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Sale 24

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Foreign Post Offices/ I.P.O. Tie-Prints
 
 
 

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Lot 1432 Foreign Offices in China, 1901-19 envelopes (8) and postcards (8) from the French P.O. in China, French Indochina (2), German P.O. in China or Kiautschou (12) and U.S.P.A. in China, three are military, mainly fine (16).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1433 Foreign Offices in China, 1903 (28 July) registered postcard from Tsingtau to London (13.4.04) bearing the stamps of C.I.P., French China, Hong Kong, Japanese P.O. in China (tear), Russia "Kitai", U.S.A. and German Kiautschou, each cancelled by the c.d.s. of its respective Post Office, and 1904 (Aug.) postcard from Tientsin bearing the stamps of C.I.P., German P.O. in China and Italy, each cancelled by the c.d.s. of its respective Post Office.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 1434 Austrian Offices in China, 1909 (25 Oct.) registered envelope to Graz (20.11), bearing on reverse Austria 5h. and 10h. strip of three (faint gum staining around perfs.) tied by "K.u.K. Kriegsmarine/Panther" c.d.s., with matching "R/S.M. Schiff Panther/No. 83" yellow registration label on front and receiver's annotation on reverse that it had been sent from Hong Kong, fine and rare mail from an Austrian ship on the East Asia station.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1435 British Offices in China, Amoy : 1897 (15 Sept.) Hong Kong 4c. postal stationery card to Sydney, Australia (9.10) via Port Darwin (28.9) with private label, cancelled by "(Amoy)" dollar dater (partial strike due to another piece of mail covering the card when the cancellation was applied), denoting payment in cash, subscriber's mail or acceptance of foreign postage applied by the sender, and "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (18.9), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1436 British Offices in China, Canton : 1899 (17 Mar.) postcard to Regensburg, Germany (15.4) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Canton" dollar dater and "Hong Kong/C" transit c.d.s. (18.3), in combination with Hong Kong 2c. pair (blue crayon security stroke) cancelled by its index "C" c.d.s. (18.3), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1437 British Offices in China, Canton : 1899 (17 Mar.) postcard to Regensburg, Germany (15.4) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Canton" dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 2c. pair cancelled by its index "C" c.d.s. (18.3), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1438 British Offices in China, Canton : 1898 (17 Sept.) envelope (embossed "H.M.S. Bonaventure"imprint on flap) to Bath, England (23.10) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater in blue, in combination with Hong Kong 10c. cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (19.9), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1439 British Offices in China, Chungking : 1898 (23 July) envelope to London, showing "Chungking" origin dollar dater denoting payment in cash, subscriber's mail or acceptance of foreign postage applied by the sender, in combination with Hong Kong 10c. cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (6.8), with "Shanghai" transit dollar dater (5.8) on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1440 British Offices in China, Foochow : 1898 (18 May) envelope (opened out for display and back slightly reduced) to England (27.6) bearing on reverse I.C.P. 10c., cancelled by pakua, matching "Foochow" dollar dater (intercalary month) on front, in combination with Hong Kong 5c. pair, cancelled by its index "B" c.d.s. and additionally tied by "Portslade Station" arrival c.d.s. (27.6), minor age spotting, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1441 British Offices in China, Hankow : 1898 (8 Nov.) postcard to Malines, Belgium (10.12) bearing I.C.P. 4c., cancelled by "Hankow" dollar dater (inverted "N" in "JAN"), in combination with Hong Kong 2c. (2) cancelled by "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (10.11), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1442 British Offices in China, Kiukiang : 1899 (15 Mar.) envelope to Birmingham, England (22.4) bearing I.C.P. 10c., cancelled by "Kiukiang" dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 10c. cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (18.3), unsightly area of brown gum staining around and affecting the I.C.P. stamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1443 British Offices in China, Shanghai : 1898 (20 Jan.) envelope to Paris (27.2) via Hong Kong (26.1) bearing I.C.P. 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 10c. cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (21.1), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1444 British Offices in China, Shanghai : 1898 (30 Apr.) envelope to New York (24.5) via Vancouver (17.5) bearing I.C.P. 