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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Japan

Lots 538-547 Lots 548-554

Lot 538    

Japan, 1873, Cherry Blossom, 10s yellow green, Government printing, native wove paper, o.g., lightly hinged, attractive shade, Very Fine, ex-Cole; with 2010 ISJP certificate.
Scott No. 16a    $1,150.

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 539 o   

Japan, 1872, Cherry Blossom, 30s gray, Matsuda printing, native wove paper, Echizen Tsuruga town corner cancels, deep bold color, Very Fine; with 2014 ISJP certificate. J.S.C.A. No. 14.
Scott No. 18    $375.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 540 ()   

Japan, 1899-1907, Chrysanthemums, 5r to 1y nearly complete, with Kanji "Mihon" overprint, set complete less the 5r, 1½s & 3s (#91, 94 & 97) values; Scott #99a (shade) included, unused without gum, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 91//108    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $700

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Lot 541    

Japan, 1901, Chrysanthemum, ½s gray, strip of four, two pairs and two singles, in combination with 1899, Chrysanthemum, 1s red brown, four singles + 3s violet brown + 4s rose, two singles on 1902 cover to Alameda, Cal., Tokyo Foreign Mail postmarks canceling strip on reverse, backflap some adherence, Very Fine.
Scott No. 92+93+97+99    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 542    

Japan, 1908, Empress Jingo, unwatermarked, 10y dark violet, lightly brownish o.g., deep, rich color with outstanding centering, Very Fine.
Scott No. 114    $1,200.

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Current Opening Bid: $800

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Lot 543    

Japan, 1929, Mt. Fuji & Deer, 8s olive green, large ("old") die, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, scarce.
Scott No. 174a    $225.

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Current Opening Bid: $180

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Lot 544    

Japan, 1929, Mt. Fuji & Deer, 8s olive green, large ("old") die, in combination with 1926, Scenery Series, 2s green on cover to Banderhoof, British Columbia, tied by purple "Kyoto, Japan 2.4.80" cds, label on reverse, Very Fine, a very scarce usage of 8s "old die" on cover.
Scott No. 174a+194    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 545    

Japan, 1924, Empress Jingo, 1st watermark, granite paper, 5y-10y complete, o.g., never hinged, tiny hint of perf tip toning on 5y at top, F.-V.F., a scarce never hinged set.
Scott No. 188-189    $575 for hinged.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 546    

Japan, 1935, 1½s New Year's Greeting, miniature sheet of 20, o.g., never hinged, pristine and fresh, Extremely Fine, one of the finest examples of this sheet we have ever offered.
Scott No. 222a    $600 for hinged.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 547    

Japan, 1935, 1½s New Year's Greeting, miniature sheet of 20, o.g., never hinged, minor gum wrinkle in margin and some faint gum tone, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 222a    $600 for hinged.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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