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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Postage Due Covers, 1908-1938
 
 
 

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Lot 2256 China, Postage Due : 1908 (Aug.) unfranked envelope (slightly reduced on two sides) from a German naval ship to the S.M.S. Vaterland at Chungking via German and Imperial post offices in Hankow (18.8) bearing 1904 Postage Due Waterlow printing 4c. applied on arrival and cancelled by native c.d.s., unusual. Chan D10.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2257 China, Postage Due : 1912 (1 Apr.) envelope to a member of the British Royal Navy on board the "H.M.S. 'Hawke'" at Woosung (2.4) bearing C.I.P. ½c., cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s., returned to Nanking (4.4) via Shanghai (3-4.4) and then back to Shanghai (5.4) where 1904 Postage Due Waterlow printing 5c. (foxed perf.) applied and tied by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (7.4) to pay the 2½c. deficiency of postage plus fine (i.e., double postage due), showing on front handstruck "T" with manuscript endorsements of postage due and redirection. Chan D11.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2258 China, Postage Due : 1912 (8 Dec.) printed matter envelope ("Hankow Daily News") to Shanghai (11.12) bearing 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow printing ½c., cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., with 1912 Postage Due "Republic of China" overprint ½c. applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s., showing handstruck "T" adjacent, envelope has light central vertical filing crease not affecting stamps. Chan D33.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2259 China, Postage Due : 1913 (11 Oct.) unfranked envelope to Canton (13.10) (roughly opened at left), showing "Correio Central/de/Macau/2A Secção" framed origin d.s., with 1912 Postage Due "Republic of China" overprint 2c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Shameen" bilingual c.d.s. (14.10), showing "T" in circle h.s. adjacent. Chan D35.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 2260 China, Postage Due : 1913 (5 Dec.) picture postcard from Shanghai to Chinkiang (8.12) (depicting the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's R.M.S. Empress of Asia) bearing Hong Kong K.G.V 4c., uncancelled and not accepted for postage, with 1913 Postage Due London printing 4c. pair applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s. Chan D42.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2261 China, Postage Due : 1916 (11 Sept.) censored advertising envelope (a little reduced at top) to the Commissioner of Customs at Tengyueh (24.10) via Shanghai (14.9), Singapore (30.9) and Rangoon (12.10) bearing Junk 3c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., and 1913 Postage Due London printing 4c. and 10c. cancelled by "Tengyueh" bilingual c.d.s., showing various "T" h.s. and "Foreign Postage Due/Three Annas Six Pies" and "Foreign Postage Due/35 Cents" framed h.s. adjacent, and "Passed by Censor/Rangoon" circular cachet in violet on reverse, fine and unusual domestic usage sent via a foreign country. Chan D44, D46.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 96.
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2262 China, Postage Due : 1916 (17 Nov.) censored envelope to Tengyueh, "Lower Burmah" (12.12) via Singapore (23.11) and Rangoon (2.12) bearing Hong Kong 1c. horizontal strip of four, cancelled by "Hong Kong" c.d.s., endorsed "T. 12cts" in pencil, and bearing on reverse 1913 Postage Due London printing ½c. block of four and 10c. cancelled by "Tengyueh" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Passed/Censor/Rangoon/1" triangular h.s. in violet on front, fine. Chan D41, D46.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2263 China, Postage Due : 1918 local Shanghai envelope bearing C.I.P. 1c. pair, uncancelled and with pencil lines drawn around stamps denoting their non-validity for postage, and bearing on reverse 1915 Postage Due Peking printing 1c. pair applied on arrival and cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (26.12), showing "Shanghai/Local Post" c.d.s. (25.12), with handstruck "T" and postman's chop, as well as red letter box h.s., adjacent. Chan D50.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2264 China, Postage Due : 1919 (7 Mar.) U.S. postal stationery 3c. envelope from Roseburg, Oregon to Corvallis (8.3) redirected to Peking (7.4) where 1915 Postage Due Peking printing 4c. applied and cancelled by its c.d.s., and then sent to Tientsin (11.4) where 1913 Postage Due London printing ½c. strip of four applied and cancelled by its arrival c.d.s., showing on front "Seattle T/10 Centimes" in two circles h.s., envelope a little roughly opened not affecting stamps, fine and unusual dual postage due combination usage for two times redirection. Chan D41, D52.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 99.
