1865-96, the valuable mint or unused and used collection, including a fine representation of Large Dragons with 1865 Antique numerals "CANDAREENS" in the plural earliest group 2ca. (4), 4ca. (2, one "mace" error), and 8ca., 1865 Antique numerals "CAN...
Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$50,000
ca. US$5,220 - US$6,525
Price realised: HK$322,000
1865-96, the valuable mint or unused and used collection, including a fine representation of Large Dragons with 1865 Antique numerals "CANDAREENS" in the plural earliest group 2ca. (4), 4ca. (2, one "mace" error), and 8ca., 1865 Antique numerals "CANDAREEN" in singular laid paper 1ca. (2, one on watermarked paper but defective) and wove paper 1ca. (2) to 16ca., 1866 Antique numerals "CANDAREENS" in the plural middle group wove paper 1ca., 2ca. (2), 3ca., (2), 4ca., 8ca. (2) and 12ca., and later group 1ca. (4), 2ca. (2), 3ca. (4, two illegibly cancelled by garter type h.s. in red), 4ca. (3) 6ca. (2), 8ca. (3), 12ca. (11, with strip of three) and 16ca. (3), 1866 modern numerals Candareen singular 1ca. (5), 3ca., and Candareens plural 2ca. (2) and 3ca. (3), and retouched and last group also well represented, as well as reprints and a good section of forgeries with complete sheets (4) of twenty, 1866-72 Small Dragon 2c., 4c. (2 shades) and 8c. imperf. pairs, perf. 12 16c. marginal mint block of ten (2x5) with one stamp showing retouched "C" and perf. 15 2c. (5, with corner block of four), 1867 value in candarins engraved die proof of 12c. in black on card (stamp size) and litho. proofs of various values in black (6, one with value blank and another 1ca. showing stone flaw "CAND") and in issued colours (3), 1873-75 surcharges (27) with surcharged in blue 1 ca. on 4c. block of ten and surcharge inverted (2) mint, 1ca. on 8c. corner block of four mint, 3ca. on 2c. unused, 1ca. on 12ca. unused (2), 1875 (July) perf. 11½ 1ca. yellow on yellow mint, 1876 colours changed 1ca. block of twelve mint, 3ca. corner block of twenty mint, 6ca. mint (8, with block of six and single showing retouched corner), and 12ca., 1877 surcharges (6) with 1ca. on 6ca. (3, one used) and 1ca. on 9ca. used, 1877 (June)-80 20 cash imperf. block of four, perf. 15 80 cash block of thirty from the left of the sheet and 100 cash sheet of fifty mint, 1886-88 40 cash on 100 cash red surcharge pair with surcharge inverted used, 1888 (Jan.) 20 cash on 40 cash surcharge inverted (3, one used) and 20 cash on 80 cash surcharge inverted (5, block of four), 1889 (6 Apr.) 100 cash surcharged in black and red used (3), 1889 20 cash (3) and 40 cash panes of twenty-five mint or unused, 1890 imperf. colour proofs (5), perf. 12 watermarked, 10c. unused, 1890-91 2c. blocks (4) of 46, 48, 81 and 86 mint, 1892-93 Postage Due overprints 15c. sheet of fifty unused, 1892 (3 Aug.) 2c. on 5c. surcharge inverted used on piece, 1893 (Mar.) ½c. on 15c. and 1c. on 20c. sheets of fifty (without selvedge) mint and ½c. on 15c. vertical strip of three imperf. between used, 1893 half stamps surcharged ½c. on half 5c. carmine-pink block of forty-two and interpanneau block of forty (4x10), ½c. on 5c. types 1 + 3 se-tenant in pair used and types 1 + 2 se-tenant with surcharge inverted in pair used, ½c. on half 5c. vermilion interpanneau block of forty (4 x 10) containing two type 3 mint and pair with one stamp surcharge inverted used, 1c. on half 2c. brown with surcharge double and one inverted unused, 1893 (11 Nov.) Jubilee 2c. with inscriptions double mint, 1893 (14 Dec.) Jubilee 2c. with overprint inverted mint, and 1896 (11 Apr.) 4c. on 15c. and 6c. on 20c. in complete sheets of fifty mint and singles with surcharge inverted used; also some cancellations from other Treaty Ports. Mainly very good to fine.
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