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1865 Letter from Queen Victoria to the Emperor of Japan 1865,

Lot 30000 | 1865 Letter from Queen Victoria to the Emperor of Japan 1865,

Japan
LETTER FROM QUEEN VICTORIA TO THE TYCOON OF JAPAN THE EMPEROR KŌMEI1865, Signed letter from Queen Victoria in the twenty-eighth year of her reign, addressed…
Estimation: 10’000 – 15’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 20’000
1871, 48 mon light reddish brown, three copies unused

Lot 30001 | 1871, 48 mon light reddish brown, three copies unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon light reddish brown, plate 1, late printing, three examples unused without gum as issued, all featuring prominent positional varieties, including:…
Estimation: 350 – 700 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 340
1871, 48 mon  reddish brown, early printing, block of six

Lot 30002 | 1871, 48 mon reddish brown, early printing, block of six

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon reddish brown, plate 1, early printing, block of six (2×3) showing positions 23-24 / 31-32 / 39-40, unused without gum as issued, good uniformly…
Estimation: 500 – 800 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’400
1871, 48 mon light reddish brown, plate 1, late printing, complete sheet of 40

Lot 30003 | 1871, 48 mon light reddish brown, plate 1, late printing, complete sheet of 40

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon light reddish brown, plate 1, late printing, complete sheet of 40, unused without gum as issued, displaying margins all around and being large…
Estimation: 6’000 – 10’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 12’000
1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, late printing, complete sheet of 40

Lot 30004 | 1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, late printing, complete sheet of 40

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, late printing, complete sheet of 40, unused without gum as issued, showing the constant varieties in positions 1, 2, 16, 27…
Estimation: 6’000 – 10’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 12’000
1871, 48 mon deep reddish brown, earliest printing

Lot 30005 | 1871, 48 mon deep reddish brown, earliest printing

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon deep reddish brown, plate I, earliest printing, position 28, three large margins to clear at top, in an uncommonly strong shade, cancelled…
Estimation: 300 – 600 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 700
1871, 48 mon brown plate I, a block of four pos. 21-22/29-30

Lot 30006 | 1871, 48 mon brown plate I, a block of four pos. 21-22/29-30

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, block of four, positions 21-22 / 29-30, together with pair from positions 7-8, both with large margins and an infrequent deep…
Estimation: 2’000 – 4’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 3’800
1871, 48 mon brown single on cover

Lot 30007 | 1871, 48 mon brown single on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, position 39, a well margined single displaying an excellent impression and rich colour, ideally tied by framed « Saikyo Ken »…
Estimation: 15’000 – 20’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 18’000
1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, vertical strip of four, on cover

Lot 30008 | 1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, vertical strip of four, on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
THE ONLY RECORDED COMBINATION COVER WITH A PRIVATE COURIER BEARING THE « NUMBER ONE » 1871, 48 mon brown, plate 1, vertical strip of four, positions 8 /…
Estimation: 10’000 – 20’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 13’000
1871, 48 mon brown plate 2,  block of 6 unused

Lot 30009 | 1871, 48 mon brown plate 2, block of 6 unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon brown, plate 2, vertical block of six, positions 23-24 / 31-32 / 39-40 including the « Blind Dragon » prominent variety in position 24, positional…
Estimation: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 2’000
1871, 48 mon dark brown, plate 2, complete of sheet of 40, unused

Lot 30010 | 1871, 48 mon dark brown, plate 2, complete of sheet of 40, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
THE « CASPARY » – « NUMBER ONE » COMPLETE SHEET1871, 48 mon dark brown, plate 2, complete of sheet of 40, unused without gum as issued, including constant…
Estimation: 8’000 – 12’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 20’000
1871, 48 mon yellowish brown plate 2, vertical pair cancelled by seal style (tensho)

Lot 30011 | 1871, 48 mon yellowish brown plate 2, vertical pair cancelled by seal style (tensho)

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 48 mon yellowish brown, plate 2, vertical pair from positions 8 / 16, good margins all around except in upper right corner as a result of the positional…
Estimation: 800 – 1’200 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 700
1871, 100 mon indigo plate 1, block of four, unused

Lot 30012 | 1871, 100 mon indigo plate 1, block of four, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon indigo, plate 1, early printing, block of four, positions 17-18 / 25-26, ample even margins, unused without gum as issued, position 25 with…
Estimation: 500 – 1’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’000
1871, 100 mon plate 1, intermediate printing, full sheet of 40, unused

Lot 30013 | 1871, 100 mon plate 1, intermediate printing, full sheet of 40, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon intermediate printing, plate 1, complete sheet of 40, including constant varieties in positions 3, 7 and 8 in the ornate surrounding the…
Estimation: 8’000 – 10’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 13’000
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue. earliest printing, "Eguchi" type cancel

Lot 30014 | 1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue. earliest printing, « Eguchi » type cancel

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, very fresh possessing very good and even margins all around, showing a very fine strike of the…
Estimation: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 800
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate 1, earliest printing

Lot 30015 | 1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate 1, earliest printing

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, a magnificent and fresh example displaying large balanced margins on all sides, cleanly cancelled…
Estimation: 400 – 600 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 400
1871, 100 mon blue plate 1, single, earliest printing

