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Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
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1 */U   

Imperial and Republic (Kuomintang) Issues

Shanghai and Treaty Ports Group on Original Pages

1865-96, 57 mint or used stamps, 26 values representing various Shanghai issues, others are from Amoy, Chefoo, Foochow, Hankow and Wuhu, nothing very expensive, but clean and nice assembly (minor flaws mentioned), full/part of OG or used, F/VF unit, useful as a starting collection
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2, 3, 4, 5
95.00 
 
2  1-3
1878, Large Dragon issue, 1c green, 3c vermilion and 5c orange, complete set of three printed on thin paper without watermark, nice and flawless unit, full/large part of OG, VF, C.v. $2,450
750.00 
 
3 */U   1-9, var

Large Dragon issues
Group

1878-83, 1 mint (No.1) and 19 used values, including various cancellations and shades, as well as two sets of forgeries, all are neatly mounted and inscribed on original page, minor flaws possible, generally fresh and valuable assemblage, full/part of OG or used, F/VF
700.00 
 
4 */U   10-15, var

Small Dragon issues
Group

1885-88, 19 mint and used values, mint stamps are included second complete set with perforation 11 3/4 and two stamps of 3ca of the first and second issues, in addition five forgeries on paper without watermark, some usual flaws possible, full/part of OG or used, F/VF
275.00 
 
5 */U   16-24, var

Empress Dowager issue
Group

1894, 1c-24c, mint complete set of nine, in addition ten used values and 13 forgeries on paper without watermark, full OG, several stamps, including 24c - NH, others are LH/hinged or used, F/VF
950.00 
 
6  28-37

Surcharged Issues

1897, small figures surcharges (space 2.5mm) on Empress Dowager stamps, 1/2c on 3c - 30c on 24c, complete set of ten, full/large part of OG (10c/9c - no gum with tiny thin), mostly VF, C.v. $2,000
475.00 
 
7  78
1897, black surcharge 1c on Revenue stamp of 3c red, nicely centered, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $525
95.00 
 
8  79
1897, black surcharge (in one line) 2c on Revenue stamp of 3c red, fresh quality, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $850
140.00 
 
9 */U   25/83

Remainder of the Surcharged Issues

1897, 34 mint or used values, starting with surcharges on Small Dragon set (two of 5c/5ca with different watermark position), six stamps of small figures surcharges (space 2.5mm),complete set of nine large figure surcharges (space 2.5mm) with additional four color varieties, eight stamps of narrow setting and three surcharges on Red Revenue, minor flaws possible, fresh and nice otherwise, full OG or used, F/VF
475.00 
 
10  86/133, J1/16

Later Imperial Post issues

1897-1910, 124 stamps and front of red band cover, including "Chinese Imperial Post" without the high value, but representing 4c brown olive, color error (Mi #38F, priced with "-"), complete London issue, set on paper without watermark, Temple of Heaven, including 2c used with significantly shifted center, range of postage dues, plus numerous varieties and cancellations, occasional flaws possible, generally nice quality unit, F/VF, C.v. $4,900++
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2, 3, 4, 5
475.00 
 
11 */U   134/1006

Post of the Chinese Republic (Kuomintang Period)

1912-49, 1600 mint or used stamps, three souvenir sheets and three postal history items, starting with Presidents Sun Yat-sen and Yuan Shih-kai sets, London and Peking issues (the last one incomplete) and many more, numerous plate, color and perforation varieties, different cancellations, insignificant amount of small defects possible, but nice quality overall, full/large part of OG or used, F/VF, C.v. $7,600
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
950.00 
 
12 */U   

Provisional Overprints and Issues under Japanese Occupation

1915-49, over 450 mint or used stamps and one cover, representing stamps issued in Kwantung, Meng Chiang (Inner Mongolia), Honan, Hopei, Shansi, Shantung, Supeh, issues for North China, Shanghai, Yunan, Szechwan and Sinkiang, this unit might be considered as a starting collection with a lot of empty spaces on pages for further finds, fresh condition overall, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
275.00 
 
13 */U   

Balance of Provisional and Local Issues

1911-49, 325 mint or used stamps, vast majority represents Manchukuo issues, in addition includes some Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, as well as several dozens of fiscal stamps, minor flaws possible, mainly nice condition, F/VF, C.v. for listed items over $1,000
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
140.00 
 
14 **/U   1/76, 1L121/78

People's Republic of China

1949-50 Years, 330 mint or used stamps and six postal history pieces, including general and issues for Northeastern Provinces, both originals and reprints of Chinese Lantern, Globe and Hammer, Chinese Conference, Mao and Flag, Dove, Flag of the Republic, Postal Service and Sino-Soviet Friendship, minor flaws possible on used material, mint ones are nice and fresh, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. is over $4,300
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
700.00 
 
