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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Provinces
 
 
 

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Lot 2322 /o Chinese Provinces, 1915-47, a mainly mint or unused collection, including Sinkiang with 1915 ½c. to $1, 1924-36 ½c. to $10, 1942 Airs handstamped in black set of 12 with perf. 12-13 unwatermarked 15c. (2 sets), 1944 Thrift Movement handstamped in black 50c. blue (L.Y. Woo guarantee), 1944 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing $20 rose-carmine and $100, Kirin and Heilungkiang 1927 ½c. to $5, North-Eastern Provinces with 1946 Chinchow surcharges set of three, Szechwan with 1933-34 Dr. Sun Yat-sen $5, and Yunnan with 1926 ½c. to $5, 1932 Dr. Sun Yat-sen with emblem of double circles London overprint 1c. to $5, 1933-34 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Peking overprint 2c. to $5, and 1933-34 Martyrs ½c. to 50c., mainly good to fine. An impressive collection (approx. 450).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 2323 /o Chinese Provinces, 1915-45, a mainly mint or unused specialised collection, including Sinkiang with 1915 ½c. to $1, 1924-36 ½c. to $20, 1942 Airs handstamped in black set of 12 with perf. 12-13 unwatermarked 15c., 1944 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing $20 rose-carmine and $100, Kirin and Heilungkiang 1927 ½c. to $5, Szechwan with 1933-34 Dr. Sun Yat-sen $5, and Yunnan with 1926 ½c. to $5, 1932 Dr. Sun Yat-sen with emblem of double circles London overprint 1c. to $5, 1932 Dr. Sun Yat-sen with thick circle emblem London overprint 15c., 1933-34 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Peking overprint 2c. to $5, and 1933-34 Martyrs ½c. to 50c., mainly fine to very fine. An excellent collection (approx. 420).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 2324 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1915 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing 30c. deep brownish purple, horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, variety top character of overprint and part of second character omitted, part of two characters of an overinked overprint also showing on reverse where there is a 7.5mm. short barely perceptible diagonal crease, very fine unused with large part original gum, remarkable and probably unique variety. Chan PS14 var.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000


Provenance: Sir Percival David, Robson Lowe (London), 9.11.65, lot 471
Mizuhara Meiso.

References: Mizuhara, Meiso, The Magnificent Collection of Chinese Stamps. Second Series Vol. VIII. "Chinese Republic Post Northern Warlords Period 1912-1928". (Tokyo, 1978), p. 145.
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Lot 2325 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1915 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing $1 black and brown-orange, horizontal strip of three, middle stamp variety 2nd and 3rd characters of overprint transposed, characteristic vertical sheet guideline between middle and right stamp, deep rich colours on bright white paper, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum, two stamps (including the error) have small thins. A sterling example of this great rarity, especially so in such a magnificent positional piece. One of the "Four Treasures" of the Chinese Republic. Chan PS16a.
Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 600,000


Provenance: Sir Percival David, Robson Lowe (London), 9.11.65, lot 471
Mizuhara Meiso.

References: Mizuhara, Meiso, The Magnificent Collection of Chinese Stamps. Second Series Vol. VIII. "Chinese Republic Post Northern Warlords Period 1912-1928". (Tokyo, 1978), p. 145.

OCCURRING ONLY ONCE IN THE SHEET OF FIFTY (POSITION 5 IN THE COMPLETE SHEET OF FIFTY FROM THE SIR PERCIVAL DAVID COLLECTION), VERY FEW EXAMPLES OF THIS ERROR ARE KNOWN, AS IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IT WAS REMOVED/CORRECTED AFTER ITS EARLY DISCOVERY DURING THE FIRST RUN OF OVERPRINTING.

