Auction 26.10.1993

Christie's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 26.10.1993

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1862-1980, the valuable mint and used collection including 1862 no...

1862-1980, the valuable mint and used collection including 1862 no watermark 2c., 8c., 12c., 18c., 24c. and 48c. unused (2c. only with original gum), 48c. and 96c. used, 1863-71 CC unused and used values to 96c. brownish grey including 18c. used, 1876 16c. on 18c. unused and used, 28c. on 30c. used

Lot #: 1601

Estimate: HK$18,000 - HK$25,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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1862-1971, the mint and used collection neatly mounted and arranged in a...

1862-1971, the mint and used collection neatly mounted and arranged in a loose-leaf album; the mint include 1891 (Jan.) 50c. on 48c. and Jubilee 2c. (2), 1898 (Apr.) 10c. on 30c., 1903 10c. block of four, $1 to $10 (the $2 to $10 overprinted "SPECIMEN"), 1912-21 values to $2, 1938-52 values to $10

Lot #: 1602

Estimate: HK$14,000 - HK$18,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used 1862-1912, the chiefly used selection including 1862 18c., 1863-71 CC...

used 1862-1912, the chiefly used selection including 1862 18c., 1863-71 CC values to 96c., 1877 16c. yellow, 1880 5c. on 18c. cancelled "S2" at Swatow, 10c. on 12c. pair, 10c. on 24c., 1880 colour changes 48c., 1882-96 CA values to 30c. including 2c. rose-lake cancelled "62B", 1891 Jubilee. Cat

Lot #: 1603

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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unused 1863-1901 mint assembly including 1863-71 4c. pair, 8c., 30c. mauve...

unused 1863-1901 mint assembly including 1863-71 4c. pair, 8c., 30c. mauve (2), 1880 CC 2c., 1882-96 CA 10c. green pair, 30c. strip of three, 1885 (June) 50c. on 48c. yellowish brown pair, 1891 (Jan.-Mar.) 7c. on 10c. pair, 14c. on 30c., 50c. on 48c. (with Chinese characters) block of four, 1891

Lot #: 1604

Estimate: HK$7,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1843 (24 Dec.) E.L. to Bangkok, showing a very fine strike of the...

cover 1843 (24 Dec.) E.L. to Bangkok, showing a very fine strike of the scarce "HONG KONG/POST OFFICE" Arms handstamp in red, and showing in manuscript at lower left "Care of/Messrs. Spottiswoode & Connolly/Singapore" . One of the finest known strikes of this handstamp. Ex Cranford. Photo

Lot #: 1605

Estimate: HK$15,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1844 (12 April) E.L. (split vertically along folds) from the...

cover 1844 (12 April) E.L. (split vertically along folds) from the merchants Russell Sturgis in Manila, and addressed to Messrs. Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, double-rated "8" in manuscript, and showing on the reverse a fine strike of the extremely rare handstruck "VICTORIA/ (Crown) /HONG KONG

Lot #: 1606

Estimate: HK$18,000 - HK$25,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1846 overland XU5 to France, rated "98" in manuscript and showing on...

cover 1846 overland XU5 to France, rated "98" in manuscript and showing on face a good strike of the rare boxed "COLONIES/&C.ART.13." handstamp in red; XU5 rather defective. Photo

Lot #: 1607

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1847 and 1849 E. to London, the former rated "1/10" and showing fine...

cover 1847 and 1849 E. to London, the former rated "1/10" and showing fine strike of boxed "TOO LATE" handstamp in black, the second with unframed "SHIP-LETTER/VICTORIA HONG KONG" in black. Both are very clean. Photo

Lot #: 1608

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1848 (28 March) unfolded E.L. to Switzerland (26.5 arrival), rated...

cover 1848 (28 March) unfolded E.L. to Switzerland (26.5 arrival), rated "15" and showing a fine strike of the medium "PAID/AT/HONG KONG" Crowned circle handstamp (Type 8) in red, with despatch double-arc c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

Lot #: 1609

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1856-63 E.L. (2), E. and XU5, comprising 1856 small "PAID/AT/HONG...

cover 1856-63 E.L. (2), E. and XU5, comprising 1856 small "PAID/AT/HONG KONG" Crowned circle handstamp in red, 1862 and 1863 with "HONG KONG/PAID" c.d.s. in red (Types 14 and 14a), and an incoming 1858 E.L. showing double-arc arrival c.d.s

Lot #: 1610

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1860 (March) mourning XU5 to Scotland (12.5 arrival) rated "9" and...

cover 1860 (March) mourning XU5 to Scotland (12.5 arrival) rated "9" and complete with 6pp. letter headed "Camp Cowloon China" (interesting contents), address panel showing "HONG KONG/PAID" c.d.s. in red. One of the earliest covers sent from the Camp, written by the first British Regiment to conquer

Lot #: 1611

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 1861 (30 Mar.) "Heard" corespondence E.L. (folded) from Hong Kong to...

cover 1861 (30 Mar.) "Heard" corespondence E.L. (folded) from Hong Kong to Foochow rated "4" showing on face a good strike of the "HONG KONG/C/PAID" c.d.s. (Type 14) showing error of year date "01" for "61

Lot #: 1612

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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unused 12c., 18c. and 48c. unused and regummed; 12c. with tiny surface...

unused 12c., 18c. and 48c. unused and regummed; 12c. with tiny surface mark, otherwise sound and a scarce trio. S.G. 3, 4, 6; #2025

Lot #: 1613

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Specimen 2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 24c., 30c. vermilion, 48c. and 96c. brownish...

