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Sale 23

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China (Republic): Postal History, 1912-1949
 
 
 

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Lot 3112 China, 1912 (May) red-band envelope to Hankow (28.5) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. ochre and 5c. violet both diagonally bisected, tied together by "Shensi/Hsing An Fu" native c.d.s., and the 5c. additionally tied by "Yunyang" bilingual lunar c.d.s., fine and rare. Chan 136K.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$48,300
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Lot 3113 China, 1912 (22 Apr.) registered envelope to England (13.5) redirected internally bearing C.I.P. 20c., cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., with "Moukden" bilingual transit c.d.s. (28.4) and "R/Hankow (China)/No. 625" framed registration h.s., light age apotting.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 3114 China, 1912 (31 July) envelope (backflap missing) to Mengtze, Yunnan bearing 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint on 3c., cancelled by "Foochow Kuliang" bilingual first year non-standard d.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 3115 China, 1912 (2 Aug.) envelope to Shanghai (8.8) via Kiukiang (6.8) bearing "Republic of China" local overprints on 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Tuchanghsien" bilingual segmented d.s., scarce commercial usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 3116 China, 1912 (15 Aug.) registered red-band envelope to Changhwa via Shanghai (18.8) and Hweichow (23.8) bearing on reverse "Republic of China" overprint Commercial Press 1c. and Statistical Dept. 3c. pairs, cancelled by "Foochow" dollar dater (first year), fine late usage of the Foochow dollar dater.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$92,000
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Lot 3117 China, 1912 (2 Sept.) red-band envelope to Tsingtao (2.9) bearing C.I.P. unoverprinted 2c. pair, cancelled by "Tsingchowfu" bilingual d.s., aged filing crease clear of stamps, uncommon use of Ching Dynasty stamps in Republic period.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 3118 China, 1912 (8 Nov.) native envelope to Tsingtau (8.11) bearing on reverse "Republic of China" overprint Statistical Dept. 1c. and Waterlow 3c., cancelled by "Kaomi" bilingual segmented d.s., with "Kiaochow" bilingual and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" arrival c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 3119 China, 1912 (Dec.) postcard to St. Petersburg, Russia bearing "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 1c. vertical pair, cancelled by faint "Fangtze" bilingual segmented d.s., with "Kiaochow-Chinan/Express Train" c.d.s. (10.12) and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. (13.12).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3120 China, 1912(c.) red-band envelope to Kweihua bearing on reverse "Republic of China" overprint Commercial Press 2c. and Waterlow 1c., cancelled by first year c.d.s., envelope has slightly split filing crease well away from stamps.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 3121 China, 1913 (16 Apr.) postcard to Korneuburg, Austria bearing "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint ½c. vertical pair and Statistical Dept. overprint 1c., cancelled by "Peking-Mouden/Train Office No. 3" c.d.s., and on front "Shanhaikwan/Station" c.d.s. and "Moukden" bilingual c.d.s. (19.4), card was accepted as printed matter and not taxed.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 3122 China, 1913 (17 Apr.) registered envelope to India (12.5) bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 1c. pane of twenty, position 12 the retouched "One" and position 20 the broken "One", cancelled by "Peking" bilingual segmented d.s. which leaves the retouch clear, with framed "R/No. 16 Registration Box/No. 92" registration h.s. and "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (22.4) on front, showing on reverse "Peking/Letter Box/No. 16" circular h.s., "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (21.4), "Tuticorin" transit c.d.s. (9.5) and "Calcutta G.P.O." arrival c.d.s., very fine and almost certainly the unique example of a complete pane with these varieties used on a commercial cover. Chan 167, a, b.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
  Realized HK$103,500
