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Lot 13

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China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. yellow-orange, Setting II, the remarkable used reconstruction, comprising :

•     Irregular block of eight [13-6/23-15-14/2-9-17] cancelled by brush strokes, toned
•     Horizontal strip of three [7-5-4] cancelled by brush strokes ([5] has vertical tear at right)
•     Horizontal strip of three [4-12-8] cancelled by Peking seal in blue
•     Horizontal strip of three [16-24-13] cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "Oct 30 82" in red
•     Horizontal strip of three [9-17-21] cancelled by Tientsin large type 2 seal
•     Horizontal strip of three [11-3-25] cancelled by Peking seal in blue
•     Vertical strip of three [7/16/22] cancelled by Tientsin large type 2 seal
•     Horizontal pair [1-2] cancelled by Tientsin seal in black
•     Horizontal pair [10-18] cancelled by brush strokes
•     Vertical pair [19/20] cancelled by Peking seal in blue

Mainly fine to very fine. A remarkable philatelic achievement. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000


Provenance: Richard Canman, Stanley Gibbons (London), lot 220; Paul Hock, Christie's Robson Lowe (Zurich), 19.10.1983, lot 119. For the block of eight.
Georges Alevizos (Santa Monica), 8.2.1979, lot 1035. For the horizontal strip of three cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. in red.

ONLY A FEW COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTIONS OF SETTING II HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED. THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE IS A BLOCK OF TEN.

 
Realized HK$ 241,500



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