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Price: HK$ 200,000.00
Monday Dec 10, 2018 09:30 Asia/Hong_Kong

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, Setting V, a complete sheet of 20 (5 x 4) without margins as usual, large hole perforations, clear shade highlighting the unevenness of the registration of the printing, on bright white paper, cliché [26] shows extraneous dot of printing ink on frameline at foot below left numeral "3", reinforced along central horizontal row of perfs., very fine and wonderfully fresh unused with practically full original gum. A marvelous sheet. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000


Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila (Zurich), 25.3.1987, lot 4746.

No sheets from Setting V are known with selvedge (sheet margin). The only recorded multiple with sheet margins is the used pair being offered in the following lot 15.

We record the following thirteen sheets from Setting V :

— E.D. Finney, H.R. Harmer (New York), 6.5.1952, lot 292; M.F. Huang, Zurich Asia (Hong Kong), 21.6.2003, lot 17; Zurich Asia (Hong Kong), 25.3.2018, lot 151
— Sir Percival David, Robson Lowe (London), 28.5.1963, lot 178; "Ming", Corinphila (Zurich), 29.9.1988, lot 4084
— Sir Percival David, Robson Lowe (London), 16.12.1964, lot 1074; Dr. Warren G. Kauder, Robson Lowe (London), 10.11.1971, lot 89; Christie's Robson Lowe (Zurich), 1.11.1995, lot 2651
— Sir Percival David, Robson Lowe (London), 22.7.1970, lot 39; James B. Whang, Christie's (Hong Kong), 2.11.1994, lot 1596
— Richard Canman, Stanley Gibbons (London), 19.10.1972, lot 136; Stanley Gibbons (London), 15.2.1977, lot 738; Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman; Lam Man Yin; Interasia (Hong Kong), 26.2.2011, lot 38
— George Alevizos (Santa Monica), 8-9.2.1972, lot 1021; Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman, Sotheby's and Corinphila (Hong Kong), 7.11.1996, lot A38; Interasia (Hong Kong), 29.6.2013, lot 201
— Paul Hock, Christie's Robson Lowe (Zurich), 19.10.1983, lot 102; Giulio Mochi David Feldman (Zurich), 26.10.1984, lot 40572
— "Ming", Corinphila (Zurich), 25.3.1987, lot 4746. The above sheet
— Philip Ireland, Christie's Robson Lowe (Zurich), 25.5.1989, lot 2119
— Major James Starr, Sotheby's (London), 11.9.1991, lot 53
— Mizuhara Meiso, Spink (Hong Kong), 17.1.2016, lot 1610
— Sotheby's and Corinphila (Hong Kong), 15.5.1997, lot 103. This is the only recorded sheet on thick paper.
— H.B.R. Clarke, Robson Lowe (London), 22.4.1953. Because the sheet was mounted on white paper in the catalogue photograph, it is difficult to match this with any of the other sheets. The catalogue entry for the Clarke sheet reads "in a rather worn state and with fairly rough perf."


Estimate: HK$ 200,000 - 250,000

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