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Lot 3123 China, 1913 (24 Apr.) postcard to France via Shanghai (28.4) bearing "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint ½c. pair (small perf. faults) and 1c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., card was accepted as printed matter and not taxed.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 3124 China, 1913 (Apr.) envelope to Rodez, France, bearing "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 3c. strip of three and C.I.P. unoverprinted 1c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual segmented d.s. and "Kwangsi/Silong" rectangular h.s., showing on reverse "Poseh" bilingual segmented d.s. (1.4), "Nanning" bilingual c.d.s. (8.4) "Wuchow" bilingual segmented d.s. (12.4), "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (14.4) and Rodez arrival c.d.s., some toned perfs.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 3125 China, 1913 (11 May) postcard to France bearing "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 4c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with "Moukden" bilingual transit c.d.s. on reverse, fine Esperanto card.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 3126 China, 1913 (15 May) envelope (opened out for display) to Constantinople (30.5) bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint ½c. block of four, 3c. (2), and Waterlow overprint 1c. (2), cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing large "Corps D'Occupation de Chine/Force Réserve" h.s. on front and reverse, stamps have some gum staining around perfs., scarce example of French military mail sent through the Chinese Post to an unusual destination.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 3127 China, 1914 (13 Oct.) envelope from a soldier in the U.S. Infantry attached to the American Consulate in Tientsin to U.S.A. bearing "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 10c., uncancelled, showing unframed "T", "Due 10 Cents" h.s. in violet, and U.S. Postage Due 10c. pre-cancelled and applied on arrival. The overprinted "Republic of China" stamps were invalidated on 30 Sept. 1914, thus not treated as proper postage, envelope a little roughly opened at right.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 3128 China, 1914(c.) native envelope to Chuchow bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Xiakowchen/Jiangshan P.O." rectangular d.s. (without date), showing various transit c.d.s. adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3129 China, 1915 (15 July) "West China Union University" corner card envelope to England (24.8), redirected internally, bearing Junk 10c., cancelled by "Chengtu" bilingual segmented d.s., showing on reverse Hankow, Ichang, Shanghai bilingual transit c.d.s., together with fine strikes of "Bureau Ambulant No. 1/Peking-Moukden" (31.7) and "Bureau Ambulant No. 2/Pukowku-Tientsin" mobile post office c.d.s., lightly foxed perfs.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3130 China, 1916 (12 Jan.) envelope to Anhwei bearing on reverse C.I.P. 3c., cancelled by "Weihsien" bilingual segmented d.s. ("1st year" inserted in manuscript), showing Tsinan, and Nanking transit c.d.s., fine and desirable first year of the short-lived Hung Hsien Empire usage, especialy rare with the manuscript usage.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 3131 China, 1916 (17 Dec.) double registered envelope to Basle, Switzerland (17.3.17) bearing Junk 1c. (6, with two pairs), 2c. and 10c. (2), cancelled by "Canton" bilingual segmented d.s., showing "AR" in circle, framed registration h.s., Russian censor tape at right with accompanying framed h.s. in violet, together with Tientsin (25.12) and Manchouli (30.12) transit c.d.s. and "Bureau Ambulant/Peking-Moukden" c.d.s. (28.12).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3132 China, 1917 (16 Aug.) censored envelope to Denmark via Taiyuan (17.8) and Peking (21.8) bearing Junk 10c., cancelled by "Fenchow" bilingual segmented d.s., showing Russian censor tape at right with accompanying framed h.s. in violet on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 3133 China, 1917 (20 Sept.) censored envelope to Denmark (14.11) redirected internally bearing Junk 10c., cancelled by "Yichen" segmented c.d.s., showing Russian censor tape at right with accompanying framed h.s. in violet on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 3134 China, 1921 (21 Feb.) double registered insurance envelope from a naval officer in Shanghai to Tangku (24.2) bearing on front and reverse Junk 1c., 13c. and 50c., cancelled by c.d.s., value insured $15.