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Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Parcel Post, Officially Sealed, Military and Revenues
 
 
 

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Lot 2314 China, Parcel Post : 1944 Chungking Central printing $500 to $20,000, very fine unused without gum as issued, the rare $20,000 which was only sold at the philatelic counter at the General Post Office in Shanghai is particularly choice. Chan P1-P6.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000


Provenance: Ex Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 2315 China, Parcel Post : 1944 Chungking Central printing unissued $20,000 red-orange, vivid colour, outstanding centring within enormous margins, extremely fine and fresh unused without gum as issued. Chan P6.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2316 China, Officially Sealed : 1916 (26 Jan.) envelope to Shanghai (30.1) redirected to Peking bearing Junk 1c. and 10c., cancelled by "Hankow" c.d.s., envelope a little battered and stamps have faults, with "Chinese Imperial Post/Officially Sealed" label tied by "Peking" arrival c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2317 China, Officially Sealed : 1916 (13 Oct.) "On Service" printed censored envelope from the Inspectorate General of Customs, Peking to "The Commissioner of Customs, Tengyueh (China), Bhamo, Upper Burma" via Shanghai (15.10), Singapore (25.10) and Rangoon (1.11) bearing Junk 4c. and 6c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s., with "Chinese Imperial Post/Officially Sealed" labels (2) tied by "Tengyueh" bilingual c.d.s. (12.11), showing "Passed/Censor/Rangoon/1" triangular h.s. in violet adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2318 China, Officially Sealed : 1930 (July) envelope to Shanghai (26.8) bearing U.S. 2c. (2, straight edges), cancelled by "Chicago/Ill." duplex, showing "Returned for 4¢ additional postage/Chicago, Ill. P.O. Foreign Sec. 1" unframed h.s. in violet, then additionally franked with U.S. 2c. (2, straight edges) cancelled by "Chicago Ill./North Center Sta." duplex, with China "Officially Sealed/Post Office" labels strip of four tied by "Received Damaged" bilingual framed h.s. in reddish violet applied over front and back of cover and stamps, "Shanghai" arrival duplex, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2319 o China, Officially Sealed : A selection of used stamps from the Imperial period, two with overprints, usual faults (10).
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 2320 China, Military Post - Chekiang : 1942 District overprint on 8c. olive-green Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hong Kong Dah Tung printing block of 49 from the lower left corner of the sheet, showing "Printed by Dah Tung Book Co., Ltd. H.K." marginal imprint, position 38 is the error inverted right character, fine and fresh unmounted mint, a few small fox marks on the gum, the error is perfect. Chan M1, b.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2321 China, Revenues : 1908 (c.) American Bank Note Co. 1000 cash carmine-rose, complete sheet of one hundred with selvedge all round, showing "American Bank Note Co. New York" imprint, unused with full original gum (a bit browned), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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