a complete sheet of forty showing the two bars in "Kiang" corrected by hand varieties (pos. 34 and 39), also 40c. black on red complete sheet of forty, and 1c. black part sheet of thirty, mainly fine mint. Livingston 1, 1b, 3, 10.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2111 Nanking, 1892 (Jan.) envelope to Chicago (22.2) via Shanghai Local Post and San Francisco (18.2), showing on reverse "Local Post Agency Nanking" large garter origin h.s. in blue, and bearing on front U.S. 5c. brown, cancelled by cork, with "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" triple oval d.s. (22.1) in violet alongside, envelope reduced at left and with light cover fold at left just crossing foot of the Nanking garter, fine usage to the U.S.A.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2112 Wuhu, 1895 (6 Mar.) red-band envelope bearing on reverse 1894 first issue ½c. (2, both colours), 1c., 2c. cancelled by "Wuhu Local Post" c.d.s. in blue, with an additional strike, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


Close examination of the stamps reveals that each one has several unpunched perforation holes, and the stamps had to be cut apart with scissors, an interesting and unusual phenomenon.
  Unsold
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Lot 2113 Wei Hai Wei, 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" with "C P" and value in hand 2c. black on red, horizontal pair, bright colour, good to large margins all around, fine and fresh unused, left stamp has trivial short diagonal crease. Livingston 1.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2114 Wei Hai Wei, 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" (two strikes, one inverted) with "Courier Post" and value in manuscript 5c. black on red, horizontal pair, nearly complete "G.K. Ferguson" signature on reverse, deep bright colour, good margins all around, light horizontal crease at foot, otherwise fine to very fine unused. Livingston 2.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2115 Chinese Cities & Local Posts, 1891-96, a mint or unused collection with a good representation of all the outports, including Amoy 1896 "Postage Due" seriffed overprint, Chinkiang 1895 Postage Due overprint ½c. with inverted double black and red overprints and 1895 Official ½c. to 15c., Hankow 1893 First issue 2c. and 5c. and 1895 Third Postage Due 20c. blue, Kewkiang Postage Dues selection, Wuhu 1895 ½c. black with black Chinese surcharge, also Wei-Hai-Wei 1899 Second issue set (2), mainly fine to very fine, some faults (300).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 2116 /o Chinese Cities & Local Posts, 1893-96, a small but heavily duplicated group, including Hankow 1893 first issue 5c. trial colour proof in dark blue on straw paper, and 1896 Pictorial 5c. cancelled by "Hankow Local Post" c.d.s. in black overstruck by same in red, very good to fine (90).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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