Lot 30016 | 1871, 100 mon blue plate 1, single, earliest printing

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, position 11, strong colour, full to very large margins, neatly cancelled by large « Kensazumi »…
Estimation: 300 – 500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 380
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate 1 earliest printing, cancelled by the rare "Eguchi" type postmark

Lot 30017 | 1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate 1 earliest printing, cancelled by the rare « Eguchi » type postmark

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, a large margined example boasting a very unusual intense shade, tied to piece by the « head portion »…
Estimation: 750 – 1’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 900
1871, 100 mon blue plate I pos. 35 tied to piece

Lot 30018 | 1871, 100 mon blue plate I pos. 35 tied to piece

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon blue, wove paper, plate 1, position 35, mainly very large margins, glowing colour, tied to piece by a clear strike of framed seal-style (tensho)…
Estimation: 500 – 750 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 550
1871, 100 mon blue plate I, a block of four pos. 5-6/13-14

Lot 30019 | 1871, 100 mon blue plate I, a block of four pos. 5-6/13-14

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon blue, plate1, block of four from positions 5-6 / 13-14, excellent and balanced margins all around, deep shade and clear impression, showing…
Estimation: 600 – 1’200 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’900
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate, earliest printing, single on envelope

Lot 30020 | 1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate, earliest printing, single on envelope

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, position 6, very good impression, wide margins all around, used on reverse of Meiji 4.3.9 (29…
Estimation: 25’000 – 40’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 25’000
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, earliest printing, on cover

Lot 30021 | 1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, earliest printing, on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, position 26, well margined except for being touched in a very small place at right, rich colour,…
Estimation: 20’000 – 30’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 20’000
1871, 100 mon blue plate 1 pos. 6 on cover

Lot 30022 | 1871, 100 mon blue plate 1 pos. 6 on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 1, position 6, applied on reverse of small Western-style envelope to Yokohama, tied by head portion of large « Tokyo (Kensazumi) »…
Estimation: 1’500 – 3’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 2’800
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate, earliest printing, vertical pair and single 24 mon vermilion on cover

Lot 30023 | 1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue plate, earliest printing, vertical pair and single 24 mon vermilion on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark steel-blue, plate 1, earliest printing, vertical pair from positions 5 & 13 and single from position 24, together with with 200 mon…
Estimation: 3’000 – 6’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 6’500
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2 , single with "Right dragon Arm Missing" variety

Lot 30024 | 1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2 , single with « Right dragon Arm Missing » variety

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, position 18 featuring the prominent « Right Dragon Arm Missing » variety, close but clear margins at left, good to large in…
Estimation: 5’000 – 10’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 5’000
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, single  with the dragon's hair retouched

Lot 30025 | 1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, single with the dragon’s hair retouched

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, position 26, with the right dragon’s hair retouched variety, full margins all around, lightly cancelled. Paper adherence’s…
Estimation: 500 – 800 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’500
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, complete sheet reconstruction of 40

Lot 30026 | 1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, complete sheet reconstruction of 40

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon blue, plate 2, complete sheet reconstruction of 40, made up of 17 positions unused, including two remarkable blocks of four and five, and…
Estimation: 10’000 – 20’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 14’000
1871, 100 mon dark blue plate 2,  single  on cover

Lot 30027 | 1871, 100 mon dark blue plate 2, single on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark blue, plate 2, position 29, strong colour and impression, barely touching at right, otherwise well margined, tied by the « head portion »…
Estimation: 2’000 – 2’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 2’600
1871, 100 mon dark blue, plate 2, vertical block of ten and pair on large part cover

Lot 30028 | 1871, 100 mon dark blue, plate 2, vertical block of ten and pair on large part cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 100 mon dark blue, plate 2, vertical block of ten, positions 6-7 / 14-15 / 22-23 / 30-31 / 38-39, and horizontal pair from positions 4 & 5, both…
Estimation: 10’000 – 20’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 20’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion, early  printing, plate 1 pos. 18, unused

Lot 30029 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, early printing, plate 1 pos. 18, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, early printing, position 18, clear margins and rare very sharp impression, unused without gum as issued. Extremely fine….
Estimation: 200 – 300 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 460
1871, 200 mon vermilion,plate 1 pos. 22, three copies, unused

Lot 30030 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion,plate 1 pos. 22, three copies, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, position 22, three examples showing the three states of plate condition: pre-damaged (clearly revealing an early printing),…
Estimation: 800 – 1’200 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’400
1871, 200 mon vermilion, early to intermediate printing, single with variety "left dragon's arm missing"

Lot 30031 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, early to intermediate printing, single with variety « left dragon’s arm missing »

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, early to intermediate printing, position 31 displaying the striking « left dragon’s arm missing » variety, clear impression…
Estimation: 7’000 – 14’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 16’000
1871, 200 mon vermillion, plate 1, block of four

Lot 30032 | 1871, 200 mon vermillion, plate 1, block of four

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermillion, plate 1, block of four, positions 10-11 / 18-19, showing the constant varieties « Missing Fingers » (pos. 11) and « Bald Dragon »…
Estimation: 800 – 1’600 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’400
1871, 200 mon vermilion, early to intermediate printing, vertical block of eight, unused

