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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — China

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2550
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2550, China CHINA, 1878-1883 Large Dragons Unused Group, CHINA, 1878-1883 Large Dragons Unused GroupCHINA, 1878-1883 Large Dragons Unused Group. Assemblage of seventeen examples, 1878 Thin Paper with four 1c in differing shades, two 3c and four 5c in differing shades, 1882 1c Wide Setting, 1883 Clean Cut Perfs with 1c, two 3c and 5c, Rough Perfs with 1c and 3c, most are unused (no gum) or with dried original gum, couple with original gum, few small flaws which are minor, Fine-Very Fine appearing overall, rarely offered in a group this size, Scott $18,150.00 as basic shades

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E. 4,000-5,000
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2551
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2551, China CHINA, 1878-1883 Large Dragon Used Group, CHINA, 1878-1883 Large Dragon Used GroupCHINA, 1878-1883 Large Dragon Used Group. Fifteen used examples, 1878 Thin Paper with 1c and three 5c, 1882 Wide Setting with example of each incl. scarce 5c, 1883 Clean Cut Perfs with 1c and three 3c incl. one with No Bar in "H" of "China" (Cliche 25, Chan 8f), Rough Perfs with 1c, 3c and two 5c examples, variety of different cancels and a few with varieties, slightly mixed condition, mostly Fine-Very Fine appearing, Scott $9,050.00 as basic stamps

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2552
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2552, China CHINA, 1878, 1c Dark Green, Thin Paper (1a; Chan 1b), CHINA, 1878, 1c Dark Green, Thin Paper (1a; Chan 1b)CHINA, 1878, 1c Dark Green, Thin Paper (1a; Chan 1b). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, excellent centering, Very Fine and choice, Scott $1,200.00

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E. 400-500
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2553
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2553, China CHINA, 1878, 1c Yellow Green, Thin Paper (1b; Chan 1a), CHINA, 1878, 1c Yellow Green, Thin Paper (1b; Chan 1a)CHINA, 1878, 1c Yellow Green, Thin Paper (1b; Chan 1a). Original gum, minor h.r., fresh color, Very Fine, Scott $750.00

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E. 300-400
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2554
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2554, China CHINA, 1878, 3c Brown Red, Thin Paper (2; Chan 2), CHINA, 1878, 3c Brown Red, Thin Paper (2; Chan 2)CHINA, 1878, 3c Brown Red, Thin Paper (2; Chan 2). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold color on bright paper, Fine, Scott $1,100.00

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E. 400-500
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2555
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2555, China CHINA, 1882, 5c Orange Yellow, Wide Setting (6; Chan 6), CHINA, 1882, 5c Orange Yellow, Wide Setting (6; Chan 6)CHINA, 1882, 5c Orange Yellow, Wide Setting (6; Chan 6). Unused (regummed), well-centered, attractive color, small expert repair in the top margin at right, not very discernable even under a glass, but visible when dipped in fluid

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1882 5-CANDARIN LARGE DRAGON WITH WIDE SPACING.

The vast majority of unused copies lack gum. Scott $20,000.00

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2556
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2556, China CHINA, 1882, 5c Orange Yellow, No Period After "China" (6 var; Chan 6b), CHINA, 1882, 5c Orange Yellow, No Period After "China" (6 var; Chan 6b)CHINA, 1882, 5c Orange Yellow, No Period After "China" (6 var; Chan 6b). Cliche 23, bright color, indistinct cancel though leaving variety completely clear, few small faults incl. crease and small thin, Fine appearance, a rarely encountered variety on this scarce stamp, Scott $1,500.00 as basic stamp

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E. 500-750
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2557
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2557, China CHINA, 1883, 3c Vermilion, Thick Paper, Clean Cut Perfs, Semi-Circle at Right of Left "3" (8a var; Chan 8bc), CHINA, 1883, 3c Vermilion, Thick Paper, Clean Cut Perfs, Semi-Circle at Right of Left "3" (8a var; Chan 8bc)CHINA, 1883, 3c Vermilion, Thick Paper, Clean Cut Perfs, Semi-Circle at Right of Left "3" (8a var; Chan 8bc). Cliche 4, particularly well-centered with wide margins, excellent strike of Cheefoo seal cancel, Very Fine and choice, a particularly scarce variety as this only occurred for a narrow period of time between the late clean cut perf and the early rough perf printings when it was noticed and corrected

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E. 300-400
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2558
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2558, China CHINA, 1883, 3c Vermilion, Thick Paper, Rough Perfs, Semi-Circle at Right of Left "3" (8a var; Chan 11f), CHINA, 1883, 3c Vermilion, Thick Paper, Rough Perfs, Semi-Circle at Right of Left "3" (8a var; Chan 11f)CHINA, 1883, 3c Vermilion, Thick Paper, Rough Perfs, Semi-Circle at Right of Left "3" (8a var; Chan 11f). Cliche 4, neatly struck Shanghai seal cancel, well-centered, bold color, Very Fine and scarce, this variety only occurred for a narrow period of time between the late clean cut perf and the early rough perf printings when it was noticed and corrected