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater (intercalary month), in combination with Hong Kong 2c. strip of five cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (30.4), fine and a handsome cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1445 British Offices in China, Tientsin : 1898 (13 July) postcard to Fleurier, Switzerland (31.8) via Shanghai (19.7) and Hong Kong (29.7) bearing I.C.P. 2c. (2), cancelled by pakua, matching "Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. with "Customs" removed alongside, in combination with Hong Kong 2c. (2) cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (20.7), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1446 British Offices in China, Tientsin : 1898 (3 Aug.) envelope to Durban, Natal, South Africa (25.9) via Hong Kong (13.8) and Aden (5.9) redirected to Elands Laagte, Natal (26.9) bearing on reverse I.C.P. 10c. (small corner fault), cancelled by pakua and additionally tied by "Shanghai" dollar dater, matching "Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. with "Customs" removed on front, in combination with Hong Kong 10c. cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (9.8), fine, a rare and exotic destination.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1447 British Offices in China, Tientsin : 1898 (10 Nov.) postcard to Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa via Hong Kong (25.11) and Aden (15.12) bearing I.C.P. 4c., cancelled by "Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. in blue-green with "Customs" removed, in combination with Hong Kong 2c. (2) cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (16.11), a few faults including the Hong Kong 2c. with tears (one torn through), nevertheless an attractive usage to an uncommon destination.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1448 / British Offices in China, China Expeditionary Force : 1900-22 issues complete mint, including 1900 prepared for use but not issued 1a.6p. sepia (unmounted), mainly fine, some have toned gum. S.G. C1-C10, C10a, C11-C34. (34).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1449 British Offices in China, China Expeditionary Force : 1922 (31 July) envelope to Greenville, Illinois via the Base Office and British Post Office in Shanghai (4.8) bearing "C.E.F." overprint on KEVII 3a., cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 1" c.d.s., fine and scarce. S.G. 16.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1450 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tientsin" circular undated h.s. in violet on "Twining" envelope to Tongku, in combination with C.E.F. overprint on 3p. vertical marginal pair cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 4" segmented c.d.s. (20.4), with "F.P.O. No. 4" c.d.s. on reverse. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1451 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tientsin" circular undated h.s. in violet on "Twining" envelope to Tongku, in combination with C.E.F. overprint on 3p. vertical corner pair cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 20" c.d.s. (20.4), with "F.P.O. No. 4" c.d.s. (20.4) on reverse. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1452 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tongku" circular undated h.s. in violet on telegram envelope to Tientsin, in combination with C.E.F. overprint on ½a. cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 15" c.d.s. (date error "AP. 00"), with "Base Office/B" c.d.s. (20.4) on reverse. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1453 o British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown, variety surcharge inverted, cancelled by part "Railway Post Office/Tongku" circular undated h.s. in violet, small marginal corner crease at top right, otherwise fine. Rare. Chan BRA2a.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1454 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown, variety surcharge inverted, tied by "Railway Post Office/Tientsin" circular undated h.s. in violet on envelope to Peking, in combination with C.E.F. overprint on ½a. cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 20" c.d.s. (3.5), with "F.P.O. No. 7" c.d.s. (3.5) on reverse, cover has light ageing just affecting one perf. on the stamp which is otherwise fine. A popular variety. Chan BRA2a.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 1455 French Offices in China, 1863 envelope to Lyon (9.9) via Paris (8.9), endorsed "(De Chine)", with "10" (Postage Due) pencil notation, Chinese sender's cachet on reverse, probably carried privately from China and put in the mail in Paris.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1456 French Offices in China, 1864 (31 Aug.) envelope to Genoa (28.10) via Paris (26.10) bearing Empire perf. 20c. pair and 40c. pair (blunt corner), cancelled by large figures "5104", showing "Shang-hai/Chine" and "Paq. An. V. Suez/Amb. Mars. 2" c.d.s. (24.10) in red adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1457 French Offices in China, 1886 (8 Dec.) "Printed Circular" wrapper to Zurich, showing "Iveson & Co./Shanghai" sender's cachet in violet and bearing France Peace and Commerce 5c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500