15 **   1L133-35
1949, Congress of the Trade Unions (issue for Northeast China), $5000-$35,000, complete set of three, original printing, perfect condition in every respect, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $2,850
1400.00 
 
16 **/U   12/213

Gate of Heavenly Peace and Surcharged issues

1950-54, about 400 mint and used (many on pieces) definitive stamps, 12 covers and 4 stationery items, including 1st to 6th Gates issues (5th set - 12 used stamps, including complete set and extra $200,000 value), all neatly described on original pages, minor flaws possible on used material, generally nice and fresh unit, no gum as produced or used, F/VF, C.v. over $3,500
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
550.00 
 
17 **   30
1950, Harvesters with Ox, black surcharge $20,000on $10,000 red, right sheet margin single, nice condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $850
240.00 
 
18 **   1L150-53
1950, Mao and Flag of the People's Republic (issue for Northeast China), $5000-$30,000, complete set of four, original printing, all with bottom sheet margins, nice quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, each stamp with Chinese guarantee hs on reverse, C.v. $1,025
275.00 
 
19 **/U   35-48, var
1950, Dr. Sun Yat-sen of Northeastern Provinces issue, surcharged in red, black or blue, $50/20c-$400/$300, complete set of 14, all with sheet or corner margins, plus three unused and one used varieties, 13 used stamps and three stationery postcards, cancelled stamps with some flaws, others are in perfect quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF
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190.00 
 
20 **   1L157-61
1950, First Anniversary of the People's Republic (issue for Northeast China), $1000-$20,000, complete set of five, all with right sheet margins, original printing, choice set, no gum as issued, NH, VF, each stamp with Chinese guarantee hs, C.v. $950
275.00 
 
21 **/U   105/241
1951-54 Years, over 800 mint or used stamps, 26 covers and two stationery postcards, starting with originals and reprints of Chairman Mao, triangles of Picasso Dove, National Emblem, Lu Hsun, Peasant Uprising, Agriculture and etc., profusely inscribed on pages, some flaws on used material should be expected, nice and fresh quality otherwise, no gum as issued, mainly NH and F/VF, C.v. is over $1,100
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
375.00 
 
22 **   95-100
1951, Gate of Heavenly Peace, 5th issue, $10,000- $200,000, complete set of six, all with sheet margins, nicely centered and flawless unit, no gum as issued, NH (LH on margins only), VF, C.v. $6,452
2400.00 
 
23 **   141-50
1952, Physical Exercises, $400 in various colors, complete set of ten se-tenant blocks of four, original printing on thin paper, perfect condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $1,400
550.00 
 
24 **   194-97 fn
1953, 35th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, $800 in changed colors with two additional characters meaning "Soviet", re-called complete set of four, nice condition in every respect, no gum as produced, NH, VF and extremely rare, only a few sets were realized in small post offices, C.v. $30,000, Yang #C94-97
9500.00 
 
25 */U   242/466
1955-60 Years, over 750 mint and used stamps, 5 souvenir sheets, 76 covers and two color postcards, numerous paper and color varieties, nice range of cancellations (some on pieces), detailed inscription on original pages, minor flaws possible on used stamps and covers, no gum as issued or full OG, a few NH, but mainly LH, VF, C.v. is over $4,700 in stamps only
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96
1400.00 
 
26 **   245a-48a
1955, Chinese Scientists, 8f in various colors, complete set of four souvenir sheets, fresh quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $260
70.00 
 
27  249-66, 255 var
1956-57, 5-Year Plan, 8f multicolored, complete set of 18, in addition No.7 with missing "1" of "18" in series "S.13.18-7" at the bottom left, all mounted on original pages, no gum as produced, VF
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140.00 
 
28 */U   273-86
1955-56, Occupations and 7th Gate of Heavenly Peace, about 100 mint and used stamps, 18 covers and 10 stationery items, including complete mint sets of nine or five, steel worker 8f red orange, perforation 12 1/2, and cover with pair of Shanghai print, several color varieties and etc., some flaws possible on used material, fresh, no gum as issued, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
275.00 
 
29 **   278a
1957, definitive issue, steel worker 8f red orange, perforation 12 1/2, Shanghai printing, perfect centering, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $450
190.00 
 
30  278a
1957, registered air post cover from Hunan Prov. to Moscow, franked on reverse by 14 Occupations adhesives, including vertical pair of steel worker 8k red orange with perforation 12 1/2, in addition used block of six of the same value, the last one has minor paper waves, both mostly VF
190.00 
 
31    

Illustrated Stationery Envelopes 8f Bluish Green

1957-58, complete set of 15, various subjects, such Fairy Tales, Paintings and etc., in addition remittance envelope, all are unused and mounted on original Collection pages, fresh and VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
375.00 
 
