lot # 15 - 1: China issued stamps
China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, Setting V, horizontal pair [21-3] with sheet margin at foot, deep bright colour on fresh white paper, near perfect centring, centrally cancelled by Peking seal in blue, diagonal creasing, otherwise very fine. An immensely rare and important positional piece with complete sheet margin. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
Provenance: Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman, Sotheby's and Corinphila (Hong Kong), 7.11.1996, lot A39.
References: James B. Whang, History of the Large Dragons. An Anthology of James B. Whang's Writings (Taipei, 1999), p. 91.
THE ONLY RECORDED MULTIPLE FROM SETTING V WITH SHEET MARGIN.
Estimate: HK$ 20,000 - 25,000