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Lot 1458 o French Offices in China, 1894 France Peace and Commerce issue overprinted "Chine" in carmine 25c. black on rose imperforate pair, good to large margins, cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (26.11.97), very fine, unrecorded used and probably unique as a pair. Roumet certificate (2011). Yvert 8b.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1459 P French Offices in China, 1894-1900 France Peace and Commerce issue overprinted "Chine" in carmine or black 5c., 15c. to 1f. and 5f. special presentation printings of 1900 for the Exposition Universelle in Paris imperforate with facsimile perforations on stamp-sized card paper ("Bristol"), very fine, the 1f. just in at bottom right. An extremely rare and exquisite assembly, of which only 25 examples of each value were printed (10).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1460 French Offices in China, 1897 (18 Oct.) "Municipal Police Inspector, Kewkiang" corner card envelope to Watford, England (25.11) via Shanghai (21.10 dollar dater on reverse) bearing I.C.P. 10c. cancelled by "Kiukiang" dollar dater in brown, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (22.10), fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1461 French Offices in China, 1898 (31 May) envelope to Copenhagen, Denmark (July arrival), showing "Chefoo" origin dollar dater in blue, denoting payment in cash, subscriber's mail or acceptance of foreign postage applied by the sender, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. (faulty) cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (6.6), very fine strike of the dollar dater.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 1462 French Offices in China, 1899 (2 Jan.) envelope to Woking, England (4-5.2) redirected to London bearing C.I.P. 2c. and 4c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater, in combination with France "Chine" 5c. and 10c. pair cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (2.1).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 1463 French Offices in China, 1899 (27 Dec.) postcard to London bearing C.I.P. 5c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (10.1.1900), card has light corner creasing, fine example of the 5c. winter rate required on foreign mail from Peking, Tientsin and Newchwang.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1464 French Offices in China, 1900 (7 Sept.) postcard (real photo of "Shanghai Custom House") to Apolda, Germany (13.10) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with France "Chine" 10c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (10.9), fine, overpaid by 1c.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 1465 French Offices in China, 1900 (18 Sept.) envelope to Dublin, Ireland bearing C.I.P. 5c. pair (oxidised), cancelled by pakua, showing alongside "Shanghai/Local Post" origin c.d.s. (year "99" becomes "00"), in combination with France "Chine" 25c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (19.9), and on reverse "H&K Packet" c.d.s. (26.10).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1467 French Offices in China, 1901 (12 Oct.) envelope to Dover, England (23.11) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Wei Hai Wei" double-ring bilingual d.s., in combination with France "Chine" 25c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (21.10), envelope roughly opened at top affecting cancellations and stamps which are subsequently defective, a collectible example of this popular cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1468 French Offices in China, 1903 postcard (photo of Lungchow Customs House on picture side) from Indochina to Fains, France (7.1.04) showing "Affrancissement/Insuffisant" framed h.s. and "T" in triangle h.s., bearing France Postage Due 10c. applied on arrival and cancelled by "Fains/Meuse" dotted rim d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1469 French Offices in China, 1908 (6 Dec.) postcard (cancelled Japan China overprint 1s. on picture side) to a French soldier in Tientsin, showing "Paris/Etranger" c.d.s., "T" unframed h.s. in violet, and bearing France "Chine" Postage Due 15c. uncancelled, with "Tien-tsin/Chine" c.d.s. (24.12) adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1470 French Offices in China, 1900-20 envelopes (3, two registered, another military), postcard and a front bearing different values with various frankings including one China-French P.O. combination, fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1471 French Military Mail in China, 1861 (23 Oct.) envelope from Paris to the "dt. Médecin aide Major 1er chasse, Tien-tsin, Expédition de Chine" redirected to Si-Ka-dé, bearing Empire imperf. 40c., envelope has small defect at top right, rare incoming mail.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1472 French Military Mail in China, 1863 (10 Feb.) red-band envelope from China to Roubaix, France (1.5), showing "30" décimes h.s., carried privately (diplomatic pouch?) and placed in the mails at Paris (30.4), fine, rare and unusual method of transmitting military mail.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 1473 French Offices in China, Canton : 1901-02 overprint on 5c. dark green block of four, very fine unmounted mint. An exceptional multiple of this rare stamp (only 450 stamps issued). Pascal Scheller certificate (2009). Yvert 4.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 1474 French Offices in China, Canton : 1904 (22 Dec.) registered value declared envelope to Lyon (24.1.05) bearing Indochina 1892-96 2c. (2), 4c., 40c, and 50c. with Canton 1901 15c. and 1903-04 2c. and 30c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual double-ring d.s., showing "Yokohama à Marseille/L.N. No.1" octagonal d.s. (27.12) adjacent, with "Poids/Cachets" framed h.s. filled in on reverse, addressee's name scratched out and two stamps have defective corners. Rare and attractive declared value envelope and exceptional Canton-Indochina mixed franking.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
