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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
1 269-270, 345-346, 360-361 1955 8f & 20f Friedrich Engels Set along with 1958 8f & 22f Karl Marx set and 1958 4f & 8f Communist Manifesto set, all in lightly folded blocks of four, ungummed as issued, fresh and VF (Yang C131-C132, C163-C164, C173-C174; Gibbons 1684-1685, 1750-1751, 1765-1766)

Photo (78K) Photo 2 (78K) Photo 3 (76K) Photo 4 (80K) Photo 5 (67K) Photo 6 (77K)
604.00
2 290-294 1956-1957 4f-8f Views of Imperial Peking Set of five corner margin blocks of eight, ungummed as issued; 4f (5-2), (5-4) and (5-5) from upper left with plate inscriptions in left margin. Each block has staple mark confined to margin only as they were originally stapled together by the new issue service, VF (Yang S104-S108; Gibbons 1691-1695)

Photo (66K)
360.00
3 441-444 1959 4f-20f Anniversary of People's Republic of China (2nd Series) Matching set of four lower left corner blocks of eight, lightly folded and with staple mark at edge of left sheet margin (originally stapled together by new issue service), with fresh colours, ungummed as issued, VF (Yang C218-C221; Gibbons 1846-1849)

Photo (47K) Photo 2 (47K) Photo 3 (47K) Photo 4 (48K)
564.00
4 453-455 1959 8f-20f Anniversary of People's Republic of China (4th series) Set of three in blocks of six with sheet margin on one side, ungummed as issued, VF and fresh (Yang C230-C232; Gibbons 1858-1860)

Photo (75K) Photo 2 (75K) Photo 3 (73K)
279.00
5 456 1959 20f Anniversary of People's Republic of China (5th Series) Left margin block of eight, ungummed as issued; lower pair somewhat faulty, others in pristine condition, VF (Yang C233; Gibbons 1861)

Photo (72K)
1,920.00
6 502-503 1960 8f & 10f Russian Space Flights Matching pair of right margin imprint blocks of ten, marginal staple marks away from the imprint, fresh and F-VF NH (Yang S194-S195; Gibbons 1907-1908)

Photo (35K) Photo 2 (35K)
240.00
7 506-517 1960 4f-8f Goldfish An impressive complete set of twelve imprint blocks of six, except 8f (12-9) a right margin imprint block of six additionally showing the control number, the other eleven blocks are upper right corner marginal with imprint in lower right margin and showing sheet number at top (12-7 has no sheet number). Minor crease in corner margin of 8f (12-5) block; the odd gum bend and all with somewhat dried or light uneven gum yellowing, otherwise fresh and F-VF NH (Yang S182-S193; Gibbons 1911-1922)

Photo (64K) Photo 2 (64K) Photo 3 (66K) Photo 4 (60K) Photo 5 (71K) Photo 6 (64K) Photo 7 (63K) Photo 8 (63K) Photo 9 (61K) Photo 10 (59K) Photo 11 (65K) Photo 12 (69K)
3,510.00
8 518-522 1960 8f Pig Breeding Set of five folded blocks of six with imprint from either upper left or lower right corner margin, minor crease in margin of (5-1) and (5-5) blocks; somewhat dried or light uneven gum yellowing, otherwise fresh and F-VF NH (Yang S196-S200; Gibbons 1923-1927)

Photo (63K) Photo 2 (63K) Photo 3 (72K) Photo 4 (65K) Photo 5 (71K)
1,425.00
9 540-541 1960 8f & 10f Friedrich Engels Folded set of two lower right corner blocks of eight (8f) and six (10f, imprint at foot), with matching sheet "2 131" number, staple mark at right margin; 8f with corner gum bend on top right stamp, 10f with small blemish on top left stamp, otherwise with fresh colours and VF NH (Yang C269-C270; Gibbons 1945-1946)