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3135 China, 1921 (23 Feb.) registered express native envelope to Tientsin bearing on reverse Junk 3c. and 5c. pair from the foot of the sheet, cancelled by "Yenchow" bilingual segmented d.s. with "National Relief Fundraising Conference" framed h.s. on front.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 3136 China, 1925 (12 Feb.) "United States Army Forces, Tientsin, China" corner card envelope to U.S.A. via Shanghai (16.2) bearing Junk 1c. and 3c. on 4c. strip of three, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented d.s. and the stamps additionally tied by "American Forces in China" security h.s. in violet, fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3137 China, 1927 (15 Feb.) registered envelope to Peking (17.2) via Suchow (17.2) bearing on reverse Junk 4c. and 5c., cancelled by "Shuchow" bilingual segmented d.s., with framed registration h.s. on front.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,035
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Lot 3138 China, 1927 (3 May) official envelope from Changpu to Amoy, bearing Junk 4c., cancelled by "Changpu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing "Support the Nationalist Government" propaganda h.s. at lower right.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 750
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3139 China, 1929 (28 Aug.) "Tsing Hua University, Peiping" corner card envelope registered to Germany (8.10) redirected internally bearing on reverse Junk 1c. and 30c., cancelled by "Tsinghwayuan" bilingual c.d.s., with "R/Tsinghwayuan/No. 3284" registration label on front.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 3140 China, 1930 (8 Mar.) native envelope to Tihwa (20.10) "via Siberia (in Chinese)" bearing Junk 5c. and 10c. (2), cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual c.d.s., with "Tahcheng" transit c.d.s. on reverse, fine and extraordinary routing.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3141 China, 1930 (4 Nov.) registered envelope addressed to Dr. Erik Norin, Sino-Swedish Expedition c/o Swedish Mission (in English and Russian), bearing on front and reverse Junk 10c., 30c. and 1c. on 3c. block of eight, cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual segmented d.s., with registration label and censor tape, and showing "Shufu (Kashgar)" and "Hotien Sin" c.d.s., written in the hand of Sven Hedin, the Expedition leader, from the Swedish Legation.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 3142 China, 1930 (26 Nov.) registered envelope to Chungking (1.12) bearing Junk 4c., 5c. and 1c. on 3c., cancelled by "Paoning" bilingual segmented d.s., showing large framed registration h.s. adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3143 China, 1930 (c. July) "The International Club, Yu Ying School Teng Shih Kow, Peiping (Peking) China" corner card unfranked envelope sent locally within Peiping with fine strike of "Free Delivery During Strike/Peiping" h.s., fine and scarce usage during the Chinese postal labourers' strike.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. 8, p. 271.
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3144 China, 1931 (13 June) registered envelope with typewritten notation "Par Avion Shanghai-Manchuli/… Irkutsk-Moscow/… Moscow-Berlin/… Berlin-London" to London bearing on front and reverse Reapers 20c. (12, with five pairs), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Mit Luftpost/befördert/Zweig Luftpostamt/Berlin" circular h.s. in red.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 3145 China, 1932 (27 Jan.) envelope to Tihwa (3.3) via Tacheng (23.2) bearing on reverse Junk 1c. (5, with block of four) and 4c. strip of three and pair, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented d.s., with censor label.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 3146 China, 1933 (13 Nov.) large airmail envelope to Canton (14.11) bearing Junk 50c. (3), Hall of Classics $2 strip of three and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 20c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented d.s., handstamped framed "Air Mail" with airmail label, envelope toned, nevertheless a nice high value franking.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3147 China, 1933 (22 Dec.) large insured letter envelope from Foochow to Shanghai (25.12) bearing on reverse Hall of Classics $5 and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 20c. pair, cancelled by "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s., fine commercial use of the $5 on insured mail.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 3148 China, 1934 (9 Nov.) registration return receipt to Nanchang, Kwangtung. .
