Lot Number: 5867
Closing: 31 August 2016
- Guide price (GBP): 900 - 1000
- Currency guide (USD): 1179 - 1310
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CHINA - 1885-1979 WONDERFUL OLD MINT AND USED COLLECTION A glorious old collection on album pages with many good early stamp present, mostly used up to about 1930, with much mint from the 1940's onwards, includes (used unless otherwise stated) 1885-88 1ca, 3ca, and 5ca Small Dragons, 1894 2ca and 3ca 60th Birthday, 1897 surcharges (as SG T14) 2c on 2c dull yellow-green (this mint) and 4c on 4c pale rose, 1898 range to 50c, 1909 Temple of Heaven set, 1912 Republic (vertical) opts set to $1, 3c blue-green with horiz opt (SG172), 1913-33 "Junks" range to $10 black and green (SG 307, cat £1000), later issues to $2, 1923 Constitution set, good ranges of 1930's issues, 1939 Constitution set (mint), many 1940's overprints and surcharges, 1945 Treaties set (mint), Peoples Republic issues from 1949 onwards mint or used with much of interest e.g. 1967 "Mao's Text" (SG 2360) used, plus sections of Air Post stamps, Postage Dues incl 1904 (overprinted) ½c, 2c, and 4c, 1904 (Nov) range to 20c plus to 30c (unused), Communist China issues, various Regions with overprints e.g. Sinkiang official perfins on "Junk" types most values to 10c, issues of various PO's e.g. German, British, French, Russian, US Postal Agency in Shanghai 1919 2c and 4c surcharges, "CEF" overprints on India, etc. Plenty of interest throughout. (approx 1080 stamps)