Photo (58K) Photo 2 (58K)
660.00
10 569-573 1961 4f-30f 40th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party Set of five in folded blocks of eight from lower left corner margin with imprint; except 8f is a right margin block with imprint. The 20f and 30f blocks show as well a sheet number at lower left. All with evenly yellowed gum, fresh colours, VF NH (Yang C287-C291; Gibbons 1974-1978)

Photo (70K) Photo 2 (70K) Photo 3 (68K) Photo 4 (65K) Photo 5 (69K)
2,620.00
11 586-587 1961 8f & 10f Anniversary of Mongolian People's Republic Mint set of two with margin on one side; 8f shows portion of imprinted date, VF NH (Yang C292-C293; Gibbons 1979-1980)

Photo (61K) Photo 2 (61K)
280.00
12 586-587 1961 8f & 10f Anniversary of Mongolian People's Republic Set of two, VF NH (Yang C292-C293; Gibbons 1979-1980)

Photo (56K) Photo 2 (56K)
280.00
13 588a, 589 1961 8f & 10f Military Museum Set of two corner blocks of ten with imprint; 8f showing inscription series "229" (instead of "228") on all ten stamps from lower left corner of the sheet, staple mark at foot, overall disturbed / gum yellowing; 10f from upper right corner and additionally shows imprinted "61 VIII 3" date at right and sheet number at top, staple mark beside sheet number; natural gum inclusion on one stamp and overall light uneven gum yellowing to otherwise full original gum, F-VF NH (Yang S228a, S229; Gibbons 1993 variety, 1994)

Photo (26K) Photo 2 (26K) Photo 3 (65K)
2,350.00
14 590-591 1961 8f & 10f 50th Anniversary of the 1911 Revolution Set of two folded corner margin imprint blocks of eight, staple mark confined to short side margin well away from the imprint, light uneven gum yellowing, otherwise F-VF NH (Yang C294-C295; Gibbons 1995-1996)

Photo (44K) Photo 2 (44K)
960.00
15 610-611 1962 4f & 8f Poet Tu Fu Set of two folded blocks; 4f lower right corner block of nine with imprint, NH; 8f lower right corner block of eight with imprint, natural paper inclusion on one stamp and overall gum disturbance, fresh colours, F-VF (Yang C305-C306; Gibbons 2027-2028)

Photo (53K) Photo 2 (53K)
1,100.00
16 612-614 1962 8f-20f Sacred Cranes Set of three in blocks of four with sheet margin on one or two sides; 8f and 10f with evenly dulled gum, latter with trace of surface adherence on top left stamp and imprint in bottom margin; 20f with faint gum disturbance on one stamp, otherwise VF NH (Yang S243-S245; Gibbons 2029-2031)

Photo (64K) Photo 2 (64K) Photo 3 (63K)
430.00
17 620-627 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang A remarkable set of corner margin blocks of four, except 20f a lower margin imprint block. Some peripheral flaws in sheet margin of 10f, 20f and 30f well away from the completely sound stamps with fresh colours; the 4f, 8f (8-3), 20f and 50f (with sheet number) blocks have somewhat flat or disturbed original gum, others with pristine original gum. Seldom encountered in blocks, VF NH (Yang C307-C314; Gibbons 2037-2044)

Photo (64K) Photo 2 (64K) Photo 3 (59K) Photo 4 (58K) Photo 5 (68K) Photo 6 (52K) Photo 7 (52K) Photo 8 (49K)
6,820.00
18 620-627 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang An appealing set of eight imprint pairs, except 20f is a right sheet margin vertical pair without imprint. The location of the imprint is at top or bottom on vertical format stamps and at left or right on horizontal. Overall to faint gum disturbance on 4f, 8f (8-3), 30f (good gum on top stamp with imprint) and 50f (lower stamp with bend; shows as well a light imprinted "62 VIII 24" date); 10f and 30f have light margin wrinkles well clear of the imprint margin. Apart from flaws mentioned above, stamps are fresh and VF NH (Yang C307-C314; Gibbons 2037-2044)