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 3149 China, 1936 (31 Jan.) airmail envelope to Xining bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. pair, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., first sent by surface mail to Paotow, then by air to Lanchow for onward transmission, with "Army 100th Infantry/568 Battalion" oval h.s. on front.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 3150 China, 1936 (28 Aug.) registered envelope to France (14.9) bearing Junk 15c. and 50c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented d.s., handstamped "Registered" and "Via Siberia" in violet with registration label.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
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Lot 3151 China, 1937 (31 Jan.) "Sancian Island, Saint Francis Xavier Shrine Post Office" corner card envelope to U.S.A. bearing Martyrs 10c. (2) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c., cancelled by bilingual segmented d.s. and "Kwangsi Letter Cabinet" rectangular h.s. in red, the 5c. additionally tied by "Sancian Canton" sender's oval cachet.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 3152 China, 1937 (4 May) envelope to U.S.A. (1.6) bearing Reaper 5c. on 16c. block of four (not treated as valid postage and thus uncancelled) and 40th Anniv. Chinese Postal Service 5c., cancelled by "Nanchang" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing unframed "T" and "Postage Due 9/Seattle, Wash." h.s. in violet, with U.S. Postage Due 1c. block of nine applied on arrival.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
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Lot 3153 China, 1937 (29 Sept.) airmail envelope from Kunming to U.S.A. via Hokow (30.9) and Canton (16.10) bearing Martyrs 20c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen 25c. strip of three and singles (2), cancelled by "Kunming" bilingual c.d.s., with "Flight Delay" framed h.s. in violet adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3154 China, 1937 (11 Dec.) native envelope to England bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c., cancelled by "Towshan" bilingual c.d.s., additionally tied by "Kwangtung/Shangchuan" hand-filled c.d.s. in red (date blank), with "Sancian Canton" sender's oval cachet alongside.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3155 China, 1937(c.) red-band envelope to New York via Towshan bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. strip of five, cancelled by "Kwangtung/Shangchuan" hand-filled c.d.s. in black (date blank).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3156 China, 1938 (Mar.) native envelope to London via Towshan (4.3) and Canton (6.3) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 25c., cancelled by "Kwangtung/Shangchuan" hand-filled c.d.s. in black (date blank) with "Sancian Island/Canton, China/Visit Saint Francis Xavier's Tomb and Shrine" duplex adjacent, envelope reduced at left.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3157 China, 1939 (30 July) airmail envelope to New York (21.8) with typewritten notation "Air Mail to Kobe…" bearing Martyrs 40c. (2) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 15c. and $1, cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,035
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Lot 3158 China, 1939 (28 Sept.) "M.D. Chow" corner card envelope registered to The Collector's Club in New York (16.10) bearing on reverse Martyrs 30c. (2) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen $1, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3159 China, 1939 airmail envelopes (2) from Chungking to U.S.A. via Hong Kong bearing Martyrs 50c., and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. (7, with block of six) + 15c. pair + $1 (2), both cancelled by "Postal Saving Bureau/Chungking" c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3160 China, 1940 (19 Nov.) "Dr. Wei-Liang Chow" corner card envelope double registered to Belleville, U.S.A. (13.12) bearing on front and reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen 25c. strip of four and pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3161 China, 1941 (8 Feb.) "Dr. Wei-Liang Chow" typewritten corner card envelope registered to Belleville, U.S.A. (4.3) via San Francisco (27.2) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 15c. (4, with pair) and 25c. (4, with strip of three), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 3162 China, 1942 (20 Dec.) envelope to Hopo bearing on front and reverse Martyrs 25c., Martyrs surcharges 1c. on ½c. block of eight and single, variety surcharge large character "Tso", and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 8c. (2), cancelled by "Kwangtung/Wujingfu" segmented d.s., very fine and rare on cover especially in such a large multiple. Chan 538H.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
