Auction 22.11.1998

Christie's
Spink Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 22.11.1998

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cover 1847 (7 Oct.) an entire letter from an Italian missionary in Hong...

cover 1847 (7 Oct.) an entire letter from an Italian missionary in Hong Kong addressed to France "via overland Southampton" , rated "1/10" and bears a fine strike of the boxed "COLONIES/&C ART.13." in red, the reverse with Hong Kong type 9 despatch c.d.s. Fresh and fine. Photo

Lot #: 501

Estimate: NLG4,000 - NLG5,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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cover 1853 (29 Sep.) a small entire letter to Paris "via Southampton...

cover 1853 (29 Sep.) a small entire letter to Paris "via Southampton" , rated "1/10" and bears a good strike of the boxed "COLONIES/&C ART.13." in red, a faint strike of the Hong Kong type 9 despatch c.d.s. on reverse and other appropriate transit marks; attractive. Photo

Lot #: 502

Estimate: NLG3,000 - NLG4,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 2c. deep brown, unused with traces of gum, fresh and fine...

unused 2c. deep brown, unused with traces of gum, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 1a, £500. Photo

Lot #: 505

Estimate: NLG4,000 - NLG5,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 8c. yellow-buff, well centred and good perfs., a light horizontal...

unused 8c. yellow-buff, well centred and good perfs., a light horizontal crease at top and a possible slight thin near hinge mark, nevertheless a very attractive example of this stamp with much original gum and showing the characteristic gum streaks. S.G. 2, £600. Photo

Lot #: 506

Estimate: NLG4,000 - NLG5,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 24c. green, some gum redistrubution, fresh appearance. S.G. 5, £900...

unused 24c. green, some gum redistrubution, fresh appearance. S.G. 5, £900. Photo

Lot #: 508

Estimate: NLG4,000 - NLG5,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 96c. brownish grey, centred low, a fine unused example with traces...

unused 96c. brownish grey, centred low, a fine unused example with traces of gum. S.G. 7, £3500. Photo

Lot #: 509

Estimate: NLG20,000 - NLG25,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 4c. slate, a horizontal pair with interpanneau margin between, well...

unused 4c. slate, a horizontal pair with interpanneau margin between, well centred and with some gum, attractive. S.G. 9a. Photo

Lot #: 511

Estimate: NLG3,000 - NLG4,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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used 4c. bluish slate, fresh unused with some gum redistribution. S.G. 9d...

used 4c. bluish slate, fresh unused with some gum redistribution. S.G. 9d, £450. Photo

Lot #: 512

Estimate: NLG2,500 - NLG3,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 4c. bluish slate, inverted watermark , unused without gum. Yang 9g...

unused 4c. bluish slate, inverted watermark , unused without gum. Yang 9g. Photo

Lot #: 513

Estimate: NLG5,000 - NLG6,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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used 4c. bluish slate, perf.12½ , used with a fine strike of "Y1" in light...

used 4c. bluish slate, perf.12½ , used with a fine strike of "Y1" in light blue, a couple of short perfs. at right. S.G. 9e, £275. Photo

Lot #: 514

Estimate: NLG2,000 - NLG2,500

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 6c. lilac, a vertical pair (minor surface rubbing at top), mounted...

unused 6c. lilac, a vertical pair (minor surface rubbing at top), mounted on the top stamp only and shows the original gum streaking. S.G. 10. Photo

Lot #: 515

Estimate: NLG7,000 - NLG8,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 6c. mauve, wing margin at left, fine mint. S.G. 10a, £400. Photo

unused 6c. mauve, wing margin at left, fine mint. S.G. 10a, £400. Photo

Lot #: 516

Estimate: NLG3,000 - NLG4,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 8c. bright orange, redistrubted gum, fresh and fine appearance. S.G...

unused 8c. bright orange, redistrubted gum, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 11b, £350. Photo

Lot #: 517

Estimate: NLG1,500 - NLG2,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 18c. lilac, fresh and fine with much original gum. An exceptionally...

unused 18c. lilac, fresh and fine with much original gum. An exceptionally fine example of this difficult stamp. S.G. 13, £5000. Photo

Lot #: 519

Estimate: NLG60,000 - NLG70,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 24c. green, fresh and fine with much original gum. S.G. 14, £450. Photo

unused 24c. green, fresh and fine with much original gum. S.G. 14, £450. Photo

Lot #: 520

Estimate: NLG3,000 - NLG4,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 24c. green variety reverse watermark , superb, fresh appearance...

