Auction 03.05.1995

Christie's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 03.05.1995

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cover 1843 (20 Feb.) entire letter from Hong Kong to Liverpool, rated "3/6...

cover 1843 (20 Feb.) entire letter from Hong Kong to Liverpool, rated "3/6" , showing a very fine strike of the scarce "HONG KONG/POST OFFICE" Arms handstamp in red and oval-framed "INDIA"; the entire with tear on reverse caused through opening and the face and back panels soiled. Photo

Lot #: 1602

Estimate: HK$18,000 - HK$22,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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cover 1845 (23 Oct.) entire letter from Hong Kong to New York via...

cover 1845 (23 Oct.) entire letter from Hong Kong to New York via Liverpool, rated "1/-" and showing on reverse despatch double-arc d.s., oval-framed "FORWARDED/ by/Bush & C o /HONG KONG" f.a.c. with, on face panel, circular "HARDEN & C O / of Liverpool/Have Paid Postage" f.a.c

Lot #: 1603

Estimate: HK$1,200 - HK$1,500

Date: 3 May 1995

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cover 1848 (29 Oct.) entire letter (light staining) to Bombay, rated "2...

cover 1848 (29 Oct.) entire letter (light staining) to Bombay, rated "2/-" , showing a fair to good strike of the medium Crowned circle "PAID/AT/HONG-KONG" in red partly overstruck by circular-framed "2" with despatch double-arc d.s. on reverse; 1855 (30 June) yellow envelope (peripheral creases) to

Lot #: 1604

Estimate: HK$2,500 - HK$3,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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cover 1849 (27 Feb.) entire (small fault on face panel) to Alexandria and...

cover 1849 (27 Feb.) entire (small fault on face panel) to Alexandria and redirected to Athens, showing a good strike of the medium Crowned circle "PAID/AT/HONG KONG" in red with accompanying double-arc d.s. on reverse; 1856 (25 Nov.) envelope (opened-out) to London readdressed to Kent, marked "Paid

Lot #: 1605

Estimate: HK$2,500 - HK$3,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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1860 (15 Mar.) entire to London, showing small "HONG KONG/PAID" c.d.s...

1860 (15 Mar.) entire to London, showing small "HONG KONG/PAID" c.d.s. (Type 14) in red; also 1848 (14 Oct.) entire letter to New York, headed "Fuh Chan China" , carried privately to Hong Kong, and showing circular "6" arrival h.s. in red

Lot #: 1606

Estimate: HK$500 - HK$700

Date: 3 May 1995

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cover 1868-69 two "Siemssen" entires from Shanghai (despatched from Hong...

cover 1868-69 two "Siemssen" entires from Shanghai (despatched from Hong Kong) to Amsterdam "Via Marseilles" ; the first bears handstruck "Per MESSAGERIES IMPERIALES' PACKET" , latter with "GB/1 F 66 C " accountancy mark, both with the appropriate transit marks, an attractive pair of covers

Lot #: 1607

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 1862-1901, a mint selection including 1862 no watermark 2c. (3...

unused 1862-1901, a mint selection including 1862 no watermark 2c. (3), 1863-71 CC 2c., 4c. (3), 6c., 8c. (2), 12c. (2), 24c., 30c. vermilion, 30c. mauve, 48c. (2) and 96c. brownish grey, 1882-96 CA 30c. grey-green, 1885 20c. on 30c. (2), 50c. on 48c. and $1 on 96c., 1891 7c. on 10c. (4) and 14c. on

Lot #: 1608

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used 1862-71 a small selection with no watermark 12c., 18c. and 24c. fine...

used 1862-71 a small selection with no watermark 12c., 18c. and 24c. fine used, CC values to 48c. including 4c. perf. 12½ (small tear). (13

Lot #: 1609

Estimate: HK$1,000 - HK$1,200

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 2c. brown (2, shades), 8c. yellow-buff, 12c. pale greenish blue...

unused 2c. brown (2, shades), 8c. yellow-buff, 12c. pale greenish blue (thin at top), 18c. lilac, 24c. green, 48c. rose (perfs clipped) and 96c. brownish grey, all unused and generally of fine appearance; most regummed. S.G. 1-7, #5675. Photo

Lot #: 1611

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used 2c. to 96c. set of seven fine used with some additional values to 48c...

used 2c. to 96c. set of seven fine used with some additional values to 48c. (13

Lot #: 1612

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$4,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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2c. deep brown and 18c. with part gum; 12c., 18c. (3), 24c. and 96c. fine...

2c. deep brown and 18c. with part gum; 12c., 18c. (3), 24c. and 96c. fine used. Cat. #1000+. (8

Lot #: 1613

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$4,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 8c. yellow-buff, with wing margin at left, long paper adherence on...

unused 8c. yellow-buff, with wing margin at left, long paper adherence on the wing margin, otherwise fine mint and showing the original gum streaking. S.G. 2, #350. Photo

Lot #: 1614

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 3 May 1995

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used 8c. yellow-buff horizontal pair (one with light bend), a bright shade...

used 8c. yellow-buff horizontal pair (one with light bend), a bright shade cancelled "B62" in blue, and a horizontal strip of three (lightly creased, one with a small closed tear) cancelled "B62" in black. S.G. 2, #175

Lot #: 1615

Estimate: HK$1,000 - HK$1,200

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 8c., 18c. and 24c. unused, 18c. with some short perfs., top two...

unused 8c., 18c. and 24c. unused, 18c. with some short perfs., top two values very fresh appearance, partly regummed. S.G. 2, 4, 5, #1200. Photo

Lot #: 1616

Estimate: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used Block of Four 24c. green, a lovely block of four of good colour, each...