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Lot 1475 French Offices in China, Canton : 1908 overprint on 4c. black and blue rough perf. 11, interpanneau block of four from the top of the sheet showing millésime "7" in gutter, very fine and fresh unmounted mint, slight gum disturbance in interpane margin. Rare special perforation with only one sheet having this perforation. Yvert 52var.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 1476 French Offices in China, Canton : 1908 overprint on 15c. black and violet and 25c. black and blue, rough perf. 11, both from the lower left corner of the sheet, very fine lightly mounted mint. Rare special perforation with only one sheet of each value having this perforation. Yvert 55var., 57var.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 1477 French Offices in China, Canton : 1910 (22 Feb.) registered envelope to Paris (19.1.09 error of date) via Shanghai (27.2) and "Via Sibérie" bearing 1906 surcharge 50c. bistre, cancelled by "Canton-Chine" c.d.s., fine. Ex Sir Percival David. Yvert 44.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1478 French Offices in China, Canton : 1928 (28 Nov.) registered envelope to Karaikudi, India (arrival) bearing on reverse Indochina 5c. and Canton 1919 surcharge 20c. on 50c. (2), cancelled by "Saigon Central/Cochinchine" c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 1479 French Offices in China, Chungking : 1919 surcharge 6c. on 15c. black and violet, variety "6 CE." instead of "6 cents", fine mint, faintest trace of hinge thinning at top, very rare variety. Pascal Scheller certificate (2010). Yvert 87var.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 1480 French Offices in China, Hoihow : 1908 (23 Sept.) registered envelope to Tientsin (7.10) via Hong Kong (28.9) bearing 1906 overprint on 40c., 1f., 5f. and 10f., cancelled by "Hoi-Hao-Chine" bilingual double-ring d.s., very fine and one of only a few covers known with the high values. Yvert 43, 45-48.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1481 French Offices in China, Kwangchow : 1898-1903 envelopes (7), including 1898 military envelope from Tuyen Quang to France, various military cachets and usages, and one later civilian post, an interesting assembly. HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1482 French Offices in China, Kwangchow : 1908 overprint on 1c. to 75c. rough perf. 11, mint, the 1c. and 15c. have small thins and the 50c. has a faulty corner, otherwise fine. Rare special perforation with only a few examples of each value known. Roumet certificate (2011). Yvert 18-30.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1483 French Offices in China, Kwangchow : 1928 (26 May) postcard to Hong Kong (9.11) bearing 1923 2/5c., 1927 overprint 1/5c. and 2/5c., and Indochina 2c. diagonal bisect, cancelled by "Tchekam/Kouangstcheouwan" c.d.s., fine strikes of this exceedingly rare cancellation. Roumet guarantee hangstamp. Yvert 54, 74, 75.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1484 French Offices in China, Mengtsz : 1903-06 overprint 25c. black on rose interpanneau pair with millésime "3" in gutter, very fine and fresh mint, left stamp separated and rejoined, the rarest stamp of Mengtsz of which it is believed that only one sheet of 150 stamps was printed, thereby meaning that only three millésime pairs could exist. Signed Champion and Pascal Scheller certificate (2011). Yvert 9.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1485 French Offices in China, Mengtsz : 1903-06 overprint 50c. bistre on blued interpanneau pair with millésime "2" in gutter, very fine and fresh mint, mounted in interpane margin only, a choice example of the printing date. Pascal Scheller certificate (2011). Yvert 13.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1486 French Offices in China, Mengtsz : 1915 (17 May) envelope to Haiphong (19.5) bearing Indochina 1914-15 Red Cross surcharge +5c. on 10c., cancelled by "Mong-Tseu-Chine" bilingual double-ring d.s., fine and rare use of the Red Cross surcharge. Yvert 65.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1487 French Offices in China, Yunnanfu : 1920 (4 Apr.) postcard to France via Laokay (5.4) bearing 1908 surcharge 2c. on 5c. (2), cancelled by "Yunnanfou à Amitcheou/B" double-ring d.s., with another fine strike adjacent, one of the rarest of the railroad postmarks of the Indochinese Post Offices. Yvert 53.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1488 French Offices in China, 1902-41, a mint or unused collection, including General issues 1902 5f., 1922 1c. on 5c. to 1pi. on 5f., Canton 1906-08 1c. to 10f., Chungking 1903 1c. to 5f., 1906 1c. to 10f., 1908 1c. to 10f., Hoihow 1906 1c. to 10f., 1919 2/5c. on 1c. to 4pi. on 10f., Kwangchow 1908 1c. to 10f., 1919 2/5c. on 1c. to 4pi. on 10f., Mengtsz 1908 1c. to 10f., Pakhoi 1903-04 1c. to 5f., 1906 1c. to 10f., 1908 1c. to 10f., and Yunnanfu 1903-04 50c. rose and 5f., very good to fine, toned gum. (350+).
