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  • Lot# : 233 Japan

    1871: 100 mon deep blue, imperforate on native wove paper, Plate 1, a fresh and fine unused example with good margins all round Mi. 2/Ix = EUR 550/Scott = $ 350.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 234 Japan

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    1871: 100 mon deep blue, imperforate on native wove paper, a fine used vertical pair from Plate 1,  positions 8/16 on the plate, neatly cancelled in black. A very scarce and fine multiple. Cert. RPS (2008) Mi 2/Ix = EUR 1'100+/Scott = $ 700.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 235 Japan

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    1871: 500 mon blue-green, on native laid paper, plate 1, a fine unsued example with good margins all round, negligible trace of ageing in upper margin mentioned for accuracy, otherwise a superb example of a rare stamp. Cert. RPS (2008) Scott = $ 650.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 236 Japan

    1899/1901: Chrysanthemum definitives ½ s. gray (4), 1 s. red-brown, 2 s. green, 3 s. red and 6 s. maroon (2), tied with Yokohama cds's (Dec 20, 1907) in violet to reverse of registered cover to Prague with handstamp 'via Siberia' on front and Prag arrival cds (Jan 10, 1908) on reverse.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 237 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; complete with all 1112 pages and beautifully bound in silk with the original purple ties for binding at side, printed in both Japanese and English. 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. The book is dedicated on the first page (at the back) to "Monsieur Homberger, Budapest, 22 July 1896". The book is contained in a superbly crafted box for it's continued preservation. A wonderful and outstanding 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.
    Note: For further information see L.N. and M. Williams-"Rarest Stamp Book in the World" article in the 'Philatelic Magazine' (October 14, 1938), a copy of which accompanies the lot.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 21,000 CHF

    Lot# : 238 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 distibuted to high Officials around the world by the Japanese Dept. of Communications). Virtually a copy of the original work offered in the previous lot, 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, as the previous lot, in a hand-crafted box for protection.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 239 Japan

    1871/1900: Pages from an old Maury album with1871 48 m. brown, pl. II unused (cert.), 100 m. blue unused (2) and used example showing 'Missing Link' plate variety, 200 m. vermilion used (cert.), 1872 perforated issue with ½ s. brown used on piece (cert.), 1 s. blue pl. II unused (cert.), 2 s. vermilion unused (cert.), 5 s. blue-green used (cert.), 1875 Bean Goose 12 s. rose syl. 1 mint (cert.) and syl. 3 used, Wagtail 15 s. violet unused and used (syl. 3), Goshawk 45 s. carmine used (2, both syl. 1), also creased 1875 6 s. stationery envelope etc. Condition varies but many fine classics present, viewing recommended.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 240 Japan

    1874/1984: Lot hundreds used/unused stamps with better values and sets, miniature sheets and booklets owner's cat. = EUR 4'800.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 241 Japan

    Japanese PO's in China and Korea 1900/14: Collection hundreds used/unused stamps incl. better values such as 1900 definitives for Korean P.O.'s, marriage of Yoshihito unused etc.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF
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