used Block of Four 24c. green, a lovely block of four of good colour, each cancelled "B62" in blue; one with scissor cut at left and two affected manuscript pen marks, nevertheless a very scarce and appealing multiple. S.G. 5. Photo

Lot #: 1617

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$4,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used -- a vertical strip of six, each cancelled "B62" in blue and crossed...

used -- a vertical strip of six, each cancelled "B62" in blue and crossed by manuscript notation; heavily toned and with other faults but a rare multiple. S.G. 5

Lot #: 1618

Estimate: HK$1,400 - HK$1,600

Date: 3 May 1995

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used 24c. green, a vertical strip of four cancelled by "B62" in blue, some...

used 24c. green, a vertical strip of four cancelled by "B62" in blue, some soiling and tiny thin on lower stamp, a scarce multiple

Lot #: 1619

Estimate: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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cover 1864 (13 May) entire letter to Boston, U.S.A., marked "Via...

cover 1864 (13 May) entire letter to Boston, U.S.A., marked "Via Marseilles" , bearing 1862 no watermark 24c. (late fee), 48c. and 1863 CC 6c., each cancelled "B62" in blue, showing "LONDON/PAID" (30.6) and "BOSTON AM. PKT./PAID" (14.7) c.d.s. and "21/CENTS" accountancy h.s., all in red; the

Lot #: 1620

Estimate: HK$12,000 - HK$15,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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cover 1864 (15 Dec.) opened-out envelope to Bombay bearing, on reverse...

cover 1864 (15 Dec.) opened-out envelope to Bombay bearing, on reverse, 1862 no watermark 2c. brown (14) comprising two blocks of four, a strip of five and a single (a few perforation faults, mostly of a trivial nature), each cancelled "B62" in blue with accompanying despatch c.d.s. alongside. A

Lot #: 1621

Estimate: HK$12,000 - HK$15,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used 1863-1965 duplicated selection on stockleaves with 1863-71 including...

used 1863-1965 duplicated selection on stockleaves with 1863-71 including 18c. and 96c. olive-bistre (tear), 1876 surcharge pair, 1877 16c. yellow, 1891 Jubilee (11), K.E.VII values to $5 (2) and $10, K.G.V to $10 (2), 1938-52 to both $10, 1948 Silver Wedding set and some Q.E. in singles and

Lot #: 1622

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused A selection of unused with 2c. shades (2) and 4c. mint, 6c. (2), 8c...

unused A selection of unused with 2c. shades (2) and 4c. mint, 6c. (2), 8c. (2), 12c. (2, one pale greenish blue) and 30c. mauve with part to large part gum; fair to fine. (10

Lot #: 1623

Estimate: HK$6,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used A used selection, many with Shanghai or Yokohama barred ovals and...

used A used selection, many with Shanghai or Yokohama barred ovals and includes 2c. strip of four (S1) and pair (Y1), 4c. pair (S1), 6c. pair (S1), two 8c. on piece (S1), 18c. singles (2) and pair (one blunt corner), two 96c. pairs (S1), some pieces and singles with better postmarks making a useful

Lot #: 1624

Estimate: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 2c. (3), 4c. (2), 6c. (2), 8c. (2), 12c. (6 with a block of four...

unused 2c. (3), 4c. (2), 6c. (2), 8c. (2), 12c. (6 with a block of four), 18c. (faults), 24c. (2), 30c. vermilion, 30c. mauve, 48c., 96c. (2, one with wing-margin) and 1877 16c., all unused (some with part to some gum) and generally of fine appearance; some faults as to be expected with this issue

Lot #: 1625

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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used Block of Four 8c. brownish orange used block of four, each cancelled...

used Block of Four 8c. brownish orange used block of four, each cancelled "B62" and of fine appearance; a few blunt or pulled perfs and lightly creased. Scarce. S.G. 11a. Photo

Lot #: 1627

Estimate: HK$1,800 - HK$2,200

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 18c. lilac, a lovely mint example , being very fresh and of...

unused 18c. lilac, a lovely mint example , being very fresh and of exceptional colour, some perfs slightly trimmed as the stamp has been cut from the sheet with scissors. Very rare in such fine condition. S.G. 13, #2000. Photo

Lot #: 1629

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 24c. green, well centred, fresh and with much original gum. S.G. 14...

unused 24c. green, well centred, fresh and with much original gum. S.G. 14, #225. Photo

Lot #: 1630

Estimate: HK$1,000 - HK$1,200

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 30c. orange-vermilion, unused with some gum, fresh and fine...

unused 30c. orange-vermilion, unused with some gum, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 15a, #325. Photo

Lot #: 1631

Estimate: HK$1,200 - HK$1,500

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 48c. pale rose, unused with some gum, fresh and fine appearance...

unused 48c. pale rose, unused with some gum, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 17, #450. Photo

Lot #: 1632

Estimate: HK$1,500 - HK$1,800

Date: 3 May 1995

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used Block of Four 48c. rose-carmine used block of four of good appearance...

used Block of Four 48c. rose-carmine used block of four of good appearance, each cancelled "B62"; the top two stamps are repaired (one with slight surface abrasion). Scarce. S.G. 17a. Photo

Lot #: 1633

Estimate: HK$3,500 - HK$4,000

Date: 3 May 1995

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unused 96c. olive-bistre unused , fresh with traces of gum, centred a...

unused 96c. olive-bistre unused , fresh with traces of gum, centred a little to right; small perforation defect at right, nevertheless a very good and attractive example of this rarity. S.G. 18, #16,000. Photo

Lot #: 1634

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 3 May 1995