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Sale 2

Asian Stamps and Postal History


Treaty Ports
 
 
 

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Lot 981
Lot 981 Treaty Ports - Amoy, 1876 (Sept.) front of envelope to London, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing 30c. mauve ideally cancelled by "D27" barred oval obliterator, very fine and rare. Ex Beckeman.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
 
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Lot 982
Lot 982 Treaty Ports - Amoy, 1890 2c. stationery card to Shanghai redirected to Ningpo,cancelled by "A/Amoy" c.d.s (Webb type E), 1905 postcard to England bearing 4c. cancelled "Amoy/A" c.d.s (Webb type G), 1913 India "C.E.F." ½a. stationery envelope bearing 4c. cancelled by "Tientsin/Br. P.O." c.d.s., and 1895 Belgium 10c. postal stationery card to Hong Kong with "Singapore/to Hong Kong" marine sorter c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 983
Lot 983 o Treaty Ports - Anping, 1882-91 5c. blue, boldly cancelled by large part "Anping/A" c.d.s (29.4.92), fine and very scarce. S.G. Z121.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
 
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 984
Lot 984 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1752 (20 Dec.) entire letter datelined "a Canton le 20 Décembre 1752",to "Monsieur Bonnaire, Ecrivain du vau. La Villeflix, En Rade De Wampou", writer reports complaints among soldiers of denial of full rations probably due to lack of proper food supplies (particularly meat) from the clerks aboard the supply ship "La Villeflix" stationed off Whampoa, part of top of letter cut away not affecting dateline or text. Interesting early letter.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
 
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 985
Lot 985 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1802 (25 Nov.) entire docketed from Stephen Dexter (an American merchant), Canton to Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A (received 30.3.03 per docketing) "p Str Union", without postal markings and probably carried privately, a very fine and rare extremely early usage from Canton to the U.S.A.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
 
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 986
Lot 986 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1819 (17 Jan.) entire letter datelined from Canton,to Philadelphia (6.4, per docketing), concerning a wide range of subjects including cargoes from silks to coffee to tea, business opportunities, finances, associates and living arrangements, providing insight into life and business for the expatriate merchant community in Canton in the early nineteenth century, fine early mail from Canton.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
 
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 987
Lot 987 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1839 (11 Sept.) "Official Public Notice",of the British blockade of the River and Port of Canton.

The text reads:

The High Commissioner and the Governor of these Provinces having publicly forbidden the regular supplies of food to Her Majesty's Subjects: having commanded the people to fire upon and seize them whenever they go on shore to purchase provisions, and certain of Her Majesty's Subjects having been actually cut off.

Notice is hereby given that it is my intention at the requisition of the Chief Superintendant of the Trade of British Subjects in China to establish a Blockade of the River and Port of Canton. And Notice is hereby further given that none other than Vessels actually within the Port or Foreign Vessels entering within six days from the date hereof will be allowed free egress till the Blockade be declared raised.

Notice of the Blockading Force will be hereafter promulgated.

Given under my hand on Board Her Majesty's Ship "Volage" at anchor in Hong Kong Bay off the Port of Canton this eleventh day of September 1839.

Signed H. Smith, Captain of Her Britannic Majesty's Ship "Volage".

Certified true copy Edward Elensie Secretary & Treasurer to the Superintendant of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

Endorsed "Copy" at top. Very fine impression of "Superintendant of British Trade in China" oval Arms h.s. in red.

An important historical document issued at the onset of the First China War following the seizure of Hong Kong by the British. Photo.
Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 55,000
 
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 988
Lot 988 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1841 (15 May) entire (with 3 pages of letter) from William Leslie in Canton to his father in Old Rain, Scotland (11.10), endorsed "via America & thence p Steamer" showing on reverse "Forwarded by/Grinnell Minturn & Co./New York" oval cachet in red, bearing on face two Great Britain 1841 1d. red (cut into) cancelled by black Maltese crosses in Great Britain, with London transit c.d.s (8.10) and framed Old Rain arrival d.s. on reverse, Leslie was a British trader who visited Canton periodically during the Opium War after British subjects had been evacuated to Macau and Hong Kong, rare and important First Opium War correspondence.