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 1489 French Offices in China, 1901-08 envelopes (15) and postcards (4) comprising Canton (6), Chungking (5), Hoihow, Kwangchow, Mengtsz (2), and Pakhoi (4), many registered, mostly addressed overseas, fine range of frankings (19).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1490 German Offices in China, 1899 (28 Dec.) postcard to a doctor on board the S.S. "Karlsruhe" care of Melthers & Co. in Shanghai bearing Germany Eagle 20pf. diagonal bisect, tied by "Deutsche Post/Ost/Asiatische/Hauptlinie" c.d.s., with "Provisorium/für Ganzen Zahlung" endorsement in red ink next to bisected side of stamp, "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (28.12) alongside and "Shanghai" British Post Office arrival c.d.s. (2.1.00) on reverse, very fine and the only example of the Hong Kong German Seapost Provisional bisect we have seen.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 1491 o German Offices in China, 1900-01 Tientsin Provisional handstamped "China" on 3pf. brown, well centred, cancelled by perfectly struck "Tientsin/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (1/1/01), very fine. Bothe expert handstamp and Jäschke-Lantelme BPP certificate (2010). Michel 8; Chan FG15 cat. US$1,150.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1492 German Offices in China, 1900-01 Tientsin Provisional handstamped "China" on 30pf. black and orange on rose, deep colour, fine and fresh mounted mint, the certificate mentions one added perf. at upper right which has subsequently been removed thereby leaving just a slightly short perf. Bothe expert handstamp and Jäschke-Lantelme BPP certificate (2011). Michel 12; Chan FG19 cat. US$9,600.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1493 German Offices in China, 1900-01 Tientsin Provisional handstamped "China" on 30pf. black and orange on rose, strong colour, well centred, on small piece, cancelled by perfectly struck "Tientsin/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (1/1/01), very fine. A.F(riedemann), Kosack, and Bothe expert handstamps and Jäschke-Lantelme BPP certificate (2010). Michel 12; Chan FG15 cat. US$9,600.
Estimate HK$ 32,000 - 38,000
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Lot 1494 German Offices in China, 1900-01 Tientsin Provisional handstamped "China" on 50pf. black and purple on rose, bright colour, fine and wonderfully fresh unmounted mint, among the great rarities of the German Colonies and one of only three recorded examples in mint never hinged condition. A veritable gem. Bothe BPP certificate (1984). Michel 13; Chan FG20 cat. US$57,600 (for hinged).