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Lot 3163 China, 1943 (10 Feb.) registered envelope to New York (21-22.4) via Kweilin (21.2) and Miami (20.4) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 50c. (5) and $10, cancelled by "Kwangtung/Hoihow" dotted rim d.s., with rare "R/Hoihow/No. 3303" red on buff primitive registration label, censor tape on left.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3164 China, 1944 (5 Feb.) local Shanghai envelope bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 8c., showing red "Lunghwa Camp" censor handstamp adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3165 China, 1944 (30 May) envelope to Port of Spain, Trinidad (3.7) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 50c., $5 and $10, cancelled by "Foochow" c.d.s., with censor tape at left, envelope crumpled, scarce wartime destination.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 3166 China, 1945 (7 Oct.) airmail envelope registered to Montreal, Canada (30.11) bearing on front and reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $10 and $20 strip of three, cancelled by "Kwangtung/Hoihow" dotted rim d.s., with blank registered label adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 3167 China, 1946 (12 Feb.) envelope to Tientsin bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing 40c. block of four and single, cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual c.d.s., extremely rare stamp on cover and probably unique as a multiple-franking to pay the concessionary rate of $2 for Reoccupied China instead of the Nationalist domestic rate of CNC $20, which lasted from 10 Dec. 1945 to 16 Feb. 1946. Chan 796 or 805.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 3168 China, 1946 (19 Oct.) large registered envelope to San Francisco bearing on front Shanghai Union surcharge $50 on 5c. and $500 on 3c., and on reverse $500 on 3c. (75, with blocks of fifteen and fifty) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen $100 (3), all cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., a few faults as to be expected for such a large and spectacular franking of this magnitude.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 3169 China, 1947 (16 Apr.) envelope to Hong Kong bearing Martyrs imperforate 20c. pair, perf. 15c. strip of four, Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 pair and $10, cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., scarce, though philatelic usage with imperforate Martyr.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3170 China, 1948 (31 May) airmail envelope to U.S.A. redirected internally bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $500 irregular block of four and $10,000 on $20, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with two strikes of large "T" Postage Due handstamp in blue and additionally struck on reverse, rare Due marking unlisted in Paul Chang, the total franking was $2,010, but the correct rate would have been $30,000 for surface mail or $110,000 for airmail.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 3171 China, 1948 (17 June) envelope to Philadelphia endorsed "posted at sea, S/S Flying Clipper" bearing U.S.A. 3c., cancelled by "Shanghai Paquebot" bilingual c.d.s. (21.6), with large "T" Postage Due handstamp in blue later crossed out by red crayon, even though a box was drawn around the stamp indicating it was invalid for postage, slight rust at top of cover from paperclip.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3172 China, 1948 (2 July) registered airmail envelope to U.S.A. (6.7) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung 2nd printing $100,000 (2) and 3rd printing $20,000 (2), tied by "Automobile P.O./Shanghai" c.d.s., very early use of the Dah Tung 3rd printing stamps and rare example of the mobile post office cancellation on a foreign mail cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3173 China, 1948 (26 Nov.) double registered unfranked envelope from Shansi Province to Peking (arrival), showing "Postage Paid (Yuantai) 2 Kuyang" framed h.s., "Taiyuan" c.d.s., "A.R." and red registration framed h.s. adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 3174 China, 1948-49 envelopes (4) with some high value frankings and 1949 Silver Yuan San Yi surcharge 10c. on Revenue $1,000 vertical interpanneau strip of three with East Szechwan 5c. on $500,000 on reverse of envelope from Wanhsien; also Japanese Occupation of North China 1942 Half-value surcharges 4c. on 8c. block of six on envelope from Tientsin, fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 3175 China, 1949 (17 Mar.) envelope to Laolung bearing on reverse 50c. on $20 blue Dr. Sun Yat-sen blocks of twenty (5), paying a total postage of $50 (the domestic rate for a 20 grammes letter from March 1949), cancelled by "Xinzhong" c.d.s. Chan G25.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 3176 China, 1949 (23 May) registered airmail envelope to Canada (30.5) bearing on reverse Silver Yuan surcharges 4c. on $100 Revenue block of fifteen, cancelled by "Sunwui" bilingual c.d.s., with "Canton" and "Sintung" transit c.d.s. adjacent. Chan S13.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3177 China, 1949 (25 May) envelope to Hong Kong bearing on reverse Gold Yuan surcharges $50,000 on $2000 block of 10, block of 12 and blocks of 20 (3), in overlaying large multiples, and $100,000 on $30,000 (3, with pair), all cancelled by "Ampow" bilingual c.d.s., showing on front "Swatow" c.d.s. with framed "Each letter please pay appropriate postage" h.s. Chan G34, G35.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 3178 China, 1949 (1 Aug.) envelope to Foochow (9.8) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 4c. and 2c. on $2,000,000 diagonal bisect, cancelled by "Kintsing" c.d.s. Chan S203.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 3179 China, 1949 (24 Sept.) native envelope to Hong Kong bearing Hong Kong Asiatic Print Unit stamp "Domestic Ordinary" orange, cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s. Chan S5.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Unsold
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