Lot 2947China (People's Republic), 1968, 8f "Entire Nation Is Red". Workers, Peasants, Soldiers and Map of China multicoloured, an extraordinary mint never hinged single, vivid colours, outstanding centering, unmounted mint with post office fresh original white gum, Extremely Fine, A stunning example of this rarity which is seldom found in this gem never hinged condition; with 2009 China Stamp Society certificate.
Scott No. 999A $20,000.
Within the first half day of its issue in Beijing, the editor of the China Atlas Press had discovered that there were geographical inaccuracies in the map (the Archipelagos of Xisha and Nanshi were omitted). The stamp was withdrawn almost immediately; however, some post offices had already sold the stamps before the official date of issue. It has also been surmised that another reason that the stamp was withdrawn was that notwithstanding its name, Taiwan is coloured white (rather than red).
Lot 2948 oChina (People's Republic), 1968, 8f "Entire Nation Is Red". Stamp extensively repaired and rebacked with small portion of design painted in, believed to be restored from a used stamp (appears unused), Very Fine appearance, still an attractive appearing example of this rare stamp; with 2010 C.S.S. certificate.
Scott No. 999A $15,000 for used.
Lot 2949 ()China (People's Republic), Military Stamp, 1953, $800 deep purple, orange & red. Without gum as issued, unissued colors, Very Fine and scarce. Yang No. M2.
Scott No. see footnote after M1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2950 /China (People's Republic), Collection, 1949-1989. Neatly presented in 4 quadrille page albums, containing a vast array of material largely complete for the period and lacking only some of the rarest items; reprints and forgeries have been astutely avoided; some of the highlights include 35-48, 141-150 blocks of 4, 357a, 542-59, 566a Table Tennis Championship souvenir sheet, 620-27 Opera set, 716-31, 761-82 with 782a souvenir sheet; many Cultural Revolution sets & singles, including 943a & 948a strips of 5 (folded), 949-56, 982-90, 996a strip of 5 (folded); most of the better souvenir sheets including 1383a, 1399, 1433, 1452, 1492, 1518, 1540-41; 1586 1980 Monkey New Year, 1626-7 Exhibition sheets of 20; and much much more too numerous to mention; most of the best items are never hinged; condition is exceptional and this extensive showing is rarely offered; careful inspection will be greatly rewarded; 2010 Scott catalog value in excess of $28,000 with much later material not counted, o.g., hinged or never hinged (no photo).
Scott No. 1-M1 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Lot 2951 //oChina (People's Republic), Collection, 1949-78. Displayed in 2 padded Fidelity Trading Co. specialty albums, encompassing the range of issues, including Provinces Northeast China, Part Arthur & Dairen, North China, Northwest China, etc; much to be added but a decent beginning, with some highlights mint 30, 35-38, 344a, 357a, 938-48 Mao poetry, 1573; used 716-31, 967-80; mint 1L44a (x 2), 1L36a; and much more; condition F-VF or better, cancelled to order sets abound but mint as well; please inspect (no photo).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2952China (People's Republic) - Provinces, Collection, 1946-1951. Extraordinary collection neatly presented in quadrille page album, virtually complete except for some of the rarest issues, very few are used, all without gum as issued; reprints and forgeries have been astutely avoided; just a sampling of highlights includes 1L36a, 1L44a, 1L49-50 various color surcharges, 1L55-57, 1L84-94 including the blue surcharges, 1L150-154, 1L157-61; 2L1-8, 2L9-10, 2L72-76; 4L1-5; 5LQ1-16, 5LQ17-22, 5LQ23-26 used, 5LQ27-30; 6L66-81; almost never offered so complete, condition excellent, Scott catalog value $11,800+ (no photo).
Scott No. 1L1-8L59 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Lot 2953 oNorth China, 1949, $20,000 red brown Parcel Post. Excellent color, well centered, Very Fine.
Scott No. 3LQ27 $325.
Lot 2954North East China, 1949 Trades Union Issue. Three values complete, fresh colors, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 1L133-135 $750.
Lot 2955 ()North East China, Parcel Post, 1951, $100,000-$1,000,000 Locomotive Complete. Without gum as issued, large even margins, rich bright colors, fresh and Extremely Fine, a choice set; 1LQ3-4 with 2010 China Stamp Society certificates.
Scott No. 1LQ1-1LQ4 $2,400.
Lot 2956 oPort Arthur & Dairen, 1949, $100 on $10 orange. Neat town cancel, strong bright color, Fine; with 2010 China Stamp Society certificate. Yang No. AD61.
Scott No. 2L65 $350.