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The Nostalgia Collection of Hong Kong and China Printed Matter Mail


The Nostalgia Collection of Hong Kong and China Printed Matter
 
 
 

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Lot 2673 Hong Kong, 1868(?) wrapper to Bombay "pr Rangoon" bearing 2c. brown, tied "B62" and by Bombay arrival c.d.s. in red, fine and scarce 2c. brown printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


2 cents newspaper rate to India.
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2674 Hong Kong, 1870 (1 Jan.) printed circular from Hong Kong to Paris with handstamped red "Per Messageries Imperiales/via Marseille" (11.2) showing handstruck "15c" French charge in red and red "Wm. Pustau/Hong Kong" sender's cachet adjacent, fine, an extraordinary unpaid printed matter usage to (or via) France not showing an Anglo-French accountancy handstamp as sent as printed matter by French (rather than British) steamer.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 2675 Hong Kong, 1884 (9 Dec.) printed 3-page prices current from A.R. Marty, Hong Kong to Nagasaki (16.12) bearing 2c. carmine tied "B62", showing "Nagasaki/Japan" c.d.s. on reverse (Bishop Nagasaki type I-8, recorded only for only two months 13.12.84-15.2.85 and as a canceller/origin mark; struck across the join), some splitting along folds, fine and attractive usage, scarce pre-1900 Hong Kong mail to Nagasaki, enhanced by the Nagasaki arrival c.d.s. This Nagasaki arrival c.d.s. is possibly unknown (or at least very rare) as an arrival marking, particularly so on printed matter. Carried on the P&O "Teheran" from Hong Kong 11 Dec. arriving Nagasaki 16 Dec. (even though printed in the circular "Par P&O Steamer 'Rosetta'", which carried the next mail from Hong Kong to Colombo).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Provenance: Raymond W. Carlin.
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Lot 2676 Hong Kong, 1885 (29 Apr.) printed 3-page prices current from A.R. Marty, Hong Kong to Nagasaki, bearing 2c. carmine tied "B62", showing sender's cachet in blue adjacent, fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2677 Hong Kong, 1890 (Apr.) printed "Siemssen & Co. Freight Report" wrapper (with contents) to Stettin, Germany (11.5) bearing 2c. carmine neatly tied "B62", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2678 Hong Kong, 1891 (20 Oct.) printed wrapper to New York "Via San Francisco" bearing 2c. carmine cancelled "B62", with "E.C. Ray/Hong Kong" sender's dated oval h.s. in violet on reverse, adhesive split (pre-application?) at bottom, fine, carried by "Gaelic" from Hong Kong (21.10) to San Francisco (11.11).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 1,800
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Lot 2679 Hong Kong, 1892 (26 Dec.) portion of newspaper ("[Ch]ina Daily News/.ember 6, 1892") made into a wrapper to Batavia (7.1.93) bearing Austrian Levant 20pa. on 5kr. rose, tied by "Lloyd Austriaco/XXI" c.d.s. in blue (26.12) and "B62", showing "Hong Kong/E" c.d.s. (27.12) adjacent, with Weltevreden squared circle (6.1) and Batavia arrival c.d.s. on reverse, some light age spotting, a remarkable and extremely rare maritime usage from the Austrian Lloyd Line, apparently originating in China.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Posted on board Austrian Lloyd "Elektra" en route from Shanghai to Hong Kong, the letter was carried by Messageries Maritimes "Tibre" on its first voyage on the Ligne P (Batavia line) service.
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 2680 Hong Kong, 1894 printed "Siemssen & Co. Market Report" wrapper (with contents) to San Salvador, bearing 2c. carmine, tied by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s., with "San Francisco, Cal./F.D." transit c.d.s. (27.2) on reverse, fine, a very rare destination.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2681 Hong Kong, 1904 (24 Oct.) printed "Shewan Tomes & Co's Printed Market Letter" envelope (unsealed per regulations for printed matter) to Boston (20.11), bearing 2c. dull green, tied by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s., very fine, carried by the Canadian Pacific "Empress of China" from Hong Kong to Vancouver.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 2682 Treaty Ports: Canton, 1876 (29 Mar.) printed circular to London (6.5 per docketing) "via Brindisi" bearing 6c. lilac, well-cancelled and tied "C1", showing matching "A/Canton" origin and Hong Kong (29.3) c.d.s. on reverse, adhesive faded and light ageing, the earliest of only three recorded "C1" printed matter usages (and the only at the 6c. rate), the second-earliest of the 42 recorded "C1" covers, as well as the earliest recorded use of the second 6c. printed matter rate, an important Canton adhesive printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


Provenance: Philip W. Ireland.

