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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Express Letter Stamps and Mail, 1909-1956
 
 
 

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Lot 2274 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1909 (Feb.) fourth issue zig-zag roulette 10c. pale green and yellow-green, the right three portions complete, fine and fresh unused, partly split and reinforced between 2nd and 3rd portions. Chan E4.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2275 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1911 (Nov.) sixth issue 10c. light green and yellow-green, the right three portions complete, left stamp has bilingual "Addressee's Signature" h.s. on reverse, right stamp thin, otherwise fine and fresh unused. Chan E6.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 2276 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1912 Republic overprint, "Ching" of "Dah Ching Yu Cheng" obliterated by black dot in pen or brush on 1911 (Jan.) fifth issue 10c. light green and yellow-green (Chan E5), the right three portions complete, a little roughly separated at left and two light natural creases, fine and fresh unused.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 190.
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 2277 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1912 Republic overprint, handstamped "Foochow" in red on 1909 (Feb.) fourth issue 10c. light green and yellow-green (Chan E4), the right three portions complete, bilingual "Addressee's Signature" h.s. on reverse, fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 192.
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 2278 o China, Express Letter Stamp : 1912 handstamped "Ching Hwa Ming Kuo" (Republic of China) on 1909 (Feb.) fourth issue 10c. light green and yellow-green (Chan E4), cancelled by "Chengtu" bilingual c.d.s. (28.6.12), marginal surface scuffs at top and thin at right, otherwise fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 194.
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2279 o China, Express Letter Stamp : 1912 handstamped "Ching Hwa Ming Kuo" (Republic of China) on 1911 (Jan.) fifth issue 10c. green and yellow-green (Chan E5), cancelled by "Wuhu" bilingual c.d.s. (7.3.12) and with "Shanghai" in manuscript, trace of thinning at top, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 194.
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2280 o China, Express Letter Stamp : 1912 Republic overprints, the fine used study of 18 stamps, comprising "Ching" of "Dah Ching Yu Cheng" obliterated by black dot in pen or brush on 1911 (Nov.) sixth issue 10c. (2) and 1912 seventh issue 10c. (2), handstamped Post Office name on 1912 seventh issue 10c. (2), handstamped or manuscript "Ching Hwa" on 1911 (Nov.) sixth issue 10c. (6, one on reverse of envelope to which it does not belong) and on 1912 seventh issue 10c. (2), and handstamped "Ching Hwa Ming Kuo" (Republic of China) on 1911 (Jan.) fifth issue 10c. green and yellow-green (Chan E5) cancelled by "Wuhu" bilingual c.d.s. (22.3.12) and on 1912 seventh issue 10c. light green and yellow-green (2, Chan E7) cancelled by "Nanking" and "Tientsin City" c.d.s. respectively, faults (18).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, parcel post. 190-194.
  Realized HK$97,750
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Lot 2281 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions, bright colour, very fine unused. Chan E8.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 195.
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2282 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions, bright colour, very fine unused. Chan E8.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 195.
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2283 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions, deep colour, fine to very fine unused. Chan E8.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2284 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, two complete stamps comprising five portions each, two slightly different shades, one has light central vertical crease and the other corner fault at lower left, otherwise fine unused (2). Chan E8.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2285 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, two complete stamps comprising five portions each (one sheet has light vertical crease at right), contrasting shades, fine to very fine unused (2). Chan E8.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2286 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions, and 1914 (Feb.) Republic second issue 10c. green, pale green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions (two end stamps have light vertical creases), fine to very fine unused. Chan E8, E9.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2287 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1914 (Feb.) Republic second issue 10c. green, pale green and yellow-green, four complete stamps comprising five portions each, three showing different constant plate varieties, shades, fine to very fine unused (4). Chan E9.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, pages 200-203.
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2288 China, Express Letter Stamp : 1914 (20 Oct.) native envelope to Peking (21.10) bearing on reverse Republic second issue "Express Letter" portion ("Ca") and showing two Chinese characters h.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2289 o/ China, Express Letter Stamp : 1916 "Hung Hsien" overprint on Republic second issue 10c. green, light green and yellow-green, cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s.; also Republic second issue "Express Letter" portion ("Ca") on reverse of 1916 (29 Jan.) native express envelope from Soochow to Hangchow (30.1), showing departure and arrival c.d.s. on front, fine to very fine. Chan E10 (for the stamp).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 93.
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2290 /o China, Express Letter Stamp : 1913-17, an unused and used collection with envelopes (3), including 1914 (Feb.) Republic second issue 10c. green, pale green and yellow-green, two complete stamps comprising five portions, one with constant plate variety, postally used multiples and cancellations, some faults (35 items).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, pages 197-199, 201, 203-208.
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 2291 /o China, A mainly unused collection of Express Letter stamps, including 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions, and 1914 (Feb.) Republic second issue 10c. green, pale green and yellow-green, complete stamp comprising five portions, various demonetised complete stamps (8) and later, as well as a good range of Officially Sealed labels, faults (25 items).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 2292 China, The fascinating collection of Express Mail envelopes (approx. 70) focusing on the Republic period with early Republic 1913, Junk usages with two covers sent airmail express and thereby bearing 1929 Airs as well, Dr. Sun Yat-sen issues, Gold and Silver Yuan, and People's Republic (14) from 1949-56; also some Express labels unused with complete sheet of forty (4 x 10) of 1928 black on red "Ordinary Express" and a few Taiwan, Hong Kong or others, some faults.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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