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2265 China, Postage Due : 1922 unfranked Russian homemade envelope (roughly opened at right) to Harbin bearing on reverse 1915 Postage Due Peking printing 2c. applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s. (4.6), showing on front framed "T" h.s. Chan D51.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2266 China, Postage Due : 1925 (1 Nov.) envelope to Kuling (6.11) bearing Junk 1c. pair and single, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with 1915 Postage Due Peking printing 1c. pair applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s., showing handstruck "T", framed Postage Due handstamp in Chinese with "2" inserted by hand, and violet "Taxed 2 Cts. = 5 Coppers" framed bilingual h.s. adjacent, very fine and remarkable postage due usage since the envelope was mailed at the old postal rate of 3 cents on the first day of the new domestic postal rate (1 November 1925), which had been changed from 3 cents to 4 cents. Chan D50.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2267 China, Postage Due : 1928 (27 July) envelope to Canton (28.7) bearing Hong Kong K.G.V 2c. (faulty), cancelled by "Hong-Kong" c.d.s., and 1913 Postage Due London printing 4c. cancelled by "Canton Post Office/No. 10" bilingual c.d.s., showing small "T" in circle h.s. adjacent. Chan D44.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 97.
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2268 China, Postage Due : 1929 (22 Feb.) envelope to Shanghai redirected to Germany bearing Hong Kong K.G.V 2c., cancelled by "Hong Kong/Kowloon" c.d.s., 1913 Postage Due London printing 2c. pair applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s. (2.3) and showing "T" in triangle h.s. adjacent, with Junk 10c. subsequently applied for reposting to Germany and cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (4.3), fine and unusual postage due-redirection combination usage. Chan D43.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 97.
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2269 China, Postage Due : 1929 envelope to Canton (10.5) bearing Great Britain 1½d., cancelled by "Willesden S.O.N.W. 10" c.d.s., and on reverse 1915 Postage Due Peking printing 4c. horizontal interpanneau pair applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s., with Chinese "Correct Payment Postage Due Charges" label alongside and two Tax handstamps on front showing amount of postage due to be collected, central vertical filing fold not affecting stamps. Chan D52.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 100.
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2270 China, Postage Due : 1931 (13 May) envelope (opened out for display) to Canton (13.6) via Hong Kong (12.6) bearing South Africa 2d., cancelled by "Grahamstown" c.d.s., and on reverse 1915 Postage Due Peking printing 1c. and 4c. "L" shaped strip of three (one stamp with pre-application damaged corner) applied on arrival and cancelled by c.d.s., showing on front "Postage Due… 13" bilingual h.s., fine and unusual origin. Chan D50, D52.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 101.
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2271 China, Postage Due : 1934 (c.) envelopes (2), one from Fengtian to Shanghai bearing Japan 3s. and 1932 Postage Due 5c., and the other from the American Consulate in Moukden mailed from Shenyang to Peking bearing Manchukuo 2f. and 6f. with 1915 Postage Due 4c. and 1932 Postage Due 2c. pair, each appropriately cancelled by their respective c.d.s., and showing "T" h.s. adjacent. Chan D52, D67, D69.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2272 China, Postage Due : 1936 (10 Dec.) native envelope from Shansi to Taiyuan (11.12) bearing on reverse Revenue stamps 1c. (3, faults) and 2c., uncancelled since not accepted for postage, and on front 1932 Postage Due 10c. (gum stained) applied on arrival and cancelled by "Yangku/(Taiyuan)" bilingual c.d.s., showing handstruck "T" h.s. adjacent. Chan D70.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2273 China, Postage Due : 1938 (12 Jan.) native envelope to Peiping, handstamped 5c. red at upper left corner of envelope with "Chengte …" bilingual origin c.d.s. adjacent, and 1932 Postage Due 10c. applied on arrival and cancelled by "Peiping (13)" bilingual c.d.s., and showing on front unframed "T" bilingual h.s. in violet, rare. Chan AP80, D70.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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