The 6 cents rate for "papers" to U.K. via Brindisi and Marseille per revised rates published 1.1.76.
  Realized HK$86,250
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Lot 2683 Treaty Ports: Canton, 1895 (4 Mar.) envelope (backflap folded under per printed matter regulations) to Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (arrival c.d.s.) endorsed "Circular" bearing 2c. carmine, tied by "A/Canton" c.d.s., fine, scarce usage of this c.d.s. as a canceller after the withdrawal of the "C1" obliterator.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2684 Treaty Ports: Canton, 1903 (15 Sept.) "Herbert Dent & Co.'s Canton Silk Circular" printed wrapper (with contents) to Lyon, France, bearing 2c. dull green, tied by "Canton/B" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2685 Treaty Ports: Canton, 1903 (11 Nov.) "Herbert Dent & Co.'s Canton Silk Circular" printed wrapper (with contents) to Lyon, France, bearing 2c. dull green, tied by "Canton/B" c.d.s., couple minor faults, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2686 Treaty Ports: Foochow, 1856 (25 June) "Printed Circular" wrapper (with contents: Augustine Heard & Co. printed market report) to New York "Via Marseilles" showing handstruck "8" and "3" and "1/-" and "6" ratings, fine and rare very early printed matter usage from Foochow, sent to U.S.A, only known example of this "3" handstamp (most likely 3 reales Philippines charge) on mail from or via China/Hong Kong, as well as likewise only known example of the U.S. "8" (cents) handstamp on mail originating from China.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Provenance: Raymond W. Carlin.

The long time between the Foochow original date and the Hong Kong departure indicates that the letter was most likely sent from Foochow to Manila to Hong Kong via Manila (7.7 Hong Kong arrival above), rather than directly from Foochow to Hong Kong (2.7 arrival entry in chart).
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2687 Treaty Ports: Foochow, 1864 (5 May) printed "Overweg & Co. Tea Market Report" from Foochow to St. Petersburg, Russia "via Trieste" bearing 4c. grey, crisply cancelled and tied "B62" in blue, showing "Berlin Post-Exp 11/Anhalt Banh" framed transit d.s. (30.6) on reverse, rare handstruck "1" (1 silver groshen, applied in Trieste), rated "2" (pence) with "14" (kopecks) manuscript charge on reverse, very fine and attractive, a remarkable usage to an extraordinary destination, believed to be the earliest Treaty Port cover to Russia and the earliest known Treaty Port printed matter usage paid by an adhesive, also the earliest recorded 4c. single franking as well as the earliest known use of the 1863-71 4c. outside of Asia (one earlier to India), an important exhibition item to a rare, major destination in outstanding condition.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000


THE EXTRAORDINARY 1864 USAGE FROM FOOCHOW TO RUSSIA.
  Realized HK$264,500
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Lot 2688 Treaty Ports: Foochow, 1878 (29 Nov.) printed "Market Report" wrapper (with contents) to Melbourne, bearing 2c. brown, tied by clear "F1", very fine and rare "F1" cover, with approximately 15 recorded in black in the Webb Scarcity Guide, enhanced of course by the printed matter usage, from the Nicholson correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Provenance: Richard C.K. Chan.
  Realized HK$66,700
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Lot 2689 Treaty Ports: Foochow, 1897 (9 Oct.) printed "Fairhurst & Co.'s Foochow Tea Report" wrapper (with contents) to Hannover, Germany (10.11) bearing 2c. carmine, tied by "Foochowfoo/A" c.d.s., with violet sender's h.s. on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2690 Treaty Ports: Ningpo, 1903 (7 July) K.E.VII 4c. stationery wrapper to Darmstadt, Germany, uprated with K.E.VII 12c. green and purple on yellow, cancelled by superb "Ningpo/C" c.d.s., an extremely fine and rare wrapper from this Treaty Port.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


Provenance: Christopher D'Almada.
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2691 Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1857 (25 May) printed circular to Boston, U.S.A. (18.8) redirected to Salem, Mass. "Via Marseilles" showing on reverse "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (5.6) and London (1.8) and "Boston/Am. Pkt." c.d.s., with additional Boston c.d.s. in red and "Forwarded" (Blake & Davis Type 328, only known example on mail from China) and "Due 3 cents" (applied in Boston and subsequently on payment crossed out; only known example on mail from China) h.s. on front, handstruck U.S. "39" (cents; Blake & Davis Type 754, earlier than their only recorded example (from India) uprated in manuscript to "42" (to reflect 3c. charge for forwarding postage), restored along filing fold at right, an early printed matter usage to U.S.A. full of character (84 days transit Shanghai to Boston).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Provenance: Drucker Family Collection "Whitpain".