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 300,000
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Lot 1495 German Offices in China, 1900-01 Tientsin Provisional handstamped "China" on 80pf. black and carmine on rose, deep bright colour, lightly mounted mint, tiny marginal corner crease at lower right, nevertheless very fine and fresh. Signed Holcombe and Jäschke-Lantelme BPP certificate (2009). Michel 14; Chan FG21 cat. US$14,400.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1496 o German Offices in China, 1900-01 Tientsin Provisional handstamped "China" on 80pf. black and carmine on rose, showing overinked "a" in "China", bright fresh colour, cancelled by "Feld-Postation/No.3" c.d.s., light horizontal crease, otherwise very fine. Pascal Scheller certificate (2010). Michel 14; Chan FG21 cat. US$6,600.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000
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Lot 1497 German Offices in China, 1901 (27 Apr.) printed envelope for the Chinese Legation in Berlin addressed in hand to Freiedenwalde (10.6) bearing Germany Reichpost 20pf., cancelled by "Peking/Deutsche Post" c.d.s., fine Boxer Rebellion usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1498 German Offices in China, 1916 (2 Dec.) receipt for postage from the German Post Office during the month of November, with "K.uK. Marinedetachement/Tientsin" cachet in red and "Tientsin/Deutsche Post" c.d.s., fine and rare formular document.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1499 /o German Offices in China, 1898-1919, a small mint and used collection, including 1901-04 3pf. to 5m. mint and Kiautschou 1901 3pf. to 5m. mint, fine appearance, light uniformly toned gum. (44).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1500 German Offices in China, 1900-06 registered envelope and postcards (5) from Chinkiang, Peking (2), Penang, Shanghai and Tsingtau to Europe bearing various values, including 1900 (18 July) postcard datelined Penang to Minden, Germany (12.8) bearing Germany Eagle 20pf. diagonal bisect, tied by "Deutsche Post/Ost/Asiatische/Hauptlinie" c.d.s. (9.8), fine (6).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1501 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1898 (7 Nov.) postcard to Saarburg, Germany (18.12) bearing Germany Eagle 10pf., cancelled by "Tsintau/China" c.d.s., with another mainly fine strike adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1502 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1899 (27 Apr.) postcard to Langensalza, Germany (4.6) bearing C.I.P. ½c., cancelled by "Tsingtau/China" unframed semi-circular bilingual h.s., and German "China" steep overprint 5pf. pair cancelled by "Tsintau/China" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1503 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1899 (15 June) postcard to Baienfurt, Germany (25.7) bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Tsingtau/China" unframed semi-circular bilingual h.s., and German "China" steep overprint 5pf. cancelled by "Tsintau/Kiautschou" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1504 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1901 (8 Apr.) postcard addressed to Kiautschou bearing German "China" steep overprint 5pf. (gum stained perfs.), cancelled by "Tsingtau-Kiautschou/Bahnpost/Zug 1" oval d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1505 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1901 (Dec.) postcard to Mariendorf, Germany (19.1.02) bearing C.I.P. 2c. pair, cancelled by "Ychow" bilingual oval d.s., in combination with Kiautschou 5pf. cancelled by "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s. (11.2), showing "Kiaochow" bilingual oval transit d.s. in violet of the Imperial Post, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1506 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1907 (19 Jan.) postcard to Leipzig bearing Kiautschou 2c., cancelled by "Deutsche Seepost/Shanghai/Tientsin" oval d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 1507 German Offices in China, Kiautschou : 1912 (11 July) postcard to Germany "Via Sibiria" bearing Kiautschou 2c., cancelled by "Schatsykou/Kiautschou" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1508 Italian Offices in China, 1917-19 issues mint, including Offices in Peking 1917-18 1c. to 10 lire, 1918-19 ½c. on 1c. to 1c. to 2d. on 5 lire (signed "AD"), and Tientsin 1917-18 1c. to 10 lire; also Russian Post Offices 1917 surcharges complete (19). Fine appearance, toned gum. (53).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1509 Japanese Offices in China, 1880 (9 Sept.) envelope to "J. Brumell Esq., H.M.S. Iron Duke, Hong Kong, China" bearing Great Britain 1d. and 4d., cancelled by "Morbeth" duplex, redirected to Nagasaki, Japan (1.11 manuscript notation) and bearing Japan Koban 5s. applied over G.B. stamps and cancelled by "crossroads" cork type, showing "I.J. Postal Agency/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. (30.10) adjacent, fine appearance, stamps and cover (part at top left missing and patched) have faults/defects. Of great visual appeal and a spectacular redirected usage to a British warship, of which less than ten such envelopes are recorded. Florian Eichhorn certificate (2007).
