Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • 18th century stamps to sell in Hong Kong
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 18thcenturystampsto

18th century stamps to sell in Hong Kong

Stamp collectors who were given a new magnifying glass and tweezers for Christmas can get them ready in anticipation of Spink's Fine Stamps and Covers of Hong Kong and China, on January 24.

We already taken a look at the exceptional complete sheet of 25 5ca. orange Large Dragon stamps from 1978, estimated at HK$300,000-400,000 (a maximum estimate of over $32,000).

In terms of hammer value, the Large Dragons will be the stars of the show.

But if your philatelic tastes bend more towards the historic, then look no further than a cover of 1885-88 Small Dragons.


Three mounted 1885-88 Small Dragons (HK$35k-40k)

Mounted on an envelope to Germany - dated April 10, 1892 - are a trio of 3ca. stamps beneath a blue Peking customs seal, alongside Shanghai Customs, French pack and Koln arrival inks.

This very well-travelled envelope is in fresh and fine condition, and will hit the auction block estimated at HK$35,000-40,000 (a maximum estimate over $3,200).

Full auction catalogues are available to buy from Spink's website. Watch this space for more information on both auctions.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 18thcenturystampsto