First voyage by P&O Aden from Hong Kong to Ceylon.
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2692 Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1861 (10 Nov.) printed circular from Kanagawa to Batavia, showing the very rare "Shanghae/Paid/C" c.d.s. with serifed letters in red (7.12; slightly enhanced), with matching also very rare "Shanghae/C" c.d.s. with serifed letters and "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (11.12) on reverse, rated "4" (pence ship letter fee Kanagawa to Shanghai), "4" (pence, charge for Shanghai to Singapore by P&O packet): and "25" (cents, Dutch Indies delivery charge), some small splitting along folds, fine and very important, with less than ten covers recorded by Proud with the "Shanghae/Paid" serifed c.d.s. and predating his and Webb's earliest recorded examples of both Shanghae c.d.s., making this by their records the earliest known usage of both Shanghae serifed marks, all enhanced by its being a printed matter usage, which in turn is further enhanced by its Japan origin with its probably the earliest known printed matter usage from Kanagawa (the small foreign community), a fantastic usage both from the Japanese perspective and the Shanghai marks, further enhanced by the Netherlands Indies destination.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


THE VERY RARE SERIFED SHANGHAE PAID C.D.S. ON PROBABLY THE EARLIEST KNOWN PRINTED MATTER USAGE FROM KANAGAWA.

Both of the serifed Shanghae cancellations were locally made and apparently were used until cancellers ordered from London arrived. They had been recorded by Proud used only during a three-month period: 24.12.61-7.2.62 in the case of the "Shanghae/Paid" and 24.12.61-23.2.62 for the "Shanghae" c.d.s.

Mail to Batavia transferred to HNMN (Dutch) steamer at Singapore (probably "Java").
Heretofore, the earliest printed matter usage from Kanagawa was thought to be in 1862 (two recorded from that year).
  Realized HK$230,000
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Lot 2693 Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1863 (10 June) entire with part letter (part of printed circular) from London to Shanghai (25.7) "Via Marseilles" bearing Great Britain 3d. and 1s. (corner fault), tied by "London E.C./76" duplex, with "Hong Kong/C" (19.7) and "Shanghae/C" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, handstruck "1d" in red (Colonial credit to Hong Kong), fine, sent at the ordinary letter rate rather than printed matter rate.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2694 Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1867 (20 Sept.) printed "Olyphant & Co.'s Shanghae Prices Current" wrapper (with contents) to Connecticut, U.S.A. "Via Marseille" bearing 6c. lilac tied "B62", showing handstruck U.S. upright "4" (Hubbard and Winter Type 282) and "2/cents" adjacent, rated "3", an extremely fine printed matter usage with a vibrantly coloured stamp unusually to U.S.A., lovely, the upright "4" handstamp is earlier than recorded by Hubbard and Winter (9.70-12.71) and the only known Hong Kong or Treaty Port cover with this New York Exchange Office upright "4" accountancy mark (one later Hong Kong cover recorded with New York Exchange Office slanted "4" handstamp).
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000


6 cents printed matter rate to U.S.A. via Marseille or Southampton.

P&O Bengal had a ten day delay in connecting with P&O Delhi at Galle, possibly related to grounding of P&O Surat on preceding voyage en-route from Suez to Galle.
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 2695 Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1869 outer sheet of printed market report with small fragment of the original wrapper, bearing 4c. grey boldly tied "S1".
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2696 () Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1872(c.) printed wrapper front to Messrs. Kinsetjee Furdoonjee & Co., Bombay (24.10) "Via Hong Kong" bearing 4c. grey tied "S1" in blue, with Bombay arrival c.d.s. in red on reverse, rated "1", unusual 4c. rather than 2c. printed matter rate to India.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 2697 Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1880 (7 Oct.) wrapper to Germany "Via Neaple" bearing 2c. dull rose and 2c. rose (latter small corner fault) strongly tied "S1", with matching "Shanghae/A" c.d.s. adjacent and "Hong Kong/A" (10.10) and Quellendorf arrival c.d.s. on reverse, rated "2", light horizontal crease through adhesives, rare double-rate printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 2698 Treaty Ports: Yokohama, 1863 (10 Oct.) printed circular from Gutschow & Co., Yokohama to Lyon (12.12) "via Marseilles" (11.12) showing extremely fine "GB/1F80c" accountancy h.s. in blue with handstruck "15c" red French charge marking adjacent and Lyon arrival c.d.s. on reverse, light water stain, very fine and rare usage.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Sent in closed bag mail from Yokohama to Hong Kong, so there is no Hong Kong or Shanghai transit c.d.s.