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000
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Lot 1510 Japanese Offices in China, 1889-96 envelopes (3) to Canada (2) and U.S.A. bearing Koban 5s. single (2) and double frankings, cancelled by three different types of Shanghai I.J.P.O. c.d.s., one has "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring origin d.s. (27.3.89), fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1511 Japanese Offices in China, 1898 (12 May) 2s. postal stationery card to San Francisco (7.6) via Yokohama (18.5), showing "Shanghai" dollar dater (intercalary month), denoting payment in cash or subscriber's mail, uprated with 1s. (2, a few foxed perfs.) cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (12.5), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1512 Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (22 Jan.) German "China" diagonal overprint 10pf. stationery card from Tangku to Germany cancelled by "K.D. Feld-Postation/No. 4" c.d.s., bearing Japan China overprint 1½s. cancelled by "Taku/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (18.1), scarce, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1513 Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (24 May) envelope to New York (28.6) via Yokohama (8.6) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Japan China overprint 10s. cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1514 Japanese Offices in China, 1905 (26 Oct.) postcards (3, showing scenes from Russo-Japanese War) addressed to I.M. Customs, Shamshui, cancelled by "Shashe/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in blue, very fine (3).
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1515 Japanese Offices in China, 1907 (15 Jan.) red-band envelope to Tamsui (16.1) bearing Japan China overprint 3s., cancelled by "Amoy/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. and showing "Tamsui/Taiwan Japan" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, a few small faults, scarce usage to Taiwan.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 1516 Japanese Offices in China, 1909 (7 Jan.) registered postal stationery card to Purley, England (6.6) via Hong Kong (9.1) bearing Japan China overprint 4s. and 10s., cancelled by "Canton/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. and additionally tied by "Registered/London" oval d.s. (6.2) in red, with "Canton./I.J.P.O." label tied by "Registered/G.P.O. Hong-Kong" double-ring d.s.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 1517 Japanese Offices in China, 1915 (27 Jan.) envelope to Birmingham, England, bearing on reverse Japan China overprint 1s. strip of six and singles (4), cancelled by "Newchwang/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., envelope reduced at top and one stamp has a defective corner due to small piece of flap torn away upon opening and another stamp also has small corner defect.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1518 Japanese Offices in China, 1915 (19 Oct.) envelope from Tsingtao to Chefoo (23.10) bearing Japan China overprint ½s., 1s., 1½s. and 3s., cancelled by native c.d.s. (F.P.O. opened for civilian use following the 1914 occupation).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1519 Japanese Offices in China, 1900-01 envelopes (10, with original enclosure) from an original correspondence of a brother to his sister in the U.S.A., including envelopes (4) from Nagasaki bearing Koban 10s., envelopes (2) from U.S. Miltary Station in the Philippines (Cavite and Manila) bearing U.S. 2c. (one with Philippines overprint) with appropriate Military duplex, envelope datelined Taku bearing Japan China overprint 10s. cancelled at Nagasaki with "Paquebot" framed h.s. adjacent, envelopes (3, one datelined Woosung) bearing Japan China overprint 10s. cancelled at Shanghai I.J.P.O., and envelope bearing Japan China overprint cancelled by "Chefoo/I.J.P.O." c.d.s.; also one other with stamps falling off.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1520 Japanese Offices in China, 1901-33, an assembly of envelopes and postcards with emphasis on Japanese P.O. in China and particularly Manchuria, including 1911 registered envelope (flap at back missing) from Shanghai to Switzerland bearing Japan China overprint 20s., 1927 envelopes (2) from Dairen each bearing U.P.U. 50th Anniv. set, other Japan related material unused picture postcards and a few censored or military (G.B., Ceylon and Russia), also a couple of later. An interesting lot (approx. 60 items).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1521 Japanese Offices in China, Manchuria : 1928-35 envelopes (6, four registered) from Dairen or Mukden to Europe (4), Canada ("American Consular Service" corner card) or Shanghai bearing various values (24), including 1934 (c. 28 June) large envelope to Basle, Switzerland "via Siberia" bearing Japan Tazawa 1s., 3s., 30s. and Yomei Gate 6s. pair, cancelled by "Dairen/I.N.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,140