unused 24c. green variety reverse watermark , superb, fresh appearance, with some original gum, scarce. Yang 14d. Photo

Lot #: 521

Estimate: NLG10,000 - NLG12,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 30c. mauve, variety inverted watermark , unused with traces of gum...

unused 30c. mauve, variety inverted watermark , unused with traces of gum. Yang 16b. Photo

Lot #: 523

Estimate: NLG6,000 - NLG8,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 48c. pale rose, slight gum ageing, mint and showing gum streaking...

unused 48c. pale rose, slight gum ageing, mint and showing gum streaking, fine. S.G. 17, £950. Photo

Lot #: 524

Estimate: NLG6,000 - NLG8,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 48c. rose-carmine, well centred and fresh colour; regummed but of...

unused 48c. rose-carmine, well centred and fresh colour; regummed but of superb appearance. S.G. 17a, £800. Photo

Lot #: 525

Estimate: NLG5,000 - NLG7,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 96c. brownish grey, with wing margin at left, thinning on three...

unused 96c. brownish grey, with wing margin at left, thinning on three perf. tips at top, otherwise fine mint with full original gum. S.G. 19, £1000. Photo

Lot #: 527

Estimate: NLG6,000 - NLG8,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 96c. brownish grey, small paper inclusion, unused without gum. S.G...

unused 96c. brownish grey, small paper inclusion, unused without gum. S.G. 19. Photo

Lot #: 528

Estimate: NLG5,000 - NLG6,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 96c. brownish black, well centred and with some gum. A very...

unused 96c. brownish black, well centred and with some gum. A very presentable example. S.G. 19a, £1100. Photo

Lot #: 529

Estimate: NLG6,000 - NLG8,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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cover 1867 (14 Jan.) a small envelope to Boston "Via Marseilles" bearing...

cover 1867 (14 Jan.) a small envelope to Boston "Via Marseilles" bearing 2c., 4c. and 24c. (2) tied by "B62" in black, London and Boston Paid c.d.s. plus "21 cents" accountancy mark with the despatch c.d.s. on reverse; a delightful three-colour franking

Lot #: 530

Estimate: NLG2,000 - NLG3,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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cover 1870 (28 Nov.) envelope (small part flap missing) to Ireland bearing...

cover 1870 (28 Nov.) envelope (small part flap missing) to Ireland bearing 8c. single and interpanneua pair cancelled by "B62" in black and tied by manuscript rate mark, the reverse with despatch c.d.s. overstruck by Monkstown arrival; an attactive and rare interpanneau item. R.P.S. Certificate

Lot #: 531

Estimate: NLG3,000 - NLG4,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 16c. on 18c. lilac and 28c. on 30c. mauve, both stamps are well...

unused 16c. on 18c. lilac and 28c. on 30c. mauve, both stamps are well centred, 16c. on 18c. with small gum disturbance, both with much original gum. A fine and desirable pair. S.G. 20-21, £2850. Photo

Lot #: 532

Estimate: NLG20,000 - NLG25,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 28c. on 30c. mauve showing slight kiss print, paper and peelable...

unused 28c. on 30c. mauve showing slight kiss print, paper and peelable hinge remainders on reverse, part original gum and of fresh appearance. S.G. 21, £950. Photo

Lot #: 535

Estimate: NLG8,000 - NLG10,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 28c. on 30c. mauve, well centred, fine with much original gum. Photo

unused 28c. on 30c. mauve, well centred, fine with much original gum. Photo

Lot #: 536

Estimate: NLG5,000 - NLG6,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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used 28c. on 30c. mauve showing variety broken "NGKO" at top and slight...

used 28c. on 30c. mauve showing variety broken "NGKO" at top and slight kiss print, fine used with part bright blue barred oval. Gurevitch P1. Photo

Lot #: 537

Estimate: NLG2,500 - NLG3,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unused 28c. on 30c. mauve, variety sloping letters , corner repair, hinge...

unused 28c. on 30c. mauve, variety sloping letters , corner repair, hinge remainder, some redistributed gum. R.P.S. Certificate (1998). Photo

Lot #: 538

Estimate: NLG10,000 - NLG20,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998

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unmounted mint 16c. yellow, centred a little high and left, unmounted mint...

unmounted mint 16c. yellow, centred a little high and left, unmounted mint. S.G. 22. £1200. Photo

Lot #: 539

Estimate: NLG10,000 - NLG15,000

Date: 22 Nov 1998