Carried on the P&O "Ganges" from Yokohama to Hong Kong via Shanghai on its first voyage from Yokohama to Shanghai on the P&O's Japan Line during the first three months of that line.

See lot 2692 for an 1861 printed circular from Kanagawa to Batavia that is probably the earliest known printed matter usage from Kanagawa.
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2699 Treaty Ports: Philippines, 1859 (7 Oct.) 5-page market report from Manila to Bilbao, Spain (7.12) "Via de Sues" bearing Queen Isabella II 5c. vermilion vertical pair (two ample to large margins, just in at left and bottom) tied by parillas cancellation, showing "Manila/Filipinas" origin, red "Hong Kong/Paid/C" (12.10) and blue Gibraltar (29.11) c.d.s. adjacent, with San Roque (1.12) and Bilbao arrival c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1", fine and very rare printed matter usage from the Philippines showing highly unusual usage of Philippines adhesives on mail sent via Hong Kong, as well as the "Manila/Filipinas" c.d.s. used only on mail to Spain (recorded by Peterson and Lewis Oct. 1859 (the same month as this cover) to Aug. 1863), carried by P&O steamer from Manila to Hong Kong during the little over two-year period that line was operational.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000


THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONLY PRINTED MATTER USAGE WITH A REMARKABLE PHILIPPINES FRANKING TO SPAIN CARRIED BY THE MANILA LINE TO HONG KONG.

Ten cuartos single rate for printed circulars (1855-64).

The P&O Hong Kong-Manila Line operated only 30.12.57 - 13.2.60, with only 12 covers recorded in Lee Scamp's Far East Mail Ship Itineraries Vol. 1.

"Indus" was late leaving Egypt, because of its own long voyage to Egypt the immediately preceding trip.
  Realized HK$109,250
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Lot 2700 British Offices in China, 1922 (16 June) "Dodwell & Co." printed wrapper to New Brunswick, Canada (with contents: their "Tea Circular No. 1, Season 1922-23") bearing "China" overprint 2c. green, tied by "British Post Office/Foochow" c.d.s., scarce, some creasing in the contents, fine usage, used during the last year of the British Post office in Foochow (which closed 30 Nov. 1922).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2701 British Offices in China, 1922 (22 Sept.) "Dodwell & Co." printed wrapper to New Brunswick, Canada (with contents: their "Tea Circular No. 4, Season 1922-23") bearing "China" overprint 2c. green, tied by "British Post Office/Foochow" c.d.s., fine to very fine and scarce, used during the final months of the British Post office in Foochow (which closed 30 Nov. 1922).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2702 China, 1880 (7 Sept.) long "On Service" envelope (opened out for display) from Customs House, Canton to Hong Kong (7.9) showing on reverse "Customs/Canton" double-ring origin d.s. and bearing on front 2c. dull rose pair (small faults) cancelled "B62" on arrival, with "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. adjacent, although the envelope was sealed, by the franking apparently treated as a double-rate printed matter envelope, light ageing and filing crease at left, a fascinating and rare Customs Post usage.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$103,500
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Lot 2703 China, 1899 (11 Apr.) "Shanghai Mercury" printed wrapper to Wuchow (19.4) bearing C.I.P. 1c., tied by "Shanghai" dollar dater, missing "25" in the 25th year of Emperor Kuang Hsu, with "Canton" dollar dater (18.4) and "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" oval arrival d.s. in blue on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


The 1c. domestic printed matter rate.
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2704 China, 1899 (24 July) printed wrapper locally used in Shanghai, redirected to the Russian Consulate, Chefoo, with "Shanghai Local Post" origin c.d.s. and bearing I.C.P. 2c., tied by Shanghai pakua, and matching "Shanghai" dollar dater (25.7) adjacent, with indistinct "Chefoo" arrival dollar dater in blue on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,500
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2705 China, 1903 (14 Mar.) "Peking and Tientsin Times" wrapper to Seoul, Korea, bearing C.I.P. ½c. pair and 1c. with interpane margin at side, tied by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., with "Chefoo" bilingual transit c.d.s. (18.3) on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


