Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

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Dec 10, 2018 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Monday Dec 10, 2018 09:30 Asia/Hong_Kong

This concluding auction of the magnificent Olsson Collection of Large Dragons of China includes important proofs and essays, highlighted by the imperforate proof sheet of the 3 candarins from Setting III (one of two recorded), outstanding stamps including the 1885 thick paper 1ca. vertical imperforate between pair unused (one of five recorded with intact perforations), as well as six covers including the 1884 combination cover originating in the Ichang Customs and sent overseas through the U.S. Postal Agency at Shanghai.

Interasia’s December 10 -12 Auctions

 

Interasia’s December 10-12 auctions of China, Hong Kong and Asian stamps and postal history will take place at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The three-day, 2,300-lot sale includes another outstanding offering of China and Hong Kong stamps and postal history, with important Ching Dynasty and Republic, substantial postal history, Taiwan, Tibet, and a large offering of People’s Republic and Liberated Areas. Hong Kong and Treaty Ports alone comprise almost 400 lots, while an outstanding Macau collection is presented in an additional 140 lots.

 

The auctions feature the two iconic stamps of China and Hong Kong - the 1897 Red Revenue Small One Dollar and the mint 96c. Olive-Bistre, as well as one of the greatest PRC rarities - the 1968 unissued large format “Whole Country is Red.”

 

Interasia Auctions Timetable

 

 

 

 

Lots

December 10, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 72

Olsson Collection of the Large Dragons of China

1-56

December 10, 2018

10:30 AM

Auction 75

China: Ching Dynasty and Republic

57-704

December 11, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 73

People’s Republic of China and Liberated Areas

1001-1667

December 11, 2018

3:30 PM

Auction 75

China: Ching Dynasty and Republic, Local Posts, Foreign PO, Provinces, Japanese Occ, Manchukuo, Taiwan, Tibet, Mongolia

2001-2420

December 12, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 70

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports, Macau

3001-3526

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lot 26 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #26 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 5ca. yellow-ochre, pale shade, well centred, cancelled by Peking seals in blue, fine to very fine and a flawless example of this difficult stamp which nearly always is encountered with imperfections. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Lot 27 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #27 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 5ca. yellow-ochre, clear bright colour, particularly well centred, cancelled by two part strikes of Customs double-ring d.s. leaving almost all of Dragon free, minute thin spot at top, nevertheless very fine. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

Lot 28 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #28 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 5ca. yellow-ochre, deep bright colour, cancelled by Customs double-ring d.s., small thin spot at top, otherwise very fine. Chan 6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

Lot 29 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #29 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., superb colours, the 3ca. in a red shade and the 5ca. being a deep lemon-yellow shade, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum, the first and last have minor traces of rust on gum. A choice set. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 30 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #30 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. to 5ca. clean-cut perfs., cancelled by seals in blue, fine to very fine and fresh despite a few light natural creases. Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Lot 31 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #31 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. to 5ca (2), clean-cut perfs., cancelled by seals, all except 3ca. in blue, fine to very fine, one 5ca. has browning on reverse not affecting appearance from front (4). Chan 7-9.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 32 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #32 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. clean-cut perfs., selected shades and impressions ranging from brown-red to Venetian red, cancelled by seals, fine to very fine (5). Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 33 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #33 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. clean-cut perfs., selected shades and impressions ranging from pale vermilion to brown-red, four cancelled by seals (three in blue) and the other with small part double-ring d.s. (Chinkiang) and oval Customs Mail Matter h.s. in red, fine to very fine (5). Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

Lot 34 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #34 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. brown-red, clean-cut perfs., Setting VIII, the complete reconstruction of the twenty positions, comprising :

Block of ten [8-1-15/17-26-10/25-3-11-21], the last two stamps with part sheet margins at foot, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, a few split and reinforced perfs. between 1st and 2nd rows of stamps, the largest known unused multiple from Setting...

Lot 35 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #35 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. brown-red, clean-cut perfs., Setting VIII, horizontal pair [9-13], rich red colour, well centred, centrally cancelled by large Tientsin seal, a few blunt perfs. at lower left, otherwise fine. Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Lot 36 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #36 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. vermilion [4], clean-cut perfs., variety semi-circle to right of lower left "3", pale shade, near perfect centring, cancelled by "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s. without year date, this being the distinct dull vermilion shade unique to Setting XIII, very fine, a few slightly blunt perfs. at foot. Chan 8c.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 37 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #37 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. red, clean-cut perfs., unknown Setting, horizontal pair [?-25], showing plate variety missing horizontal bar of "H" in "China" and lower half of left vertical bar also missing, deep rich colour and sharp impression, centrally cancelled by Peking seal in blue leaving the variety clear, very fine appearance, a few small faults and right stamp with diagonal creasing. Chan 8, f.
...