In our auction records, we record only fifteen examples of this error which can be fully documented. Multiples containing the error are highly regarded. Aside from the complete sheet mentioned above, there are two blocks of four (one originally in the Beckeman collection and the other illustrated in Prize Selections from Rocpex '81), this strip of three and three pairs recorded.
  Realized HK$2,990,000
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Lot 2326 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1915 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing ½c. to $1, unused with much original gum, some tones. Chan PS1-PS16.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2327 S Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1916 Hung Hsien prepared for use but not issued commemorative overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" 5c. to 50c. with "Specimen" overprints, fresh unused with much gum which is redistributed or not original. Chan AP4-AP6.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2328 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1916-19 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing ½c. to $20, very good to fine appearance with large part to much original gum, tones. Chan PS17-PS38.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 2329 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1916-19 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing $1 to $20, brilliant colours, well centred, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum, the $2 toned and the $20 with gum which has "dried" into the paper. Chan PS34-PS38.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 148.
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 2330 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1916-19 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing $20 black and yellow, exceptionally bright colour and outstanding centring, pristine unmounted mint, one pulled perf. at left, otherwise very fine. Chan PS38.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 2331 o Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1916-19 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing ½c. to $20, very good to fine used, the $10 has faults, the $20 is fine (22). Chan PS17-PS38.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2332 o Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1916-19 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing $20 black and yellow, cancelled by c.d.s., fine appearance, slight thinning. Chan PS38.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2333 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1924-26 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Second Peking printing ½c. to $20, except 15c., fine appearance unused with much original gum which is glazed and toned in places (23). Chan PS47-PS55, PS57-PS70.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2334 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1924-26 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Second Peking printing $1 and $2 from the top right corner of the sheet showing part requisition numbers and $5 from the top of the sheet showing part printer's imprint, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Chan PS66-PS68.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2335 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1924-26 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Second Peking printing $10 rosy mauve and gree and $20 blue and plum, on separate pieces, cancelled by "Ningyuan Sin/(Kuldja)" c.d.s. (7.6.25), very fine. Chan PS69, PS70.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 165.
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2336 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1924-26 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Second Peking printing $20 blue and plum, on 1928 (8 Aug.) double registered missionary envelope to Heiligkreuz, Germany (11.12), cancelled by "Ningyuan Sin/(Kuldja)" c.d.s., showing registration framed h.s. with town name, "AR" unframed h.s., and red on white registration label handstamped "Ningyuan, Sin., China" in violet, envelope has filing fold at left well away from stamp and markings, very fine and rare single franking of the high value. Chan PS70.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 165.
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 2337 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1940 (3 Dec.) overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hong Kong Dah Tung printing unwatermarked 8c. and 50c. to $20 and watermarked 10c. and 30c. in part or complete sheets of fifty showing marginal imprints, the $1 to $20 have selvedge all round, fine unmounted mint, some toning on gum mainly on the $10 and a diagonal crease crosses four $20 stamps (500). Chan PS147, PS150-PS155, PS157-PS158.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2338 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1942 (30 Nov.) overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" by wooden handstamp in red on Thrift Movement miniature sheet, fine unused without gum as issued, light diagonal crease in margin. Chan PSMS1.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2339 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1942 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing on native paper with lines at back 50c. grey-green, vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, imperforate between, very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan PS198d.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2340 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1942 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing on native paper with lines at back 50c. grey-green, vertical pair from the foot of the sheet, imperforate between, fine to very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan PS198d.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2341 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, Airmails : 1942 (30 Nov.) overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" by wooden handstamp in red on Air Peking printing 25c. orange, colour a bit sulphurised, otherwise fine unused with much original gum. Chan PSA6.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


