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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Postal Stationery
 
 
 

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Lot 2486 China, 1897 I.C.P. 1c. stationery cards (6), two unaddressed and four with message on reverse, fine unused group.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2487 China, 1897 (19 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card locally used in Shanghai, cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater in blue, with "Shanghai/Local Post" arrival c.d.s., toned, nevertheless a fine first year usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2488 China, 1897 (29 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Shanghai (5.12), cancelled by "Peking" dollar dater in blue, very fine first year usage.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2489 China, 1898 (4 July) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Switzerland (16.8) bearing I.C.P. 4c., cancelled by "Foochow" dollar dater, and Hong Kong 2c. (2) cancelled by its index "B" c.d.s. (10.7), very fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2490 China, 1898 (8 Sept.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Genoa, Italy (15.10) via Hong Kong (18.9) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater, and Hong Kong 2c. pair uncancelled by British post office, card has uniform toning, unusual uncancelled usage through the British Post Office.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2491 China, 1898 (19 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Copenhagen, Denmark via Hong Kong (25.11) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater, and Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair cancelled by "Shanghai/A" c.d.s. (22.11), card has corner faults, stamps are fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2492 China, 1899 (17 Apr.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card from Tsingtau to Germany bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Kais. Deutsche Marine Schiffspost No. 24" c.d.s., fine solder's usage apparently accepted for postage without being taxed, though there is no evidence of an arrival marking.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2493 China, 1899 (23 Oct.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card registered to Shanghai (30.10), indicia cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s., bearing C.I.P. 5c. (slightly oxidised) cancelled by unframed "R" h.s., fine domestic registered usage.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 2494 China, 1899 (23 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to England bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., and Hong Kong 4c. with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and its index "B" c.d.s. (24.11), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2495 China, 1900 (9 Feb.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to U.S.A. (15.3) redirected internally bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Wuhu" bilingual c.d.s., and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (17.2), showing "Yokohama/Japan" transit c.d.s. (22.2) and unframed "Missent" h.s. adjacent; also 1906 (17 Nov.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (28.12) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., some creasing or toning.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2496 China, 1900 (25 June) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to London (1.8) redirected to Dublin, showing "Yangchow" despatch dollar dater with date inserted by hand and "Yangchow/No. 17" rectangular h.s. in red, bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Yangchow" rectangular h.s., and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (27.6), very fine and exceptional postal stationery usage with the Yangchow dollar dater which may well be a unique combination.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000
  Realized HK$92,000
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Lot 2497 China, 1900 (20 Aug.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Dublin, Ireland bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Pakhoi" bilingual c.d.s., and Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair with framed "I.P.O." tie-print and its index "F" c.d.s. (25.8), fine and desirable "I.P.O." tie-print from Pakhoi.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2498 China, 1900 (15 Oct.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (arrival d.s.) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (26.10), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2499 China, 1900 (24 Oct.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Austria (6.12) uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Weihaiwei" bilingual double-ring d.s. (year date error "90" for "00"), and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (31.10), small part of top left corner missing, nevertheless a splendid example of the second type of Wei Hai Wei canceller, particularly on postal stationery.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 2500 China, 1900 (21 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Neuenberg, Germany (2.1.01) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (29.11).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2501 China, 1900 (13 Dec.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Halifax, England (29.1.01) redirected internally bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. block of four, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (26.12), the Chinese stamps paying the standard letter rate of 10c. instead of the 4c. postcard rate.