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E. 300-400
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2559
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2559, China CHINA, 1883, 3c Pale Red, Thick Paper, Rough Perfs, Retouched Bottom Frame (8c var; Chan 11a var), CHINA, 1883, 3c Pale Red, Thick Paper, Rough Perfs, Retouched Bottom Frame (8c var; Chan 11a var)CHINA, 1883, 3c Pale Red, Thick Paper, Rough Perfs, Retouched Bottom Frame (8c var; Chan 11a var). Cliche 17 (Chan T12) showing clear repair to bottom frame line, wonderful centering with uncommonly wide margins, neat blue Peking seal cancel, Very Fine and choice, this variety occurred during the late stages of the thick paper printing, listed in Chan with clean cut perfs only

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E. 200-300
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2560
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2560, China CHINA, 1883, 5c Yellow, Thick Paper, Clean Cut Perfs, Long Stroke to Character "Dah" (9 var; Chan 9ab), CHINA, 1883, 5c Yellow, Thick Paper, Clean Cut Perfs, Long Stroke to Character "Dah" (9 var; Chan 9ab)CHINA, 1883, 5c Yellow, Thick Paper, Clean Cut Perfs, Long Stroke to Character "Dah" (9 var; Chan 9ab). Cliche 18, neat cancel leaving a majority of design clear, bold color on fresh paper, Very Fine and scarce plate variety, Scott $650.00 as basic stamp

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E. 200-300
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2561
 
CHINA, 1885-1888 Small Dragon Group. Eleven items, 1885 Issue with 1c two singles and pair, 3c four singles and pair, 5c three singles, 1888 Issue with set of singles, various seal cancels, both Clean Cut and Rough Perfs, few small flaws, mostly Fine-Very Fine, Scott $2,060.00

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E. 400-500
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2562
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2562, China CHINA, 1897, 1c on 3c Red Revenue, Central Character with Large Box (78, 78b; Chan 87, 87a), CHINA, 1897, 1c on 3c Red Revenue, Central Character with Large Box (78, 78b; Chan 87, 87a)CHINA, 1897, 1c on 3c Red Revenue, Central Character with Large Box (78, 78b; Chan 87, 87a). Block of four, bottom right stamp the variety, scarce "Customs Swatow, MAY 4 97" double-circle datestamps, top right stamp with minor faults, otherwise Very Fine, a particularly scarce block showing the variety, Scott $1,600.00 as singles

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E. 500-750
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2563
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CHINA, 1898 Unwatermarked C.I.P. Issue Perforation Errors Group. Seven items, incl. -1/2c and 2c Scarlet gutter pairs with imperforate margin (Chan 116g and unlisted), latter oxidized, three 1c examples, imperforate margin at bottom single and pair (latter no gum) and imperforate margin at right, 2c Green with imperforate top margin, and 5c Orange vertical pair, imperforate between (oxidized), few small gum flaws, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

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E. 750-1,000
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2564
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2564, China CHINA, 1898, 5c Salmon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (102b; Chan 108g), CHINA, 1898, 5c Salmon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (102b; Chan 108g)CHINA, 1898, 5c Salmon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (102b; Chan 108g). Original gum, h.r., Fine, a scarce error, Scott $775.00

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E. 300-400
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2565
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2565, China CHINA, 1898, 30c Dull Rose, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (105a; Chan 111d), CHINA, 1898, 30c Dull Rose, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (105a; Chan 111d)CHINA, 1898, 30c Dull Rose, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (105a; Chan 111d). Original gum, h.r., slight soiling along top perfs and right stamp with two small thin spots, slight oxidizing in stamps, Fine, a rare error, Scott $2,000.00

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E. 300-400
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2566
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2566, China CHINA, French Offices in China, 1894, 50c Carmine (9), CHINA, French Offices in China, 1894, 50c Carmine (9)CHINA, French Offices in China, 1894, 50c Carmine (9). Tied by "Shang-Hai Chine 15 Juil 01" circular datestamp, Shanghai bilingual circular datestamp of the same date ties two 5c Coiled Dragons on the front and another seventeen -1/2c-5c Coiled Dragons on reverse, on registered all-over illustrated cover of a red crane to Zeitz, Germany, and forwarded to Cologne, five stamps (U.S., Hong Kong, French, German and Russian Offices) affixed on reverse but not tied, large and small "R" handstamps, Zeitz backstamp and Cologne receiver on front, Very Fine, a spectacular cover with great visual appeal

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2567
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2567, China CHINA, Offices in Tibet, -1/2a on 2c Green (2; Chan 2), CHINA, Offices in Tibet, -1/2a on 2c Green (2; Chan 2)CHINA, Offices in Tibet, -1/2a on 2c Green (2; Chan 2). Block of 32, consisting of two blocks of sixteen separated by a vertical interpanneau gutter, sheet selvage at right, large Yatung Tibet circular datestamps, insignificant toned spot in the right selvage only, Very Fine and striking block, Scott $1,440.00 simply as singles

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E. 750-1,000
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