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Lot 3257

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China (People's Republic), 1968 large format "Whole Country is Red" prepared for use but not issued 8f. Map of China, Workers, Peasants and Soldiers prepared to celebrate the "Great Victory of Cultural Revolution" multicoloured, radiant colours, cancelled by Liaoning c.d.s. of April 1969, surface scuffs/restoration in margins including top left corner repaired and right margin and small portion of the red background at lower right repaired/"painted" in, rebacked, a fine appearing example of this celebrated rarity. Yang W83.
Estimate HK$ 6,000,000 - 8,000,000


References: Li Yonghong, ed., The Whole Country is Red. Compiled by the Cultural Revolution Postal History Research Society (Beijing : China Postal History Press, 2014), p. 46. Illustrated.

OF THE TEN OR SO EXAMPLES BELIEVED TO BE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS, ONLY FOUR ARE KNOWN TO BE USED. AT LEAST THREE OF THE FOUR RECORDED USED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED.

ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC AND ONE OF THE TREASURES OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

Although this stamp was to be issued to celebrate the victory of the Cultural Revolution, it is thought that it was rejected because the format was too large.


Unsold



 
Lot 3003



China (People's Republic) - Soviets, Chinese Soviet Posts : 1932 (May) Red Flag on Globe ½c. brown, deep colour, good to large margins, very fine example of this rare stamp. Yang SP2.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


Expertisation: Experts & Consultants certificate (2019).

Realized HK$138,000



 
Lot 3038

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East China, Hwainan Area : 1943 (Dec.) machine re-surcharge on first issue $5 on $2 Red Plane, variety $2 denomination obliterated by box and two vertical bars in black, cancelled by "Huainan/? 7th Station" circular undated h.s. in red, irregular margins ranging from enormous to just clear at lower left corner, fine to very fine. A very rare variety. Yang EC223var.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Expertisation: Experts & Consultants certificate (2019).

Provenance: "Autumn" collection, Spink (Hong Kong), 24.11.2001, lot 1215. Incorrectly described in the Spink catalogue as Yang EC227 instead of EC223.

The original value $2 at top left is normally found to be obliterated by two boxes, or one box + two horizontal bars, or two pairs of two horizontal bars.


Realized HK$66,700



 
Lot 3113



China (People's Republic), 1952 (7 Nov.) 35th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution $800 unissued set of four, with additional "Soviet" characters in inscription, unused without gum as issued, a couple are separated by scissors on one side, the $800 Lenin has full unpunched perfs. at left, few light bends and short creases, $800 Portrait of Stalin tiny thin at top, a fine appearing and scarce unused set of these popular errors. Yang C94-C97.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Realized HK$149,500



 
Lot 3243



China (People's Republic), 1967 Poems of Chairman Mao (W7) complete set of 14 in blocks of four (nine blocks are corner or marginal), fine to very fine and wonderfully fresh unmounted mint, some blocks have been folded including the "Swimming" block, however the "Huichang", "Beidaihe" (marginal) and "Yellow Crane Pavilion" (marginal) blocks are all unfolded. A scarce and exquisite assembly of this desirable issue in blocks of four. Yang W39-W52.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


Realized HK$184,000



 
Lot 3254



China (People's Republic), 1968 Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan (W12) 8f., a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, showing imprints and sheet numbers, folded along rows of perfs., a few minor bends in corners of sheet margins only not affecting stamps, pristine ("post office" fresh) unmounted mint. An important historical philatelic item, being one of the most iconic stamps of the Cultural Revolution with its particularly personalized and evocative design. Yang W61.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000


Realized HK$86,250



 
Lot 3258



China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14) with sheet margin at left, bright fresh colours, well centred, of very fine and fresh appearance, numerous surface cracks and creases which have been pressed, small repair at top and another more significantly at lower left where it has been repainted, unused appearance with gum which is not original, rebacked and the sheet margin has been strengthened. A fresh appearing example of this popular stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 600,000 - 800,000


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Lot 3259

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China (People's Republic), 1968 "Whole Country is Red" 8f. (W14), bright fresh colours, well centred, cancelled by c.d.s in lower left corner leaving most of the design clear, light surface creasing which is usual for this stamp but normally more pronounced, small fault/paper irregularity from c.d.s. at lower left and corner perf. at lower right corner enhanced, a few small "filled" thins on reverse, nevertheless a very fine appearing and highly collectible used example of this popular stamp. Yang W63.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000


Realized HK$310,500










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