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  • Lot# : 1528 Japan

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    Catalogue# : 99/120
    1913/14: ½ s. brown - 1 y. green and brown definitive issues both with and without watermark, overprinted "MIHON" = "SPECIMEN" in black, some lower values with small faults, otherwise fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1529 Japan

    1871/1965: Significant, attractively presented collection in seven self designed albums with a strong range of the 1871 Dragon series, which is represented by sixteen copies. The 1872 section contains two copies, a 1/2 s and a 2 s. Later sections need to be viewed with a degree of caution, as there are inevitably a small number of forgeries present, although here too is much substance like the 1872 high values. The pre 1876 century section overall is much better than most. The subsequent issues are interlaced with a range of unusual letters, such as a 5 s brown multiple franking from YOKOHAMA to EDINBURGH on a very attractive pre-printed letter originating from the Japan Seismological Society, franked 10s pale blue to PARIS. the 1896 war with China issue constitutes the franking of an overseas letter at the 20s rate to Switzerland. The collector valued the unusual and acquired postcards used in Manchuria and Corea as well as a 1902 money transfer order. Post WWI the collector acquired  more and more unused material as well as the used. Further mentions must include the 1919 airmail set, both with cert Pape BPP and a 1929 around the world flight Zeppelin card with Japanese franking. The 1931 miniature sheet "COMMUNICATIONS" is twice included in unused with full og. Later sections include the National Parks miniature sheets, apparently complete unused and used. From this period the collection displays a good range of completeness, with the key items present, including the 1949 postal week in a complete sheet and on cover. Viewing is a must. Excellent collection with much substance in largely very agreable quality.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1530 Japan

    1875/1960: Small collection containing some earlier covers with better stamps, for example 1906 1 1/2 s blue Victory parade on foldable three part parade card, some earlier registered letters to Europe, 1936 Fuji National Park and some stamps of the period. The condition sometime leaves something to be desired. Still a lot with interest. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1531 Japan

    1890/1960ca: 100+ items of which majority picture postcards often uncirculated plus some covers including airpost envelope 'Osaka-Dairen', further nice modern topical covers addressed to Switzerland.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1532 Japan

    1895/1919: Covers (4) to Switzerland with lovely seven colour 1897 registered cover with Koban 1883/88 5 r. grey pair, 1 s. green, 2 s. carmine rose, 3 s. lilac, 5 s. ultramarine, 8 s. blue-lilac and 10 s. orange-brown used from Tokyo to Chaux-de-Fonds; 1895 cover with Koban 2 s. carmine and 4 s. bistre pair from Yokohama with Swiss Consular cachet on reverse; and two July 1919 multiple frankings used in first weeks of the Dove issue. A charming group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1533 Japan

    1905/1955: Accumulation of 29 cards and letters all commercially used, including a 1918 greeting card from a German POW from NINOSHIMA Camp. In addtion there are thirty-three unused picture postcards depicting mainly local scenes.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1534 Japan

    Ryukyu Islands 1948/1970: Collection in a large self designed Album cosisting predominantly of mint full og. items, beginning with 1948 US military Govt in both papers complete, later among most others the 1952 3 Y. establishment of Government. The collection displays a good range of completeness throughout with only a handful of gaps. Later it is complemented by a number of FDC. Unusual lot with a high catalogue value.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1536 Japan

    The Official 1896 Presentation Album of Japanese Stamps: "Dai Nippon Teikoku Ubin Kitte Eukakushi" (The Postage Stamp History of the Japanese Empire), with all postage and telegraph issues and postal stationery from 1871/1896 and two 1874 Express labels; printed in both Japanese and English, complete and bound in silk with the original ties for binding at side, binding lightly loosened. The book contains original examples of all stamps except for seven which were no longer available even in the Post Office archives. Between pages 88 and 89 of the book there is a fold-out page detailing the exact numbers printed of the original issues. A wonderful example of what is, perhaps, the most sought after book in all philatelic literature of Asia and of the utmost rarity to both bilbliophiles and philatelists.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1537 Japan

    The Unofficial 1896 Presentation Album of Japanese Stamps: "Dai Nippon Teikoku Ubin Kitte Eukakushi" (The Postage Stamp History of the Japanese Empire), produced by the facsimile dealer K. Wada in Tokyo in late 1896 due to the demand for the copies of the original (which were only distributed to high Officials around the world by the Japanese Dept. of Communications). Virtually a copy of the original work, the stamp specimens are outstanding facsimilies throughout, produced in a similar silk wrapper with differing notation on the front and different purple ties. This example also contains the fold-out table. The issue of this book was suppressed by the Japanese Government and, though full of forgeries, this book is of the same magnitude of rarity as the original though obviously the contents are not of the same value. An exquisite book en-cased in a hand-crafted box for protection.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF
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