There is an interesting side panel notation inside the entire "Don't send this to my Uncle please ML"

Provenance
Ryohei Ishikawa
"The Opening of China"
Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
 
  Realized HK$55,200
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Lot 989
Lot 989 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1844 (20 Sept.) entire letter from Canton to New York, endorsed "Paul Jones", the writer, an American named J.C. Anthony, informs the recipient of the tragic death of his nephew who drowned on the evening of the 11th while visiting Whampoa, the body only recovered after a five hour search, then conveyed to the ship "Montauk", being interred on French Island the following evening, with the services performed by Reverend Parker of the Episcopal Church, fine, early letters with contents of a personal nature are scarce from China.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
 
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 990
Lot 990 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1845 (Oct.) entire letter from Calcutta to Augustine Heard & Co. Canton, "For Hindustan & via Ceylon", showing on reverse framed "Calcutta/G.P.O./Ship Letter" despatch d.s. in red and "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (19.11), with framed "India" h.s. in red on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 991
Lot 991 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1846 (25 Mar.) "Russell & Co." printed circular entire,datelined Canton to London (25.4), endorsed "Overland", showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (27.2) on reverse and "1/" ms. rating on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
 
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 992
Lot 992 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1846 (27 Nov.) entire letter datelined from Whampoa to London (9.1.47), showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (28.11) on reverse, rated "1/", fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
 
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Lot 993
Lot 993 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1848 (25 Mar.) printed circular entire datelined Canton to London (24.5), "via Marseilles", "p 'Pekin' to Ceylon", showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (29.3) on reverse and ms. rating on front, some overall aging, with two vertical filing creases and edge faults/damage to one of the back panels.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
 
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 994
Lot 994 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1851 (21 Aug.) entire docketed from Canton to Paris (17.10),"Via Marseilles" showing "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle h.s (type 8) in red, with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (23.8) and "Paris" arrival c.d.s. on reverse and "1s" ms. and "10" (décimes) h.s. ratings on front, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$2,875
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Lot 995
Lot 995 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1852 (Jan.) entire from Canton (per the handwriting and the addressee which are the same as the previous lot) to Paris (16.3), "Via Marseilles", showing "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle h.s (type 8) in red, with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (29.1) and "Paris" arrival c.d.s. on reverse and "1s" and "10" (décimes) ms. ratings on front, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 996
Lot 996 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1852 (Mar.) entire from Canton (per Wilkinson & Co. origin signature on letter and from same correspondence as preceding 2 lots) to Paris (15.4), "Via Marseilles", showing "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle h.s (type 8) in red, with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (29.3) and "Paris" arrival c.d.s. on reverse and "1s" and "10" (décimes) ms. ratings on front, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 997
Lot 997 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1852 (Apr.) entire docketed from Canton to Paris (18.6), "Via Marseilles", showing "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle h.s (type 8) in red, with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (23.4) and "Paris" arrival c.d.s. on reverse and "1s" ms. and "10" (décimes) h.s. ratings on front, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 998
Lot 998 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1854 (10 Nov.) entire docketed from Canton to forwarder in Gibraltar, showing "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle h.s (type 11) in red, with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (11.1) on reverse, rated "2/10" in ms., light central filing fold, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
 
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 999
Lot 999 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1863 (13 Oct.) entire letter from Canton to France (27.11),via Hong Kong (14.10) showing "GB/1F62 4/10c." diamond h.s. in blue and "Poss. Ang. V. Suez/1 Mars" c.d.s (25.11) in red, fine and rare use of this accountancy marking from Canton.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
 
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1000
Lot 1000 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1860 (27 Feb.) entire from London to Canton,via Hong Kong (index "C", 12.4) showing "Lombard Street/Paid" origin c.d.s. in red. Ex Beckeman.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
 
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1001
Lot 1001 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1883 (12 June) envelope to Newark, New Jersey (16.7) (opened out for display), "Per O&O S.S. 'Copter'" via Hong Kong and New York (15.7), bearing 10c. mauve (2), cancelled by bold "C1" barred oval with matching "A/Canton" c.d.s. alongside, very fine and scarce double rate.

Provenance
Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
 
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Lot 1002
Lot 1002 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1894 (12 Sept.) small envelope to St. Gallen, Switzerland (13.10), bearing 2c. carmine, cancelled by "Canton/*" c.d.s., fine and scarce printed matter-rate usage to unusual destination.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
 
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1003
Lot 1003 Treaty Ports - Canton, 1914 (28 Oct.) envelope (opened out for display, with original enclosure) to Canton (13.1.15),endorsed "No stamps obtainable/On Active Service" over which applied Australia Kangaroo 1d., cancelled by "1st Aust. Inf. Bde Field P.O." c.d.s., fine and unusual World War I mail. Ex Beckeman.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 1004
Lot 1004 Treaty Ports - Foochow, 1861 (23 Feb.) entire letter from Hong Kong to Augustine Heard & Co., Foochow (1.3 according to docketing), "p Str. Carthage", showing "Hong Kong/Paid/C" c.d.s. in red, with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, and "4" rating on front, relating to remittance for opium shipment sold and giving new quotations, portion of entire between vertical filing folds showing faint age soiling, fine and scarce interport usage, Foochow's foreign population had grown to more than 60 by 1861.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
 