Expertisation: Signed J.R. Hughes and C.S.S. certificate (2004).
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2342 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1925 (30 Aug.) registered envelope to Sisiang, Kansu (30.9) bearing on reverse 1916-19 "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprints on First Peking printing values (16) to 50c., cancelled by "Ningyuan Sin/(Kuldja)" bilingual c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. with town name adjacent, very fine. Chan PS17-PS24, PS26-PS33.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 148.
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2343 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1926 (21 June) official envelope (154 x 302mm.) bearing 1924 "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprints on Second Peking printing 4c. and 15c., official perfins, cancelled by "Tihwa/(Urumtsi)" c.d.s., fine. Chan PS52, PS61.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2344 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1927 (27 Mar.) registered red-band envelope to Peking (23.4) via Manchouli (20.4) bearing "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprints on Junks 5c. pair (trivial wrinkle) and 20c., cancelled by "Shufu/(Kashgar)" bilingual c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. with town name and lightly struck "AR" h.s. adjacent, with censor tape on reverse, fine. Chan PS54, PS63.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2345 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1933 (21 July) registered formular airmail envelope to Peking bearing 1932 handstamped "By Air Mail" in red on 5c. and 10c., with "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprints on Junk 5c. and 10c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 4c., and China Air 1929 90c. and 1932 15c., cancelled by "Tahcheng/(Tarragatai-Chugutchak)" c.d.s., with attached notice on reverse stating that insurgents along the route between Hami and Tihwa prevented the East bound flight from Tihwa and therefore the Postmaster at Tahcheng returned the airmail item to the sender. There is also the theory that the plane which was due to fly from Tahcheng to Peiping was diverted elsewhere due to an emergency and therefore did not take on any mail. Chan PSA1, PSA2.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000


Expertisation: Sanabria guarantee handstamp.

Provenance: Wan Tsan-Wen
Zai N.Z.
Dr. Chang Min-Sheng
Sotheby's and Corinphila (Hong Kong), 12.11.98, lot 562.

