Prestige Philately Auction 117 CatalogueCHINA
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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - CHINA
1929 Unification SG 376-9, a few minor tonespots; and Burial #380-3, toning; Cat £145 (1998). (8)
1960s Selection comprising 1961 Pottery Animals (50f minor gum adhesion), 1962 Cranes (gum blemishes), 1963 Pandas, 1965 Tsunyi Conference and 1965 Second National Games, unmounted, Cat £355 (1998). (28)
1960-74 Issues on Hagners unmounted mint including Chrysanthemums, 1968 Youth, 1972 Mao's Edict & Shipping and 1973 Ballet, CTO including 1960 Goldfish & Chrysanthemums and 1961 Tang Pottery, then Taiwan mint selection with 1961-62 Chinese Art & Industries and 1966 Chinese Paintings. (130)
1962 Mei Lan-Fang 8f to 50f as SG 2037-2044 but Imperforate (Yang #307-314), corner examples, CTO with full o.g., Cat £1200; $US1200. A superb set. (8)
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1962 Mei Lan-Fang 3y "Drunken Beauty" M/S SG 2044 (Yang #94M), CTO with pictorial First Day of Issue cancellation, full unmounted o.g., Cat £750; $US900. Superb! [Most examples have gum-streaks, bends or other faults. An equally fine example sold for $2925 in our auction of 20/11/2004. The estimate in the catalogue is a typographical error. The correct estimate is $2500, and the reserve is $1900]
1967 Issues comprising Thoughts of Chairman Mao (both se-tenant strips unfolded but the gold printing tarnished) 46th Anniversary of Communist Party and Directives of Mao unfolded strip, all unmounted CTO, Cat £375+; $US615. (21)
1967 Thoughts of Chairman Mao SG 2343-2353 (Yang #W1-11), both se-tenant strips unfolded & with margins at left, the gold printing untarnished, unmounted, Cat £850+; $US1200. Pristine! (11)
1967 Labour Day & "Our Great Teacher" SG 2354-8 & 2367-9 (Yang #W12-19), "Mao with Hand Raised in Greeting" SG 2358 (Yang #W16) with one short perf otherwise superb, unmounted, Cat £660; $US350. (8)
1967 Poems of Chairman Mao SG 2372-2385 (Yang #W39-52), unmounted, Cat £700; $US1000. Pristine! (14)
Postal History: 1964 commercial airmail cover to "Guadalcanal/British Solomon Islands" (b/s) with scarce franking of 1962 20f Cranes plus 1963 Landscapes 10f & 22f tied to reverse by Canton cds. Excellent origin/destination cover.
Postal Stationery: 1967 8f scarlet Envelopes with different Quotations of Chairman Mao at lower-left, set of 20, numbered '12' to '31', several with Blunt Point at Base of Quotation Tablet and #22 & 29 with Broken Point at Base of Quotation Tablet, some very minor discolouration at the edges, unused. Rare, especially as a set. (20)
Postal Stationery: 1970 8f Letter Sheet with stamp (soldier & peasant) in grey-green, woodcut illustration of soldier & horse in red at Lower-left, unused. Rare. [A similar item was sold at a Peking auction in May 2005 for RMB13,750 = $A2165]
Postal Stationery: 1970 8f Letter Sheet with stamp (two peasants) in red, woodcut illustration of youth & tractor (?) in green at Lower-left, unused. Rare.