Lot 38 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #38 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 5ca. lemon-yellow, clean-cut perfs., Setting IV, horizontal pair [16-1], bright colour, well centred, centrally cancelled by Peking seal in blue, fine to very fine despite light diagonal crease at top of right stamp. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Lot 39 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #39 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 5ca. chrome-yellow, clean-cut perfs., Setting V, block of four [5-3/6-12], deep colour, cancelled by two complete strikes of Peking seal in blue and additionally by "London/NP" c.d.s. of "Feb 28 85" in red, fine to very fine. Chan 8.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000

Lot 40 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #40 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., bright fresh colours, ideal centring, fine to very fine unused, the first with much original gum and the last two without gum. An outstanding set of the rough perfs. issue, which is scarce in unused condition. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Lot 41 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #41 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. bright green and 3ca. brown-red, rough perfs., fine unused with part original gum, the 1ca. has some gum build up on reverse and the 3ca. has lightly toned gum. Chan 10, 11.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

Lot 42 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #42 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. to 5ca. rough perfs., cancelled by seals, fine to very fine, the 5ca. has trivial creasing. A choice set. Chan 10-12.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Lot 43 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #43 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 1ca. green, rough perfs., Setting VII, vertical pair [15/10], superb bright colour on white paper, very fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, some small adherences. A rare variety which ranks among the finest of the few recorded pairs. Chan 7c.
Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 600,000


Provenance: Sir Percival David, Robson Lowe (London), 22.7.1970,...

Lot 44 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #44 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. vermilion, rough perfs., selected examples with shades ranging from pale to deep vermilion and impressions from light (worn) to heavy, including pronounced broken frame at top left corner, cancelled by seals, two have small tones or stains, one is creased and the other two are sound, an excellent representation (5). Chan 11, b.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 45 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #45 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. brown-red and 5ca. chrome-yellow (2 shades), rough perfs., the 3ca. (worn impression) cancelled by "Customs/Chinkiang" double-ring d.s. and both 5ca. cancelled by "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s., fine (3). Chan 11, 12.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 46 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #46 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. vermilion, rough perfs., Setting XV, vertical pair [5/18], lower stamp shows constant plate wear to frame at top left corner, deep luxuriant shade, centrally cancelled by boldly struck Chefoo seal, fine to very fine, insignificant short crease at top. A rare Setting. Chan 11.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000


Provenance: E.H. Finegan
Major James Starr, Sotheby...

Lot 47 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #47 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 3ca. pale red, rough perfs., Setting XVI, vertical strip of three [13/2/24], the top and lower stamps curiously showing somewhat fuzzy impressions while the centre stamp is a clear sharp impression, on small piece, cancelled by two complete strikes of Tientsin seal in blue, additionally tied by trace of matching Customs double-ring d.s. and foreign arrival circular h.s., very fine, the impression...

Lot 48 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #48 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 5ca. chrome-yellow, clean-cut perfs., Setting VI, a superlative example [7] from the top left corner of the sheet with complete selvedge on two sides, dazzling colour on brilliant white paper, very fine mint, mounted in top margin only, one perf. a trifle short at right. Chan 9.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000


Provenance: Paul Hock, Robson Lowe (Zurich), 19.10.1983...

Lot 49 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #49 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 5ca. chrome-yellow, clean-cut perfs., Setting VI, a fabulous block of six [11-3-4/18-5-22] from the lower right corner of the sheet, cliché [22] is the broken plate variety, resplendent colour, near perfect centring, extremely fine and wonderfully fresh unused with much original gum. A striking and noteworthy block. Chan 9, var.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000

Lot 50 - 1: China issued stamps -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #50 - 1: China issued stamps

China, 1883-85 Large Dragon thick paper 5ca. chrome-yellow, rough perfs., Setting VII, block of four [22-5/16-24], deep bright colour, well centred, each stamp cancelled by Peking seal in blue, fine to very fine, small diagonal crease at top right corner. Chan 12.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000

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