32    
1958, illustrated stationery envelope 8f greenish blue (series 3-1957), uprated by three values and sent from Harbin to Moscow, black marking "Mezhdunarodnoye" (International) and arrival ds on reverse, VF
95.00 
 
33    

Postal Stationery Items and Receipts

1955-60, 11 envelopes, including two aerogramme, four envelopes for air post correspondences, postally used remittance cover and etc., in addition two telegrams, one envelope for telegram and two different postal receipts, minor flaws mentioned on used items, fresh and VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
140.00 
 
34    290-94
1958, group of four different illustrated envelopes, sent by air post from Beijing or Harbin to USSR, all franked by a complete set of "Views of Peking", two registered ones are uprated by definitive stamps, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF and a colorful group
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190.00 
 
35    321/466

First Day Covers
Group

1957-59, 46 different complete issues on 48 unaddressed FDC, practically complete for the period, including Children's Day, Successful Harvest, Student's Demonstration, complete of 10th Anniversary of the Republic and etc., nice condition, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
950.00 
 
36    326-29, 337-40
1957-58, Yellow River and Ancient Pagodas, two complete sets of four, used on air post covers from Harbin to Moscow, second one has additional franking on reverse, both are postmarked on arrival, VF
95.00 
 
37 **/U   344, a
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, unused and used singles and souvenir sheets, FDC with a single, two covers from Harbin to Moscow, one is franked by stamp and souvenir sheet, the other one by block of four, as well as two color PPC, fresh quality, VF
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190.00 
 
38 **   344a
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, souvenir sheet, nice quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $240
70.00 
 
39    344, a
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, two corner margin singles and souvenir sheet (on reverse), uprated stationery envelope (series 12-1958) 8f bluish green, sent by registered mail from Harbin to Moscow, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, mostly VF
95.00 
 
40 **   357a
1958, Kuan Han-ching, 4f-20f, souvenir sheet of three, completely flawless quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $475
140.00 
 
41 */U   467/937
1960-66 Years, over 800 mint or used stamps and six postal history items, representing many "key" sets of the period, such as Gold Fishes, Chrysanthemums, Butterflies, Sports of 1963, 1965 and 1966, Oil Industry, Hydroelectric Power Station, Lu Hsun and many more, fresh quality overall (minor flaws possible on postally used stamps), full OG, stamps with margins usually are NH (LH on margins), others are LH, F/VF or better, C.v. is about $12,000 for mint stamps only
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
1900.00 
 
42 **   518-22
1960, Pigs Breeding, complete set of five, all are corner margin singles, full original white gum, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $250
70.00 
 
43 **   566a
1961, World Table Tennis Championships, 8f-22f, souvenir sheet of four, flawless item, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $900
375.00 
 
44 **   588a-89
1961, Military Museum, 8f and 10f, complete set of two, both are corner sheet margin singles, first one with error series "229" at the bottom right, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $287.50
70.00 
 
45 **   600-04
1961, Tibetan People, 4f-30f, complete set of five, all with right sheet margin, full original creamy gum as always exists, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $310
95.00 
 
46 **   615-17
1962, Support of Cuba, 8f-22f, complete set of three, each one with sheet margin, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF, C.v. $280
70.00 
 
47  620-27
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, 4f-50f, perforated complete set of eight, fresh original gum, LH, VF, C.v. $2,225
325.00 
 
48 **/*   620-27 imp
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, 4f-50f, imperforated complete set of eight, No.2-5 have sheet or corner margins, four others with balanced margins, nice and fresh bright full original gum, NH (four stamps LH or margins only) or LH, VF, C.v. $6,500
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1900.00 
 
49 **   628
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, $3 multicolored, souvenir sheet, absolutely perfect colors and sharp corners, full original gum with a few customary tiny imperfections, VF and rare item in such condition, C.v. $15,000
5500.00 
 
50 **   655-60
1963, Cuban Revolution, 4f-10f, complete set of six, all are corner margin singles, full bright original gum (No.3 has slightly yellow gum), NH (LH on margins only), VF, C.v. $700
190.00 
 
51 **   684-95 imp
1963, Children's Day, 4f-20f, imperforated complete set of 12, six stamps with sheet margins, No.8 is top right corner margin single with error "ε" instead of "8" at the bottom left, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $450++
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140.00 
 
52 **   716-31
1963, Landscapes of Yellow Mountains, 4f-50f, complete set of 16, all with sheet margins except No.3, two stamps with minor usual offset on reverse, nice condition, full OG (No.6 has slightly yellow gum), NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $996
375.00 
 
53 **   748-49
1964, Liberation of Cuba, complete set of two, both are bottom margin imprinted singles, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $130
70.00