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Lot 1522 Japanese Offices in China, South Manchuria Railway : 1917 (10 July) registered censored envelope to Amsterdam (22.11) via St. Petersburg bearing Japan China overprint 10s. (2), cancelled by "Shanghai I.J.P.O." native c.d.s., with Japanese printed registration label tied by superb strike of "I.J.P.O.1 Mukden Changchun/South Manchuria" oval d.s. (13.7.17) in violet, with matching "I.J.P.O. No.1/Mukden Changchun" handstamped registration label, very fine and rare registered World War I usage on the Southern Manchurian Railway.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 1523 Japanese Offices in China, South Manchuria Railway : 1922 (27 Dec.) lavishly printed illustrated "South Manchuria Railway Co. Dairen-Tsingtao-Shanghai Line" corner card envelope (with Christmas menu of T.D.S. "Sakai Maru") datelined Tsingtao and written on board the Japanese steamer to Berlin, cancelled by c.d.s. in violet, fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1524 Japanese Offices in China, South Manchuria Railway : A small selection of postcards (8), comprising 1913 (27 May) postcard from a soldier in the 31st Infantry at Reisen near Seoul to Germany bearing 1½s. (3), showing "I.J.P.O.1 Mukden Changchun/South Manchuria" oval d.s. (28.5) in violet, 1914 (20 Feb.) postcard to Switzerland bearing Japan ½s. and 1½s. cancelled by "Keijo/Chosen" c.d.s. in violet and showing part strike of the "I.J.P.O.1 Mukden Changchun/South Manchuria" oval d.s., South Manchuria Railway picture postcards (3, two used) and S.M.R. Co. view cards (3) of Dairen and Mukden.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1525 Japanese Offices in China, Prisoner of War/World War I : 1914 (14 Dec.) censored envelope from a German prisoner of war at Fukuoka Camp to the German Consulate in Shanghai (19.12.14), showing Fukuoka Camp circular cachet and censor chops in red, Fukuoka despatch c.d.s., "Service des Prisonniers/de Guerre" unframed h.s. (applied in Shanghai) in red and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." arrival c.d.s. (on reverse), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1526 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (Mar.) envelope from Wei Hai Wei to London (21.4) "via Siberia" bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2, one has small faults), cancelled by "Liu Kung Tau/Wei Hai Wei" double-ring origin d.s. in violet, in combination with Russia "Kitai" overprint 10kop. cancelled by "Chifu/Pochtovaya Kontora" c.d.s. (28.3), with "Chefoo" bilingual transit c.d.s. (26.3) adjacent, fine and appealing.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 1527 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (14 June) registered envelope to London (23.7) redirected to Douglas, Isle of Man (24.7) via Liverpool (24.7) bearing Russia "Kitai" 10kop. vertical pair on horizontally laid paper, cancelled by "Pekin/Pochtov. Kontora/1" c.d.s. and showing alongside the rare "Pekin/No 30" (lower line in manuscript) framed registration h.s., with another strike of simply the "Pekin" framed h.s. adjacent, a trifle roughly opened at top, very fine and magnificent registered cover.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 1528 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (27 June) registered envelope to Hamburg, Germany (30.7) "Via Siberia" redirected to Wiesbaden (31.7) bearing C.I.P. 10c. (2, one with interpane margin), cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., "R/Tientsin China/No. 10989" framed h.s. alongside, in combination with Russia "Kitai" 10kop. vertical pair (small scuff at top) cancelled by "Inkou/Polev. Tel. Or. Priam. Ok./1" c.d.s., with "Inkou/Polevaya P.-T. Kontora" registration label on reverse tied by arrival c.d.s., small cover fault at lower left due to rough opening, fine registered usage sent through the Russian Post Office in Newchwang.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
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Lot 1529 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (24 Oct.) postcard to Tourcoing, France (17.11) "Via Siberia" bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Russia "Kitai" 1kop. and 3kop. cancelled by light "Shankhai/a" double-ring d.s. (11/24.10), with another fine strike adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 1530 Russian Offices in China, 1906 (May) envelope to Zwenkau, Germany (12.7) bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Russia "Kitai" 5kop. cancelled by faint "Shankhai/Pochtovaya Kontora" double-ring d.s., unsealed as per printed mail matter regulations.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1531 Russian Offices in China, 1907 (27 Oct.) Russia "Kitai" 4kop. reply portion of 4kop. + 4kop. reply paid postal stationery card from Germany to Tsingtao (5.12), cancelled by "Dresden" c.d.s., scarce use of the reply card from Europe to China.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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