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Lot 66

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon 1ca. green, rough perfs., Setting VI, block of four [13-23/24-9], 3ca. brown-red, clean-cut perfs. (transitional), Setting XII, block of four [14-17/10-25], and 5ca. chrome-yellow, rough perfs., Setting VII, block of six [11-10-22/6-4-16], unused with large part to much original gum, the 5ca. is climatically toned as are nearly all of the known blocks from this Setting, fine to very fine and a fabulous assembly. Chan 8, 10, 12.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000

Expertisation: The 3 candarins is signed Livingston.

Provenance: The 5 candarins block of six is from the Jane and Dan Sten Olsson collection.,

Although Setting XII is only known with clean-cut perforations, the 3 candarins has roughish perforations (uncleared perf. holes) and is similar to the block of four [24-6/3-21] in the James B. Whang collection.

Realized HK$ 437,000

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