Lot 1435 China (PRC) Used Collection on 60 Quadrille Pages, 1949 to 1964, close to complete in period, excluding definitive issues. We note that the majority of the early issues are reprints, but the collection includes many better items such as souvenir sheet #344a ($110), set of four mini-sheets of 245a-248a (($80), the 1960 Fish set (missing one stamp, still about $100), the 1960 Flowers set ($120), 1964 Roses set ($100) and many better sets throughout. The lot also contains a few first day covers from 1982 and 1987 as well as souvenir sheet from Canada ’82 and a few pages of North East China stamps from the 1940s. See scans for a small taste. Estimate $300, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1887 China (People’s Republic of) Mint and Used Collection 1949-1968 in a stockbook, this older stockbook houses a valuable collection of the most sought after period of PRC. Among several other interesting items we noted the 1958 Heroes Monument souvenir sheet ** Scott #344a (CV $275), two copies of the Flowers set Scott #542-59 used (CV $120 each), the Mountains set Scott #716-31 (CV $206), many of the valuable Chairman Mao Speeches sets 1966-67 including Scott #957-9 used (CV$490). Not to be overlooked is the North East China section with the Chairman Mao with flag set Scott #1L37-40 (CV $170) among other valuable sets. Faults noted on some, see scans for a sample. Ex-Jack Gray. Estimate $500, sold for C$9,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.