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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Aerogrammes, Postal Receipts and Telegrams
 
 
 

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Lot 2904 China, Aerogramme : 1948 (29 May) first formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung 2nd printing $20,000 (2) and $50,000, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2905 China, Aerogramme : 1948 (21 July) second formular aerogramme (printed stamp dealer's advertisement) to U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung 3rd printing $50,000, 1st Union surcharge $10,000 on $20 and $20,000 on 10c., and 1st Dah Yeh surcharge $5000 on $100, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., the $85,000 rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Unsold
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Lot 2906 China, Aerogramme : 1948 (25 July) second formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung 3rd printing $50,000, 1st Union surcharge $5000 on $2, $10,000 on $20 and $20,000 on 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., sent through the Shanghai office of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an organisation which helped Jewish wartime escapees to China emigrate after the war.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Unsold
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Lot 2907 China, Aerogramme : 1948 (26 Aug.) second formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung 2nd printing $100,000 and $500,000, cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., the $6,000 rate, also sent through the Shanghai office of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Unsold
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Lot 2908 China, Aerogramme : 1948 (7 Dec.) third formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 on $100 pair, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., no message, the posting date represents the earliest known usage of the third aerogramme.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2909 China, Aerogramme : 1948 (26 Dec.) third formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing $2 on $100, tied by "Chihkanfow" bilingual c.d.s., with handwritten message describing a recent military skirmish in Amoy, some interior splitting along folds. Although the aerogramme rate at this time was only $9, this one bears $14 postage which corresponds to the Airmail fee component of the $13 airmail letter rate, suggesting that it originally contained an enclosure.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 2910 China, Aerogramme : 1949 (10 Jan.) third formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing on reverse $5 on $2 vertical pairs (2), cancelled by "Kwangtung" c.d.s., with handwritten message describing the recent arrival of 10,000 Nationalist troops to garrison the area around Chikhom, the $20 aerogramme rate lasted only 15 days.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2911 China, Aerogramme : 1949 (19 Mar.) underpaid airmail envelope sent by surface mail with airmail label tied by red "Soldier's Mail" circular cachet from Kwangtung to Shanghai (22.3), bearing on reverse 13 values of Gold Yuan surcharges, all tied by "Pingkang" c.d.s., total of $50 franking. The correct postage for airmail should have been $170, but based on the three days transit, it appears that cover actually did go by airmail despite the underpayment.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2912 China, Aerogramme : 1949 (21 Apr.) underpaid third formular aerogramme to U.S.A. bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $500, $1000 (8) and $10,000, tied by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., typewritten letter in English written in Foochow, minor edge wear. Total of $20,500 franking for $21,000 rate which lasted only 12 days.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2913 China, Postal Receipts : 1915 (15 July) Chinese Imperial Post Express Letter Receipt (left half) used for bulk unstamped mail (800 letters at 1c. each representing $8.00 postage) bearing left portions of 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint $1, $2 and $5, cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring d.s., very fine and scarce use of the three dollar values on this scarce receipt form.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2914 China, Telegrams : 1891 (7 Nov.) printed bilingual "Imperial Chinese Telegraphs" telegram envelope from Peking to Chefoo, with original telegram form ("Telegrams accepted for all Telegraph Stations in the World"), from the O'Conor correspondence, very rare surviving envelope.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


Provenance: Ex Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.
  Unsold
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Lot 2915 China, 1931 "The Chinese Telegraph Administration" telegram form from The Swedish explorer Sven Hedin in "Kalgankt" to the writer Fritz Mülenweg in Peking with handwritten message : "Just returned please come Kalgan for conference probably not necessary meet Zimmermann as Sodermann accompanies him hearty greetings Sven Hedin", very fine apart from usual fold.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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