lot # 8 - 1: China issued stamps
China, 1878-85 Large Dragon, the masterfully written-up study with hand drawn illustrations and explanations for the identification of each cliché, comprising the twenty-five clichés (identification according to the owner) of the 1878 thin paper 1ca. unused (17) and used (8), 1882 wide margins 1ca. unused (15) and used (10), and 1883-85 thick paper 1ca. unused (15) and used (10), a few of the thick paper issues are actually thin paper, mainly good to very fine, some faults, yet of a high standard not normally associated with such a study (75).
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000
Provenance: Bernard Stoloff, Christie's Robson Lowe (Zurich), 14.5.1987, lot 2206.
Estimate: HK$ 100,000 - 120,000