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Lot 441


China, Chinese Imperial Post : The magnificent assembly of Waterlow imperforate plate proofs on wove paper, each diagonally die-stamped or overprinted "Waterlow & Sons Ltd./Specimen", comprising diagonally die-stamped with large characters (wide spaced) in blue 2c. scarlet, 4c. brown, 4c. vermilion, 30c. deep ochre, 30c. violet and $1 deep red and yellow (mounted on Waterlow sample card with reference number "611"), diagonally overprinted with small characters (middle spaced) in black or blue ½c. indigo, 1c. pale sky blue, 5c. vermillion, 10c. brown, 50c. violet (overprint in blue) and $5 claret and yellow, and with small characters (narrow spaced) in black 20c. red-orange, 30c. deep maroon, $1 blue and yellow and $2 deep claret and yellow, all indicative of the highly refined printing technique of Waterlow & Sons, lightly toned mostly on reverse and therefore not significantly affecting the superlative colours and desirability of this rare group. From the Waterlow & Sons sample books or printer's archives (16).
Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000


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