Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

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Interasia Auctions Limited

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Dec 10, 2018 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Monday Dec 10, 2018 09:30 to Wednesday Dec 12, 2018 16:00 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia’s General Sale of China and Asian Countries stamps and postal history includes important China Ching Dynasty and Republic, substantial postal history, postal stationery, Chinese Local Posts and Foreign Post offices in China, Taiwan, and Tibet.

 

Day One (December 10) comprises China Ching Dynasty and Republic from early mail to 1949 (lots 57-704). The early mail includes an interesting and historically important section of China postal history detailing the December 1896 - January 1897 transitional period between the Customs Post and the establishment of the Imperial Post. The classic stamps include complete sheets of all three 1878 Large Dragon values, outstanding sections of the 1894 Dowagers and 1897 New Currency issues including one of two recorded blocks of four of the legendary “Red Ruby”, extensive Red Revenues including the unsurcharged, the iconic Small One Dollar and notable covers. The Republic of China include a strong section of the Provisional Neutrality issues, the Hall of Classics $2 inverted center and the 1941 American Banknote Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 inverted center.The China collections conclude this outstanding day.

 

Day Two (December 11; lots 2001-2420) continues with Chinese Provinces, highlighted by one of the Four Treasures of the Republic - the  Sinkiang 1915 $1 transposed characters variety - and a magnificent collection of the 1946-48 Manchuria Local Overprints offered intact, Japanese Occupation of China, Manchukuo, Chinese Local Posts, Foreign Post Offices in China, China postal stationery and covers, Taiwan, Tibet, and Mongolia.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale Terms

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Lot 132 - 2: China small dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #132 - 2: China small dragons

China, 1890 (23 Sept.) registered envelope ("Kaiserlich Deutsches Vice-Konsulat/in Tschifu" embossed paper seals on flap) to the Imperial German Consulate in Tientsin (27.9), bearing on front Small Dragon perf. 11½-12 3ca. mauve block of six and vertical strip of three, cancelled by seals in blue, showing on reverse "Customs/Chefoo" double-ring origin d.s. of "Sep 23 90" in blue and "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring arrival d.s. of "Sep...

Lot 133 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #133 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. master die proofs, large format, set of nine, made by R.A. de Villard from his original drawings for the accepted designs on thin semi-transparent paper. A very fine and rare set of these elusive proofs.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


According to Major James Starr, there were only ten such sets of the original proofs on thin paper, and six of these sets had scored lines...

Lot 134 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #134 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. reprints of the master die proofs, large format, set of nine, in later lithographic prints on thick cream wove paper, fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 135 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #135 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs in colours of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, the 12ca. (minute black speck) from the lower left corner of the pane, very fine and fresh. A brilliant and exceptional set.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 136 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #136 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs in colours of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, bright fresh colours, good to large margins, mostly marginal including the three top values, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 137 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #137 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 12ca. with additional 6ca. shade, imperforate plate proofs in colours of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, the 9ca. and 12ca. with sheet margins, fine to very fine and fresh, the 3ca. has grease mark in top left corner, and the 9ca. and 12ca. have a few small faults.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Lot 138 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #138 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 6ca. imperforate plate proofs in colours of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, in complete panes of twenty with sheet or interpane margins all round, the 1ca. and 5ca. each showing marginal "guide cross" on one side, superb colours and large margins, mostly probably originally mounted on archival pages with old-time hinge strips in the lower margins, the gum of which has seeped through this...

Lot 139 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #139 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 24ca. rose carmine, imperforate plate proof in colours of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, in complete pane of twenty-five with sheet margins all round, showing marginal "guide cross" at left, lustrous colour on such brilliant delicate paper, neat vertical fold in margin between 2nd and 3rd row of stamps, and small barely perceptible water stain at foot of last stamp, very fine and wonderfully...

Lot 140 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #140 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 6ca. imperforate plate proofs in colours of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, with additional shades of the 1ca. and 6ca., mostly with sheet margins, fine except the 2ca. has light stain at foot and the 5ca. has backing paper at top.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 141 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #141 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 3ca. orange-yellow imperforate plate proof in the colour of the 1st printing on thin native laid paper, centrally cancelled by "Customs/Anping" double-ring d.s. of "Mar 20 1895" in red, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 142 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #142 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs of the 3rd printing in colours of the 2nd printing on hard wove paper, all with sheet margin at top, deep bright colours, the 9ca. in the emerald shade, the 12ca. has tiny natural wood fibre in the paper, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 143 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #143 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs of the 3rd printing in colours of the 2nd printing on hard wove paper, the 2ca. is a corner example and the 9ca. with sheet margin at top is in a true green shade (light bends), fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Lot 144 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #144 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs of the 3rd printing in colours of the 2nd printing on hard wove paper, blocks of four, all marginal or corner except for 24ca., resplendent colours, the 9ca. is in the distinctive emerald shade (8mm. scissors cut in margin between stamps at foot), large margins all round, usual trivial wrinkling, the 2ca. creased and one 6ca. has small age spot on reverse, extremely...

Lot 145 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #145 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs in black from the re-engraved reserve plates on thick wove paper, all marginal, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000

Lot 146 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #146 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. imperforate plate proofs in black from the re-engraved reserve plates on thick wove paper, the 12ca. has a light vertical crease, the others are fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Lot 147 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #147 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1ca. to 24ca. perforated plate proofs of redrawn printing in black on card paper, fine to very fine and fresh.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 148 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #148 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. bright colours, mostly well centred, fine unused with part to much original gum, the 1ca. has corner crease and the 9ca. (some adherences) has a vertical crease at left. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Lot 149 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #149 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. bright fresh colours, mostly well centred, fine unused with large part to much original gum, the 9ca. has some adherences and the 12ca. tiny specks in gum. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Lot 150 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #150 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. bright colours, well centred, fine unused with much original gum (the 12ca. has gum glazing and other values have glazing on hinge remainders or hinge marks), the 5ca. has light vertical crease. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 151 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #151 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. bright colours, well centred, fine unused with much original gum (top values have glazing from hinges), the 24ca. has ungummed area at left. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 152 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #152 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. fresh bright colours, well centred, fine unused with part to much original gum (glazing from hinge marks or remainders), the 1ca. without gum. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000

Lot 153 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #153 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. deep bright colours, fine unused with much original gum, the 1ca. to 3ca. have small faults and all but the last two have hinge remainders. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 154 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #154 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. bright colours, fine unused with part to much original gum, the 2ca. has a small corner defect. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 155 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #155 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca (with large red printing ink blot in foliage at lower right), bright colours, well centred, mainly fine unused with part to much original gum (the 4ca. regummed), a few small perf. tones. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 156 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #156 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. good colours, mainly fine unused with part to much original gum, the 4ca. oxidised and the 24ca. has a small corner crease. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

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