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2502 China, 1901 (12 Jan.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (20.2) bearing C.I.P. ½c. strip of four and pair, cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., and Hong Kong 2c. (2) with "I.P.O." large framed tie-print and its index "B" c.d.s. (13.1), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2503 China, 1901 (17 Jan.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Berlin, Germany (8.3) uprated with 4c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (1.2), overpaid by 1 cent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2504 China, 1901 (23 Mar.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (23.4) redirected internally (25.4) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., and Hong Kong 4c. with "I.P.O." large framed tie-print and its index "B" c.d.s. (24.3).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2505 China, 1901 (29 May) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to a German sailor on board the S.M.S. Cormoran at Samoa (1.8), endorsed "Feldpostkarte", indicia cancelled by "Peking" bilingual oval d.s., with "K.D. Feldpoststation/No. 2" c.d.s. (31.5), "Hong Kong/A" transit c.d.s. (10.6) and "Sydney" transit c.d.s. (10.7) alongside, large ornate Imperial German beer advertising label on reverse, light soiling, rare.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2506 China, 1901 (24 July) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Peking, endorsed "Feldpost", indicia cancelled by "Shanghai/Deutsche Post/a" c.d.s., card returned to Shanghai showing two strikes of "Shanghai/Deutsche Post/b" c.d.s. (18-19.8), card has central filing fold and slight soiling.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2507 China, 1901 (3 Aug.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany, indicia cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., uprated with C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Tientsin/Kungnan Branch P.O." rectangular h.s., underpaid by 2 cents but not taxed, extremely fine and choice example of the Branch Office cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2508 China, 1901 (29 Aug.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (9.10) bearing C.I.P. ½c., 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (4.9), light staining.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2509 China, 1902 (28 Jan.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Shanghai (31.1), cancelled by "Wuchang" bilingual c.d.s., with "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. adjacent, card toned otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2510 China, 1902 (14 Feb.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Naumburg, Germany (25.3), indicia cancelled by "Chefoo" bilingual c.d.s., showing alongside "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (18.2), unframed "T" and taxed "6" in blue crayon.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2511 China, 1902 (24 Mar.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Tsingtau, cancelled by "Kaomi" tombstone h.s. in violet, very fine strike, light central fold.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2512 China, 1902 (22 Apr.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to France bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Lungchow" bilingual c.d.s., and France Indo-Chine 10c. cancelled by "Lang-son/Tonkin" double-ring d.s. (24.4), with "Haiphong/Tonkin" transit c.d.s. (26.4) adjacent, fine Indochina usage with postal stationery.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2513 China, 1902 (6 June) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Tsingtau (9.6), indicia cancelled by "Tsingchow" sun and moon dater, showing alongside "Weihsien" transit dater (7.6) without sun and moon and "Tsingtau" bilingual arrival c.d.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2514 China, 1902 (4 Sept.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card sent locally in Weihsien, cancelled by "Weihsien" Sun and Moon circular d.s. and German "China" 5pf. cancelled by "Weihsien/Deutsche Post" c.d.s., handpainted illustration of two senior men on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2515 China, 1903 (11 Sept.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Ireland bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., with French P.O. c.d.s. alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2516 China, 1902 (30 Sept.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Philadelphia, U.S.A. (8.11) via French P.O. in Canton, uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. (clipped corner), cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., with "Victoria/Hong Kong" transit c.d.s. (1.10) on reverse, toned.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2517 China, 1903 (18 June) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Paris uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Mengtsz" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Montze/Chine" c.d.s. (18.6) and "Hanoi/Tonkin" c.d.s. (30.6) alongside, handpainted monkey with lotus on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2518 China, 1903 (27 Sept.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (26.10) "via Suez" bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. (oxidised), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., sent via the French P.O. (30.9) on the day before the official opening of the Siberian Railway.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2519 China, 1903 (6 Dec.