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1005
Lot 1005 Treaty Ports - Foochow, 1861 (21 Mar.) entire letter from Hong Kong to Augustine Heard & Co., Foochow (27.3 according to docketing), "Per 'Manila'", showing "Hong Kong/Paid/C" c.d.s. in red (with date error of year figures transposed), with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, and "4" rating on front, mentioning that "[o]ur opium market a little depressed owing to the extreme high rates" and asking about the new season's tea crop, very fine and scarce usage from Hong Kong to Treaty Port.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
 
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1006
Lot 1006 Treaty Ports - Foochow, 1861 (26 May) entire letter from Hong Kong to Augustine Heard & Co., Foochow (29.3 according to docketing), "Per Str. 'Cadiz'", showing "Hong Kong/Paid/C" c.d.s. in red (with date error of year figures transposed), with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, and "4" rating on front, relating to disposal of opium shipment and giving quotations, lightly aged, fine usage from Hong Kong to Treaty Port.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1007
Lot 1007 Treaty Ports - Foochow, 1886 (26 June) native illustrated envelope ("Cowles Tea Packer/Foochow") to London (7.8) bearing 2c. carmine, cancelled by "Foochowfoo/A" c.d.s., with "Ship Letter/London/Paid" arrival c.d.s. in red alongside, despite age staining and creasing consistent with this type of envelope, a very good and colourful printed matter or samples usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
 
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Lot 1008
Lot 1008 Treaty Ports - Hankow, 1903 envelope to Italy bearing 5c. yellow vertical pair,cancelled by "Hankow/A" c.d.s., also 1901 envelope to London bearing 5c. yellow vertical pair cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., fine. Ex Beckeman.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
 
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1009
Lot 1009 Treaty Ports - Hoihow, 1903 (27 Feb.) incoming postcard from Great Britain,to a member of the Imperial Customs, Hainan, bearing Great Britain 1d., cancelled by c.d.s., showing "Hoihow/C" c.d.s (30.3) and "Singapore-to-Hong Kong/C" marine sorter c.d.s (22.3), with crossed out framed "T" and crayon "15" charge, creased at left (into adhesive) and small tear.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,000
 
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Lot 1010
Lot 1010 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1851 (17 Dec.) entire letter datelined Shanghai to New York,"Via Marseilles" showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (26.12) and London c.d.s (15.2) on reverse and ratings on the front, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1011
Lot 1011 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1853 (25 Feb.) entire letter from Shanghai to Boston,"p 'Arctic'" via London (17.5), showing on reverse "Forwarded by/Forbes Forbes & Co./London" oval h.s. in red, handstruck "24" and "3/cents" in arc, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
 
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Lot 1012
Lot 1012 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1857 (5 Feb.) entire letter datelined Shanghai to Lyon, France (31.3),"Via Marseilles" showing framed "Paid" h.s. in red, with "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s (12.2) on reverse and "1/" ms. and "8" (décimes) h.s. ratings on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1013
Lot 1013 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1859 (21 May) entire letter datelined Shanghai to London (1.8), "(via) Marseilles", showing "Hong Kong/C" c. d.s (1.6) on reverse and ms. ratings on front, couple vertical filing creases.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
 
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 1014
Lot 1014 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1859 (Dec.) envelope from Shanghai to Woolwich, England, "via Marseilles", redirected to Portsmouth (31.1), showing framed "Paid" h.s. in red, with Hong Kong (15.12) and London (30.1.60) transit c.d.s. on reverse and "9" rating on front, very fine (note: other covers from this correspondence confirm the Shanghai origin).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1015
Lot 1015 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1862 (19 Apr.) entire letter from J. Heard, Shanghai to Augustine Heard, Boston (24.6), "Via Marseilles", showing "Shanghae/Paid/C" ("C" inverted) origin c.d.s. in red on front, with "Shanghae/C" origin and Hong Kong (23.4) c.d.s. on reverse and London (11.6) and "Boston Am. Pkt./5" c.d.s., "16 Cents" U.S. due h.s. and ms. ratings on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
 
