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Sale 122

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China: Empire and Republic
 
 
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Lot 1755
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China, and Taiwan Intact Collection, few thousand mint and used in 3 Scott specialty album to 2007, starts with classics mostly used incl. #1-3, 5, 7-9, 16-24, 25-27 (mint), 28-37 (missing 35), 47-55, 78 (mint), 80, 107 (mint), mix of mint and used from 1900, noted 122 o.g., 307-10 used, various surcharged issues, 1949 to 1957 virtually all used, balance virtually all mint with a mix of o.g. and n.h. to the mid 1970's, balance mostly n.h., Airs, Dues, Formosa, numerous Occupation issues, Provinces, Treaty Ports, etc., lovely collection to expand, generally fine to very fine. Realized $13,800 in our 2009 auction.
Estimate $9,000-12,000.
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$8,500
Lot 1756
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China, Extensive Balance of Collections in 20 Boxes, collections and accumulations that incorporate Empire through P.R.C. and/or Taiwan period, mint and used on pages, stockpages, in albums, in glassines, etc., collections virtually all bought out of major auction firms over the decades, subsequently some items removed but, in many cases, substantial value still exists, some work needs to be done but worth the effort, most value in 20th Century period, occasional better items scattered throughout, needs close inspection, 19th Century mixed condition, 20th Century mostly fine to very fine. Culled from retired collector's large China accumulation, see separate accumulation lots for P.R.C., Taiwan and modern China exclusively.
Estimate $10,000-15,000.
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$7,500
Lot 1757

China, Large Oldtime Hoard, in 2 albums, thousands, starts with Imperial period and incl. the 1st issue on (mostly used) and incl. the Dowagers through the 24c, also surcharges, 1898 Chinese Post mint through $5 and continues through early 1940's with later period in blocks, etc., some dupl. used incl., also incl. North China, Occupation, Manchuria, Sinkiang, Provinces, Dues, Airs, few Treaty Ports, incl. better hidden material throughout, needs very careful inspection, fine to very fine overall. Accumulated many years ago in China, originally sold for hammer $18,400 in 2007, subsequently some items removed.
Estimate $3,000-4,000.
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$3,000
Lot 1758
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China, 1878 to 1993 Mostly Mint Collection, many hundreds in two Scott Specialty albums; value mainly in post-1950 mint incl. #1037-40 (imperforate), 1046-56, 1077-91, 1091a, 1117a, 1126a and just about complete from 1956, 99% of which is n.h., also incl. a scattering of Provinces, Shanghai and a little Tibet, mostly fresh and virtually intact. Originally sold in 2011 auction where it realized hammer $5750.
Estimate $3,000-4,000.
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$2,600
Lot 1759
 
China, 4 Box Commercial Cover Group, loose or sleeved in 4 full banker boxes, covers from Empire period through P.R.C. and Taiwan (see separate Taiwan cover lot), up to the 1960's, intact and one of the more interesting China cover lots that we have offered, needs close inspection. Culled from retired collector's large China accumulation.
Estimate $3,000-4,000.
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$2,000
Lot 1760
 
China, Mostly Modern Period in 13 Boxes, n.h., accumulations that incorporate mostly modern P.R.C and Taiwan period, on pages, stockpages, in albums, in glassines, etc., virtually all bought out of major auction firms over the decades, incl. blocks, sheets, occasional used, etc., occasional better earlier items scattered throughout, needs inspection, mostly clean. Culled from retired collector's large China accumulation, see separate accumulation lot for F.D.C.'s.
Estimate $3,000-4,000.
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$5,250
Lot 1761
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China, Lifetime Collection of Mint and Used, 1st binder early period starting with a mint #1, all identified and incl. inventory with 2016 cat. value indicated, no used, collection incl. regular issues as well as early back-of-book incl. #C6-10, total 2016 cat. $10,749; 2nd portion large and small binders of early China mostly used, but with some mint back-of-book, incl. multiple used early materials (incl. #1-3 cat. $1475; C1-5 cat. $300; Tibet 9 cat. $400, etc.), Offices in China (Germany, Russia, France), Treaty Ports (Foochow, Amoy, Chungking, Ichang, Chefoo, Wuhu, Chinkiang, Kewkiang, and Hankow), a substantial showing of Republic of China 1945 overprints of stamps of Manchukuo, and collection of early China that have clearly marked cancellations of various cities, all priced with 2016 cat. values where applicable, 19th Century mixed condition, 20th Century mostly fine to very fine, mostly inventoried.
Estimate $1,500-2,000.
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$1,900
Lot 1762
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China, 1878 to 1967 Collection on Pages, few thousand mint and used on homemade pages, classics incl. #1-3, 5, 6 (faults), 80 used, "Junk" issues to $20 values, 307-10 blocks of 4 signed by S. Hedin, later regional surcharge and provisional issues, early Taiwan, Semi-postals, Airs, Dues, Military, Provinces, plus interesting Foreign Offices for France, Russia, Germany and Japan, also a bit of early Hong Kong used, early Macao mint and selection of Locals, condition better than usual, inspect, fine to very fine. Originally sold in our 2006 auction for $5290 (some items subsequently removed).
Estimate $1,500-2,000.
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$1,250
Lot 1763
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China, Mostly Used Classic Collection, incl. 1878-85 Large Dragons (9) with 1878 3ca (3, one imperf. but not guaranteed) and 5ca. used, 1882 3ca. used (2), 1883 5ca. (2) and 1885 3ca. used, 1894 Dowager Empress Birthday 1ca. to 24ca. (no 12ca.) unused or used, 1897 New Currency surcharges small figures on Dowager 1st printing 30c on 24ca unused, 1897 Red Revenue surcharges large figures 1c on 3c and 2c on 3c (2) used, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $1,500-2,000.
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$2,300
Lot 1764
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China, Small Empire Mostly Used Collection, Few hundred on homemade pages, most value on first page with red Revenues, 1894 issue mostly mint to 24c, after that mostly used to 1940's, also few Treaty Ports and Offices, overall fresh, much Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000-1,500.
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$1,450
Lot 1765
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China, Treaty Port Accumulation, Many hundreds mint and used sorted in stockbook, on stockpages, and on pages, incl. Ichang collection, better Hankow, few mint cards, some dupl., pretty extensive, inspect. Culled from retired collector's China accumulation.
Estimate $1,000-1,500.
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$950
Lot 1766
 