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Kaomi (14.12, month error "Nov" instead of "Dec") via Tangku (6.12), Chefoo (10.12) and Weihsien (13.12), bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c. vertical pair cancelled by "Peking/Train Station" tombstone h.s., showing on front unframed "T" crossed out, card trimmed on two sides, highly unusual since the post office probably didn't see the stamps on reverse and initially taxed the card before correcting its error.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 2520 China, 1904 I.C.P. 1c. stationery cards (2) from Tientsin to Scotland, uprated with C.I.P. ½c. (4) + 1c. and ½c. vertical pair + 2c. respectively, cancelled by "Tientsin" double-ring lunar d.s. and showing "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s., toned.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2521 China, 1905 (11 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Peking (16.11) cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., card has central filing fold.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2522 China, 1906 (17 Aug.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Tsingtau (18.8), cancelled by "Shantung/Choutsun" double-ring lunar d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 1,800
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2523 China, 1907 (14 Jan.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Linden, Germany (18.2) via British P.O. in Shanghai (19.1) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Tzechwan" segmented lunar d.s., card has faults including filing punch hole through stamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2524 China, 1908 (6 Dec.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card with "Sold in Bulk" unframed h.s. in violet sent locally in Tientsin, with printed price list of beer and soda water on reverse, central filing crease, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2525 China, 1909 (23 Mar.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card with "Sold in Bulk" framed h.s. to Shameen, cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., with printed message of the Canton Club on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2526 China, The small used study of "Sold in Bulk" postal stationery cards, comprising I.C.P. 1c. stationery cards (3) and C.I.P. 1c. stationery cards (2), sent from Tientsin, Canton (2, different types), Shanghai and Hankow, each handstamped with framed or unframed "Sold in Bulk" h.s. in violet or black, fine domestic usages. Ex P.J. Clemo.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 2527 China, An outstanding unused (8) and used (34) collection of I.C.P. stationery cards mounted on 20 pages, comprising 8 unused cards showing different paper types and plate printing flaws, and 34 cards of domestic and overseas usages, cancelled by an array of post office handstamps including dollar daters, bilingual circular and oval daters, Local Post daters, lunar daters and tombstone h.s., showing usages via several foreign post offices including French with registered from Mengtsz, Japanese and German, with "Sold in Bulk" usages (2) as well. A fine representation forming an ideal basis for exhibition and expansion (42).
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 2528 China, 1900 (17 Aug.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (29.9) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., and France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (17.8), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2529 China, 1903 (28 Nov.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Prague (23.12) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (28.11) adjacent, handpainted illustration of mother and child sewing on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2530 China, 1903 (12 Dec.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card "via Siberia" to Germany (4.1.04) bearing German "China" overprint 10pf., "Schanghai/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (12.12), fine use as formular card.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2531 China, 1907 (3 May) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Kiel, Germany (2.6) bearing C.I.P. 1c. (4, with pair), cancelled by "Tzechwan" double-ring lunar d.s., showing "Kiaochow" bilingual lunar d.s. (4.5), "Chefoo" bilingual c.d.s. (8.5) and "Tchefou-Chine/Poste Francaise" c.d.s. (8.5), some peripheral staining does not detract from its appealing nature.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2532 China, 1907 (5 Aug.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Breslau, Poland (29.8) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Chekiang/Hangtungshangchang" lunar c.d.s., showing "Shanghai" bilingual and "Shang-hai/Chine" transit c.d.s. adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2533 China, 1907 (6 Nov.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (arrival) bearing C.I.P. 1c. (3), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with "Schanghai/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (11.8) adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2534 China, 1908 (14 July) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card registered to Vienna bearing C.I.P. 1c., 4c. and 10c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., affixed with Japanese, British, Russian and French stamps and cancelled respectively by their foreign post offices, the card was sent overseas via French P.O. in Tientsin, showing "R/Tientsin China/No. 17326" framed registration h.s.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2535 China, 1909 C.I.P. 1c. stationery cards (2) from the same correspondence to the China Inland Mission in London, both uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shihchuan" lunar c.d.s., one showing transit markings of Chentu and Hankow, the other of Chungpa, Chungking and Hankow, corner faults.