“The Lady Cotswolds Missionary Find”

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“The Lady Cotswolds Missionary Find”
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Co-Chairman Larry
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Allan Grant holding the block of
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Allan Grant (Rushstamps Ltd.), Kelleher & Rogers
Co-Chairman Larry Gibson flew to the United
Kingdom in quest of a major discovery. One of the top
authorities in Chinese classic stamps, Gibson arrived there to
inspect and verify a group of classic 1880s Chinese stamps.
They had been found in an old Chinese tea caddy and were
about to be offered in a country estate auction. Grant had
made the discovery at the auction’s pre-sale viewing.
Specifically, the stamps were found in an ornate wooden
tea caddy as three unused multiples of China Scott Catalogue
number 6: a block of 19, a block of 10 and a block of six. An
unused single of Number 6 is valued at $16,000 in the current
Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers
1840-1940. They are known as the China 1882 5-candarin
orange yellow Imperial Dragon stamp.
Grant and Gibson then decided to work together to buy the
stamps, which non-philatelic auction house British Bespoke
Auctions had as lot No. 94 — described as “A Cigar Box of
Early Chinese Stamps” — in its Jan. 31 auction. They succeeded
in the purchase and the first of the blocks will be offered to
world philately this spring in a Kelleher & Rogers public auction
in Hong Kong.
“This is, in fact, the most outstanding find in the history of
Chinese philately, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to unveil
to the philatelic marketplace one of the greatest jewels of the
China specialty,” explains Larry Gibson, an internationally
recognized authority and dealer in Chinese rare stamps.
A relative of the owner of the Cotswolds house where the
stamps were found was a missionary in China who used the 5c
Imperial Dragon stamps, among others, for postage. “The stamps
remained in the family, safely tucked into little brown church
donation envelopes since the late 1890s, when the missionary
returned to the UK,” Gibson explained. “They were stored in the
attic of their old family house and remained there for 125 years
— amazing!”
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A magnificent quality complete sheet of 25, of the 3ca
Large Dragon, first issue, Scott
#2, Chan #2 in exquisite
condition realized
HK $546,250 (US $70,000).
The ever-popular 8f Monkey New
Year in NH block of 4 topped out
at HK $63,250 (US $8,100).
1933 “Sven Hedin” registered cover to Sweden
realized HK $14,950 (US $1,910).
PRC Poems of Chairman Mao,
Scott #967-80, Yang #W39-52,
in NH blocks of 4 realized HK
$115,000 (US$14,740).
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A superb example
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surcharge, Scott
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original gum
realized HK
$74,750 (US
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A 1900 1c
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unsevered
used paid/
reply card,
Wuchow to
Canton and
back again,
realized HK
$115,000 (US
$14,740).
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carp design Scott
#117a, Chan #123d,
horizontal pair imperf
between reached HK
$16,100 (US $2,065).
The ever-popular
$20 Yellow and
Black Hall of
Classics issue, Scott
#242, Chan #248,
topped out at HK
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#165b, reached
HK $14,950 (US
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