Lot 30033 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, early to intermediate printing, vertical block of eight, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate I, intermediate printing, vertical block of eight, positions 3-4 / 11-12 / 19-20 / 27-28, including position 11 displaying…
Estimation: 2’000 – 4’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 8’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1 pos. 26, three copies exhibiting the three states of plate condition

Lot 30034 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1 pos. 26, three copies exhibiting the three states of plate condition

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, position 26, exhibiting the three states of plate condition: pre-damaged (used example with minute surface rubbing),…
Estimation: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1 pos. 30, three copies exhibiting the three states of plate condition

Lot 30035 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1 pos. 30, three copies exhibiting the three states of plate condition

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, position 30, exhibiting the three states of plate condition: pre-damaged (used example), and two unused without gum examples…
Estimation: 900 – 1’200 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’000
1871, 200 mon vermillion, vertical pair with "head" portion of early non-standard "Kensazumi" postmark of Echigawa

Lot 30036 | 1871, 200 mon vermillion, vertical pair with « head » portion of early non-standard « Kensazumi » postmark of Echigawa

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, earliest printing, vertical pair from positions 26 & 34, complete margins on all sides, exhibiting the « head » portion…
Estimation: 1’500 – 2’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 2’800
1871, 200 mon vermillion, vertical pair on piece

Lot 30037 | 1871, 200 mon vermillion, vertical pair on piece

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermillion, plate 1, vertical pair, positions 6 & 14, full to large margins, tied to piece by large « Kuwana Kensazumi » postmark. A magnificent…
Estimation: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’300
1871, 200 mon vermillion plate 1, vertical block of eight

Lot 30038 | 1871, 200 mon vermillion plate 1, vertical block of eight

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermillion, plate 1, vertical block of eight, positions 12-13 / 20-21 / 28-29 / 36-37, including the constant variety in position 36, in…
Estimation: 3’500 – 5’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 4’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, complete sheet reconstruction

Lot 30039 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, complete sheet reconstruction

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, complete sheet reconstruction of 40, comprising 17 unused, including position 38 displaying an earliest to early printing,…
Estimation: 7’500 – 10’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 9’500
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, vertical pair on cover

Lot 30040 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, vertical pair on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 1, vertical pair from positions 28 & 36, large margins all around, tied by large « Osaka Kensazumi » postmark to cover for…
Estimation: 1’500 – 2’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 2’400
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, variety position 36

Lot 30041 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, variety position 36

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, position 36, featuring « dot in sen-character missing » variety, margins ranging from good to enormous. Faint thin spot…
Estimation: 400 – 800 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 850
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate, single, unused

Lot 30042 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate, single, unused

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, position 9, in a delicate bright shade, graced by large even margins all around, unused without gum as issued. Extremely…
Estimation: 700 – 1’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 850
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2 pos. 8, private perforation

Lot 30043 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2 pos. 8, private perforation

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, position 8, private perforation 11; showing the « head portion » of non-standard « Kanazawa Kensazumi » cancellation. Private…
Estimation: 1’200 – 2’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 2’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, pos. 10 on brittle laid paper

Lot 30044 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, pos. 10 on brittle laid paper

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, brittle laid paper of 50 microns, position 10, a clear to very large margins example with vivid colour, showing part…
Estimation: 500 – 750 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 1’100
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, pos. 35 on thick wove paper

Lot 30045 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, pos. 35 on thick wove paper

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, thick wove paper of 78 microns, position 35, rich colour, ample or large margins on three sides, touched at right, showing…
Estimation: 1’000 – 2’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Invendu
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, sheet reconstruction of 40

Lot 30046 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2, sheet reconstruction of 40

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
THE SHEET RECONSTRUCTION OF 200 MON PLATE 21871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, the phenomenal sheet reconstruction of 40, comprising three unused, including…
Estimation: 30’000 – 50’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 60’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2 pos. 36 featuring "Ten Ochi" constant variety

Lot 30047 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion plate 2 pos. 36 featuring « Ten Ochi » constant variety

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, position 36, featuring « Ten Ochi » constant variety consisting in a missing dot in the sen-character, surrounded by ample…
Estimation: 2’500 – 5’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Invendu
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, pos. 27 with 100 mon plate 2, pos.15, on cover

Lot 30048 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, pos. 27 with 100 mon plate 2, pos.15, on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, position 27, together with 100 mon, plate 2, position 15, both displaying an uncommonly detailed impression and ample…
Estimation: 2’500 – 3’500 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 6’000
1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, vertical strip of five, and 100 mon pair on cover

Lot 30049 | 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, vertical strip of five, and 100 mon pair on cover

Japan » 1871, Dragons mon unit, imperforate
THE LARGEST MULTIPLE OF THE RARE 200 MON PLATE 2 ON COVER 1871, 200 mon vermilion, plate 2, vertical strip of five, positions 6 / 14 / 22 / 30 / 38, with…
Estimation: 15’000 – 25’000 EUR
Fiche détaillée / Vendu pour EUR 32’000
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