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2536 China, 1910 (4 Apr.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Boston bearing C.I.P. 3c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Fengtien" bilingual lunar d.s. and "Dairen/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (7.4) in violet adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2537 China, 1913 (30 Apr.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Tientsin (2.5) cancelled by "Tsinan" bilingual segmented d.s., showing both "Tientsin" and "Tientsin City/No.1" segmented d.s., slight soiling, scarce usage in the Republic period.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2538 China, 1900 C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion), unaddressed and affixed with 1897 New Currency large figures surcharge 1½mm. setting on Dowager 3rd printing 1c. on 1ca., and large figures 2½mm. setting on Dowager 2nd printing 10c. on 9ca., and I.C.P. 2c., cancelled to order with fine strikes of "Canton" dollar dater and showing handstruck "R" in red adjacent, very fine philatelic souvenir.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2539 China, 1902 (17 Jan.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Germany (25.2) uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Chun Wang Tao" non-standard dollar dater, the 1c. additionally tied by "Shang-hai/Chine" transit c.d.s. (22.1), fine and one of the rarest of the uncommon type dollar daters.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$63,250
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Lot 2540 China, 1902 (15 Feb.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to The Hague, Netherlands (24.3) via Chinese (18.2) and French (19.2) P.O. in Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Weihaiwei" bilingual double-ring d.s., very fine and exceptional quality.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 2541 China, 1902 C.I.P. 1c. message card (31.3) and reply card (11.2) to the same recipient in England, both bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s. with "Shanghai" transit c.d.s. of Imperial and French P.O. adjacent, fine, one has small stain at top left corner.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2542 China, 1902 (11 Sept.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Germany (17.10) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (12.9) adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2543 China, 1902 (10 Oct.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Germany (10.11), indicia cancelled by "Chefoo" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (6.10), unframed "T" and taxed "6" in blue crayon, fine and fresh.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2544 China, 1903 (May) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to a machinist on board the North German Lloyd ship S.S. Wonkoi at Hong Kong (11.5), indicia cancelled by Shanghai pakua, showing "From Steamer's Letter Box" straight-line h.s. adjacent, handpainted illustration of adult and child with duck in reeds by river, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2545 China, 1903 (20 Aug.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Paris uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shuntehfu P.O." rectangular h.s., showing "Peking" bilingual oval (28.8) d.s., "Shanghai" bilingual and "Shang-hai/Chine" (7.9) c.d.s. adjacent fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2546 China, 1903 (7 Sept.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Paris bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2) and 2c., cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., with "Han-Keou-Chine/Poste Française" c.d.s. (7.9) adjacent, a little trimmed at left, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2547 China, 1904 (2 Feb.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Heiligenstadt, Germany (10.3) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Pakhoi" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Pakhoi/Chine" c.d.s. (2.2), "Hoihao/Ile de Hainam" (3.2) and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (5.2) alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2548 China, 1904 (20 Feb.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Berlin (14.3) bearing C.I.P. 1c. vertical strip of three, cancelled by "Tangku" bilingual c.d.s., one stamp additionally tied by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (26.2), fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2549 China, 1904 (8 Mar.) C.I.P. 1c. message card to Kiaochow (11.3), cancelled by "Chinan" bilingual c.d.s. with "Choutsun" bilingual oval transit d.s. (10.3) in violet, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2550 China, 1904 (24 June) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) registered to Belgium (31.7) bearing C.I.P. 1c. (3, with interpanneau pair) and 10c., cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., showing "R/Hankow (China)/No. 239" registration h.s. and "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (27.6), one 1c. stamp has small faults, a fine and attractive registered franking.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2551 China, 1904 (June) C.I.P. reply paid card (message portion) to Shanghai (28.6, Local Post arrival), cancelled by "Siantan/No. 5" rectangular h.s. with "Yochow" bilingual transit c.d.s.; also 1902 C.I.P. reply card (unaddressed) showing on reverse "Shanghai" and "Yochow" bilingual c.d.s., "Changsha" rectangular h.s. and "Postage Paid/Do not demand" h.s., very fine and rare cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


References: Illustrated in Paul Chang, Vol. III, p. 192.