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1016
Lot 1016 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1863 (8 Dec.) entire letter from George Heard, Shanghai to Augustine Heard, Boston (12.2.64), "Via Marseilles", showing "Shanghae/Paid/C" origin c.d.s. in red on front, with "Shanghae/C" origin and Hong Kong (12.12) c.d.s. on reverse, London (27.1.64) and "Boston Am. Pkt./Paid" (12.2.64) c.d.s. in red, "21 Cents" U.S. due h.s. and ms. ratings on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
 
  Realized HK$2,875
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Lot 1017
Lot 1017 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1864 (Mar.) envelope from New York to Shanghai (13.6),via London (14.4) and Hong Kong (7.6) bearing 1863 5c. brown and 24c. grey vertical pair, cancelled by cork type, showing "N. York Am. Pkt./Paid" c.d.s (26.3) in red and "Hong Kong/C" and "Shanghae/C" c.d.s. both in blue, rated "32" with handstruck "1d" in red, fine. Philatelic Foundation certificate (1990). Scott 76, 78b.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
 
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1018
Lot 1018 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1864 (8 Apr.) envelope (with embossed regimental seal on reverse) to Fleetwood, England (2.6), via Hong Kong (13.4) and Preston (2.6), showing "Shanghae/Paid" origin c.d.s. in red and on reverse matching "Shanghae/C" c.d.s., rated "1/", includes original letter detailing the recipient's son's death in the Taiping Rebellion and referring her to Major (later General "Chinese") Gordon for further details ("I am unable to say what regiment he was in but I believe his Commander's name is Gordon at present commanding the Anglo-Chinese army If you write to Major Gordon he may be able to give you fuller satisfaction as I am a great distance from the scene of active operations"), fine and very scarce correspondence from the Taiping Rebellion.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
 
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1019
Lot 1019 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1864 (4 July) envelope to Breslau, Germany (27.8), "Via Triest", showing "Shanghae/Paid/C" c.d.s. in red, with matching "Shanghae/C" origin and Hong Kong (10.7) transit c.d.s., both in blue, and German arrival cancels on reverse and "6" h.s. and ms. ratings on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1020
Lot 1020 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1865 (8 Mar.) entire letter from Shanghai to Lyon, France (26.4), via Hong Kong (12.3), endorsed "Via Marseilles", showing blue "GB/1F22 4/10c" in diamond accountancy h.s., with "8" (décimes) h.s. rating alongside and "Shanghai/C" origin c.d.s. in blue on reverse, fine and clean.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
 
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Lot 1021
Lot 1021 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1865 printed "Smith, Kennedy & Co., Shanghai" wrapper to Lyon (27.11),"Via Marseilles" showing "GB/1F60c" in hexagon accountancy h.s. in blue (RR) with "15c" rating h.s. in red alongside, fine usage of this very rare accoutancy mark.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
 
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 1022
Lot 1022 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1866 (8 Oct.) entire letter datelined from Shanghai to Lyon, France (26.11), via Hong Kong (14.10), endorsed "V. Marseille" showing very fine "GB/1F66c" in diamond accountancy h.s (R), with "Borjau Hubener & Co./Hong Kong" oval forwarder's cachet in blue, "Poss. Ang. V. Suez/Marseille" c.d.s (26.11) in red and "10" (décimes) h.s. alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1023
Lot 1023 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1867 (8 Nov.) entire letter datelined Siemssen & Co., Shanghai to Vienna (26.12), "via Trieste", bearing 12c. blue, cancelled "B62", showing "Hong Kong/C" transit c.d.s (15.11) in blue on reverse, with "Vienna" arrival c.d.s. in red and "Siemssen & Co./Hong Kong" company cachet alongside, and "15" and "6" ms. ratings on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
 
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 1024
Lot 1024 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1873 (21 Nov.) "North China Insurance Co./Shanghai" imprinted envelope (inconsequential light overall soiling) to London (5.1.74), "via Brindisi", bearing 30c. mauve, cancelled "S1" in blue, with matching "Shanghae/A" blue despatch and "Hong Kong/C" transit (25.11) c.d.s. on reverse, fine. Ex Davis correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 1025
Lot 1025 o Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1874 Postal Fiscal perf. 15½ x 15 $3 dull violet, boldly cancelled by complete "Shanghae/C" c.d.s (27.5.87), rich colour, small thinning and some inconsequential perforation tip rusting at top, and 1897 Postal Fiscal $1 on $2 dull bluish green, cancelled by complete "Shanghai/C" c.d.s (28.2.98), nice appearance with some wrinkling. S.G. ZF875, ZF884.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
 
