The auction features five China specialized single-owner sales to start off
each of the first two days. Day one (December 4) commences with the second
part of the Olsson Collection of Large Dragons of China (lots 1-47). This
second of four auctions over which this magnificent collection will be
offered includes magnificent proofs and essays, outstanding stamps
including a 5 candarin complete sheet in post office fresh mint condition,
as well as seven covers featuring an 1879 envelope from Tientsin to New
York through the Japanese Post Office franked with a complete set of the
three Large Dragon stamps. It is followed by the Paramount Collection of
Chinese Stamps, Covers and Postal Stationery 1878-1912 (lots 48-366), a
magnificent display with rare stamps, elusive cancellations and wonderful
postal history. The day concludes with the China Ching Dynasty from early
mail through the 1897 New Currency Surcharges (lots 367-797).
Day two (December 5) starts off with two extraordinary Red Revenue
collections, the MacArthur collection (lots 1001-1033) and the Aaron Li
collection (lots 1034-1130). The former while small in number is noteworthy
particularly for its items' rarity. The Aaron Li collection includes
extensive plating studies as well as important cancellations. The legendary
William E. Jones collection of Silver Yuan stamps and postal history (lots
1131-1207) follows and includes a very rare commercial usage of the Watlam
provisionals and his famous study of the Domestic Postage Paid labels. The
day then continues with the China 1897-1949 issues from the general sale
(lots 1208-1377). Day two concludes with the 560-lot People's Republic of
China (lots 2001-2560), including Liberated Areas rarities, the unique set
of blocks of the unissued 1952 Soviet errors, the legendary 1967 unissued
"Big Blue Sky," of two examples of the "Whole Country is Red", a
substantial offering of J and T series miniature sheets, as well as three
of the ever-popular 1980 Year of the Monkey complete sheets.
Day three (December 6; lots 3001-3930) includes the China Special Purpose
Stamps and collections, an exhibition collection of Chinese Local Posts,
and Foreign Post Offices in China with particularly noteworthy Russian Post
Offices and a substantial assembly of the U.S. Postal Agency "Darrah"
overprints. These are followed by China postal stationery and covers,
Tibet, Manchukuo with an award-winning collection of postal stationery
offered intact, and Taiwan highlighted by the unissued Taiwan 12th
Nationalist Congress of the Kuomintang. The Other Asian Countries include
an 1875-76 correspondence from a U.S. sailor stationed in Japan with a fine
usage of the Bird 15 sen, Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia rarities,
Laos proofs and Korea with another strong section of North Korea including
the only known usage of the 1950 Occupation stationery card.
The 850 lot sale of Hong Kong and Treaty Ports (lots 4001-4859) again
comprises the fourth day ((December 7) and includes the remarkable old-time
PF Collection, which is highlighted by a complete pane of the 1891 Jubilee,
the second part of Nick Halewood's King George VI definitives and Philippe
Orsetti's award-winning Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong as well a number
of his other notable studies. The Treaty Ports include a particularly
noteworthy collection of Amoy including the magnificent "D27" cover to New
York that previously graced the Ishikawa, D'Almada and Beckeman
collections. Macau concludes the day and includes a very rare usage of the
British "Crown/Macao" double-ring origin datestamp.
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