China, Modern FD's, thousands mostly loose (some sleeved) in 6 full banker boxes, mostly 2000 and later with predominantly People's Republic but also some Taiwan, various cachets, few mint Stationery, occasional dupl., better cachets, clean. Culled from retired collector's China accumulation.
Estimate $1,000-1,500.
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$625
Lot 1767

China, 1912-13 Victoria House Canton Covers, mostly to U.S., 5 of 6 franked with 1912 Issue, and/or the Republic overprints, all with VIctoria Hotel" / Shameen" overprint on back flaps, scarce and attractive. Ex Ober correspondence.
Estimate $750-1,000.
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$800
Lot 1768
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China, Accumulation in Banker Box, thousands of mint and used with all areas represented incl. old China, P.R.C. (with Liberated Areas), Japan Occupation, Manchukuo, Taiwan plus other related areas with Revenues, covers, etc., hundreds of glassine envelopes, album pages with items throughout, inspection suggested, Fine to Very Fine overall.
Estimate $700-900.
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$950
Lot 1769

China, One Man's Cover Collection, 55 diff. on homemade pages, 1930's-40's period, with handwritten notes on quadrille pages, mostly to U.S., incl. Due, 1930 Hankow-Shanghai flight, censored, couple addressed to "Coors Porcelain Company" Golden, Colorado, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine. Originally sold in John Bull 2011 auction.
Estimate $600-800.
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$575
Lot 1770
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China, Used Mostly Classic Collection, small collection of about 200 on European pages, 1st 2 issues with SON cancels, also Foochow, P.R.C. #31-34 used, overprints, Fine overall.
Estimate $500-750.
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$675
Lot 1771

China, 1910 to 1950's Covers, 26 Items, items incl. coiling dragons to mid-period airmails, first flight covers, notice two 1931 Nanking to Germany cacheted covers, 1950s Northeast covers, Fine overall.
Estimate $450-550.
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$475
Lot 1772
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China, Imperial Used Group of 24, on old printed album page, 3 mint items, Dowagers to 24c and 30c on 24c, generally Fine to Very Fine. Originally purchased in PhilaChina auction several decades ago, several items subsequently removed.
Estimate $500-750.
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$850
Lot 1773
 
China, Accumulation in 2 Boxes, n.h., one box of stockbooks or new issue books, other with stockbook, on stockpages, and loose, mostly modern period of P.R.C. to late 1990's with multiples, also Taiwan, few earlier, few modern commercial covers, etc., inspect, Fine to Very Fine. Culled from an Estate of a couple hundred boxes.
Estimate $400-600.
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$260
Lot 1774
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China, Oldtime Imperial Mint and Used Collection, on old handmade pages, starting #25 through 1897 Dowager, around 50 items incl. documented forgeries, some minor listed varieties, few multiples, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400-600.
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$300
Lot 1775

China, Mostly Postal Card Group, 40 postcard and postal cards mint and used, many handpainted postal cards incl. stamp collage figures, views, etc., inspect, Fine overall. Realized $1100 in 2012 auction.
Estimate $400-600.
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$625
Lot 1776
 
China, Messy Mint and Used Accumulation, in ½ full banker box, on pages, loose, on cards, all periods incl. P.R.C., picture postcards, few covers, etc., have fun, mostly Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300-400.
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$425
Lot 1777
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China, Mint and Used Accumulation, many hundreds on album pages and in glassines mint and used, incl. P.R.C. #1389-1398 (n.h.), 1930's and 1940's issues, couple early issues, Treaty Ports, and Taiwan, worth a close look, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300-400.
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$190
Lot 1778
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China, Miscellaneous Accumulation, in small box, incl. 1940's and later commercial mail, 1944 to 1982 Taiwan n.h. collection on stockpages, misc. used on album pages and in stockbook, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300-400.
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$190
Lot 1779
 
China, 3 1937 1st China Flights to U.S., clipper flights all registered with various Airmail denominations, Fine to Very Fine lot.
Estimate $100-140.
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$60








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