Photo (53K) Photo 2 (53K) Photo 3 (51K) Photo 4 (52K) Photo 5 (62K) Photo 6 (61K) Photo 7 (60K) Photo 8 (53K)
3,410.00
19 620-627 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Complete set of eight, well centered with brilliant fresh colours; overall to faint gum disturbance on 4f, 8f (8-3) and 50f (light wrinkle along bottom perfs), otherwise VF NH (Yang C307-C314; Gibbons 2037-2044)

Photo (49K) Photo 2 (49K) Photo 3 (45K)
1,705.00
20 620-627 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Complete set of eight perforated, on two cacheted and unaddressed FDCs, cancelled by first day cachet cancels; in choice condition, VF (Yang C307-C314; Gibbons 2037-2044)

Photo (31K) Photo 2 (31K)
Est. 500.00 +
21 620-627 imperforate 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang An outstanding complete set of imperforate corner blocks of eighteen stamps, all with imprint, light to faint uneven gum yellowing, the result of having been stored in a stockbook for decades. Various corner margin positions as follows:

4f Mei Lan-fang, lower right with imprint at foot and sheet margin at left; one stamp has trivial bend and one with tiny gum inclusion; full original gum, never hinged.
8f (8-2) Drum, lower left with imprint at foot, faint gum wrinkle along top row, full original gum, never hinged;
8f (8-3) Fan, lower left corner with imprint at foot, small paper inclusion on fifth stamp from second row, full original gum, never hinged;
10f Swords, lower left with imprint at foot, minor gum bend mostly confined to sheet margin below bottom left pair, full original gum, never hinged;
20f Bag, lower left with imprint at foot, light trace of gum disturbance to otherwise full original gum, never hinged;
22f Ribbons, upper left with imprint at left, irregular shape margin at bottom left, light overall disturbance to original gum and faint natural wrinkling on three stamps;
30f Loom, lower right with imprint at right, along with control number, a few natural inclusions and a light gum bend at bottom right, full original gum, never hinged;
50f Long Sleeves, upper left with imprint at left, overall disturbance to original gum, faint adherence.

A magnificent and very fine set of these sought-after imperforates, rarely seen in such large multiples. In fact, the largest multiples we were able to locate during research are imperforate imprint blocks of ten (two values were in blocks of eight and a pair). One of the highlights of the Goldman Estate. (Yang C307i-C314i; Gibbons 2037-2044 imperforate)

Photo (44K) Photo 2 (44K) Photo 3 (43K) Photo 4 (42K) Photo 5 (43K) Photo 6 (65K) Photo 7 (67K) Photo 8 (67K)
117,000.00
22 620-627 imperforate 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Imperforate set of eight on two cacheted, unaddressed FDCs; tied by cacheted first day cancels, VF (Yang C307i-C314i; Gibbons 2037-2044 imperf)

Photo (32K) Photo 2 (32K)
Est. 750.00 +
23 620-627 imperforate 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Imperforate set of eight on two cacheted, unaddressed first day covers; slight corner bend on 4f stamp, tied by cacheted first day cancels, VF (Yang C307i-C314i; Gibbons 2037-2044 imperf)

Photo (32K) Photo 2 (32K)
Est. 750.00 +
24 620-627 imperforate 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Imperforate set of eight on two cacheted,and unaddressed FDCs; first with lower denominations has small wrinkle and slight corner bend on 4f stamp, tied by cacheted first day cancels, VF (Yang C307i-C314i; Gibbons 2037-2044 imperf)

Photo (32K) Photo 2 (32K)
Est. 750.00 +
25 620-627 imperforate 1962 4f-50f Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Imperforate set of eight on two cacheted, unaddressed FDCs; first has trivial gum staining just outside of 10f stamp, second has natural inclusion spot at left, tied by cacheted first day cancels, VF (Yang C307i-C314i; Gibbons 2037-2044 imperf)

Photo (32K) Photo 2 (32K)
Est. 750.00 +
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