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2552 China, 1904 (1 Oct.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to U.S.A. (10.11) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Amoy" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Amoy Chine/Poste Française" c.d.s. (1.10), "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (8.10) and "Nagasaki/Japan" c.d.s. (14.8) alongside, small sealed tear at foot, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2553 China, 1904 (15 Nov.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Germany uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Kwangtung/Hinging" double-ring lunar d.s., and Hong Kong 4c. with left interpane margin with "I.P.O." tie-print, cancelled by "…/Hong Kong" c.d.s., showing "Hingning/No. 1" rectangular h.s. in red and "Swatow" bilingual transit c.d.s. (22.11), handpainted pagoda on reverse, the C.I.P. stamps have light gum staining around perfs., otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2554 China, 1904 (13 Dec.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Brooklyn, New York (18.1.05) via French P.O. in Canton (14.12), uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. cancelled by "Kwangtung" lunar d.s., with "Victoria/Hong Kong" transit c.d.s. (15.2) adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2555 China, 1905 (2 Sept.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Calcutta (28.9) via Tuticorin (21.9) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with "Shanghai/Br. P.O." c.d.s. (4.9) adjacent, a few tones.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 2556 China, 1907 (Jan.) C.I.P. reply paid card (message portion) to Isère, France (19.2) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Shuntehfu" origin rectangular h.s., with "Pekin/Chine" transit c.d.s. (6.1), handstruck "T" denoting underpayment of postage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2557 China, 1907 (26 July) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Korea uprated with C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Chefoo" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Chefoo/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (27.7) adjacent, the 3c. double (reply paid) card postage to Korea.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2558 China, 1907 (8 Aug.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Philadelphia, U.S.A. bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Tientsin/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (5.8), one stamp additionally tied by "Yokohama/Japan" c.d.s. (15.8) in violet.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2559 China, 1907 (19 Oct.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Canada (13.12) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Chengtu" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Shanghai" bilingual (11.11) and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (12.11) alongisde.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2560 China, 1905 (25 Jan.) C.I.P. 1c. +1c. reply paid double card to Bautzen, Germany (8.3) "Via Siberien" bearing C.I.P. 5c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (indicia similarly cancelled), showing "Shanghai" bilingual and "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (2.2) alongside sender's oval cachet in violet, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2561 China, 1907 (June) C.I.P. 1c. + 1c. reply paid double card to Haiphong bearing C.I.P. ½c., 2c. and 5c., cancelled by "Tunghing/P.O." circular h.s. (also cancelling indicia of reply portion), showing "Yamchow" double-ring d.s. (6.6), "Pakhoi" bilingual c.d.s. (8.6) and "Pak-Hoi-Chine" bilingual double-ring transit d.s. (9.6), light central crease and the two halves split and reinforced in places along fold. Rare surviving commercially used double card rendered more exotic by its usage within Indochina.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
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Lot 2562 China, C.I.P. 1c. + 1c. reply paid card (both halves intact) with very fine impressions of "Sold in Bulk" unframed h.s. in blue, and matching "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. of "22 Jun 08" on both sides; also 1910 (13 May) reply card from Chungking to Chentu (17.5), with vertical fold.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2563 China, 1907 C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame), very fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2564 China, 1907 C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame), fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2565 China, 1907 C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (118mm. frame), very fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2566 China, 1907 (1 Oct.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (118mm. frame) sent within Shanghai to a member of the Imperial Maritime Customs bearing C.I.P. 16c. with interpane margin at left, cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post/D" c.d.s. "Oct 1 1907", used on the official (accepted) first day of the issuance of the C.I.P. vertical format green postal stationery card, fine. Of great historical significance for the Third Issue postal stationery card. The message on the back of the card in German reads: "Shanghai 1 October 1907, First Day of Issue New Postcards and 16cts-stamps." .
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 300,000
  Realized HK$299,000
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Lot 2567 China, 1907 (14 Nov.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) used locally within Shanghai, cancelled by lunar double circle d.s. and showing "Shanghai/Local Post" arrival c.d.s. (15.11), very fine first year usage.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


References: Illustrated in Huang Yuan-Min, Chinese Imperial Third-Issue Postal Cards (2004), pages 84-85.