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1026
Lot 1026 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1881 (16 Mar.) "Oriental Bank Corporation/Shanghai" imprinted envelope,to Tavistock, England (25.4), "via Brindisi", bearing 10c. dull mauve vertical pair, cancelled "S1", with matching "Shanghae/A" despatch c.d.s. alongside and "Hong Kong/C" transit c.d.s (19.3) on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
 
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1027
Lot 1027 o Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1882-96 10c. deep blue-green, cancelled by nearly-complete bold "Shanghae/C" c.d.s (13.8.86), unlisted in Gibbons used in Shanghai, fine. S.G. 37.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
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Lot 1028
Lot 1028 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1885 (13 Apr.) envelope to Edinburgh, Scotland (26.5), bearing 10c. green, cancelled "S1", showing "Shanghae/A" c.d.s. alongside, with "Shanghai/Local Post" origin c.d.s. in blue and "Hong Kong/B" transit c.d.s (20.4) on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1029
Lot 1029 o Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1891 (1 Jan.-Mar.) 7c. on 10c. green, variety antique "t" in "cents", cancelled by large part "Shanghai/C" c.d.s (7.3.91), fine. Brandon certificate (2000). S.G. 43a.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
 
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1030
Lot 1030 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1896 (8 Mar.) envelope (opened out for exhibition) from Rhodesia,addressed to Shanghai, via Fife (15.3), Fort Johnston (14.4), Blantyre (27.4) and Chinde (7.5), bearing Rhodesia 1892-94 4d. cancelled by "Abercorn/B.C.A." c.d.s., probably wrongly sorted and sent to the South, hence framed "Maldirige" on front, finally properly routed via Aden (6.7), showing "Singapore/to Hong Kong/A" marine sorter c.d.s. on reverse (20.7), slight age spotting, extremely rare, with origin from remote northeastern Rhodesia town originally connected to British Central Africa before being administered by Rhodesia's British South Africa Company. Ex Gerald Simpson and the Beckemans.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
 
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 1031
Lot 1031 o Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1904-06 K.E.VII $3 slate and dull blue, cancelled by part "Shanghai/Br. P.O." c.d.s., fine and very scarce. S.G. Z846.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
 
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 1032
Lot 1032 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1917 (23 May) censored envelope (a little roughly opened at foot) to St. Gallen, Switzerland (25.7), bearing "China" overprint 1c (2) and 4c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai Br. P.O./VI/D" c. d.s., showing French "Controle Postal Militaire" censor tape and accompanying oval " Ouvert/ Par l'Authorité Militaire/109" violet h.s. at left.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
 
  Realized HK$1,035
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Lot 1033
Lot 1033 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1922 (26 Apr.) postcard to Coventry, England (6.6), bearing "China" overprint 1c. brown pair (placed just over the edge), cancelled by "Shanghai Br P.O." c.d.s. and Great Britain Postage Due 1d. vertical pair (one damaged), cancelled by "Coventry" c.d.s., showing Great Britain "2D/I.S.F." due h.s. alongside, a little uneven discolouration on card as card corners were placed in mounting corners, still attractive usage with British postage due adhesives.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
 
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1034
Lot 1034 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1878-93 envelopes (2), wrapper front and postal stationery card from Shanghai, consisting of 1878 envelope to London with 12c. blue, printed wrapper front to Bombay bearing 4c. deep slate, 1885 3c. card to Brussels and 1893 registered envelope with 30c. yellowish green to Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.A., overall fine. From the Beckeman collection.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
 
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1035
Lot 1035 Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1907-21, selection of envelopes (5, four registered and opened out for exhibition) to England and a card to Sweden, bearing Hong Kong or "China" overprint adhesives, illustrating various rates and showing a range of registration markings, very fine. From the Beckeman collection.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
 
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1036
Lot 1036 Treaty Ports - Yokohama, 1867 (31 Aug.) entire letter to Vienna (26.10), "Via Trieste" (24.10), bearing 8c. orange and 12c. blue wing-margin example (couple blunted perforations at top), cancelled "B62", showing "Yokohama/A" origin c.d.s. on reverse, with "Hong Kong/C" (10.9), Trieste and Vienna d.s. alongside, and on front "Gutschow & Co./Yokohama" sender's cachet and various ms. ratings, very fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 22,000 - 25,000
 
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1037
Lot 1037 o Treaty Ports, A selection of barred obliterator cancellations on various values, including "C1" (2, one superb in blue), "F1" (3), and "S1" (13), good to fine strikes, faults.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
 
  Realized HK$4,370
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