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Sale 18



 
Lot 1708



China (People's Republic), 1968 (18 Sept.) "Chairman Mao's Inscription to Japanese Worker Friends" prepared for use but not issued 8f. black on red, the fantastic block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with selvedge on two sides showing marginal guideline cross at right, rich bright colour, perfectly centred, extremely fine and post office fresh unmounted mint, lightly folded along vertical rows of perfs. A flawless gem "sans pareil". Yang W84.
Estimate HK$ 6,000,000 - 8,000,000


Expertisation: K.L. Poon certificate (1998).

TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, THIS IS THE LARGEST MULTIPLE OF THIS RARITY AND PROBABLY THE ONLY SURVIVING BLOCK OF FOUR.

Prepared for the sixth anniversary of Chairman Mao's writings for the Japanese, this issue was cancelled due to objections from the Japanese government that it could be construed as incitement of the Japanese populace with revolutionary ideas.

The post office at Hebei, however, had already begum selling stamps prior to the official issuance date and before the order was given to cancel the issue and return the stamps to Beijing.


Realized HK$8,970,000



 
Lot 1707



China (People's Republic), "Great Victory of Cultural Revolution" 8f. Chairman Mao and Lin Biao before victory celebration in countryside, a superlative example from the top left corner of the sheet with selvedge on two sides, showing part guideline cross in top margin, brilliant colours on pristine white paper, extremely fine unmounted mint with full immaculate original white gum. Truly outstanding, in every respect. Yang W82.
Estimate HK$ 900,000 - 1,200,000


Expertisation: K.L. Poon certificate (1998).

The post office at Hebei had already begun selling stamps prior to the official issuance date and before the order was given to cancel the issue and return the stamps to Beijing.


Realized HK$2,530,000



 
Lot 1705

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China (People's Republic), 1968 (25 Nov.) "Whole Country is Red" 8f. Workers, Peasants, Soldiers and Map of China multicoloured, unused, vivid colours, well centred, rebacked, surface repairs at top right and in vertical margins, very fine and fresh appearing example of this popular rarity. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 350,000 - 450,000


Expertisation: Clear Peter Holcombe certificate (1995).

Within the first half day of its issue in Beijing, the editor of the China Atlas Press had discovered that there were geographical inaccuracies in the map (the Archipelagos of Xisha and Nanshi were omitted). The stamp was withdrawn almost immediately; however, some post offices had already sold the stamps before the official date of issue. It has also been surmised that another reason that the stamp was withdrawn was that notwithstanding its name, Taiwan is coloured white (rather than red).


Realized HK$690,000



 
Lot 1706

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China (People's Republic), 1968 (25 Nov.) "Whole Country is Red" 8f. Workers, Peasants, Soldiers and Map of China multicoloured, used with unobtrusive part c.d.s cancellation at lower right, bold colours, well centred, a few minor creases to which this delicately surfaced stamp is prone, and tiny surface scuffs just touched in at top left, nevertheless a very fine used example. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1997).

Realized HK$747,500



 
Lot 1697



China (People's Republic), Directives of Chairman Mao complete se-tenant strip of five with 1964 Definitives 1f. pair and 4f. cancelled by "Tianjin" c.d.s. on reverse of 1968 (21 Oct.) "Bank of China" corner card registered airmail envelope to Hong Kong (24.10), strip has light pre-application wrinkling, nevertheless very fine and exceptional commercial third month of usage. Yang W55-W59, R94, R98.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000


The 46 fen franking represents 32 fen quadruple letter rate + 12 fen registration + 2 fen airmail.


Realized HK$172,500



 
Lot 1641



China (People's Republic), 1967 (20 Apr.) Long Live Invincible Chairman Mao's Thought : The complete set of eleven, comprising Chairman Mao 8f. block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing "40 084" requisition number (lightly folded along horizontal row of perfs.), and two se-tenant strips of five from the right of the sheet, outstanding colours and both strips unfolded, extremely fine and post office fresh unmounted mint, exceptional quality for these. Yang W1-W11.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Realized HK$97,750



 
Lot 1669



China (People's Republic), "Red Detachment of Women" 8f. irregular block of nine from the lower left corner of the sheet with selvedge on two sides, showing imprint and printing date "68 III 12", stamp number "7" and requisition number "29 456", unmounted mint, slight yellowing on gum otherwise very fine. Yang W34.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Realized HK$48,300



 
Lot 1712

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China (People's Republic), "Red Army Soldier with Bayonet in Winter" multi-colour essay block of four, very fine without gum, design similar to Defense of Chen Pao-Tao issue.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Realized HK$66,700



 
Lot 1696



China (People's Republic), Directives of Chairman Mao complete se-tenant strip of five, bright colours and crisp white paper, very fine unmounted mint, lightly folded along vertical rows of perfs., left stamp has slight gum disturbance at top left corner. Yang W55-W59.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Realized HK$51,750



 
Lot 1686



China (People's Republic), 1967 (1 Oct.) Poems of Chairman Mao : The complete set of fourteen, unmounted mint, a few light tone spots on gum not affecting the very fine and fresh appearance. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Realized HK$43,700










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