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2568 China, 1907 (13 Dec.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (118mm. frame) to Paris "Via Siberia" uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Si-An" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Tientsin" bilingual transit c.d.s. (21.12) adjacent, some tones, very scarce usage from Sian.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 2569 China, 1907 (18 Dec.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (118mm. frame) to Germany redirected internally, uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Tsining" segmented lunar d.s., toned and a little worn at foot, nevertheless a fine first year usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2570 China, 1908 (10 Jan.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (118mm. frame) to Shanghai with "Nanking" bilingual lunar d.s., toned.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2571 China, 1908 (24 Jan.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) used locally, cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2572 China, 1908 (12 May) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) to Switzerland (3.6) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented lunar d.s., showing half strike of "Schanghai/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (12.5) at top, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2573 China, 1908 (20 May) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card to (116.5mm. frame) with variety 2mm. spacing between top of indicia (which is "white flower" variety) and inside frameline, to Scotland "Via Siberia" uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Taiyuan" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Taiyuan/No. 1" rectangular h.s. and "Peking" bilingual transit c.d.s. (21.5), corner creasing, nevertheless fine and a great rarity with this spacing variation; believed to be the only postally used example known.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
  Realized HK$57,500
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Lot 2574 China, 1908 (23 June) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) sent locally in Shanghai, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2575 China, 1908 (14 Sept.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) to Ningyuan (17.9), cancelled by "Tokoto" segmented lunar d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2576 China, 1908 (17 Sept.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) to Ostende, Belgium uprated with C.I.P. ½c. pair and 2c., cancelled by "Ningyuan" segmented lunar d.s., sent via Tatung (19.9) and French P.O. in Peking (23.9) with arrival c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2577 China, 1908 (9 Oct.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card to Colombo, Ceylon (26.10) via Swatow (13.10) and Hong Kong (14.10), uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. (oxidised), cancelled by Hingning lunar double circle d.s., a few stain spots affecting perfs.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2578 China, 1908 (25 Oct.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (118.5mm. frame) to Shanghai, indicia cancelled by "Shingtseh" bilingual lunar d.s., handstruck "Shingtseh P.O./No.1" in red, extremely fine, very rare and distinctive postal agency cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
  Realized HK$57,500
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Lot 2579 China, 1908 (16 Nov.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card, showing proof strikes of all postal and instructional markings of the Hokow Post Office, including "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. and double-ring lunar d.s., "R", bilingual "Registered", "T", bilingual "Postage Due" and "Unclaimed", affixed on reverse C.I.P. Postage Due ½c. to 30c., all previously used with "Mengtsz" bilingual c.d.s., but also with "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. and matching pakua, which was never postally used and is, therefore, of the utmost rarity, fine and important historical item.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2580 China, 1908 (9 Mar.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green message portion of reply paid card (118mm. frame) from Tungchow to Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. (4.4) via Tientsin (10.3), cancelled by "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing manuscript "T" (postage due) and "S/3" h.s., scarce example of underpaid card sent overseas paying domestic postage only and, therefore, taxed.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 2581 China, 1908 (1 May) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green reply card (120mm. frame) to Germany (26.5) bearing Germany 5pf., cancelled by "Kais. Deutsche/Marine-Schiffspost/No. 14" c.d.s., the stationery card was used as a formular card, fine and unusual usage on German Naval mail.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 2582 China, 1909 (12 Aug.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green reply card (120mm. frame) to French Embassy in Tokyo (20.8) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., handpainted scene of weightlifter and his entourage, card has adherence at foot, where it is also trimmed, otherwise fine, sent at the standard 4 cents international rate (overpaid by 1 cent) rather than the special 1½ cents rate for mail to Japan.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2583 China, 1908 (17 Jan.) vertical format 1c. green message portion of reply paid card (119.5mm. frame) used locally in Shanghai, indicia cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post/D/Jan 17/08" c.d.s., with printed message in German of Club Concordia about a masquerade ball to be held by the German Chamber of Commerce at the Club Concordia on 29 February 1908, very fine and fresh, the right folded reply paid cards are among the great postal stationery rarities.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


To date, we record two unused and fifteen used examples of the right folded reply paid double cards. Of the used, all except one are cancelled on 17 January 1908. In addition, there is one unused reply portion and the above used message portion.
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2584 China, 1907 (6 Dec.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. + 1c. green reply paid double card (117mm. frame), separated and both sent on the same day from Harbin to Tientsin, with "Tientsin" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (10.12), fine and rare first year usage of the double card.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
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Lot 2585 China, 1907 C.I.P. vertical format 1c. + 1c. green reply paid double card (117mm. frame), folded at left, both halves intact, used locally in Shanghai, indicia cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post" c.d.s. (13.1.08), with printed message of Club Concordia on both sides, minimal tone spots, fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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