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

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Interasia Auctions Limited

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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 51 - 1: China covers -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #51 - 1: China covers

China, 1880 (22 Apr.) envelope from Lurgan to William Hancock, Imperial Customs, Peking bearing Great Britain line engraved 2d. blue and surface printed 1d. Venetian red strip of three, cancelled by "Lurgan/316" duplex, in combination with Large Dragons 3ca., rough perfs., with sheet margin at right, cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "May 31 80", with another very fine strike of the Customs dater and "Singapore/To...

Lot 52 - 1: China covers -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #52 - 1: China covers

China, 1880 (5 June) envelope to St. Marcellin, France (27.7) bearing on reverse Large Dragons thin paper 3ca. red-brown, rough perfs., Setting I, horizontal strip of three [8-9-10] with sheet margin at right, cancelled by Peking seal in blue and additionally tied by matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. of "Jun 5 80", "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring transit d.s. of "Jun 7 80" and French "Marseille à Lyon/Special" T....

Lot 53 - 1: China covers -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #53 - 1: China covers

China, 1882 (2 Dec.) envelope to Exeter, England (30.1.83) bearing on reverse Large Dragons thin paper 1ca. and wide margins 3ca. and 5ca., cancelled by "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s. of "2 Dec 82" and additionally tied by "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring transit d.s. of "Dec 11 82" and "Exeter" arrival c.d.s., with "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. of "Dec 18 82" in red alongside, and on front France 25c. bistre on straw...

Lot 54 - 1: China covers -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #54 - 1: China covers

China, 1883 (11 Apr.) envelope to P.A. Pichot, the Director of the Revue Britannique in Paris (28.5) bearing on reverse Large Dragons thin paper 1ca. and wide margins 5ca., centrally cancelled by Peking seal in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. of "Apl 11 83", "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring transit d.s. of "Apl 12 83" "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. of "Apl 18 83" alongside, and on front France...

Lot 55 - 1: China covers -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #55 - 1: China covers

China, 1884 (27 May) neat envelope to Troy, New York bearing on reverse Large Dragons thick paper 3ca. red-brown, cancelled and tied by Ichang seal and additionally tied by "San Francisco, Cal./Paid All" c.d.s. (10.7) in red, with superb matching "Customs/Ichang" origin c.d.s. and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. of "Jun 1 84" alongside, and on front U.S. Taylor 5c. blue, cancelled by barred cork h.s. in red and showing "U.S...

Lot 56 - 1: China covers -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 72 The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection of Large Dragons Sale 4

Lot #56 - 1: China covers

China, 1888 (21 Apr.) envelope ("Kaiserlich Deutsches Consulat/Tientsin" white on blue embossed paper seal on flap) to Peking bearing thick paper, rough perfs., 3ca. bright vermilion with part sheet margin at foot and 5ca. chrome-yellow Setting VIII, horizontal strip of four [6-4-16-24] and vertical pair [1/19], cancelled by Tientsin type 6 seal in blue, with matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. of "Apl 21 88" on reverse...

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