Specimen 2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 24c., 30c. vermilion, 48c. and 96c. brownish grey, each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Type D5); all with faults though a rare group. (from the collection of Dr. Conrad Latto) . Photo

Lot #: 1614

Estimate: HK$5,000 - HK$7,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Proof Cancelled Block of Four 2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 24c., 30c. mauve...

Proof Cancelled Block of Four 2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 24c., 30c. mauve, 48c. and 96c., each in an imperforate plate proof block of four on glazed unwatermarked paper, each overprinted "CANCELLED"; some with coloured marks on face, nevertheless a colourful and most attractive set. (from the

Lot #: 1615

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Specimen 4c., 6c., 30c. vermilion and 48c., each with manuscript "Specimen...

Specimen 4c., 6c., 30c. vermilion and 48c., each with manuscript "Specimen" and affixed to small piece, all of good colour; the 6c. with some perfs cut off at top, otherwise fine. Very rare. (from the collection of Dr. Conrad Latto

Lot #: 1616

Estimate: HK$7,000 - HK$9,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Specimen 4c. and 1882-96 CA 2c. (part gum), 5c. and 10c. green (light...

Specimen 4c. and 1882-96 CA 2c. (part gum), 5c. and 10c. green (light staining at top and hinge remainders), each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Type HK 4). (from the collection of Dr. Conrad Latto

Lot #: 1617

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used 4c. grey, perf. 12½, neatly cancelled "B62", very fine. S.G. 9e, #250...

used 4c. grey, perf. 12½, neatly cancelled "B62", very fine. S.G. 9e, #250. Photo

Lot #: 1618

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used 8c.(small faults), 30c. mauve, 1882-83 2c. rose-lilac (cancelled...

used 8c.(small faults), 30c. mauve, 1882-83 2c. rose-lilac (cancelled "62B"), 5c., 1891 10c. purple/red and 1900 2c. green all with inverted watermark . Mostly fine. Yang, 11c, 16b, 32b, 34b, 40a, 55a; HK $1260

Lot #: 1620

Estimate: HK$600 - HK$700

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Specimen -- 30c. mauve, a vertical strip of three, each handstamped...

Specimen -- 30c. mauve, a vertical strip of three, each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Type HK4), fine. A scarce multiple. (from the collection of Dr. Conrad Latto

Lot #: 1621

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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cover 48c., a good unused example in a superb deep rose-carmine shade...

cover 48c., a good unused example in a superb deep rose-carmine shade, accompanied by B.P.A.Certificate (1962) stating "..an unusually bright & uncatalogued shade" . S.G.17 var. Photo

Lot #: 1622

Estimate: HK$1,400 - HK$1,800

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used 96c. olive-bistre, a fine used example cancelled "B62" (twice) in...

used 96c. olive-bistre, a fine used example cancelled "B62" (twice) in blue. S.G.18, #425. Photo

Lot #: 1623

Estimate: HK$1,800 - HK$2,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used -- a similar example, cancelled once in blue. Photo

used -- a similar example, cancelled once in blue. Photo

Lot #: 1624

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used -- another example cancelled "B62" in blue, faint trace of rubbing at...

used -- another example cancelled "B62" in blue, faint trace of rubbing at top, otherwise fine. Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo

Lot #: 1625

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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used 1876 "16 cents." on 18c. lilac , variety space between "n" and "t...

used 1876 "16 cents." on 18c. lilac , variety space between "n" and "t" cancelled "F1", together with a normal in a deeper shade for comparison, both wing-margin examples. Ex Dr Riddell S.G. 20a, #400

Lot #: 1626

Estimate: HK$1,800 - HK$2,000

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Proof 1880 2c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "BEFORE...

Proof 1880 2c. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "BEFORE re HARDENING" and dated "5MAR80", fine. Photo

Lot #: 1627

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Proof -- 6c., a similar lot as last. Photo

Proof -- 6c., a similar lot as last. Photo

Lot #: 1628

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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unused -- 48c. brown, a fine unused example with much original gum. S.G.31...

unused -- 48c. brown, a fine unused example with much original gum. S.G.31, #350. Photo

Lot #: 1629

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Specimen 1882-96 CA 10c. purple on red and 30c. grey-green, both...

Specimen 1882-96 CA 10c. purple on red and 30c. grey-green, both overprinted "SPECIMEN" (Type D12), the latter with large part gum, otherwise fine. (from the collection of Dr. Conrad latto) . S.G. 38, 39a; #200

Lot #: 1630

Estimate: HK$700 - HK$900

Date: 26 Oct 1993

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Specimen 1885 (June) 20c. on 30c. (short perfs at top), 50c. on 48c...

Specimen 1885 (June) 20c. on 30c. (short perfs at top), 50c. on 48c. (thinned) and $1 on 96c., each handstamped "SPECIMEN" (Type HK 4). (from the collection of Dr. Conrad Latto

Lot #: 1631

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

Date: 26 Oct 1993