References: David Lu, A Comprehensive Illustration of Covers with Sinkiang Provisional Airmail Stamps (1932-33), p. 169.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING SINKIANG PROVISIONAL AIRMAIL STAMPS WHICH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BY THE TAHCHENG POST OFFICE.
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Lot 2346 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1936 registered red-band envelope to Tientsin (opened out for display) bearing on reverse 1924-36 "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprint on Second Peking printing 2c. yellow-green and 6c. brown pairs (2), cancelled by "Kitai" c.d.s., fine franking with the 6c. brown which is a rarity on cover. Chan PS50, PS56.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Provenance: Ex Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2347 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1946 (18 Dec.) registered airmail express envelope (opened out for display and a little tatty around the edges) to Shanghai (22.12) bearing on reverse 1943 "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" overprint on Paicheng printing perf. $20 green vertical strip of four and singles (2), $30 block of six and single and $50 (2), cancelled by "Tihwa/(Urumtsi)" c.d.s., small faults, spectacular $430 rate franking. Chan PS237, PS239, PS241.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2348 Chinese Provinces: Sinkiang, 1921-33, a selection of envelopes (5) bearing overprinted Junk values (8) to make up the 6 cents domestic rate, origins include Kitai and Kuche, four with censor tape, one envelope is worm eaten.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2349 o Chinese Provinces: Kwangsi, 1923 (12 Apr.) overprinted "Kwei" on Second Peking printing $1 sepia and brown-orange cancelled by part "Kweilin" c.d.s., fine. Chan KS1.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 106.
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2350 Chinese Provinces: Kwangsi, 1923 (12 Apr.) overprinted "Kwei" on Second Peking printing $5 grey-green and scarlet, $10 rosy mauve and green and $20 blue and plum, the last has two shortish perfs. at top, otherwise fine unused with large part to much original gum, gum glazing on $20. Rare. Chan KS3-KS5.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 106.
  Realized HK$115,000
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Lot 2351 o Chinese Provinces: Kweichow, 1923 overprinted "Chien" on Second Peking printing $2 red-brown and deep blue, cancelled by "Kweiyang" c.d.s., fine and rare. Chan KC2.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 106.
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2352 o Chinese Provinces: Kweichow, 1923 overprinted "Chien" on Second Peking printing $5 grey-green and scarlet, cancelled by "Kweiyang" c.d.s., minor colour suffusion from red-band cover at lower right corner, nevertheless fine and rare. Chan KC3.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 106.
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2353 /() Chinese Provinces: Kirin & Heilungkiang, 1927-29 overprinted "Limited for Use in Ki-Hei" or "For Use in Ki-Hei" complete, fresh unused, the Junk issues regummed, the later issues with much original gum (32). Chan KH1-KH32.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2354 Chinese Provinces: Kirin & Heilungkiang, 1931 (25 Nov.) registered envelope to Honolulu, Hawaii (9.12) via Moukden (26.11) bearing on reverse 1927-29 overprinted "Limited for Use in Ki-Hei" 30c. and 50c., cancelled by "Harbin" bilingual c.d.s., envelope a little roughly opened with tear at top, nevertheless a very fine usage to a most unusual destination. Chan KH16, KH17.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2355 /() Chinese Provinces: Yunnan, 1926 (Aug.) 1927-29 overprinted "Limited for Use in Yunnan Province" on Second Peking printing ½c. to $5, mint or unused, the $2 has a pulled perf. at top and the $5 has redistributed gum (20). Chan Y1-Y20.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2356 Chinese Provinces: Yunnan, 1933 (3 Aug.) envelope to Foochow (arrival) via Kuliang, Kunming (8.8) and Hokow (9.8) bearing "Limited for Use in Yunnan Province" on Second Peking printing 7c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen with thick circle emblem London overprint 2c. and Martyr 1c., cancelled by "Chautung" c.d.s., fine double rate comprised of three different issues. Chan Y9, Y36, Y57.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2357 Chinese Provinces: Szechwan, 1933-34 overprinted "Limited for Use in Szechwan" on Martyrs 1c. orange, horizontal pair, variety overprint inverted, with ½c. block of six (light toning) on reverse of 1936 (27 June) envelope to Nanking (8.7), cancelled by "Wutungkiao" bilingual c.d.s., fine and rare commercial usage of the overprint inverted variety. Chan SC12, SC13 var.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
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Lot 2358 Chinese Provinces: Szechwan, 1934 (19 July) envelope (part of flap at back missing) to France (14.8) via Shanghai (22.7) endorsed "Par Avion, Chungking Shanghai Saigon Marseille à France" and handstamped "Par Avion Saigon-Marseille et au dela de Marseille" in violet, bearing "Limited for Use in Szechwan" overprint on Second Peking printing 1c. pair, 5c. and 50c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 and Martyrs 20c. (2), cancelled by "Pahsien/(Chungking)" c.d.s. Chan SC1-SC3, SC10, SC20.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2359 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, 1946 "Limited for use in North-East" surcharge prepared for use but not issued $10 on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $100 grey-brown, very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan NEU1.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2360 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, 1946 (17 July) registered airmail envelope from Nationalist Occupied Manchuria to Philadelphia (29.7) via Shanghai (20.7) and Los Angeles (27.7) bearing on reverse "Limited for use in North-East" surcharge $4 on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Hsin Min printing $50 block of twenty, cancelled by "Harbin" c.d.s. with blank lower portion, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2361 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, 1947 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Peiping Central printing with re-engraved "Kwok" $4 to $1,000, fine unused without gum as issued, the $109 has slight toning (13). Chan NE53-NE65.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2362 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, Military Post : 1947 surcharged in black $44 on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Peiping Central Printing 50c. red-orange, on 1948 double registered envelope from the Nationalist Army Post No. 329 in Manchuria, cancelled by indistinct c.d.s., showing "Military Family Letter" circular cachet adjacent, with another strike on reverse, small cover defect at top and perfs. at top of stamp roughly separated not affecting design, an extremely rare stamp on cover. Chan NEM3.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2363 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, Parcel Post 1948 (Oct.) surcharged in black $500,000 on $5,000,000 grey-lilac, block of four, very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan NEP7.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2364 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, Parcel Post 1948 (Oct.) surcharged in black $500,000 on $5,000,000 grey-lilac, block of four from the top left corner of the sheet, very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan NEP7.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000