The 2c. foreign printed matter rate.
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Lot 2706 China, 1903 (23 Mar.) Ceylon K.E.VII 5c. stationery wrapper to Customs Mess, Hankow (12.4) uprated with Ceylon 2c., cancelled by "Colombo" c.d.s., with "Shanghai" (8.4) and "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. on reverse, fine, an unusual origin particularly for postal stationery.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2707 Chinese Local Post (Foochow), 1896 (20 Oct.) "Printed Foochow Price Current" wrapper (with contents: Odell & Co. Tea Letter No. 13) to New York, bearing Foochow Local Post ½c. blue, tied by "Postal Service Foochow/China" c.d.s., in combination with Japan Koban 1s. green, tied by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (23.10), with "Shanghai/Local Post" c.d.s. in red (23.10) on reverse, wrapper opened at top, some light ageing, edge restoration and small tear at top and minor sealed tear in address panel, scarce Local Post printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$57,500
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Lot 2708 British Offices in China, 1898 (9 June) wrapper (top portion of back removed) from Amoy to Prince Edward Island, Canada, bearing C.I.P. 1c. (2; third adhesive removed) tied by "Amoy" dollar chop, in combination with Hong Kong 4c., tied by "Amoy/A" c.d.s., double rate usage to a remote Canadian destination.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


4 cents for double 2c. foreign printed matter rate.
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2709 British Offices in China, 1899 (28 Mar.) envelope in the form of a wrapper (folded out) from Taku to Isle of Man, bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c. vertical strip of three and single, cancelled by blue pakua and the strip additionally tied by "Shanghai" dollar chop (31.3), showing on front "Taku" origin dollar chop in blue, missing "25" in the 25th year of Emperor Kuang Hsu, and Hong Kong 2c. cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (1.4), repaired along edges, rare.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Provenance: W.S. Kong.

2 cent foreign printed matter rate.
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 2710 British Offices in China, 1898 (24 Sept.) printed "Market Report/Forwarded by Turner & Co., Foochow" wrapper (with contents) to Buenos Aires, Argentina, bearing C.I.P. 2c. (a little oxidised), tied by "Foochow" dollar chop, in combination with Hong Kong 2c., tied by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (28?9), fine and rare to a very unusual destination.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 2711 French Offices in China, 1897 (9 Nov.) piece of "The Union" newspaper front page to Baden, Switzerland, bearing I.C.P. 4c., tied by "Wuhu" dollar dater in brown and France "Chine" 5c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai/Chine" small c.d.s., showing "Shanghai" dollar dater in blue (11.11) adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


Provenance: W.S. Kong.

4 cents for double 2c. foreign printed matter rate.
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 2712 French Offices in China, 1901 (24 July) wrapper to Germany endorsed "Printed matters", bearing C.I.P. ½c. pair and 1c., tied by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. and France "Chine" 5c., tied by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (24.7), small tear at bottom left, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


2 cents foreign printed matter rate.
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Lot 2713 German Offices in China, 1900 (2? June) printed "Fairhurst & Co.'s Foochow Tea Report" wrapper to Germany, bearing German "China" steep overprint 5pf., tied by "Futschau/Deutsche Post" c.d.s., adhesive defective with corner torn away and replaced, scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2714 Japanese Offices in China, 1898 (4 Mar.) envelope to Iowa, U.S.A. (13.4) bearing I.C.P. 2c, tied by "Foochow" dollar dater and Japan Koban 2s., tied by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., showing "Shanghai" transit dollar dater (8.3) on reverse, reduced slightly on opening at left, fine, although there is no annotation as to containing printed matter and the envelope is sealed, carried at the printed matter rate.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


2 cents foreign printed matter rate.
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2715 U.S. Offices in China, 1868 (15 Oct.) "Olyphant & Co.'s Shanghae Prices Current" printed wrapper (with contents) to Hartford, U.S.A., bearing U.S.A. 2c. Black Jack (corner crease) cancelled by cork, showing "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl./Shanghai" c.d.s. adjacent, fine and extremely rare. An outstanding usage of this popular stamp, a key piece for a Shanghai or Black Jack collector.
Estimate HK$ 90,000 - 120,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1986).

Provenance: Harry F. Allen
W.B. Lane
Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE U.S.A. 2C. BLACK JACK WRAPPER
FROM THE U.S. AGENCY IN SHANGHAI.
  Realized HK$195,500
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