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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — General Foreign (Hong Kong)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 683, General Foreign (Hong Kong)HONG KONG, 1912-24, 6c Orange, King Geo. V, Inverted Wmk. (Yang 102b), HONG KONG, 1912-24, 6c Orange, King Geo. V, Inverted Wmk. (Yang 102b)HONG KONG, 1912-24, 6c Orange, King Geo. V, Inverted Wmk. (Yang 102b). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh and bright color, clear wmk.

VERY FINE. THIS BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 6-CENT KING GEO. V WITH INVERTED WATERMARK MAY BE UNIQUE.

Yang value as singles HK$58,000

E. 8,000-10,000
9,000
684
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 684, General Foreign (Hong Kong)HONG KONG, 1938-52, 50c Deep Magenta, Printed on Both Sides, Inverted on Reverse (SG 153ab), HONG KONG, 1938-52, 50c Deep Magenta, Printed on Both Sides, Inverted on Reverse (SG 153ab)HONG KONG, 1938-52, 50c Deep Magenta, Printed on Both Sides, Inverted on Reverse (SG 153ab). Mint N.H. block of 39 with selvage at top, right and bottom, "1" at bottom left and control No. "C08505" in black at top right, fresh and bright color, folded along perfs but still strong throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A RECENT DISCOVERY, THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE RARE 50-CENT PRINTED-ON-BOTH-SIDES ERROR. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE AND A WORLD-CLASS RARITY.

Accompanied by single with 2003 B.P.A. certificate. The single comes from the bottom left position and is the 40th stamp in the block. Unlisted in Scott. SG £300,000 as singles.

E. 60,000-80,000
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 685, General Foreign (Hong Kong)HONG KONG, 1938-52, 50c Deep Magenta, Printed on Both Sides, Inverted on Reverse (SG 153ab), HONG KONG, 1938-52, 50c Deep Magenta, Printed on Both Sides, Inverted on Reverse (SG 153ab)HONG KONG, 1938-52, 50c Deep Magenta, Printed on Both Sides, Inverted on Reverse (SG 153ab). Mint N.H. block of twelve with plate no. 1 at top and full selvage at left, brilliant color, choice centering, folded horizontally along perfs between blocks of four

EXTREMELY FINE. THE UNIQUE TOP LEFT CORNER MARGIN BLOCK OF TWELVE OF THE 50-CENT GEORGE VI PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. A NEW DISCOVERY AND OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

This lot and the previous lot are from a new discovery. The lot offered here is the second-largest recorded multiple, and the only one with the plate no. from the left pane of the plate.

Accompanied by a single from an adjoining position which has a 2003 B.P.A. certificate. SG £97,500 as singles.

E. 15,000-20,000
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 686, General Foreign (Hong Kong)HONG KONG, 1962, $10.00 Queen Elizabeth II, Glazed Paper (SG 209d), HONG KONG, 1962, $10.00 Queen Elizabeth II, Glazed Paper (SG 209d)HONG KONG, 1962, $10.00 Queen Elizabeth II, Glazed Paper (SG 209d). Mint N.H., deep rich colors, Very Fine and choice, scarce variety, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
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