Provenance: Ex Lin Song.
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Lot 2365 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, Parcel Post : The mainly unused balance of the collection, including 1946 Chinchow surcharges set of three and 1947 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Peiping Central printing with re-engraved "Kwok" $4 to $1,000, mainly fine to very fine (approximately. 130).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2366 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, Local overprints : 1946(c.)-47 an extraordinary assembly of 32 envelopes from many post offices with a wide range of frankings and usages, all identified by Kerr numbers, each accompanied by explanatory notes. A seldom encountered opportunity for further study (32).
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000
  Realized HK$115,000
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Lot 2367 Chinese Provinces: Northeastern, Bo Tsing issue : 1946 perf. 11½ $100 to $50 on $100, the set of five, fine unmounted mint, two have slight gum disturbance. Chan AP81-AP85.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2368 Chinese Provinces: Southern Manchurian Railway Zone, 1932 (19 Sept.) registered envelope to Chicago (10.10) bearing Japan Mt. Fuji 2s. and 4s. strips of three (2, one stamp has small faults), cancelled by "Moukden/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, fine and appealing usage shortly after the appearance of Manchukuo stamps.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2369 Chinese Provinces: Southern Manchurian Railway Zone, 1934 (24 Jan.) registered envelope to Tientsin (27.1) (opened out for display) bearing on reverse Japan Mt. Fuji 2s. and Tazawa 3s. pairs (3) arranged as a block, cancelled by "Moukden/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, and on front China Postage Dues 1c., 2c. and 5c. pair applied on arrival and cancelled by "Tientsin/1" c.d.s., fine and appealing.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Farquhar, p. 169.

A excellent example of the Chinese Postage Dues paying the equivalent postage charged but without any additional penalty, which was a special arrangement implemented after Manchukuo stamps were issued for China mail originating from Japanese Post Offices in the South Manchurian Railway Zone.
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2370 Chinese Provinces: Southern Manchurian Railway Zone, 1934 (2 Apr.) registered envelope to Tientsin (5.4) bearing Japan Tazawa 13s., cancelled by "Yingkow/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, with registration label adjacent, and on reverse China Postage Dues 1c. vertical strip of three and 5c. cancelled by "Tientsin/1" c.d.s., another Due 5c. stamp is missing, nevertheless fine and a great rarity with the Yingkow c.d.s., which is also the latest recorded date, further highlighted by the matching registration label with the Yingkow handstamp.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 2371 Chinese Provinces: Southern Manchurian Railway Zone, 1934 (15 Oct.) envelope to Harbin (16.10) bearing Japan Tazawa 1s. vertical strip of three, cancelled by "Moukden/I.N.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, and on reverse Manchukuo Second Pagoda 3f. cancelled by "Harbin" arrival c.d.s., a fine and appealing combination usage within Manchukuo.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Farquhar, p. 188.
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2372 Chinese Provinces: Southern Manchurian Railway Zone, 1937 (10 Nov.) "Department of Imperial Household, Hsinking, Manchou Empire" corner card envelope to New Yo bearing Japan Tazawa 3s. (2) and 30s., cancelled by "Hsinking/I.N.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, with registration label adjacent, envelope reduced at right, fine and very rare "Royal" usage, ironically franked with Japanese rather than Manchukuo stamps.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2373 Chinese Provinces: Southern Manchurian Railway Zone, Kwangtung Lease Territory : 1934 Japan 1½s. postal stationery cards (3) used from Chengtzutuan, Pulantien and Shahoku, all from small towns and each appropriately cancelled, the first two being rare, one is soiled, otherwise fine for these.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


References: Illustrated in Farquhar, pages 170-171.
  Realized HK$3,680
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