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Sale 12

The Jane and Dan Sten Olsson Collection
of the Postage Stamps of China, 1897-1941


Chinese Imperial Post Covers
 
 
 

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Lot 262 China, 1898 (18 Oct.) double registered red-band envelope to Tientsin bearing on reverse I.C.P. 4c. vertical pair with C.I.P. 10c. cancelled by "Canton" dollar dater and C.I.P. 5c. (2) cancelled by "R" unframed h.s. and "R.R." in circle h.s. respectively, showing "Registered" bilingual unframed h.s. adjacent, fine and unusual mixed franking representing double registered nine times rate (10c. registration + 18c. postage). Chan 95, 108a, 109.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 263 China, 1900 (27 June) registered envelope to Munich, Germany (6.8) bearing C.I.P. $1 deep red and salmon, cancelled by "Kiukiang" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with France "Chine" 25c. pair and 1f. pair, cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (2.7), showing handstruck unframed "R" and framed "R" adjacent, very fine and rare franking with the $1. Chan 113.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 26.3.87, lot 4948.
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 264 China, 1901 (2 July) registered envelope to Munich, Germany (6.8) redirected to Poecking (9.8) bearing C.I.P. $5 deep green and salmon, cancelled by "Kiukiang" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with France "Chine" 50c. strips of five (2), strips of three (2), pair and singles (6), cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (4.7), showing handstruck unframed "R" and framed "R" adjacent, some of the French Post Office adhesives have faults or defects as to be expected of such a high franking, the C.I.P. $5 is flawless, very fine and exceedingly rare franking with the $5. Chan 115.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1986).

Provenance: "Ming", Corinphila, 26.3.87, lot 4949.

The difference in the French and Chinese rating of 48 x 25 centimes and 50 x 10 cents was due to the fact that the French Post Office used grammes as a weight of measure, whereas the Chinese Imperial Post used ounces.
  Realized HK$66,700
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