25 September 2023
Cherrystone Philatelic Auctions recently offered the second part of the Carl Kilgas Collection of China, with highlights including an unused 1909 'Temple of Heaven' specimen sample.
An 1897 4c on 4ca rose, double interpanneau gutter pane of 40, showing incorrect Chinese "Four" surcharge variety (Chan 59b), few h.r., mostly n.h., fine-v.f. (catalogued as hinged singles) fetched $7,000.
SOLD FOR £5,730
CHINA 1909 Temple of Heaven: 1909 Waterlow Specimen Sample sheetlet of nine, containing three each of 1/2c, 2c and 3c in grey and blue, each stamp with small security punch and overprinted "Waterlow & Sons Ltd Specimen", unused without gum as issued, v.f.
SOLD FOR £9,000
CHINA Imperial Chinese Post (I.C.P.): 1897 $5 Goose (Chan 103), imperforate proof in emerald green on unwatermarked paper, unused without gum as issued, v.f.
SOLD FOR £2,450
CHINA Taiwan Province: 1887 Small Dragon, 5ca olive yellow, two perforated and gummed sheet margin singles, one overprinted in four Chinese characters in red, the other with diagonal "Formosa", fine-v.f.
SOLD FOR £1,965
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